Art aims to expose American dream

Posted on March 09, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

USM’s latest visiting artist really stuck it to the man with his presentation last Friday. Danish artist Lars Jelash and British artist Helen Stringfellow’s collaborative art partnership, Tectonic Industries, tackle the myths and fake realities that pop culture creates. They essentially make a living off of biting the hand that feeds them and they do […]

Letters & Comments: Consciously Forgotten History

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

The University of Southern Maine is steadily losing its’ history. I have worked here for 14 years. I have seen people come and go over the years and each time someone who has really had an impact, I mean really, leaves behind their work. The countless hours put into everything they did. These file cabinets […]

Top Five: Coziest places in Portland

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Tandem Cafe on Anderson Street Nothing beats the frigid winter blues like a big mug of steaming coffee. With numerous places in Portland to help fix your coffee cravings, the best place to go is somewhere cozy and warm. Head over to Tandem Cafe and Roastery, located at Anderson Street in East Bayside. The roasting […]

Simple Science: How do we make sound?

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Ever wondered what why a door creaks or why you makes sounds when you clap? What is sound? Well sound is the compression of molecules floating around in the air. These compression move in a pattern forming a wave in three dimensions. To get a better idea, think of throwing a single rock into the […]

Sustainability & ME: The Eco-Friendly Investment

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

As a college student, it’s hard to imagine that sustainable investment opportunities exist for you to pursue. In reality, a great investment is one that maximizes profit from the least possible input. To be clear, an “investment” is the allocation of current resources (things like money, energy, or time) from which profit or material result […]

Back to School: If you’re non-traditional, you’re not alone

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

It is early March and winter break seems but a distant memory.  You remember that about six weeks ago you had a social life. You look fondly back on those nights of eight hours of sleep and afternoons where you weren’t rushing from your day job to a 4:00pm class.  You thought your days of […]

Ask Ali

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hello and welcome to the first edition of Dear Press! We love hearing from you so keep those questions coming in. We answer all your questions and everything is anonymous, unless permission granted otherwise. So have a question? Leave us a comment down below or email us at advice@usmfreepress.org Q: So I have some friends […]

Citing management turmoil, ratings agency drops UMaine’s bond outlook to ‘negative’

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in News

The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s revised its outlook on the University of Maine System from “stable” to “negative,” the firm announced Monday, citing dropping enrollments and tuition revenues, as well as unstable leadership throughout the system’s network of seven universities. “The revised negative outlook and rating reflect our view that UMS is experiencing […]

Portland takes the title of coziest city in the U.S.

Posted on March 02, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Listen up frozen-fingered driveway shovelers and take comfort, frost covered students, there is hope in the midst of this long and treacherous winter: Portland has been named the coziest city in America. Honeywell Heaters consulted a team of scientists at Environmental Health and Engineering to determine the winner of their second annual “America’s Coziest Cities” […]

Top Five: Alternative Valentine’s Day Dates in Portland

Posted on February 10, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Kristin Ouellette 1.) “80 Shades of Awesome” at Port City Music Hall on Congress Street Time to pull out your mom’s old pumps and rummage through thrift shops for a pair of legwarmers – and leather pants, if you so choose. Grab your significant other  or friends and come dance away at Port City […]