Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Raising awareness for sexual assault in April

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. SAAM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. The campaign began in the late 1990s. The month of April was selected by the […]

USM awarded grant for recovery center on campus

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff A federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA), has been awarded to open a recovery center here on campus. Having a center for those in need will stand in contrast to the existing group’s, Students and Recovery (SAR),  previous set-up. SAR has been directly involved […]

Rocker Reviews: Five Films to Watch This Summer

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

John Rocker, Free Press Staff With the semester coming to a close and the summer months just within our grasp, I thought I would make a list of some films that I’m excited to watch this summer. A reminder that this is simply my opinion and the list is only a selection of the films […]

Locker Project establishes pantries in local high schools

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Angelina Smith, Contributor In Maine, 1 out of 4 children are food-insecure, and in Portland and other locations in the state,it is often 3 out of 4 children. Maine has the highest rate of child hunger in New England and the need for nutritious food for these hungry children is critical. The Locker Project […]

Adult puppet shows: Re-mastering the ancient folk art for a wider audience

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jimmy Dority, Free Press Staff Anyone who has had the good fortune to meet Blainor McGough can’t help but be struck by a certain gleeful, silly lightness of feeling that follows her around. Whether she’s behind the bar, on the microphone or conducting the strings of a marionette, her creativity is magnetic. The founder and executive […]

Sustainability & ME: Technological Process

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nathan Cronauer, Contributor Technology has never been as integral a part of human life as it is today. From smartphones and laptops to smart cars and stereos, the many electronic tools in which we surround ourselves provide years of useful service. The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that the average United States citizen uses twenty-four […]

The Millennials Conscience: What am I if Sanders is a Socialist?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa, Free Press Staff As a student of applied mathematics at USM, and formerly a student of chemistry and physics at the University of Maine, who has co-authored peer-reviewed academic journal articles, I approach problem-solving and critical thinking by way of data-driven theory and reproducibility. That is to say, I utilize the […]

Ex Land: How to Break Up in Our Fair City

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press Staff There’s something particularly difficult about dating in Portland. The community is small and insular. Everybody in town knows your business. You constantly have to explain to the barista at the coffee shop or the bartender that your person is no longer your person. There is a certain guard that […]

Poetry Corner: I Truly Hope

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dustin Kelly, Free Press Staff I truly hope a soul finds their everything in you Let your flaws be what is appreciated most Things overlooked by the typical aspiring Never to be ignored or taken for granted Every freckle that dances on your face Bright blues that glisten behind thick inviting lashes Blonde curls […]

Poetry Corner: Spring Thinking

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff Wandering when the sun and warmth will finally come out and stay There are many a places that I would like to visit today From lighthouses to islands To ferries and fields filled with blueberries I remain excited About what this state has to offer Ah it seems like […]