Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Important Tips to Know about Dropping/Withdrawing/Adding Classes

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright, USM Advisor Questions advisors are commonly asked pertain to the university’s add, drop and withdrawal policies for classes. Here are some tips for you to follow: Review the add/drop policies in your undergraduate catalog before each semester starts. Go to our university website, type “add drop policies” in the top right search bar, […]

In 1950, my Grandmother attended Gorham Normal School

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Note: The spelling of my grandmother’s name differs from the customary “Charlene” and is instead spelled “Charleen”   In the 1950s, when USM was known as Gorham Normal School (GNS), my grandmother, Charleen Ellen Lyons-Aldrich, attended her first semester of college here. Charleen’s fall semester ran from August 1950 […]

Letter from the USM Student Body President

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dear Friends, Welcome back to classes. I’m certain many of you are excited about starting new classes as you continue to pursue your academic goals. For me personally, I’m delighted to start a new semester at the beginning of a new year. For some, this gives us a much needed chance to start fresh. For […]

Our opinion: You are fake news, President Trump

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Written by the Free Press Editorial Board Since Donald Trump began his campaign, he has been relying on some negative sentiments of voters to gain popularity. It is plain to see that most media outlets are partisan, favoring either Democrats or Republicans, generally. Trump has taken full advantage of this fact, attacking news sources that […]

Husky teams to keep an eye on this winter

Posted on January 21, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

Erin Brown, Sports Editor Though the spring semester has begun, winter sports are still in session. After nearly a month-long break, the winter sports teams at the University of Southern Maine still have nearly half of their season to play. Many teams have found success thus far and are hoping to continue on to the […]

Level Up! Professor Irvine discusses new major in video game design

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Katie Harris, Free Press Intern Most college students have a passion for video game design and play video games as a hobby outside out of their academic studies. How about turning their passion into a major here at USM? On Wednesday, there was a discussion held at the Wishcamper Center called Level Up, which […]

“Above and Below”: a dynamic book art exhibit

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Eli Morse, Free Press staff There are so many mediums of art out there, but one that is often forgotten is book art. Although USM has a minor in book arts, many have not heard of this art form. At the Pope-Cheney Art Studio in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus, there is […]

Let’s talk about it: Your anger is valid

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Why are you so angry? This is a question I think a lot of women get asked throughout  their lifetimes if they dare to show strong emotion. Anger is an emotion that many women struggle to display. If you’re like me, you’re scared to come off as too aggressive, or […]

A personal journey shines in Moonlight

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: Moonlight is directed by Barry Jenkins and tells the story of Chiron, a young black man living in a rough neighborhood of Miami. The film follows Chiron in three parts of his life, first as a young child, then as a teenager and then as an adult. While […]

Historical drama denies the typical melodramatic feel

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls and John Rocker Plot Loving is a historical drama written and directed by Jeff Nicholas. It tells the true story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), a white man and black woman who, after getting married, are jailed and forced to leave their home and families in Virginia […]