Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

City of Portland celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Kate Rogers “I think when students leave home there’s a false sense of security that someone’s looking out for them, but that’s not the case…You’re on your own, you gotta make sure your smoke alarms work, your exits are not blocked,” said Carol Schiller of Portland. With the anniversary of a tragic Portland fire just […]

Samhain: A Celebration of Life and Death

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault Whether it be through festive food, favorite horror movies, or costumes, many people are embracing the Autumn spirit and preparing for Halloween. Amongst all of the sweets and parties it can be easy to ignore the origins of Halloween and what exactly is being commemorated through the festivities. Many of the traditions associated […]

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Maverick Lynes The USM theatre production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is original, violent, abstract and the furthest thing from boring. I can say with full confidence that this play, a mix of comedy and horror, is nothing like something I have seen before. Neighborhood 3 is a play that is set in a […]

Gorham dorm treated for bed bugs

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Maverick Lynes On Monday, Sept. 18 Upton-Hastings residents received word, via email, of a confirmed case of bed bugs inside the building. The email informed residents that treatment to take care of the the infestation had begun and that the situation was being monitored closely. It also encouraged residents to check their rooms and their […]

Hustus, we have a problem

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Maverick Lynes Friday, Sept. 15, the 46th student senate held their first meeting in Upton Hastings on the Gorham campus. The meeting began with introductions and the senate could not make it through that without the first awkward moment. Shaman Kirkland stated how his “fun fact” about himself was that he, “got food poisoning from […]

USM to celebrate poetry in Glickman Library

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

Cormac Riordan Every spring, the University of Southern Maine English Department faculty members start to select who will be the O’Brien poet for the upcoming year. This year it is none other than Cheryl Savageau, a Fellowship-award winning Massachusetts poet. She has written three collections of poetry, a children’s book, and has a memoir coming […]

MCU Update: Spidey comes home to Blu-Ray, Ragnarok hits theaters next

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Kilgallon To no surprise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had yet another successful year at the box office thus far, with their two feature films released grossing well over $700 million combined in the United States alone (Box Office Mojo). Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming have also received critical success, […]

Leslie Odom Jr. performs at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Maverick Lynes Leslie Odom Jr. recently graced Portland and the Merrill Auditorium with his love for both jazz and theatre. He was entertaining and remarkable. His voice is one that is listened to in awe and with jealousy. Odom Jr. can effortlessly tell a story through a song and hit the perfect notes, leaving the […]

Living Smaller: Sustainability at USM

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sam Margolin In her book, Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, Deborah Neimann writes, “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.” Adding to that, sustainable living is the lifestyle of […]

Moving to the city

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan I am a first year student at the University of Southern Maine, and the changes that I have had since coming here are probably the most abrupt changes I had in my life. This does not only apply to how much I read books of my choosing, the amount of time that I […]