Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Students strive to get more gender neutral bathrooms on campus

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

Julie Pike, Free Press Staff USM has only a limited number of gender-neutral bathrooms on its three campuses. Gender-neutral bathrooms are important to have to provide a safe and accommodating bathroom for all students. There are several locations on the Portland and Gorham campuses that students can find a gender-neutral bathroom, which includes any single-stall bathroom. […]

Student senate hopes to move forward after alleged hate crime

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

Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The Student Senate at USM has made recent changes, with over 10 new senators being voted in, after anti-Muslim graffiti was discovered several weeks ago in the student government office in the Woodbury Campus Center The Student Senate experienced some backlash after allegedly trying to cover up what is being […]

Student activists mobilize on campus to get to Washington for massive protest

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

Johnna Ossie, News Editor The newly re-started Gender Studies Student Organization (GSSO) along with faculty from the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program are working to send a group of students to the Women’s March on Washington, which will take place on January 21 in Washington, D.C., one day after the official inauguration of President-elect […]

J.K. Rowling’s first original screenplay is an immediate success

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

By: Katie Harris, Free Press Intern J.K. Rowling does it again. The woman who wrote all seven Harry Potter novels has recently come out with another masterpiece, titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, which served as the screenplay for the recent film, and fans around the world may be a […]

Freshman 2.0: How to handle your second semester

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

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor The first semester of any freshman’s college experience can be the most difficult. For some freshmen the first semester acts purely as a transitional period in which they take it easy and take as few credits as possible. Other freshman will be a bit too enthusiastic for their own […]

Planetarium hosts holiday show

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

By Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press staff Having been called the “hidden gem” of USM by former Free Press reporter Raquel Miller, the Southworth Planetarium provides a safe learning environment for people of all ages. Located on the ground floor of the Science Building on the Portland campus, the Southworth Planetarium hosts events which are free […]

Men’s basketball dominates Farmington

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

By River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine Huskies faced off in Gorham on Tuesday night, Dec.  6. The Huskies played in-state competition, trouncing University of Maine Farmington, 93-65. The Huskies moved to 4-4 on the season, and after two tough losses the big win should help the team’s confidence improve […]

Women’s ice hockey falls to Bowdoin

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

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor Tuesday night, in a non-conference play, the University of Southern Maine’s Women’s ice hockey team, the Huskies, took on the nationally ranked Bowdoin College Polar Bears. After trailing 3-0 at the start of the third period the Huskies scored two goals in two minutes and attempted  to tie the game. […]

Men’s Basketball reclaims Costello Cup

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor Named after the late Dr. Richard Costello, former USM Athletic Director and basketball coach, the Costello Cup has been passed back and forth between the University of Southern Maine and the St. Joseph’s College’s Monks for 28 years now. The Huskies reclaimed the Costello Cup for the first time since […]

Evangelista and Shapiro both honored as NEHC Goaltender of the week

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown Two goaltenders from both Huskies’ ice hockey teams received high honors from the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) this past week. Sophomore goaltender Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, RI/ Junior Blades) from women’s ice hockey and junior Kyle Shapiro (Ocean, NJ/ Walpole Express) of men’s ice hockey team were both named NEHC goaltender […]