Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Bryan Waring’s guide through Dante’s Inferno

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer Picture yourself in a dark castle high upon the Scottish hillside, as you rest comfortably in a tall red velvet chair alongside Dracul-the Master of Ceremonies. Sounds gothic? Bryan Waring’s senior composition on Sunday, April 15, 2018 fulfilled a partial degree requirement for Bachelor of Music Performance. The eerie theatrical […]

USM students engage in aquaponics research

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer The Department of Environmental Science and Policy has installed elaborate aquaponics systems in the basement greenhouse of Bailey Hall. This was created to promote sustainability and clean water research, while also engaging students in essential hands-on applied science. Robert Sanford, the head of the Environmental Science Department states, “The aquaponics […]

Making college and science a reality for local children

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer The 4H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Ambassadors is a program putting college students in classrooms to teach children about science in an engaging and inspiring manner. The program was started five years ago by Sarah Sparks, a science education professional at UMAINE Cooperative Extension, the program, which is […]

Providing USM with an education in social justice

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Four USM professors worked together to bring a Social Justice minor to USM. It was just recently approved and will be available for students in the fall. The new program will be housed within the Geography-Anthropology Department. The four professors who created and organized the minor are: Lorrayne Carroll, Associate […]

Athlete of the Week: Jake Dexter

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Jake Dexter, a junior recreation and leisure studies major from Oakland, Maine has been a crucial weapon offensive and defensive weapon on the baseball team this season. He was honored as LEC Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 2-8 for his contributions to the team. At time […]

Baseball dominates April

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Headlining a successful month for USM Athletics is the baseball team. They are 8-0 so far in the month of April, and doing so in a dominating fashion. They capped off this week by taking down the Western Connecticut State University Colonials in a double header this Friday , April […]

People of USM: Carole Paulo

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Kate Rogers, Staff writer Chef Carole Paulo works in Brooks dining hall on the Gorham campus of USM. After being in Maine for only five months she has already made a splash with her unique ideas, her skill and her passion. Originally from Haiti, Paulo moved to Boston, Massachusetts 28 years ago in 1996. […]

Working on Wellness: Veterans transiting to civilian life

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Wells, M.A.   Sustained combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF; Operation New Dawn, OND) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) represent the longest military campaign in United States history. Spanning 17 years, these combined operations known as the Global War on Terror (GWOT), have resulted in 4.3 million veterans (US Census […]

Advising Advice: Informational interviewing

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Norrie Crocker, Career Advisor   Whether you have a solid sense of your career path or your path is not fully focused, informational interviewing is a wonderful career exploration tool! You have career advisors in the Career & Employment Hub who are waiting for you to come and ask questions about this beneficial exploration […]

Editorial: Making the choice to keep your Facebook account

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor When I first made my Facebook account, I was about nine years old. I was excited to finally join under the thought of connecting to my family, and any friends I had. Of course, I didn’t read the terms of agreement as my small little brain couldn’t possibly understand the […]