Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The ROCC finds a home

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Jonathan Pessant, Free Press Staff In tracking down interviews and information about the ROCC, or Recovery Oriented Campus Center, I was pointed in many directions. On the ROCC USM web page, I was led to the basement of Luther Bonney where the English department maintains space for two full time professors and a host […]

Molly Ringwald at USM

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press staff The Brat Pack star Molly Ringwald put her celebrity status to use while campaigning at USM for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. On Tuesday Sept. 13, Ringwald and other representatives of the campaign set up a voter registration table in the Brooks Dining Hall on the Gorham campus. […]

Multicultural Center Changes

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Free Press staff Mariana Cruz, the first assistant dean of diversity at USM, has many things in store for the Multicultural Center. Cruz has organized many events and programs for the coming weeks at the Multicultural Center to help students feel more at home at the Multicultural Center. It’s planned that […]

Study Drugs

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy College students around the country are acclimating to the difficulties of a new semester replete with new courses, new professors and other difficulties. Some of these difficulties are not so subtle. Full course loads, in addition to extracurricular commitments and part-time jobs are often combined with the knowledge that this most recent […]

USM’s Hidden Greenhouse

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jack Hahn, Free Press staff Did you know USM has its very own greenhouse? Tucked away atop the science building on the Portland campus sits this peaceful strip of green, ripe with the scent of wet earth and new life. According to Professor of Biology Kenneth Weber, the greenhouse has been there at least […]

People of USM: Reza Jalali

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Muna Adan, Free Press staff Mention the American dream, and Americans tend to visualize a wealthy family living in a suburban home surrounded by white picket fences. Yet, to many immigrants who are chasing that dream, those same words evoke a chance to rebuild a life torn apart by war, poverty and persecution. To […]

Local Linen

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Maine has a lot to offer. From walking around the Old Port, you see so many people, so many restaurants. You’re close to the water and you’re in the middle of all the action. Maine also has its fair share of local businesses. Local businesses help our economy thrive […]

Book Review: Ammonite

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Krysteana Scribner, Free Press Editor-in-Chief “Change or Die,” reads the first sentence on the back of my pastel-colored book titled Ammonite. It was a book I had asked to borrow from a friend, after noticing it was covered in dust, like an untouched treasure waiting to be discovered. Nicola Griffith, the author of this […]

King of Crows IV

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Arts and Culture Editor On Thursday, September 8, the crowbait club put on their King of Crows IV: All Hail the King, a selection of 10 shorts written and performed by members of the Crowbait Club. Each short was about ten minutes long. The Crowbait Club, a non-profit arts & […]

Rocker and Hals Reviews: Sully

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Hall, Free Press staff Plot Clint Eastwood’s Sully follows the true story of air pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) during this miraculous landing on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, and simultaneously depicts the hearings that took place afterwards. What Did We Like? John: I enjoyed whenever […]