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Letter to the Editor: Tick Tock

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Andrew Volkers Tick tock. On Thursday, January 25, the “2018 Doomsday Clock Statement” was released. The Doomsday Clock is used to symbolically measure how close the human race is to a self-induced apocalypse. If the clock strikes midnight, the apocalypse is inevitable or already occurring. The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Bulletin […]

Winter sports update

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Winter break is over and school is back in session. While many students continue their education with winter courses, or have a full work schedule to maintain, the break still offers a short pause on the stress of classes. However there is an even smaller pause for USM’s student athletes, […]

Community engagement through comedy at USM

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Uncategorized

Azalea Buch, Staff Writer In order to welcome both new and previous students commencing into the second semester here at USM, the Student Activities Board presented a Live Comedy night by hosting renowned comedian Hailey Boyle as a part of the “Weeks of Welcome” student activities. The show took place on January 25th, in Lower […]

Making magic happen

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer Peter Boie is a magician who was invited to perform here at the University of Southern Maine on Friday, January 26th. Boie’s magic tricks ranged from something as simple as a “Is this your card,” trick at the beginning of the show, to a grand finale of escaping a straitjacket. Although […]

Local artists, diverse representation at PMA

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) has an eclectic array of art from all over the world. The museum boasts a collection housing 18,000 individual works, with artists featured such as Edward Hopper, Rene Magritte, Edvard Munch and Andy Warhol; PMA has a prestigious variety. Despite having countless pivotal pieces, PMA […]

Movie Talk: Phantom of the Paradise

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Eliza Bachkovsky, Staff Writer   A forgotten cult classic called Phantom of the Paradise (1974) can be equally appreciated by both those looking for a timeless, clever, sophisticated classic or by more casual moviegoers looking for an immersive, funny, action and drama packed storyline. Phantom of the Paradise draws the general shape of its emotionally […]

Superficial reality and fabricated perfection

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Society is persistently revolving itself around the premises of social media platforms. Instagram is one of the most prized platforms of all. The website allows individuals to capture their lives through photographs and videos by posting them to their profile where followers can like and comment on the content. To many, […]

A short-lived government shutdown halts progress

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The streets of Washington D.C. were quiet the morning of Saturday, Jan. 20 as the U.S. government entered it’s first shutdown in five years. This shutdown was minuscule lasting only three days, from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, compared to the most recent government shutdown, which lasted for 17 days in […]

How prepared is USM for an emergency?

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer On Jan. 13 in Hawaii, an Emergency Management Agency employee sent a false alert regarding an incoming ballistic missile from North Korea, according to Time’s Abigail Abrams. The message read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” This alert was sent to every person […]

New roundabout hopes to ease flow on campus

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer The city of Portland is nearing the construction of a new roundabout to replace the intersection of Brighton Avenue, Deering Avenue, and Falmouth Street near USM’s Portland campus. The Portland City Council approved the new roundabout plan in 2013 after an analysis organized by the city of Portland and Portland Area […]