Thursday, December 14th, 2017

A Day In The Life Of An RA

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

By Jack Hahn Possibly the most underappreciated people on campus, Resident Assistants (RAs) are an essential part of the college experience. From event planning to ensuring student safety, they are constantly at work to make residential life great for students. The RA of Second Hastings-Wing, Justin Lapointe, a senior history major, described his role and […]

Societal Issues on Social Media

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

By Katie Harris, Free Press staff Social media has been the place where college students express their feelings on issues that have happened or are still happening today. Lately, social media has been the main platform where societal issues have been discussed, such as abortion, political standings, abuse and racism. Students have mixed reactions on […]

Student Thoughts on the Election

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

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press staff The upcoming presidential election has many young people concerned about the future, not just for our country but for the global community. For generations, college students have been known to be the ones rallied behind progressive candidates and to come together in protest against injustices.   Many in the Baby […]

Women’s Tennis Review

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

By River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff Gorham—The University of Southern Maine’s women’s tennis team had their second home match of the year last Tuesday, Sept.19, against fellow LEC team Plymouth State. The lady Huskies are currently 0-4 on the season and coming off a tough non-conference loss. Although they were not able to secure […]

CHVRCHES

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

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Arts & Culture editor On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the alternative, synthpop, Glasgow-based band Chvrches, consisting of their main vocalist Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook playing the keyboard, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty playing keyboard, and vocals, played at the State Theatre, with the local rock band Weakened Friends opening for […]

High School to College Transition, Easy or Hard?

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

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Everyone needs friends, but it’s not always easy to make friends in a new place. Transitioning from high school to college is challenging enough. You’re leaving behind your old life in a controlled school environment, and you’re branching off into a completely different world. Socially, your world is also […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews

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

By John Rocker and Aaron Hall, Free Press staff Plot Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. Taking place in the 1870s, the film is set in the mining town of Rose Creek, which is forcefully taken over by a man named Bartholomew Bogue. Now the […]

The New North Atlantic

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

By Kelly Scrima, Free Press staff “I understand nature to be made by us, and we made by nature. In other words we don’t exist separate from nature,” said Dr. John Gillis, renowned historian, following his talk entitled The New North Atlantic. “We are constantly projecting on nature both our fears and our dreams, and […]

Portland Gear Hub

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

By Katie Malia, Free Press staff Just a few years ago the Portland Gear Hub was a mere idea, a car filled with cross-country skis and snowshoes. It all started with a simple conversation between two non-profits and old friends that wanted to work together. Several ideas were run through concerning how to get families […]

Understanding Title IX and Mandatory Reporting

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

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press News editor Title IX has existed in the United States for over forty years, yet many students at USM have little to no idea what it means, or what rights they have as a result. A Free Press survey found that even the students who know the basics of what […]