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Staff Musings: Spring broke

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The traditional thought of spring break, as portrayed in media, is one week of endless parties with people you don’t know and getting into trouble. For an introvert like myself, the party was in a video game and the trouble was taking some extra snacks when no one knew. […]

Sustainability & ME: Changing values in a changing climate

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Abram Marr, Contributor  All governmental administrations have their faults. We sometimes see that we are not properly represented, and sometimes the administration contradicts itself. Currently the official webpage of the White House states that “protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a […]

Letter to Editor: Response to gun on campus article

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Jason Parker, Transfer Student  The debate over campus carry of firearms has now been framed by Professor Dusan Bjelic as a safety issue with Muslims and immigrants on one side and white students on the other. This is a narrow-minded and dangerously bigoted point of view, as lawfully carrying a firearm is a right […]

Rocker and Hall Reviews: Modern gritty Power Rangers

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls In the small town of Angel Grove, five teens discover five colored coins that give them superpowers. They learn from a being known as Zordon that these coins chose them, and that they must become a team known as the Power Rangers and stop the evil Rita Repulsa, who […]

Students call for resignation of student senate chair

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff For most of the student senate meeting on Friday, April 7, business ran as usual. There were guest speakers present, various campus committees that spoke about their projects and discussions about budgets.  However, throughout the meeting a group of roughly 15 students gathered in the back corner of the […]

A Look Into the world of nude modeling at USM

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam to the Venus de Milo sculpture, for centuries many famous works of art have featured women and men in the nude. Today, artists still incorporate nude figures in their work, including right here at USM, where students get the opportunity to draw, paint […]

Islamophobic graffiti found in Luther Bonney

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor For the second time since the start of the school year, USM administration and campus police are investigating anti-Muslim graffiti discovered by students on campus. The graffiti was discovered in a third floor classroom in Luther Bonney by students who reported it to campus security. The words “kill the muslin […]

Advising Advice: USM Strengths is going strong since 2013

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Jen Hart, USM Strengths Coordinator and Academic Advisor With over 3,300 participants, the Strengths@USM Program connects students, faculty and staff with a greater understanding of their natural talents and strengths. The program is in its fourth year and is making a positive impact on the USM community. Taking the StrengthsFinder assessment is the first step […]

Let’s Talk About It: Some things take time

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor I’ve been thinking about how sometimes trying to heal is so painstakingly slow that I barely notice it happening. Sometimes it feels like for every two steps forward I take 10 steps back, and that I’m always trying to catch up with myself. And I’ve been thinking about this quote […]

USM celebrates Division III week

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor Last week, April 3-9, the University of Southern Maine and the other Division III schools around the country celebrated Division III week. According to NCAA.com, Division III week came about to define the identity of Division III sports and have schools and conferences explain why they prefer competing in Division […]