Monday, February 18th, 2019

ROTC program teaches students leadership

Posted on February 06, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program provides a community for students at USM interested in leadership roles in the U.S. Army. USM’s program joins together with other New England universities to form a combined total of 145 Cadets, with 30 of them attending USM. USM’s ROTC students form […]

New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor As the National Football League season came down to its final game, Super Bowl LIII, a familiar team was playing for the third year in a row. The New England Patriots, after battling their way through the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs, played in their ninth Super Bowl […]

Husky Takes: Are the Patriots Cheaters?

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor The New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 53, in their ninth Super Bowl appearance since 2000. The Patriots are known for being the best sports dynasty in this era, but many don’t see it that way as the team has been accused of scandal and […]

“What’s my major?”

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Kate Rogers, Staff Writer If you’re not sure what major to choose, or you’ve joined a major that sounds good but you can’t choose a specific field of study, then don’t worry: you’re not alone. The Free Press will randomly choose a few students on a weekly basis to explain what their major is, why […]

Working on wellness: It might be meningitis

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Lisa Belanger, NP, USM Health & Counseling Services Remember Ken? Last semester, Ken was challenged with a sports-related injury and sleep issues. He has returned for the spring semester feeling fit and rested but is worried about his new roommate, Ethan. Ethan suddenly developed flu-like symptoms with a sore neck and headache, and now it’s […]

Two theatre productions to complete the spring semester

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Asha Tompkins, Arts and Culture Editor The USM Department of Theatre (DOT) will present two vibrant and whimsical performances this spring semester. They will kick off the spring season with Unlock’d beginning on March 1, with The Foreigner beginning April 19. Both will take place at Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. Unlock’d, “a modern-ish […]

Artist of the week: Samantha Manetti

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ryan Farrell, Staff Writer New Zealand is a country lush with nature, towering mountains and breathtaking horizons. The people who inhabit the country express their appreciation for it through art, recreating the environment on the canvas. When Samantha Manetti studied abroad in New Zealand in 2009, she came across similar paintings and instantly discovered her […]

Nancy Ruth Leavitt’s contemporary illuminated manuscripts

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Sometimes a book can be judged by its cover. From Jan. 28 to April 20, students have an opportunity to see the exhibit Contemporary Illuminated Manuscripts: the Work of Nancy Ruth Leavitt. The exhibit can be found in the reading room on the seventh floor of Glickman Library and admission […]

Freeing the textbook: Open Education Resources

Posted on February 04, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The spring semester is underway and a growing trend could save students and faculty substantial amounts of money: open educational resources (OER). This term encompasses a vast array of peer-reviewed learning and teaching materials — textbooks, course reading, simulations — all available online, for free. Students are budgeting an average of […]

A look back at USM sports over winter break

Posted on January 30, 2019 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor For many, winter break is a month off between semesters from late December to late January. But for athletes that participate in a winter sport, they aren’t so lucky. Athletes continue to practice and compete in games or invitationals against other Division III colleges. Wrestling Over the winter break the Men’s […]