Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Staff Musings: Offer alternative summer activities

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff Summer vacation approaches quickly. The semester is on its final week and the only thing left is finals. However, there are students who stay on campus during the summer for reasons such as summer classes. What are some events that can make the summer exciting for these students? Over the […]

Throwing Shade: Time to shake the sillies out

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Paul Pedersen, Contributor There are few things in this world that feel as good as sitting back and verbally tearing something to pieces. How much time do you spend being positive when you just don’t feel like it? The pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming; full-time work, full course loads, myriad opportunities to […]

BFA exhibition celebrates student art

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 2017 BFA & BA Exhibition is the celebration of exhibits done by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Art degree. Displayed at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus, the exhibit features work from various artists, including Melissa […]

Senate continues in controversy

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Dionne Smith and Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writers On April 21 the USM student senate held their weekly meeting. Senators began the meeting by discussing new systems to be implemented and leadership programs. After one hour of the meeting, students began speaking on the current controversy surrounding the student senate chair, Liam Ginn, and the […]

LePage’s town hall meeting disrupted by protesters

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer In Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18, Gov. Paul LePage addressed an audience of USM students, faculty and staff and community members. LePage focused on three main topics: tax policy, budget, energy policy and welfare reform. He was invited by the USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Ben […]

Climate change affects Maine market

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Heather Roberts, Staff Writer The early arrival of spring may be a relief to the people of Portland, but for scientists, early spring means a rapidly changing ecosystem. According to the National Weather Service, in 2016, the average temperature in Portland was 48.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which was as high as 2012. The Gulf of […]

Sustainability & ME: Carbon Offsets

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ashleigh Tatarcyk, Contributor Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’re probably familiar with the concepts of climate change and a “carbon footprint.” For those not in the know, a carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 given off through fossil fuel consumption by a particular individual, group of […]

An open campus should have more locked doors

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dionne Smith, Staff Writer While Portland is great, it’s not as if bad things never happen here. The Portland campus has a large flow of students daily, either coming from Gorham or commuters, and each student should be ensured safety. Without any locks on any of the doors, that doesn’t happen. In my home […]

Advising Advice: How to succeed in an online course this summer and beyond

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Rusty Dolleman, Contributor  As someone who has both advised online students and spent the last decade teaching online, there are a number of good practices I’ve identified among successful online students. A lot of it comes down to self-discipline and actually doing the work, but getting started the right way can make a big difference […]

A Thousand Words: The Deal With God in a Godless Time

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Bradford Spurr, Multimedia Editor I don’t believe in god, but sometimes I understand why people do. My grandmother makes flower arrangements for her WASPy congregation in a well-to-do suburb of New Jersey known for its award of “Best Place to Live-2005” from Money Magazine and also for being home to one of the few […]