Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Sullivan prepared for life beyond the playing field

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community & Sports

By Nicholas Beauchesne, Sports Editor With only two weeks left of the semester, many students are preparing for their final exams at USM. Graduating seniors see the end of their undergraduate experience just beyond the stack of books and pile of projects that await them. For those seniors that participated in collegiate athletics during their […]

Southworth Planetarium a hidden gem on campus

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Raquel Miller Southworth Planetarium is one of USM’s hidden treasures. Students who grew up in Maine might remember visiting the Planetarium as a small child on a school field trip, or perhaps, some students visited more recently with a class. Most students pass by the Science building everyday on their way to class without […]

Students of USM: Chi Bui’s travels from Vietnam

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Half asleep, a young Chi Bui gazed down at the coast of Maine from her airplane window as it descended into the Portland International Jetport in 2012, thinking to herself, “Oh, so Maine is an island.” Up until two days before boarding the plane, Bui didn’t know where Maine was on the map. The […]

Small businesses look for skilled lawyers

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff The student organization Maine Law’s Business Law Association held its final panel of the academic year last week, titled “What Do Small Businesses Expect from Their Attorneys?” The panelists helped to reinforce the need for the entrepreneur and legal professional relationship, while law student attendees learned about yet another […]

Angus King joins climate change panel

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff The Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine initiated its 2016-2017 Public Service Speakers Series by way of hosting a panel on April 22, 2016, designated as Earth Day, that was concerned with the Paris Agreement on climate that was signed by 175 nations on […]

Fourth annual day of electronic recycling

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff Springtime in Maine means many things: warmer weather, summer clothing, coats left on hangers and mud season are but the first to come to mind. Spring is also a time of year for new beginnings, and a time to clean out the past year’s clutter. Recently, some people were […]

Retiring music professors bring alumni community together

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jimmy Dority, Free Press Staff There are good teachers,  who present cogent solutions and answer questions succinctly, with wisdom and wit. There are also not so good teachers, who can describe the house of knowledge but don’t open the doors to it. Then there are transcendent teachers: those whose work in the classroom stretches […]

WMPG to offer media class next semester

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Meaghan Gonsior, Free Press Staff The western mindset has largely been impacted by Descartes’ philosophical declaration I think, therefore I am. In the world of education, there could be a parallel assertion made, something to the tune of: I do, therefore I learn. “The best and deepest learning that occurs is when we engage […]

Bahá’í students gather for discussion over tea

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson, Arts & Culture Editor Last Wednesday, the Bahá’í student organization gathered in the Woodbury Campus Center for tea and snacks. Shervin Sabeti, a member of the organization made little pastries, and tea was served out of pristine China. The Bahá’í faith is a relatively new religion, founded in 1844 by the prophet […]

The Dapper Gents – A cover band with a classical sound

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson, Free Press Staff Formed in 2012, The Dapper Gents have been a mainstay of Portland’s nightlife with weekly visits to Bull Feeny’s Irish Pub and Restaraunt and Ri Ra’s Irish Pub, among other popular locations. The band consists of a rotating lineup of immeasurable talent, featuring Jacob McCurdy on vocals and rhythm guitar; […]