Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Biden stops in Maine, encourages cultural change

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, News Editor While making no indications of future plans to run for president in 2020, Biden joined in a discussion with former Sen. George Mitchell centered around his new memoir, “Promise Me Dad, A Year of Hope Hardship and Purpose.” The former vice president made a stop at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on […]

Maine Senator has key role in ending shutdown

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Senator Susan Collins and the Common Sense Coalition played a vital role in ending the three day government shutdown by the use of a talking stick. The group proposed a compromise that allowed the Senate to pass a short-term funding bill to reopen the government, according to an official statement released […]

Student Senate reconvenes for a fresh start

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer On Friday, Feb. 2, USM’s 46 Student Senate met to discuss various financial and organizational issues as well as to try to regain strength after losing five members over the break. The loss included Senate Chairperson, Muna Adan, as well as Kyle Brundidge, Josh Blake, Aaron Pierce, and Zach Tidd. The […]

Safe haven for both campuses, students request CSGD in Gorham

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity first opened its doors on September 1, 2000. The CSGD’s seeks to promote equality, knowledge, and acceptance for the LGBTQA+ community for students, staff, and faculty on the USM campuses. The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity hosts events to promote acceptance and knowledge […]

SPA brings life to Elephant’s Graveyard

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer “It was September. And there was a town, and there was a circus, and there was a railroad, and there was a man with red hair, and there was…an elephant.” Put on by USM’s Student Performing Artists (SPA), Elephant’s Graveyard by George Brant is a play about a circus visiting the […]

Movie Talk: Call Me By Your Name

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Luca Guadagnino’s newest film and final addition to his thematic Desire trilogy—Call Me by Your Name—proves to be a beautifully devastating meditation on sexual awakening, first love, self acceptance and loss. The film stars Timothee Chalamet as a precocious 17 year old, Elio, and Armie Hammer as a 24 year old […]

Melding mediums, presence of art in nature

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor The idea of art in nature, both as human-generated pieces and as a naturally occurring phenomenon, is something that is of intrigue to many people. Everyone will at some point look at some small product of nature and marvel at its existence. However, these things are all around, […]

Danny Evarts’ new exhibit creates a nostalgic and bittersweet time

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Eliza Bachkovsky, Graphic Designer The “Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories” exhibit found in the Gorham Art Gallery  depicts how humanity is united under a universal and collective idea of memory that has shaped us all. The collection of items here will have you reflecting on your own childhood, and pondering the vague feelings and associations of […]

Maverick’s making of a timeless memory

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer Have you ever had a moment in time where, as that moment was happening, you consciously knew you would remember it for the rest of your life? I am going to tell a story that I knew in the very moment it was all unfolding, I would remember it forever, for […]

Student Perspective: A love letter to 94 Bedford Street

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Katie Muriel, Contributor Lately I find myself waxing poetic on a level that borders outright mushiness. Both my friends and I would diagnose this as my extreme Cancerian nature; I’m a squalling July baby who just never stopped squalling. Still, when I proposed writing this piece, it was met with enthusiasm from many including my […]