Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Fall Sports Preview and non-Student Athlete Opportunities

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Fall is upon us, classes are in full swing and USM’s 2017 academic year is well underway. For many student athletes however, their year started almost a month ago in mid-August as they returned early for preseason training. Being a student athlete is a huge commitment and USM has a long history […]

America’s backwards sports culture

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Sport’s culture gives the upper hand to men’s sports based only on gender and not skill or achievement. What’s worse, men’s teams that under-perform on the field and in revenue made, get paid more than women’s teams that not only win championships but generate more overall revenue. This does not just go […]

This Week at Winchester: Stranded in Dublin

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Julie Pike On Monday October 16, 2017, one of the worst hurricanes that Ireland has ever seen swept across the country. Hurricane Ophelia caused major property damage, thousands of people lost power, and it took the lives of three people. The worst of the weather was seen in the southwest side of the country, but […]

Sustainability and ME: Reusable Shopping Bags

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Molly Fresh Shopping, it is something we all do; we shop for food, clothes, plants and whatever else pleases us. Through the checkout line, you may make some awkward small talk with the cashier: “Great weather today,” “Yeah, sure is a lot of chips for a party! Not just for myself to eat while I […]

Let’s Talk About It: Abuse

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: My friend has been with her partner for a year. On the outside, things seem to be normal. However, I am starting to become concerned. It started when we moved off-campus to Portland. She has a job, and we are getting out and meeting a lot of new people. Her partner still […]

It Is Your Choice, Not Theirs.

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan   We all agree that free speech is fundamental for a civilized society, but who gets to draw the line between hate and free speech? When I transferred to the University of Southern Maine last semester, it was baffling to me what people found offensive. Free speech has become limited to the point […]

Celebrating Moral Immortality

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Cornelia Cone Reflections on the “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture hosted at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus on Oct. 13, 2017 ‘Individuals are not stable things, they are fleeting. Chromosomes too are shuffled into oblivion, like hands of cards soon after they are dealt. But the cards themselves survive the shuffling. The cards are the […]

Becoming a Financially Literate Student

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Solomon Nkhalamba & Catherine Darragh Students know that they must invest time to succeed academically, but there is less understanding about financial preparedness. As a college student engulfed in school work and many other demands that come with this amazing period of life, it is tempting not to think about financial management. As the saying goes, “Failure […]

Advising Advice: Discussin’ Discussions

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Rusty Dolleman Discussion boards are a feature of many online courses that can even comprise the bulk of the work for some of them. As someone who has taught both and has taken online courses that use discussion boards, here are a few tips for getting the most out of these assignments. First, find out […]

Susan Feiner resigns from CASH curriculum review committee

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor Susan Feiner is resigning the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASH) curriculum review committee (CRC). Professor Susan Feiner, PhD is a professor of economics and women and gender studies at USM and also the union president of the university. Professor Feiner shot down the rumors that she is resigning from teaching […]