Sustainability still a money-saving focus for one campus program

Posted on November 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

By: Annie Quandt USM is on a track to sustainability. Tyler Kidder, assistant director for sustainable programs and a member of facilities management is part of a team putting together a plan to set temperatures back during the non-work hours in the largest academic buildings, which will essentially save on heating fuel and put USM […]

The Talk 101: How to do it with consent

Posted on November 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Lorraine Kessler Remember in the last column I said talking about sex is awkward and taboo? Surprise! We’re going to be talking about how in order to do it, and do it right, we’re going to learn how to talk about sex. Consent is necessary during sex and is already used in nonsexual situations. […]

Portland’s civic leadership must fight for USM in Augusta

Posted on November 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By John Anton John Anton served two terms on the Portland City Council from 2007 – 2013. People move to Portland from all over Maine, the US, and the world. We—I am one of them—move here for many reasons. We want to live in a beautiful and safe place; to escape violence or hatred at […]

Our Opinion: Keep USM politics out of the classroom

Posted on November 08, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

We understand that there’s a lot happening at USM and emotions are running high, but we all need to try our best to keep our concerns out of scheduled class time. People are losing their jobs and some students are going to find it more difficult to take the classes they need, but that doesn’t […]

Top 5 staff picks: local fall snack favorites

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

1.) Fall flavors at the Holy Donut Waking up in the morning before going to work is a job in itself, so one of my favorite things to do is drive over to Holy Donut in Portland and get a small coffee with extra cream and sugar to dip my pumpkin donut in. I love […]

Film Review: John Wick

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest action movie, John Wick, directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, has a generic plot that mixes such movies as Taken and Man on Fire. However the film is still very memorable and rises above most movies that fall under the common man-takes-revenge plot. Trying to connect the idea of […]

Album Review: Asleep in the Forest

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Kyle Cumiskey Hailing from Portland, the band If and It has just released their eighth studio album on Aug. 30, titled Asleep in the Forest. Complex vocal harmonies and captivating guitar jams induce a feeling of intimacy throughout the album. “Space Suite 2000,” is a seven minute escapade into the life of a man […]

Film Review: Gone Girl

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest movie directed by David Fincher, titled Gone Girl explores the deeper psychological outlook on what it means to build relationships. Gone Girl shows the audience a very real and complex human relationships we call marriages. Based on the book written by Gillian Flynn, this movie creates ripples upon the serene […]

GEB discusses possibility of a merge with PEB

Posted on November 03, 2014 by USM Free Press in News

Students pose for a photo at the Gorham Event Board’s event, “Create a Critter,” where students are able to select and stuff their own stuffed animal.

By: Annie Quandt If you’ve been noticing a lack of events by the Portland Events Board on campus, and have tried calling their representative, you won’t get a response. The office has been empty for about a month now, with no one taking up the title of board or chair holder and no meetings being […]

Shadow science

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Donald Szlosek I am sure all of you remember making shadow puppets as a child, but did you ever wonder how much a shadow weighs? Of course not! It is a silly questions, shadows cannot be weighed…But the material that shadows fall on top of can be. We know that light is made up […]