Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Guest editorial: Vote with your plate

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Sam Margolin, USM Student With Thanksgiving just around the corner, understanding and appreciating natures bounty and the people who facilitate those harvests is more important than ever. The word harvest comes from the Old English word “haerfest” meaning “Autumn” and now signifies the reaping of crops and animal products at the end of the growing […]

Boston sports nicknamed “Titletown”

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Cullen McIntyre, Staff Writer “Cue the Duckboats,” is a phrase that New England Sports fans have been hearing a lot in the past seventeen years. From the five Super Bowls the New England Patriots have won, the four World Series from the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics each winning one […]

Working on wellness: A shot of prevention

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Lauren Lindsay & Lisa Belanger, USM Alumna & Director of Health Services While at school, students come into close contact with one another.  We have all seen someone sneezing or heard someone coughing and might not have thought anything of it.  Yet, sometimes a sneeze is more than a sneeze and a cough is […]

USM is a worthy investment of approved bond

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dakota Tibbetts, Design Assistant On Nov. 5, the day before the midterm election, I had a conversation with a fellow USM student. They expressed disagreement with the question four bond that would grant Maine universities $49,000,000 with over half of these funds going to USM. It confused me that a Maine university student, especially […]

Sustainability and Me: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce your Dorms Carbon Footprint

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Emma Sawyer, USM Eco-Rep I would like to begin this article by clarifying some commonly misunderstood and inappropriately synonymized terms. The first, global warming. Global warming is the gradual increase of the overall temperature of earth’s atmosphere. This averages out all extreme highs and lows that we experienced due to weather. The second, climate change. […]

Faculty Editorial: What to take away from the Midterm Elections

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ronald Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science I’m a political science professor, but lately, elections keep surprising me and others in my field. Last Tuesday, at least, was a pleasant surprise. Not because the Democratic Party had a good night; all stereotypes aside, there are plenty of Republican, Independent and generally conservative political scientists. The […]

My relationship with control

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Most of the time, I love taking exams. As strange and unpopular of a sentiment that may be, I get a thrill from sitting down with pen and paper and competing against the clock. Declaring a major can change that. A familiar scene plays out – I walk into the classroom, […]

Faculty create course to help students after college

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Ayden Carpenter, Staff Writer Four USM faculty designed a new course to help students transition into life after graduation. Launching into Life After College, a new core class, will begin next semester with a pilot course. David Bantz, a professor of computer science, put together a team of professors that worked on a project researching […]

USM pays tribute to veterans in week of events

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer At a school with the largest student veteran population within the University of Maine System (UMS), USM has been showing support and honoring those who have served their country in the weeks surrounding Veteran’s Day. Camden Ege, the Assistant Veteran Services Coordinator, commented that USM’s celebration of veterans is top notch. […]

Update from the Student Senate at USM

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Alexander Holderith, Student Senator Hey Huskies! I’m Student Senator Alexander Holderith and I’d like to inform you about some recent projects, happenings, and plans regarding the USM Student Government Association (SGA) that you may be interested in. First, the Student Senate elections concluded on Oct. 18 and eight new senators were elected. The new additions […]