Monday, April 24th, 2017

Advising Advice: Discover the gold mine that USM’s advising website has for you!

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Janis Albright, Professional Advisor Not sure where to find a graduation planner? Need general information about online courses? Not sure how and when you can drop a class? There is no need to look any further than the advising website. The advising website has resources that focus on academic advising, major and early career investigation, […]

Let’s Talk About It: Body shaming starts young, but it doesn’t have to

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor This morning I saw an article from the Portland Press Herald about a student at King Middle School (KMS). She and her classmates broke the school’s dress code on purpose after “a teacher asked Molly and another girl to stand up and measure their clothes [in front of other students]. […]

Woodbury due for an upgrade

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff Woodbury is due for an upgrade. The Portland Campus is the main campus for commuter students, yet despite this it lacks options for food. The store in Luther Bonney is perfect for its size and location. Woodbury is larger and offers more than ready-made food, but it could still […]

Largest community event brings drag competition to Portland

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The USM Center of Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) held its 17th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show on Saturday, April 8. The event was the largest campus and community drag show in northern New England. The CSGD had help from other campus organizations, including the Queer Straight […]

LePage to visit USM, administration to pay for event costs

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has invited Gov.Paul LePage to speak at Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. According to the USM YAF Facebook event page, LePage will be speaking about four different areas: “the budget, tax policy, welfare reform, and energy […]

Our Opinion: Communication is key

Posted on April 14, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Editorial Board As students who, for the most part, grew up with access to the internet, we’re used to its instantaneity, how one comment on an article or post can spark seemingly endless discussions. When you see a comment you disagree with, you can respond in a minute, perhaps even in seconds, tapping away […]

People of USM Donna Cassidy

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Kelly Scrima, Web Editor Maine boasts many artists who stand out in the art history books for their works, with notable artists including Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer. On March 15, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met Breuer) in New York City opened a new exhibit entitled “Marsden Hartley’s Maine,” which was […]

Drake shows some real love for other artists in More Life

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By: Kelly Scrima, Web Editor Drake released a new 20-track album on March 17, entitled More Life. The album features many talented artists from places such as the U.S., U.K. and South Africa, and spans more than a few genres. The genre influences for the album include, but are not limited to, dancehall, house, R&B, afrobeat, […]

Staff Musings: Spring broke

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The traditional thought of spring break, as portrayed in media, is one week of endless parties with people you don’t know and getting into trouble. For an introvert like myself, the party was in a video game and the trouble was taking some extra snacks when no one knew. […]

Sustainability & ME: Changing values in a changing climate

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Abram Marr, Contributor  All governmental administrations have their faults. We sometimes see that we are not properly represented, and sometimes the administration contradicts itself. Currently the official webpage of the White House states that “protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a […]