Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Letter From The Editor

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Each day this week, I’ve found myself scrambling to finish tasks, multi-tasking on homework and cleaning the house, eating a sandwich while I drive in hopes that I make it to class on time. Some have called me an organized mess, which I won’t disagree with. Being a student is hard. When you’re juggling a […]

An Encroaching Disaster: Population and Consumption Sustainability

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

by Nicholas Kenney Allow me to paint a picture. A picture of riots, famine, and disease, where the once well-off struggle for even the most basic of resources. Two problems that go hand in hand have created this scene: unchecked human population and consumption. The combination of these two forces poses daunting challenges to achieve […]

The Millennials Conscience, On “The Drone Papers”

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa On October 15, 2015, The Intercept – a publication launched by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill, in 2014, to “bring transparency and accountability to powerful governmental and corporate institutions” – released “The Drone Papers.”  Even though this trove of previously unseen secret documents is the most unprecedented case of […]

Thin Blood

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sorry that I was hitting the books while you were getting bottles I have my nerdy sci-fi games and you have your perfect models These hand me downs do just fine as you’re being fitted for the new Wallflower I stand as they crowd, respect, and questionably admire you Smiled and waved in the hall, […]

13 Hours

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By John Rocker 13 Hours is a biopic of the events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya in September of 2012 and is directed by Michael Bay. For those that didn’t know what happened in Benghazi, a United States diplomatic compound and acovert, at the time, CIA annex were attacked. The story focuses on the CIA […]

UMVA Art Exhibit opens on Gorham Campus

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Community

By Anora Morton Many of us dread partner projects. The thought of unevenly split responsibilities, difficulty communicating and clashing ideas is enough to induce a slight panic out in most and an end result just short of a disaster. This is far from the case at the USM UMVA: Forging Affinites gallery at the Gorham […]

Wayside Food Program provides for those in need

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Last Thursday night in Portland, restaurants were abuzz as usual. Oysters were slurped by candlelight, steaks washed down with red wine, and baked stuffed lobsters sat proudly on well-garnished plates. Down in the Deering Community Church basement, amongst a clutter of foldable tables, a feast was also being served.   “Spaghetti with meat […]

Sundance Film Festival Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Amanda Melanson The Sundance Film Festival has gotten off to a great start this past week. This year, the program ran from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 2016. This is the 31st year for the festival, after it was renamed when the Sundance Institute took it over in 1985. It grew into a large […]

Stonecoast Review

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By  Meaghan Grosier USM’s very own Stonecoast Review is building momentum in the literary arts world. Chock full of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art, the journal’s editorial team is gearing up to publish its fifth issue in the Summer of 2016. Founded in 2013 by students and alumni of USM’s Stonecoast Creative Writing […]

Benjamin

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and H. Jon Benjamin: one of these men is unlike the others, mostly because this individual has never influenced generations of jazz musicians and hasn’t won the whole world over. The man in question in, Jon Benjamin, whose main claim to fame is that fans will come up to […]