Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the perfect place for James Grant, a DJ by the name of XHALE, to set up a club for people that are both hip-hop enthusiasts and enjoy a good round of chess. […]

People of USM: Sarah Holmes

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer Becoming the Assistant Dean of Students is a job that Sarah Holmes loves, especially being able to help out with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination against anyone based on sex. “I am a very proud product of USM education, it has so much potential for so many […]

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and veggies are certainly something to look forward to, don’t forget to thank your pollinators by planting some pollinator friendly plants in or around your garden. Bees play a key role […]

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks, but after reading some alarming news, he decided to better protect himself against tick-borne illnesses. Notice his light colored, tucked in clothing covering his […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law in Canada. Canada still provides freedom of speech, just to a different extent than America does. Many Canadian officials have been quoted saying that freedom of speech is an American […]

MovieTalk: Environmental justice for all

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer On the evening of Thursday April 19th, the film Marathon for Justice was screened in the lecture room of Bailey Hall on the USM Gorham campus as a part of this year’s convocation. The Convocation theme this year is Race and Participatory Democracy. The film, produced by Empathy Works, details the […]

Students create a Thoreau study room

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer A study room in the library of the Gorham campus was transformed into an artistic space to celebrate the bicentennial of the famous essayist, Henry David Thoreau. A pop-up course called Thoreau 200, taught by Professor Lisa Giles, celebrated the opening ceremony of the new study space by students reciting works […]

Bryan Waring’s guide through Dante’s Inferno

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer Picture yourself in a dark castle high upon the Scottish hillside, as you rest comfortably in a tall red velvet chair alongside Dracul-the Master of Ceremonies. Sounds gothic? Bryan Waring’s senior composition on Sunday, April 15, 2018 fulfilled a partial degree requirement for Bachelor of Music Performance. The eerie theatrical […]

USM students engage in aquaponics research

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer The Department of Environmental Science and Policy has installed elaborate aquaponics systems in the basement greenhouse of Bailey Hall. This was created to promote sustainability and clean water research, while also engaging students in essential hands-on applied science. Robert Sanford, the head of the Environmental Science Department states, “The aquaponics […]

Making college and science a reality for local children

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer The 4H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Ambassadors is a program putting college students in classrooms to teach children about science in an engaging and inspiring manner. The program was started five years ago by Sarah Sparks, a science education professional at UMAINE Cooperative Extension, the program, which is […]