Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Our Opinion: When we forget world history, is it bound to repeat itself?

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff “Never Again.” It’s a phrase attached to some of the worst and most shameful moments in human history. We say “never again” to the holocaust, “never again” to slavery. “Never again” to Japanese internment camps. We say “never again” to the Rwandan genocide. But it seems that we keep forgetting […]

Sustainability and ME: Know your labels to be a more conscious consumer

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Emily Eschner, Contributor Green. This term is thrown around daily to describe people, places, and things claiming to be sustainable. The truth is, not all “green” is created equal. We live in a capitalist society; money talks. Many brands are capitalizing on the growing sustainability market to greenwash you into buying something that’s not […]

Now on Netflix: An overlooked film from 2016

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls, Staff, John Rocker, Staff Sing Street takes place in 1980s Dublin, Ireland. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) has moved to a new school so that his family can save money. He encounters a slew of problems, including failing to connect with people and dealing with bullies, both students and staff members alike. One day, […]

Bookbinding and the pursuit of human touch exhibit

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Surrounding students studying on the 7th floor of Glickman, in the Reading Room, is an art exhibit on the ancient craft of bookbinding. Curated by Britta Konau, students now have a chance to see the renowned book binding work of Gray Parrot. The art of bookbinding is the assembling […]

Field of Vision documentary shorts highlight global events

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Daniel Killgallon, Free Press Staff First Look Media is a multi-platform media company which was first launched in 2013. Amongst the company’s distributed content is Field of Vision, a documentary unit that creates a variety of short documentaries that cover a variety of contemporary events around the globe. All of this work is distributed […]

Circus Maine on track to be the next premiere école de cirque

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor Circus Maine, a nascent company located on Thompson’s Point, has been bringing circus art and circus training to Maine since October 2015. Blain Tully, the general manager and part-owner of the organization, formed Circus Maine with Joshua Oliver, the technical director, and Cory Tabino, the artistic director. Tully, […]

Controversial conservative speaker to visit Portland campus

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Fliers distributed Friday on the Portland campus announced that the USM student group Young Americans for Freedom (YAFF) will be bringing Representative Lawrence Lockman to campus to speak to students.  The flier features a political cartoon about immigration and is titled “Alien Invasion: Fixing the Immigration Crisis.” At a senate […]

Conservative students fear backlash for beliefs that contradict Liberals

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

This image, used on the cover of Issue 14, highlights how many people feel silenced on freedom of speech, are blinded by their own ideologies, and are often unwilling to listen to the opinions of others.

By Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The response from USM students to the presidential election and President Trump’s first days as the nation’s leader has been strong and active. All campuses have seen protests, walkouts, demonstrations, calls for action and a general mobilization of students to come together to either fight or support the new […]

Men’s and Women’s basketball both find success on Gorham Night

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Erin Brown, Free Press Sports Editor The University of Southern Maine’s Men’s and Women’s basketball teams honored the town of Gorham last Wednesday night with their annual Gorham night. Members from Gorham’s 3rd and 4th grade youth basketball teams filled the stands and played during halftime. A free raffle for gift cards to businesses […]

Sexual assault prevention training on campus

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

This screenshot from the University of Southern Maine's website shows that the training is considered to be "mandatory," but many students are getting away with not completing the training and USM administration is doing nothing about it.

By: River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine hopes to provide fair, safe and equal education to all students. Protecting as well educating the student body is one way to do that. USM offers students to take an online sexual assault prevention training course, which is required of all university employees and […]