Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sustainability & ME: Food Waste: “So Hot Right Now”

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Move over Zoolander. Hansel is not what’s hot right now. Food waste is. That’s right, food waste: the amount of food that gets thrown away by Americans and the global community. It’s a real problem, and people are starting to talk about it. Maybe you were raised in a family in which leaving food on […]

The Universal Right to Housing

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer Sousa In late April, a collaboration between the Portland Tenants Union, the USM Socialists – International Socialist Organization, Portland, Maine and the University of Southern Maine Greens presented a multi tiered conference. It was titled “Green Thinks: Housing is a Human Right!” I didn’t know what to expect. It had been well established […]

Sustainability & ME: What Does it Mean to be Sustainable?

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sustainable, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition: “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.” Alright, so, that sounds like a really good thing. Let’s take the growing of one vegetable as a rhetorical example, potato. In […]

Advising Advice: How Does Advising Mix with Diversity and Inclusion?

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Margaret Brownlee, Advisor, margaret.brownlee@maine.edu Please welcome the new USM Assistant Dean of students for Diversity and Inclusion. Her name is Mariana M. Cruz, and she has been featured online through the USM Office of Public Affairs and has been spotted all over campus from the Husky Fest to the Professional Senate. She is vibrant, […]

Meet the Huskies: Travis Grant

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Free Press Sports editor Gorham native Travis Grant chose USM for a number of reasons: “It made the most sense economically and it allowed me to continue playing soccer with a lot of friends all while being close to home.” Travis has played soccer for the Huskies since he came to University […]

Illuminating the Woman’s Rock Climber Perspective

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Katie L. Malia, Free Press staff First off, there is indoor rock climbing and there is outdoor rock climbing, and this will focus on indoor rock climbing. One element that makes a rock gym different from other gyms is the mental aspect.  It’s not just a workout, it’s a puzzle you have to figure […]

The lasting effects of the Orlando mass shooting

Posted on August 11, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

BANGOR, MAINE -- 06/13?2016 -- Several hundred people attended a vigil at Bangor City Hall on Monday night for the victims of the attack at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday that left 49 people dead. Gabor Degre | BDN

By Sunni Baudelaire In light of the devastating events in the Orlando Mass Shootings and in light of Pride Portland, we are all searching for community. There is fear for personal safety, but there is also a solidarity that exists within this loneliness and grief. We can achieve justice by letting our voices be heard to […]

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal leaves university to pursue new career challenges

Posted on August 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges.

By Jonathan Pessant Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges. Pufhal, who has been at USM since August 2000, stated that when she began working at the university, she thought she would only be around for three years. However, she found that USM offered her […]

Saying farewell to a graduating class

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald, Community Editor Another semester of classes is drawing near a conclusion at USM, and for many students, it is just another routine end to a school year. With classes being selected and roommates being assigned, it seems like the monotonous rounds of trying to finish a degree are in place. However, for some […]

Sustainability & ME: USM’s mindful move out, a zero waste event?

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey, Sustainability & ME Zero Waste: An increasingly popular expression. But what does it mean?  Last October, I attended the Zero Waste Conference organized by PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), a non-profit group of student leaders who believe that waste is a logistics problem. The event was hosted at the University of New Hampshire […]