Saturday, December 15th, 2018

James’ ‘Gotcha Day’

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan, Photojournalist My name has only been “James Fagan” for fifteen years now. If you’re wondering, no I’m not some genius who got into college at an incredibly young age, I was actually adopted when I was four years old. This past Feb. 14, Valentine’s day is the fifteenth anniversary of my adoption into […]

Varying GPA requirements to make Dean’s List

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Jessica Pike & Michael Laforte, Staff Writer & Contributor In high school, there was always that fight to make it into the top 10, to be the best of the school. The college equivalent of that is the Dean’s List, where students who get above a certain grade point average (GPA) are recognized for their […]

Movie Talk: Pooh’s Grand Adventure

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Cooper Trapp, Staff Writer For those wishing to submerge themselves in nostalgia, a double-edged sword must be forewarned. The movies of your childhood are not the same to you anymore. The plot twists and musical overture inspires little in the way of unbridled awe over us as it once did, and the veracity of story […]

The culture and lives of Iranian women

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, on Feb. 14, The Poet and the Assassin, a five-act play written by USM’s own, Reza Jalali was performed at Talbot Hall on the Portland campus. The play is a part of the Gloria S. Duclos Convocation who’s theme is race and participatory democracy. The Poet and the […]

Maine Foodie Tours in Downtown Portland

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Portland is by far, the largest city in Maine. Some wouldn’t call it a city, but rather a big town. However, compared to its size, it has countless attractions. For one, it’s right on the coast and has almost 360 degrees of striking ocean views. It’s close to the mountains […]

Subtle degrees brings unique sound to stage

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Subtle Degrees, an ensemble consisting of drummer Gerald Cleaver and Travis Laplante on tenor saxophone, is certainly uncategorizable. Their album, A Dance That Empties, was released on Feb. 23. There are only three tracks, each with its own unique mood. Roughly 40 minutes in length, the album evokes a strong jazz […]

The quest for consistency in online learning

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Emily Adams, Contributor The Center for Technology and Enhanced Learning (CTEL), located on the Portland campus, is working with faculty to further develop both online and blended (both online and in person), courses. “[They] collaborate [by] providing course design support and training in commonly used course technologies,” said Paul Cochrane, the department head of CTEL. […]

The timely process of awarding tenure to faculty

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Achieving tenure as a professor at any university is a huge academic achievement and requires a lot of time and work in service to their university and their academic portfolio. At USM, applicants for tenure must fill out the personnel action form to be judged by the Board of Trustees and […]

Bringing the conversation of sexual assault to USM

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In response to the #metoo movement and the Women’s March, the discussion about sexual assault has been trending across the nation, including right at USM. It has been close to five months since the #metoo movement went viral on social media, empowering victims to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment, […]

Letter from the editor: gun regulations need to change

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In the wake of the school shooting at the high school in Parkland, FL, where 17 people were killed, it makes me reflect on the current situation regarding gun control in our country. It saddens me to say that I’m not surprised when I hear news of another school shooting. This news still […]