Monday, February 18th, 2019

Working on Wellness: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy

Posted on January 29, 2019 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Liza Little, Director of Counseling Services USM Health and Counseling Services staff see many students who complain of “winter blues” or “winter depression.”. This is also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). S.A.D. is a pattern of mood changes, occurring at the same time each year; it usually begins in the late fall to […]

Reflections on the College Experience: Responsibility and the Hesitation to ‘Grow Up’

Posted on January 29, 2019 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Sitting at home this past December, I came to what I had long put aside: paying for the semester. I had money in my savings (not much), money in my safe from summer tips (even less), and money in my wallet (insert laugh/cry emoji here). Money my parents had put away […]

“What’s my major?”

Posted on January 29, 2019 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer If you’re not sure what major to choose, or you’ve joined a major that sounds good but you can’t choose a specific field of study, then don’t worry: you’re not alone. The Free Press will randomly choose a few students on a weekly basis to explain what their major, why […]

USM offers help to community during shutdown

Posted on January 29, 2019 by USM Free Press in Community

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The effects of the 34 day long government shutdown, which is currently in a three week break, can be seen throughout the country. President Trump’s veto on the budget that did not include funding for a border wall, caused the shutdown. The only way to lift the veto is for congress […]

Free Store in Gorham offers repurposed items

Posted on January 29, 2019 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Born out of an event from the Office of Sustainability at USM, the Free Store offers a space for students and staff to donate items they no longer need to be repurposed by others in the community. The Free Store stemmed from a project by the sustainability office called “Mindful […]

USM: The path to sustainability is laid out, but it will take work to get there

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Steven Sweeney & Chelsea Malacara, Resource Recovery Supervisor & Sustainability Education and Outreach Coordinator When you think of sustainability, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many it is waste, recycling, and/or composting. While that is only one component of sustainability, it is one of the most significant areas that the University […]

Guest Editorial: Hidden fees

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Connor Blake, USM ‘21 Most students at USM are boosters of university athletics, but most of those same students probably don’t realize what it’s costing them individually to pay for the $3 million athletics program. Most certainly they are not aware of how the university has built in funds for the athletic program in a […]

MovieTalk: This is M. Night Shyamalan’s last rodeo

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Director M. Night Shyamalan has been on both extreme ends of filmmaking. At the beginning of his career, many people believed Shyamalan was on track to be the next Steven Spielberg, except in the realm of psychological thrillers. Shortly after the release of Lady in The Water, his career took a […]

Featured artist of the week

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ryan Farrell, Staff Writer For many people, crafting a project with an unfamiliar medium is a task too vague to consider. To Paisley Stewart, a senior art major, it’s considered a challenge. In her piece, Life Surrounding, she used cyanotype on porcelain, a technique she hadn’t used before this piece of art. While Stewart’s career […]

New photography exhibition in Woodbury Campus Center

Posted on January 28, 2019 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Nick Schleh, Staff Writer With the new semester underway, the Woodbury Campus Center has put up a new photography exhibition by Smith Galtney entitled My Principal Ghost. The black and white film snapshots have replaced the Dyke Bar historical piece from the fall semester and will be one of two exhibitions pieces this spring. The […]