Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Student Government Hopes to Make Amends with MSA

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Cara DeRose Student Body President Pdg Muhamiriza and Student Senate Chair Muna Adan apologized to members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and multicultural students last Monday for student government’s failure to “lead people the way it’s supposed to lead them,” according to Muhamiriza. The apology was made partially as a result of islamophobia in […]

Student Senate acknowledges lack of gender diversity

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jess Ward Leading a discussion on Senate affairs and public relations, a woman stands in front of a seated crowd of men who are aptly listening and debating the issues at hand. The presence in the room is overwhelmingly male, but Muna Adan, Chair of the Student Senate, speaks with clear authority and confidence in […]

Career and Employment Hub

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jordan Castaldo The Career and Employment Hub is a convenient tool provided by USM to assist students in planning for the future. Not only are there resources for writing resumes or cover letters, but they also offer outlets for setting up internships, job search strategies, and alumni resources. Associates are also available to assist in […]

People of USM: Anila Karunakar

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith The USM Multicultural Center is home to many students that use the space as an area to meet people who are like them, socialize and connect with each other. USM is continuously growing more diverse. People of different characters and backgrounds are mixing on campus every day and it’s good to have a […]

City of Portland celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Kate Rogers “I think when students leave home there’s a false sense of security that someone’s looking out for them, but that’s not the case…You’re on your own, you gotta make sure your smoke alarms work, your exits are not blocked,” said Carol Schiller of Portland. With the anniversary of a tragic Portland fire just […]

Samhain: A Celebration of Life and Death

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault Whether it be through festive food, favorite horror movies, or costumes, many people are embracing the Autumn spirit and preparing for Halloween. Amongst all of the sweets and parties it can be easy to ignore the origins of Halloween and what exactly is being commemorated through the festivities. Many of the traditions associated […]

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Maverick Lynes The USM theatre production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is original, violent, abstract and the furthest thing from boring. I can say with full confidence that this play, a mix of comedy and horror, is nothing like something I have seen before. Neighborhood 3 is a play that is set in a […]

Gorham dorm treated for bed bugs

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Maverick Lynes On Monday, Sept. 18 Upton-Hastings residents received word, via email, of a confirmed case of bed bugs inside the building. The email informed residents that treatment to take care of the the infestation had begun and that the situation was being monitored closely. It also encouraged residents to check their rooms and their […]

Hustus, we have a problem

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Maverick Lynes Friday, Sept. 15, the 46th student senate held their first meeting in Upton Hastings on the Gorham campus. The meeting began with introductions and the senate could not make it through that without the first awkward moment. Shaman Kirkland stated how his “fun fact” about himself was that he, “got food poisoning from […]

USM to celebrate poetry in Glickman Library

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

Cormac Riordan Every spring, the University of Southern Maine English Department faculty members start to select who will be the O’Brien poet for the upcoming year. This year it is none other than Cheryl Savageau, a Fellowship-award winning Massachusetts poet. She has written three collections of poetry, a children’s book, and has a memoir coming […]