Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

The survival of poetry in the digital age

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer   In celebration to this literary form of art, poetry, USM hosted an event to celebrate with an American poetry scholar and critic, Marjorie Perloff. Perloff has taught English  at the University of South Carolina, University of Maryland and Stanford University. Perloff is a modernist critic that explores avant-garde poetry. Throughout […]

Latinx Student Alliance connects to roots

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By James Fagan, Photojournalist   A few weeks ago a new organization was formed here at the USM. This new organization is the Latinx Student Alliance. According to the organizations president, Maria Escobar, the goal of the Latinx Student Alliance is “to bring together a community of students together who are interested in learning more […]

Loretta J. Ross speaks on reproductive justice

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer   Human rights activist and self-described Texas Southerner Loretta J. Ross, received two standing ovations from a diverse audience representing the Portland and USM communities.  Ross took to the podium approximately 7 p.m. on the night of Friday the 13 in Hannaford Hall following the Women & Gender Studies (WGS) […]

Foreign language classes to return to USM

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Starting in the fall of 2018, USM will again offer various degree programs in foreign language such as bachelor of arts in Linguistics, with French and Spanish Concentrations as well as minors in both Spanish and French. Other regularly offered courses that have been returned or strengthened include Latin, German, Italian […]

Tension between USM student and ISO at event

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer The Portland chapter of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) received backlash from an event held last week surrounding the topic of the #MeToo movement and sexism. One USM student, Mariana Angelo, was asked to leave after she had allegedly violated their code of conduct by going over her time limit and […]

New student run clinic benefits whole community

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer   The Lewiston-Auburn area has a new addition to their community that will benefit a myriad of individuals. Just last month a community clinic was opened on the USM Lewiston-Auburn (LAC) campus. Led by students and supported by faculty, the clinic provides pro bono occupational services to both children and adults. […]

New organization promotes compassion at USM

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, co-founder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, led the first event hosted by the Center for Compassion, a new organization at USM, with a presentation titled, the “Courage of Compassion.” Professor Vaishali Mamgain, an associate professor of economics, is the director of the new organization. […]

Athlete of the Week: Aliza Jordan

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer This weeks athlete of the week goes to Junior Criminology major and Women’s Lacrosse player, Aliza Jordan. Jordan is a midfielder who is in her second year with the team. In a recent game n Apr. 2, Jordan had a career high of eight points in an 18-5 Huskies victory over […]

USM women’s lacrosse cruising through competition

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor The bad weather at the USM women’s lacrosse game on Tuesday, April 4, didn’t stop the team from continuing their victory streak. By any standard is was a miserable day for outside sports being freezing cold, rainy and having occasional thunder throughout the day. Yet for some spring athletes, […]

Modern fascism and its roots in the United States

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer    As stated on the University of Southern Maine website, “This year’s Convocation asks each member of our community to question ourselves, our society, our institutions and our leaders. As we interrogate our collective history, so we must also question the power structures that support and sustain the systems of oppression that […]