Thursday, December 14th, 2017

MCU Update: Spidey comes home to Blu-Ray, Ragnarok hits theaters next

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

Dan Kilgallon To no surprise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had yet another successful year at the box office thus far, with their two feature films released grossing well over $700 million combined in the United States alone (Box Office Mojo). Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming have also received critical success, […]

Leslie Odom Jr. performs at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium

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

Maverick Lynes Leslie Odom Jr. recently graced Portland and the Merrill Auditorium with his love for both jazz and theatre. He was entertaining and remarkable. His voice is one that is listened to in awe and with jealousy. Odom Jr. can effortlessly tell a story through a song and hit the perfect notes, leaving the […]

Living Smaller: Sustainability at USM

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

Sam Margolin In her book, Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, Deborah Neimann writes, “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.” Adding to that, sustainable living is the lifestyle of […]

Moving to the city

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan I am a first year student at the University of Southern Maine, and the changes that I have had since coming here are probably the most abrupt changes I had in my life. This does not only apply to how much I read books of my choosing, the amount of time that I […]

One man, one concert, four baseball games and 2043 miles

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes I am from Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada, and I drove 44 hours to get to the University of Southern Maine. Yes, you read that correctly, 44 hours from the other side of the continent, by myself, without cruise control. The only things I had concerning company were a ton of podcasts […]

Advising Advice: Tutoring services update

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Naamah Jarnot Greetings, Huskies! I am delighted to join the University of Southern Maine community as the new Coordinator of Tutoring Services. Many Free Press readers may already be familiar with the Learning Commons, but if you have visited our space or used our services before, do not flip this page (or scroll down) just […]

Student Senate meets to discuss projects on campus

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jess Ward The Senate meeting this week, on Oct. 13, was held in Gorham, to discuss various Senate members’ projects on campus. The meeting was led by Muna Adan, President of the Senate, and covered topics ranging from internet speed on campus to parking accessibility. As of now, Aaron Pierce, the Student Affairs Chair, is […]

Traveling “preacher” harasses students on Gorham campus

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Devyn Adams and their friends were leaving Brooks Dining Hall around 12:30 p.m. early last week when they noticed a large crowd gathering. A man was standing on the hill looking down one of the pathways leading to Brooks. As they got closer, they realized the man was wearing a large sign with things like […]

400 rally in Portland against Trump’s decision to end DACA

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Johnna Ossie A crowd of about 400 gathered in Portland on Friday night in front of City Hall to protest the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which grants protection for young people brought without documentation to the United States as children. It began to rain […]

Letter to the Editor: President Cummings responds to Free Press article

Posted on May 10, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Dear Free Press, Thank you for your May 1 story that included my reflections at Student Government on USM’s experience this year attempting to balance issues of freedom of speech, allowing controversial speakers on to our campus, and addressing student concerns about their safety. I would like to clarify one statement in your story. I […]