Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on Question 4

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Michael Robinson, USM ‘20 Dear Fellow students, If, like me, you have received numerous emails from USM, USM President Glenn Cummings, the Student Body President, alumni and others attempting to tell you how to vote, you may be wondering, what is so important about Question 4 and why is it “a once-and-a-lifetime investment?” Well […]

Guest Editorial: All work and no play still won’t pay off your student loans, but a game show might

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

"Paid Off" is a recent game show from TruTV hosted by Michael Torpey (above), contestants compete to get their student loans paid off.

By Katie Letellier, USM ’20 In July truTV aired a new game show called “Paid Off.” The show consists of three contestants competing to win prize money. The catch is that each contestant has a crippling amount of debt, student loan debt, that they are hoping to pay off or at least lower a bit […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: Middle child syndrome – yes, it’s real

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Sandwiched between the first born-child, who is assumed accountable and granted responsibilities, and the youngest, who is presumed innocent and granted a get-out-of-jail-free-for-life card, the middle child can find themselves starved for attention and acknowledgement. Despite parents’ best intentions, this recurring phenomenon imprints certain personality characteristics on a developing child. […]

Working on Wellness: Living the “Good Life” in College – Try a Little Positive Psychology

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Garry Wickerd, Ph.D., Doctoral Intern, USM Counseling Services When mental health practitioners such as psychologists and therapists tell other people what they do, sometimes they get comments such as “are you going to analyze me?” This type of reaction hits at the core of what psychology represents in the minds of most people – […]

Letter to the editor: A message from the Student Body President

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Katelyn Seavey, Student Body President Fellow Huskies, I write to you as your Student Body President to remind you that this Election Day, we have an incredible opportunity to support USM by voting Yes on Question 4, which is the University of Maine System infrastructure bond that will invest $25.2 million directly in improving […]

MovieTalk: A star is born in Gaga and Cooper

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Every year from September to December, cinematic accolades are discussed. While talking about the Oscars and Golden Globes is important, the power of the messages presented in certain films are even more crucial. The new interpretation of A Star is Born presented by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is an […]

New dance collective formed by USM students

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Krush Dance Krew, a dance group of USM students, got dressed up for Halloween last week.

By Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer A group of students at USM formed a new dance collective called Krush Dance Krew (KDK) earlier this year. KDK performs in a hip-hop inspired urban dance style to Korean pop songs (KPOP). While being influenced by KPOP, they are also inspired by choreography performed by their “World of Dance” […]

Margo Halverson’s photos on display in Glickman

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

"If I Had Known," an exhibit by Margo Halverson, a professor from the Maine College of Art, is on display on the fifth floor of Glickman Library, featuring 45 photographs shot with an iPhone.

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer The newest exhibit at Glickman Library features an iphone photography series by local artist Margo Halverson, a professor at Maine College of Art (MECA) in the graphic design program. In the exhibit called “If I had Known,” Halverson’s artist statement reads, “Moments are up for grabs. It is time that […]

Theater Review: Portland Stage’s Refuge Malja

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Uncategorized

From left to right: Brook Parks as Jamie, a Jewish-American photojournalist covering the ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis, and Armo Salama as Ibrahim, an Arabic journalist.

By Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Portland Stage is premiering a topical work this fall with Refuge Malja. The play was written by Bess Welden, a Maine-based playwright who collaborated with Ali Al-Mshakheel in translating portions of the play into Arabic. It centers around Jamie, played by Brooke Parks, a Jewish-American photojournalist covering the still-ongoing Syrian […]

Free entertainment resources from the library

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer The library at USM has free resources for students and faculty that many may not know about, from movies to books, they all are accessible by logging into your USM account, accessing the library website and searching under “databases and guides.” Elizabeth Bull, a library specialist at Glickman Library and […]