Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Working on Wellness: Don’t be a sleep slouch

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Do you routinely get seven to nine hours of sleep per night? If you answered no, you are by no means alone. The World Health Organization and the National Sleep Foundation report that two-thirds of adults in developed nations fail to get the recommended amount of nightly sleep. “So […]

Sustainability & ME: Starting small and looking forward

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator For us in the Office of Sustainability, a new school year means new opportunities to involve the USM community in exciting sustainability initiatives. But it also means picking up where we left off on projects that began during the last school year and continuing those that we started […]

A week to support one another and reach out

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Marx Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor This article discusses topics of suicide and mental health. It is understood that this may impact everyone differently. To connect with university support resources call the University Counseling Center at 207-780-4050. A list of other local and state resources and support can be found at the end of […]

Food for thought to begin the new school year

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer As students, we all have a lot on our minds right now. The start of the school year is exciting and nerve-wracking for the new and returning students alike and we have lots of questions. What room will I be in? What books do I need? Do I really have […]

First annual sustainability fair at USM

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer The Office of Sustainability teamed up with USM eco-reps, Sodexo and the Student Activities Committee for the first ever Sustainability Fair last Friday in Brooks Dining Hall. Students, faculty and alumni, gathered together for the collective goal of creating a more sustainable campus. The event is the beginning to the […]

Meet the 47th Student Senate members

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer The Student Senate is composed of students nominated and elected by their peers, entrusted with ensuring the Student Activity Fee, a portion of each students’ tuition, is spent responsibly. The Senate additionally serves as a conduit for student-initiated changes at the university level. From the Student Government Association webpage: “Student Government […]

Letter from the editor: Stay in touch with the news

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief As students with full class schedules, work commitments and busy social lives, the last thing you might think about is picking up the paper to become more informed on current events. However in the days of social media being our primary source of news, getting familiar with student publications are more […]

Evangelist speaker on campus to kick off first day

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer On the first day of classes last Tuesday, USM students were met by an evangelist on the Portland campus. The traveling speaker spoke against students’ religion, clothing, sexual orientation and gender identity based on his religious beliefs. The speaker, who identified himself as Daniel Rusk, commenced his demonstration on the […]

Theatre and SPA performances

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer This year the USM Theater Department will offer an exciting and eclectic variety of shows ranging from horror and romance drama to political farce and poetry. All performances will be housed in Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. USM’s rendition of Henry James’s grim gothic-horror, The Turn of the Screw, served […]

CSGD and Multicultural Center combined into the Student Diversity Centers in Portland and Gorham

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The Multicultural Student Affairs office has changed their name to Intercultural Student Engagement (ISE), with hopes of representing and advocating for students in their intersectional identities. The new Student Diversity Centers are spaces on campus where people of different ability, class, ethnicity, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation and […]