Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Deaf Film Festival 2017

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 15th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival took place this year at USM’s Portland campus on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29. This event is the only annual festival in the world to show films and innovative videos for and by people of the Deaf community. Put together […]

HUD gaming lounge offers growing community

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Staff Writer HUD Gaming Lounge is a comfortable spot for people who want to enjoy playing games at a low price. It also turns playing video games into a social experience rather than just playing games alone at home. The atmosphere allows for people to relax, play games with their friends or […]

Sustainability & ME: Plastic Bags –  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? Or Burn, Bury, or Bite?

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Nate Cronauer, Contributor As I was scrolling through Facebook the other day in-between classes, I stumbled upon a short video from a popular science and technology page with a demonstration of a completely dissolvable plastic bag. The creator, Kevin Kumala – an entrepreneur and representative of BIOWEAR – claims the bags are compostable and […]

Staff Musings: Offer alternative summer activities

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff Summer vacation approaches quickly. The semester is on its final week and the only thing left is finals. However, there are students who stay on campus during the summer for reasons such as summer classes. What are some events that can make the summer exciting for these students? Over the […]

Throwing Shade: Time to shake the sillies out

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Paul Pedersen, Contributor There are few things in this world that feel as good as sitting back and verbally tearing something to pieces. How much time do you spend being positive when you just don’t feel like it? The pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming; full-time work, full course loads, myriad opportunities to […]

BFA exhibition celebrates student art

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 2017 BFA & BA Exhibition is the celebration of exhibits done by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Art degree. Displayed at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus, the exhibit features work from various artists, including Melissa […]

Senate continues in controversy

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Dionne Smith and Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writers On April 21 the USM student senate held their weekly meeting. Senators began the meeting by discussing new systems to be implemented and leadership programs. After one hour of the meeting, students began speaking on the current controversy surrounding the student senate chair, Liam Ginn, and the […]

LePage’s town hall meeting disrupted by protesters

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer In Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18, Gov. Paul LePage addressed an audience of USM students, faculty and staff and community members. LePage focused on three main topics: tax policy, budget, energy policy and welfare reform. He was invited by the USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Ben […]

Climate change affects Maine market

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Heather Roberts, Staff Writer The early arrival of spring may be a relief to the people of Portland, but for scientists, early spring means a rapidly changing ecosystem. According to the National Weather Service, in 2016, the average temperature in Portland was 48.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which was as high as 2012. The Gulf of […]

Sustainability & ME: Carbon Offsets

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ashleigh Tatarcyk, Contributor Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’re probably familiar with the concepts of climate change and a “carbon footprint.” For those not in the know, a carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 given off through fossil fuel consumption by a particular individual, group of […]