Monday, July 16th, 2018

USM welcomes new Chief of Police, Noel March

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

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Last week USM received a new Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety & Security, Noel March, who took over for Interim Chief of Police, Ronald Saindon. March has substantial experience working with law enforcement in Maine. He has worked as the Sheriff of Cumberland County, the Chief of Police at […]

The benefits and rewards of student internships

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

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer   Instead of being rewarded financially, academic internships offer experience and academic credit, while helping apply skills learned in college that can help further connections in a student’s chosen field of study. Academic internships, which make use of course teachings, at USM are run through a course, and students can […]

Letter from the editor: the need for a truly free press

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

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief After hearing the recent news that a vote within the Student Senate to disband the organization as an independent 501(c)(3) status, I felt compelled to share my opinion, and I figured that there’s no better way to do this than through my letter to our readers. With this change, the Student Senate, […]

Athletes of the week: Hannah Kenney and Erin Martin

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer USM softball produced back-to-back Little East Conference Rookie and Player of the Week for the weeks ending on March 18 and 25, respectively. Coming on the heels of the team’s annual spring training trip to Florida, Hannah Kenney, an undeclared freshman with a nursing major intention from Oxford Hills, ME, […]

The madness of NCAA

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Sports fans everywhere are captivated by the magic of March Madness. The tournament embodies everything Americans love about college sports; the clash of titans like Duke and Kansas, upset wins, underdogs making incredible cinderella runs deep into tournament play and watching professional prospects on the biggest stage of their […]

Sustainability & ME: Spring into sustainability

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator Upon the new year, most people decide that it is time to start fresh whether that means eating healthier, exercising more, or making a major change. Living in Maine, I find that the turn of the new year, which brings cold and snowy weather, does not inspire the […]

Understanding substance use and recovery

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Anna Gardner, Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor Substance use disorder (SUD) is the problematic use of substances. This disorder exists on a spectrum from mild to severe, and includes physiological and psychological dependence. While the physiological dependence on a substance often has very observable symptoms, psychological dependence may be less readily apparent. Causes of […]

Staff Opinion: Young generations are disconnected from the news

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Charlie Wheeler, Staff Writer As a college student, I find it difficult to keep up with the news. My parents are no longer around to play Fox News or NBC all day, and my dad isn’t here to tell me about what’s going on in my hometown each morning as I get ready. It would […]

Staff Opinion: You can play

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As an athlete, I have experienced first hand how sports can have a positive influence on someone’s life. The camaraderie I have experienced within the various teams I’ve been on have been a significant influence in my life. I have built long lasting friendships and have made amazing memories that are […]

Using social media to get involved

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief Who knew that getting involved in your community could be as easy as checking your Facebook page. Nowadays you can find almost any group you can imagine, most often right in your local area. If you’re looking for ideas of stuff to do outside of USM, here are just a few […]