Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Letter from the editor: Facing ethical dilemmas

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief  In the past week the topic of ethical dilemmas has come up in not only my work at the Free Press, but in my courses and in my research for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Whenever this topic comes up, it’s followed by a whole slew of questions, trying to […]

Maine governor candidates address college affordability

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 10/03/18 -- FILE --Republican candidate for governor Shawn Moody onstage at a forum in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The four candidates running governor in Maine were asked for their opinions on offering free universal tuition to college students. Governors in each state influence, either by proposing or by vetoing proposals, the educational policies within each state.  All four gubernatorial candidates were asked for comment and three responded, including Alan […]

Campus Kitchen Project brought to USM

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Student Body President Katelyn Seavey, working together with Cheryl Laz, a sociology professor, brought the Campus Kitchens Project, which helps provide meals to those who are food insecure, to USM. Seavey was inspired to bring the project to USM after hearing Alex Moore speak at the Maine Hunger Dialogue in […]

A few eerie Maine legends perfect for this Halloween season

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Asha Tompkins, Community Editor As October comes to an end, we await the day of costumes, candy and terror—in that order. Trick-or-treaters may be collecting goodies, but little do they know their feet may be treading on haunted ground. At least, that’s what legend would say. In 1831, a man named William Willis published […]

Review of USM Department of Theatre’s Tartuffe

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Any theater that you attend most likely subscribes to a common practice: Simultaneously presenting new works and also re-setting older works to make sure they stand the test of contemporary relevance. Shakespeare, Brecht and Ibsen are still performed today and still enjoyed by many, partly because of contemporary acting companies […]

Public art projects connect campus and community

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer In the past few years public art projects from USM have explayed works of art across both campuses and the local community, from buoys painted to represent flags from every country that hangs in Woodbury food court, the tall table and chairs in Hannaford Hall to the large painted mural […]

Halloween has returned

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Cody Curtis, Staff Writer All Hallow’s Eve is only two days away. This begs the question, what movie should you see to fill your soul with as much dread and fun as possible? David Gordon Green, Danny McBride and Jamie Lee Curtis have come together to answer this very question. The Halloween franchise, which […]

“On the Verge” opens at Creative Portland

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer Over twenty local artists have been selected for Creative Portland’s third juried art exhibition, “On the Verge,” on display from Oct. 25 to mid-April, 2019. The group art show represents established and emerging artists in their 20s from Greater Portland, featuring paintings, photography, prints, drawings and mixed-media work. All artwork will […]

Second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival in Longfellow Park

Posted on October 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM Greek Life is hosting the second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival this Saturday in Longfellow Park. Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, along with Kappa Delta Phi Sorority-NAS, the Portland Fire Department, Portland Firefighters Local 740 and the University Neighborhood Organization, are sponsoring a fun and free festival “to celebrate Halloween and […]

Sports scores and schedules

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Past scores: Sunday, Oct. 14 Golf @ GNAC Championship 643; 3rd among 9 teams Tuesday, Oct. 16 Men’s Soccer Vs. Saint Joseph’s L, 4-0 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Women’s Soccer Vs. Maine Maritime Tie, 1-1 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Women’s Tennis @ Salem State, Little East Tournament Quarterfinals L, 5-0 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Field Hockey Vs. Plymouth […]