Thursday, December 14th, 2017

An open campus should have more locked doors

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

By: Dionne Smith, Staff Writer While Portland is great, it’s not as if bad things never happen here. The Portland campus has a large flow of students daily, either coming from Gorham or commuters, and each student should be ensured safety. Without any locks on any of the doors, that doesn’t happen. In my home […]

Advising Advice: How to succeed in an online course this summer and beyond

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

By: Rusty Dolleman, Contributor  As someone who has both advised online students and spent the last decade teaching online, there are a number of good practices I’ve identified among successful online students. A lot of it comes down to self-discipline and actually doing the work, but getting started the right way can make a big difference […]

A Thousand Words: The Deal With God in a Godless Time

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

By: Bradford Spurr, Multimedia Editor I don’t believe in god, but sometimes I understand why people do. My grandmother makes flower arrangements for her WASPy congregation in a well-to-do suburb of New Jersey known for its award of “Best Place to Live-2005” from Money Magazine and also for being home to one of the few […]

USM’s role in the North Atlantic region continues to grow

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

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer The Maine Economic Improvement Fund at USM (MEIF@USM) is currently working hard to increase and improve Maine’s relationship with the North Atlantic region. In 1997, USM received a portion of the MEIF, a fund that was established by the state legislature to spearhead research projects. The initial value of the […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

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

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Staff Writers Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is a woman who’s fed up with the jerks of the world. She is pushed to the edge when her home gets broken into. She, along with her crazy neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), are out for vengeance, seeking to bring to justice those who […]

Molded by the Flow: Multiple USM departments present original work

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

By: Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 21, Molded by the Flow opened on the Gorham campus. “A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history,” the performance is a collaborative effort between the art, music and theatre departments at USM. It also also the result […]

Men’s baseball stays on top of LEC rankings

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

By: Erin Brown, Sports Editor Number one seeded USM went into last Tuesday’s Little East Conference matchup against third seeded UMass Boston with a conference record of 6-0. Southern Maine continued on their perfect conference record with a 4-2 win over the Beacons. The victory extended the Huskies win streak to 11 games and their […]

Jr. NAD hosts weekend for connection

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

By: Darleen Hutchins and Marisa Zastrow, Contributors Students from the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Marie Philip School and Rhode Island School for the Deaf attended the Jr. National Association of the Deaf region one conference hosted in Maine the weekend of April 7-9 at Mackworth Island. The theme of […]

Film review: Personal Shopper not worth the purchase

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff Personal Shopper is directed by Olivier Assayas. It follows Maureen (Kristen Stewart), a young woman who’s been living in Paris since her twin brother’s death, who works as a personal shopper for a rich and busy celebrity figure. When not working, Maureen frantically searches for a […]

WWI Propaganda in correlation with politics today

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff During World War I, participating countries produced a large output of propaganda. America used propaganda to encourage people to do their part in the war, insinuating that they weren’t seen as true American citizens otherwise. Even though it has been a little over a century since the war, there […]