Monday, July 16th, 2018

Letter from the editor: Positive and negative news: finding a balance

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

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief When you first open a newspaper, what are your eyes drawn to first? During a panel at our recent Journalism Workshop event, one of the topics that came up was the question of whether news outlets focus too much on negative stories. Most often the most eye-catching stories are going to be […]

Winter athletics wrap-up and spring preview

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Although the ground is still covered in snow and it looks and feels more like February than March, springtime has officially arrived and with it a new season of USM athletics. The spring season often feels like it comes and goes in the blink of an eye, but rest assured […]

Sustainability & Me: Green cleaning project on campus

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jayden Colby, Environmental Health Eco-Rep Traditional cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to both human and ecological health. Some of the common chemicals that humans are exposed to through traditional cleaning products include ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid. These chemicals can lead to a variety of health problems including worsening asthma, respiratory irritation, birth […]

Working on Wellness: The effects of vaping

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Heather Chase E-cigarette use, known as vaping, is popular among high school and college students. E-cigarette stands for electronic cigarette, which include “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” “mods,” “tank systems,” and “ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems)”.   E-cigs are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.  Media advertising glamorizes and down plays the risk of […]

Letter to the editor: Kimberly Simmons

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Kimberly Simmons, Part-time Faculty, LAC, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies I appreciated the recent article by Sam Margolin in the Free Press detailing the challenges that were posed by the 2014 retrenchments and the slow rebuilding happening today. One piece of the puzzle that was not addressed is the increasing reliance on part-time […]

Letter to the editor: Above all else, I am to include and represent

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chase Hewitt, Student Body President For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Chase, and I am a senior in the business program. Perhaps I’m better known for starring in the jeering, finger-wagging advertising campaign titled, “Join SGA Today.” As an homage to the early 20th century advertisements featuring “Uncle Sam,” I created posters to […]

The stressful life of a college freshman

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer After twelve years of schooling, teens are ecstatic to be free of high school and move on to becoming an adult, only to find out that, just kidding, school’s not over yet. At least it’s not if you want to get a high-paying and respectable job in the current era. On […]

The comparison of graphic novels to ones with text

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer Graphic novels have been considered a pretentious form of novels that are essentially comic books. It is important to first distinguish the difference between these two forms of literature. Comic books have been published for more than a century, dating back to the 1930s. The term “graphic novels” came a few […]

People of USM: Abraham Peck

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Abraham Peck grew up a child of the Holocaust, having both parents narrowly escape the worst of Nazi Germany. Separated for 14 months, Peck’s mother and father finally found each other after fleeing bombings, roundups and the horrors of WWII occupied territory. It was May 1945, in the concentration camp of […]

Shangela hosts sold out drag show

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor There was an overwhelming amount of excitement coming from both the crowd and the performers at the 18th Annual USM Royal Majesty Drag Show & Competition, held by the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversities (CSGD) on March 23. Royal Majesty is the largest campus and community drag show in […]