Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sodexo serves mixed reviews on college campuses

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor In 2016, the University of Maine System gave its five-year dining services contract to French multinational corporation Sodexo. According to Buster Neel, interim chief business officer at USM, Sodexo was the best decision financially for the university. General Manager Tadd Sloane oversees all of the Sodexo operations at USM and […]

The journey of recovery: How the USM community handles healing

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor  ‘Recovery’ is a word with meanings and interpretations as diverse as those who use it. Regardless of these differences, it is a word which, according to members of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), holds similarities to “hope,” “healing” and “improving.” The ROCC, located on the USM Portland campus, […]

Men’s lacrosse falls to Curry College

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: Erin Brown, Sports Editor Wednesday afternoon, USM faced off against Curry College for a non-conference match up. Curry College Colonels defeated the Huskies with a score of 15-11. The Huskies stayed competitive until the very end and had goals from seven different players on the team. Junior Nate DelGiudice (Oakland, ME/ Messalonskee), senior Jeff […]

Sustainable solutions to food insecurity

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Asia DiBenedetti, Contributor  There is a lot of talk these days about food security, but what exactly does that mean? Food insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. It’s a major concern, not only throughout the world and the United States, but specifically in […]

Deaf Gain: Why being Deaf is not a disability

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor In a recent conversation, someone tried to argue that being Deaf is a disability. I found this to be rather frustrating. I’ve been learning American Sign Language (ASL) and studying Deaf culture for the past five years. Because of this, I often forget that what seems like common sense […]

Advising Advice: Discover the gold mine that USM’s advising website has for you!

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Janis Albright, Professional Advisor Not sure where to find a graduation planner? Need general information about online courses? Not sure how and when you can drop a class? There is no need to look any further than the advising website. The advising website has resources that focus on academic advising, major and early career investigation, […]

Let’s Talk About It: Body shaming starts young, but it doesn’t have to

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor This morning I saw an article from the Portland Press Herald about a student at King Middle School (KMS). She and her classmates broke the school’s dress code on purpose after “a teacher asked Molly and another girl to stand up and measure their clothes [in front of other students]. […]

Woodbury due for an upgrade

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff Woodbury is due for an upgrade. The Portland Campus is the main campus for commuter students, yet despite this it lacks options for food. The store in Luther Bonney is perfect for its size and location. Woodbury is larger and offers more than ready-made food, but it could still […]

Largest community event brings drag competition to Portland

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

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The USM Center of Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) held its 17th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show on Saturday, April 8. The event was the largest campus and community drag show in northern New England. The CSGD had help from other campus organizations, including the Queer Straight […]

LePage to visit USM, administration to pay for event costs

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has invited Gov.Paul LePage to speak at Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. According to the USM YAF Facebook event page, LePage will be speaking about four different areas: “the budget, tax policy, welfare reform, and energy […]