Friday, November 24th, 2017

Arts & Culture Recommends: Delta Rae rocks the State Theatre

Posted on February 24, 2014 by nathanbaril in Arts & Culture, Recommends

The harmonious choruses of Delta Rae and The Falls’ heartbreak ballads will echo through the halls of Port City Music Hall this Friday. Delta Rae is a folk-rock group out of Durham, N.C., who will headline Friday’s show, offering crisp harmonies compounded with a modern yet traditional sound. The ensemble includes Ian Hölljes, Eric Hölljes, […]

Film Review: American Hustle

Posted on February 23, 2014 by martinconte in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

David O’Russell is perhaps one of the most curious directors working in Hollywood.  Hanging on the periphery of celebrity status since “Three Kings” in 1999, O’Russell sprang into the spotlight with “The Fighter”, a grim look into the violent life of a Lowell boxer. He returned to critical acclaim again two years later with “Silver […]

ARAMARK adds local flavor to Portland dining

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

The new Portland Pie Co. stand in the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland campus has attracted  positive attention from students so far. The biggest snag so far in the stand’s operation has been that its popularity has led to longer lines and increased wait time for dining.

Students who regularly find themselves having to grab a quick bite to eat in the Woodbury Campus Center between classes or before they catch the bus will have quite a few new options this semester, as ARAMARK has spent the winter break renovating the dining area and rethinking their service. Last Monday, ARAMARK opened for […]

Bailey flood washed clean

Posted on January 20, 2014 by sdritz in News

 The library in Bailey Hall has been open and  providing its normal range of services throughout the first week of school with the exception of the Martin Luther King day weekend, despite the flooding in early January caused by a pipe bursting from the cold.

USM’s libraries don’t normally close for long weekends, but over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, Gorham’s Bailey Hall Library took advantage of the lack of classes to make some much needed repairs. On the morning of Jan. 4 during a routine walkthrough of the building, a member of the USM facilities management department discovered […]

USM bids spring students welcome

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Skyla Gordon in News, Uncategorized

To kick off the spring semester, several students donned bright blue and yellow scarves to signal to new students that they were welcome ambassadors for USM. These 50 volunteers, primarily from the Board of Student Organizations and Student Senate, wore the scarves as an indicator that they were available to answer questions about the school. […]

Whooping cough reaches USM

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Alex Greenlee in News

The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating the first reported case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in a residential student in Gorham after a positive test was returned on Monday. Lisa Belanger, director of Health Services at USM, said the student is recuperating at home and is expected back at school soon. […]

Chapin: Government penny-pinching hinders economic recovery

Posted on May 02, 2012 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

British pounds

By Justin Chapin At this very moment, there’s a spectacular experiment going on in our backyard. It’s an experiment that pitches government stimulus against government austerity. Great Britain, our sister country across the pond, went through the same rigmarole that we did here in the United States less than five years ago. Our circumstances were […]

Williams: Vote of ‘no confidence’ would hurt university on the mend

Posted on April 16, 2012 by TJ Williams in Perspectives

TJ Williams is the next president of the University of Southern Maine.

In the past few weeks, there has been an incredible amount of confusion regarding the vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman. The controversy regarding pay raises seems to be the catalyst that drove this petition to the president’s desk. It is not.

Dear Dannick

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes On October 29, 2017, I received news that my friend and teammate, Dannick Breton, had passed away. As somebody who has been fortunate through their life regarding loss, the initial shock was something I have never experienced. Dannick is the closest I have ever been to somebody that I have lost. Struggling to […]

USM wrestler makes a stand thousands of miles from home

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

River Plouffe Vogel Raul Gierbolini is a freshman, and he is one of the few students who is from Puerto Rico at USM. Gierbolini is also on the wrestling team, which is why he came to USM, despite it being so far from his home. This speaks to the reputation the USM wrestling team has […]

Letter from the editor: Please don’t waste time worrying

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sarah Tewksbury Thursday morning the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks published a thoughtful analysis of levels of romantic and sexual interaction in this current societal, historical moment. Brooks suggested that there are currently three ways that men can be perceived, as either lovers, prospectors or predators. Comparing men to characters in novelist Jane […]

Weed out the facts

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Jess Ward When people find out that I moved to Maine from Colorado, one of the first questions that they usually ask is if I smoke weed. The association between the two is not unfounded, since Colorado was one of the first states to completely legalize recreational marijuana. Amendment 64, which proposed new laws to […]

This Week At Winchester: It’s not all about traveling

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Julie Pike Today, November 1, 2017, officially marks the halfway point of my semester abroad. It feels like I have been here in England much longer than only a month and a half, and I have several more weeks to go. The month of November is going to be filled with trips to other countries […]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine and was curious about what there is to do in and around Portland. I am of age and know there are a lot of amazing breweries and bars, as well as great nightlife, but one of my best friends is under 21 […]

Spreading kindness to counter divisiveness

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Staff Every November, political signs line the sides of roads and keep mailboxes company at the end of driveways. Names of politicians or short, urgent messages telling voters to select either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on their ballot are poignantly present. Since the 2016 presidential election, the intensity of political signs has escalated around the […]

Advising Advice: How to Do College When You’re an Introvert

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright Having gone through college as an introvert and, now, meeting many introverts as an advisor has made me think about how important it is for us to pay attention to our personalities in order to feel fulfilled during the college experience and beyond. Do you prefer to have a nice dinner at home […]

Equality’s role in democracy and higher learning discussed

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Ben Theiault Through a combination of education, community involvement and the emphasis of equality, Compact President Andrew Seligsohn aspires to redefine the way our country views Civic education. He seeks to promote a new way to execute Civic education with the help of local institutions of higher learning in areas all over the country. He […]

Election day rapidly approaches for Mainers

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor This year’s election will feature new referendum ranging from health care reformation to state pension amendments. On Election Day, November 7, Maine voters will vote on five statewide ballot measures in the Referendum Elections. They will elect new members of the House of Representatives as some terms have come to an end. Additionally, […]