Monday, February 20th, 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.

Representative Lockman speaks at USM, exposing political divide

Posted on February 17, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury and Krysteana Scribner On Thursday, Representative Larry Lockman spoke at USM in his presentation, “Alien Invasion: Fixing the Immigration Crisis” at 7:00 p.m. in the lecture hall located inside of the Abromson Center. The political climate was tense as community members gathered both in opposition and in favor of the conservative speaker’s […]

Letter to the Editor: USM is giving Lockman a platform for his hate speech

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

I am a freshman at USM and I understand that the school regards itself as a safe space for minorities and people who face challenges. USM’s reputation for being a school that promotes equality and encourages the pursuit of knowledge and that cares about all of its students has been called into question due to the announcement that Rep. […]

Let Lockman spew his hateful rhetoric and attend his event armed with the facts

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

By the Free Press Editorial Board – Our Opinion, Editorial A controversial speaker who is coming to USM, Larry Lockman, has caused some debate around the limits of free speech in the United States. Some wonder if it’s appropriate to allow hate speech in public forums, citing risks to public safety that radical rhetoric could […]

An open letter in response Glenn Cummings’ statement regarding Larry Lockman

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

President Cummings, With respect sir, I pose a question: when does providing a platform for free speech undermine other fundamental freedoms? Free speech is a constitutionally protected right. This means that controversial, racist/sexist/homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory viewpoints are allowed to be expressed without fear of legal reprisal in the public sphere unless they reach the […]

Passages from the Quran explained

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nairus Abdullahi Five Pillars of Islam Zakat In these mini series I will discuss the five pillars of Islam. Today, I will introduce zakat; its meaning and why it’s important. “True piety is this: to believe in God, and the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets, to give of one’s substance, […]

Let’s Talk About It: Approaching women in public

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor A recent Facebook interaction I saw has me wondering what it is that makes some people feel entitled to approach women in public. Does me being in public mean that I am welcoming people to approach me? If I’m listening to music at the bus stop or reading a book […]

Advising Advice: How to create your community at USM

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Anna Schwartz, Academic Advisor, It is never too late to connect and build community at USM! Whether you are a brand new first-year student, a senior getting ready to go on the job hunt, or a graduate student- there are many ways to bond with other Huskies and make the best of your […]

Sustainability & ME: An update on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Alcorn In December of 2016, protesters in North Dakota celebrated as the Army Corps of Engineers issued a statement halting construction of the highly contested Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision was reached following months of protests led by the Dakota Sioux of the Standing Rock reservation. Soon after the statement from the Army […]

Pdg Muhamiriza chosen as new Student Body Vice President

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer Freshman student and political science major Pdg Muhamiriza will be taking on the role of student body vice president and will work alongside Student Body President Humza Khan. Muhamiriza stated that he was involved with the student senate only two weeks before he came into his new position. “As soon […]

President Cummings addresses the Student Senate on Lockman: “You have a choice”

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer President Glenn Cummings was a guest speaker at the student senate meeting on Friday, Feb. 10. He spoke to the senators about the upcoming event at USM, a talk by Maine Rep. Lawrence Lockman titled Alien Invasion: Fixing the Immigrant Crisis. Students at USM have pushed for the event to […]