Saturday, March 25th, 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.

The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community

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

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Across Cumberland County, the state of Maine and the United States, opioid use and overdose is increasing. According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, in 2016 opioid overdose claimed more than one life each day in Maine, resulting in a total of 378 lives lost to opioids. “It’s […]

Ex-senator broke protocol at SGA meeting with ‘profanity laced tirade’

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

On March 10, the weekly Student Government meeting was interrupted after Rowan Torr, a former senator, attempted to address concerns regarding alleged discrimination against individuals with disabilities within the student senate. According to Student Body President Humza Khan, various controversies the student senate has been at the center of over the course of the school year incited […]

Juried Art Exhibit showcases student work

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

Cara DeRose, Chief Copy Editor On the evening of March 16, guided by small candles, placed in paper bags, that illuminated the winding edges of their path, students and faculty members alike walked to the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where the USM Student Juried Exhibition opening reception was held. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

Advising advice column: creative study spaces

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

Megan Wright, Academic Advisor Remember when you were a child and you built a fort in the living room or your bedroom? You grabbed blankets off every bed and created caves, castles and dungeons for you and your toys. Having those creative spaces just for you to escape to and let your imagination run wild […]

ESOL peer mentoring enters its fourth successful semester

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

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Over the two and a half years since its inception, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department (ESOL) at USM has served as a place where students whose first language is not English can have a one-on-one conversation with fluent English-speaking students. ESOL Peer Mentoring was first created in the […]

Let’s Talk About It: You don’t have to do it alone

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

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Months ago I wrote a column about radical vulnerability, and while in theory I knew and truly believed that being vulnerable is one of the most radical things we can do, I have to admit I haven’t always followed my own advice. I grew up in a conservative household, and […]

The importance of educating student journalists (A review of CMA)

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

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff As student journalists, we are not immune to the realities that more and more people are leary of the reliability of news in today’s politically charged climate. During the U.S. Presidential election campaign, we began to notice the changes in public opinion. Instead of positive feedback and encouragement, we received […]

Guns on Campus: What it could mean for students

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

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Republican Maine State Representative Richard Cebra of Naples plans to propose a bill that, if passed, would allow students to legally carry firearms on campus. The bill, “LR 635 An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public […]

People of USM: Kaoru Phillips, Assistant Director of the International Office

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

By Eleanor Mair, Contributor The transition into university can be difficult. The experience of living in a new town, trying to make new friends, participating in brand new courses and gaining a sense of independence can be overwhelming. For incoming international students, however, their recent travels, sometimes thousands of miles away from home, to immerse […]

USM’s first wrestling national champion

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

Erin Brown, sports editor Senior Daniel Del Gallo (Gardiner, ME) finished his collegiate athletic career in the way every college athlete dreams of, as a national champion. Del Gallo took to the mat last week in the two-day NCAA Division III wrestling national championship tournament in La Crosse, WI to become the first ever wrestling […]