Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Dias and Gibeault earn All-American Honors at Indoor Track and Field National Championship

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

Erin Brown, Sports Editor Seniors Neka Dias (San Antonio, TX / Holmes) and Molly Gibeault (Brooklyn, CT / Woodstock Academy) both found incredible success this season in Indoor Track and Field. This past weekend, both attended the Division Three Indoor Track and Field National Championship at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Not only did […]

The dichotomy between memorial and commodity: September 11

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

By Bradford Spurr, Multimedia Editor 2,977 people died on Sep. 11, 2001, not counting the 19 hijackers who I even debated mentioning in this piece. I removed their statistics from the final death count. Cowards deserve no fame from their deaths. An innocuous day in an otherwise auspicious city. Terrorism, hijacking, an indoctrinated theory of […]

Rocker and Hall reviews: Logan, a cinematic experience

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

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff The year is 2029, Logan (Hugh Jackman) works as a limo driver in southwestern America while trying to care for his old friend and father figure Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who is slowly losing his mind. Things take a turn when a young mutant named Laura […]

Advising Advice: Balancing roles as parent and student

Posted on March 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Lynsey Thibeault, Academic Advisor, lynsey.thibeault@maine.edu Two years ago I wouldn’t have been fully equipped to write this article. That is when I became a parent to my son, Oliver. Then two months ago I enrolled in a class and am now experiencing what many of you deal with everyday: the balancing act of being a […]

Our Opinion: Current political climate is harming student’s health

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Free Press Editorial Board For many students, college is a time of high stress. All around campus, we see posters and fliers explaining how students can reduce their stress levels, especially around midterms and finals. Get outside, take deep breaths, drink some water. But what can students do when their stress is not caused […]

Let’s Talk About It: Becoming an adult, or something like it

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Byline: Johnna Ossie, News Editor I’ve lived with at least one roommate, but usually at least three, since I moved out of my parents’ house eight years ago. First, at eighteen, I lived in an unfinished bungalow in Hawaii with four roommates, a kitten and an untrained dog. When I moved back to Maine, I […]

Sustainability & ME: Bite into Spring with a Community Garden Plot

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Stephanie Broido, Contributor In juxtaposition to the human-made structures of brick and metal, nestled between walking paths and parking lots, lay a hidden gem of natural abundance. Behold, the USM Community Garden. The garden hosts 34 students, faculty and staff who grow organic produce from May to November each season. Throughout the season we […]

The Value of Martial Arts

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Emily Torres, Contributor Martial arts are seen all the time in action movies. The courageous hero throws a few punches, kicks around the bad guys and then saves the damsel in distress. There are a few problems with this picture. The first is that there is no need for a damsel in distress because […]

Rocker and Halls: Oscar Recap

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff What Did We Like? J: Damien Chazelle Winning Best Director: This is a remarkable achievement for the director, as he has become the youngest person to win this award at the age of 32. Whether you liked the film or not, there’s no denying that Chazelle […]

Senior Daniel Del Gallo heads to NCAA National Championship

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Erin Brown, Sports Editor For the third consecutive time in his wrestling career at the University of Southern Maine, senior Daniel Del Gallo, of Gardiner, Maine, will be heading off to the NCAA Division III National Championship. The senior has dominated the 149-pound weight class in the 2016-2017 regular season. He finished second at […]