Friday, April 20th, 2018

Modern fascism and its roots in the United States

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer    As stated on the University of Southern Maine website, “This year’s Convocation asks each member of our community to question ourselves, our society, our institutions and our leaders. As we interrogate our collective history, so we must also question the power structures that support and sustain the systems of oppression that […]

People of USM: Haley Depner

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor   The Film Club at USM was made with the idea that it could be an area for the film community to to share movies, grow contacts, and help each other if needed, according to Haley Depner a senior majoring in general biology and minoring in video and audio production, who […]

Connecting with potential mentors at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jam Lewis, Contributor USM turns out to be home to highly knowledgeable skilled leaders. If you are a student leader, considering a leadership position or perhaps you are tired of asking your parents for advice, I encourage you to seek out a mentor from our faculty and administrative talent pool.  For the sake of […]

Sustainability & ME: Food waste recovery in Upper-Class Hall

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dalton Bouchles, Material Resources Eco-Rep   USM generates approximately 600 tons of trash, recycling and food waste per year. USM’s recycling rate (which is calculated by dividing the total tons of recycling collected/ total tons of recycling + total tons of municipal solid waste – a.k.a. trash) is 55 percent. Although this rate is […]

Working on Wellness: Tips for dealing with STDs

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Amy Hinshaw, UHCS NP     Movie Date Ken experienced his first spring break this year…and what a time he had! You may have seen him on usmhealth’s Instagram page soaking up the rays. Back to Maine meant back to reality for Ken. Even though spring break may seem like a distant memory, it’s only been […]

Letter to the editor: Recognizing the value of USM student employees

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Margaret Brownlee, USM Student Employment Specialist   As we enter into our celebration of Student Employee Appreciation Week, a national event that we are now celebrating here at USM, we would like to draw attention to our roughly 1,400 student employees. Students who hold on-campus jobs while juggling school, work, clubs and other activities. […]

Movie Talk- Bright: a societal statement

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By James Fagan, Photojournalist   The movie Bright is a social commentary about the state of  society. The Netflix original movie that was released on December 22 of last year. Bright is set in a world where humans live alongside several mythical races such as orcs, elves, dwarves and fairies. While the humans in the […]

Jazz ensemble and dance draws a crowd

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer   The third annual Big Band Ballroom Bash filled Costello Gymnasium on Friday, April 6 as a trifecta between Student Activities, the Athletics Department and the USM School of Music. Christopher Oberholtzer, Director of Jazz Studies at USM, conducted the Portland Jazz Orchestra (PJO) and the USM Jazz Ensemble. Sophomore […]

Understanding cultural connections at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer In an article published by the New Yorker in December 2014, author Joshua Rothman investigated the definition and meaning of the word “culture.” It is a complicated word in that includes so many different aspects of life such as gender, race, place of birth and education. In the article Rothman writes, […]

CSGD free clothing swap a huge success

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

 By Kate Rogers, Staff Writer USM’s Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) and the Multicultural Student Affairs center hosted an all-gender all-culture free clothing swap in Woodbury on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting with hundreds of pounds of clothing and ending up with less than half, the swap was a huge […]