Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Students create a Thoreau study room

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer A study room in the library of the Gorham campus was transformed into an artistic space to celebrate the bicentennial of the famous essayist, Henry David Thoreau. A pop-up course called Thoreau 200, taught by Professor Lisa Giles, celebrated the opening ceremony of the new study space by students reciting works […]

Bryan Waring’s guide through Dante’s Inferno

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer Picture yourself in a dark castle high upon the Scottish hillside, as you rest comfortably in a tall red velvet chair alongside Dracul-the Master of Ceremonies. Sounds gothic? Bryan Waring’s senior composition on Sunday, April 15, 2018 fulfilled a partial degree requirement for Bachelor of Music Performance. The eerie theatrical […]

USM students engage in aquaponics research

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer The Department of Environmental Science and Policy has installed elaborate aquaponics systems in the basement greenhouse of Bailey Hall. This was created to promote sustainability and clean water research, while also engaging students in essential hands-on applied science. Robert Sanford, the head of the Environmental Science Department states, “The aquaponics […]

Making college and science a reality for local children

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer The 4H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Ambassadors is a program putting college students in classrooms to teach children about science in an engaging and inspiring manner. The program was started five years ago by Sarah Sparks, a science education professional at UMAINE Cooperative Extension, the program, which is […]

Providing USM with an education in social justice

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Four USM professors worked together to bring a Social Justice minor to USM. It was just recently approved and will be available for students in the fall. The new program will be housed within the Geography-Anthropology Department. The four professors who created and organized the minor are: Lorrayne Carroll, Associate […]

Student-led event educates about gun violence

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief On the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, USM Thinking Matters partnered with the Maine Gun Safety Coalition (MGSC) to provide an educational platform for students, faculty and community members. The Walk-In Against Gun Violence event was created to teach the community about gun violence policies and to join […]

Letter from the editor: #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Just last week the Free Press joined in on the movement, #SaveStudentNewsrooms, a group of college newspapers across the country have banded together to spread awareness about the need for financial and editorial independence for student-run publications. Melissa Gomez, the editor-in-chief of The Independent Florida Alligator, who worked with other students […]

Athlete of the Week: Jake Dexter

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Jake Dexter, a junior recreation and leisure studies major from Oakland, Maine has been a crucial weapon offensive and defensive weapon on the baseball team this season. He was honored as LEC Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 2-8 for his contributions to the team. At time […]

Baseball dominates April

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Headlining a successful month for USM Athletics is the baseball team. They are 8-0 so far in the month of April, and doing so in a dominating fashion. They capped off this week by taking down the Western Connecticut State University Colonials in a double header this Friday , April […]

People of USM: Carole Paulo

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Kate Rogers, Staff writer Chef Carole Paulo works in Brooks dining hall on the Gorham campus of USM. After being in Maine for only five months she has already made a splash with her unique ideas, her skill and her passion. Originally from Haiti, Paulo moved to Boston, Massachusetts 28 years ago in 1996. […]