Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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 […]

USM welcomes new Chief of Police, Noel March

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

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Last week USM received a new Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety & Security, Noel March, who took over for Interim Chief of Police, Ronald Saindon. March has substantial experience working with law enforcement in Maine. He has worked as the Sheriff of Cumberland County, the Chief of Police at […]

The benefits and rewards of student internships

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

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer   Instead of being rewarded financially, academic internships offer experience and academic credit, while helping apply skills learned in college that can help further connections in a student’s chosen field of study. Academic internships, which make use of course teachings, at USM are run through a course, and students can […]

Student Body President attempts to veto proposal

Posted on April 09, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief Current Student Body President, Chase Hewitt, attempted to veto a recent proposal, number 46.23, that was voted upon by the Student Senate. The proposal in question would allow for the Student Senate and the Student Government Association (SGA) to move their finances from their own separate business office, to the USM […]

Letter from the editor: the need for a truly free press

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

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief After hearing the recent news that a vote within the Student Senate to disband the organization as an independent 501(c)(3) status, I felt compelled to share my opinion, and I figured that there’s no better way to do this than through my letter to our readers. With this change, the Student Senate, […]

Athletes of the week: Hannah Kenney and Erin Martin

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer USM softball produced back-to-back Little East Conference Rookie and Player of the Week for the weeks ending on March 18 and 25, respectively. Coming on the heels of the team’s annual spring training trip to Florida, Hannah Kenney, an undeclared freshman with a nursing major intention from Oxford Hills, ME, […]

The madness of NCAA

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

By River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Sports fans everywhere are captivated by the magic of March Madness. The tournament embodies everything Americans love about college sports; the clash of titans like Duke and Kansas, upset wins, underdogs making incredible cinderella runs deep into tournament play and watching professional prospects on the biggest stage of their […]