Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Intergenerational connections at Gorham House

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Julie Pike in Community

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief   Gorham House, an assisted living and retirement home, offers an intergenerational program that with their in-house preschool. This benefits not only the children, but the senior residents as well. The children at the preschool get to interact with different residents, who will often come down just to watch the children […]

Working on Wellness: Veterans transiting to civilian life

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

By Benjamin Wells, M.A.   Sustained combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF; Operation New Dawn, OND) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) represent the longest military campaign in United States history. Spanning 17 years, these combined operations known as the Global War on Terror (GWOT), have resulted in 4.3 million veterans (US Census […]

Advising Advice: Informational interviewing

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

By Norrie Crocker, Career Advisor   Whether you have a solid sense of your career path or your path is not fully focused, informational interviewing is a wonderful career exploration tool! You have career advisors in the Career & Employment Hub who are waiting for you to come and ask questions about this beneficial exploration […]

Editorial: Making the choice to keep your Facebook account

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

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor When I first made my Facebook account, I was about nine years old. I was excited to finally join under the thought of connecting to my family, and any friends I had. Of course, I didn’t read the terms of agreement as my small little brain couldn’t possibly understand the […]

Staff Perspective: A call for more parking on the Gorham campus

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

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer A well known problem on the Gorham campus of USM is the limited student parking. It might not seem like an important problem, but a student being late for class due to being unable to find parking would disagree. I personally have been late to class because I was busy […]

MovieTalk: More than just a horror film

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer   Get Out recently made history at the Oscars on the night of Sunday, March 4, as the first horror film to earn the Best Original Screenplay award for Writer/Director Jordan Peele. This was a big win, beating out the predicted winner Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water […]

Screening and panel raise awareness

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor Stronger is a film about the marathon runner Jeff Bauman. He was injured during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, resulting in both his legs being amputated above the knee. The film follows his journey of recovery, both physically and psychologically, as he works with the support of friends […]

The survival of poetry in the digital age

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer   In celebration to this literary form of art, poetry, USM hosted an event to celebrate with an American poetry scholar and critic, Marjorie Perloff. Perloff has taught English  at the University of South Carolina, University of Maryland and Stanford University. Perloff is a modernist critic that explores avant-garde poetry. Throughout […]

Latinx Student Alliance connects to roots

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By James Fagan, Photojournalist   A few weeks ago a new organization was formed here at the USM. This new organization is the Latinx Student Alliance. According to the organizations president, Maria Escobar, the goal of the Latinx Student Alliance is “to bring together a community of students together who are interested in learning more […]

Loretta J. Ross speaks on reproductive justice

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

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer   Human rights activist and self-described Texas Southerner Loretta J. Ross, received two standing ovations from a diverse audience representing the Portland and USM communities.  Ross took to the podium approximately 7 p.m. on the night of Friday the 13 in Hannaford Hall following the Women & Gender Studies (WGS) […]