Monday, March 27th, 2017

Juried Art Exhibit showcases student work

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

Cara DeRose, Chief Copy Editor On the evening of March 16, guided by small candles, placed in paper bags, that illuminated the winding edges of their path, students and faculty members alike walked to the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where the USM Student Juried Exhibition opening reception was held. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

ESOL peer mentoring enters its fourth successful semester

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

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Over the two and a half years since its inception, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department (ESOL) at USM has served as a place where students whose first language is not English can have a one-on-one conversation with fluent English-speaking students. ESOL Peer Mentoring was first created in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prisoners (2013) Movie Review

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

Dan Killgallon, Free Press Staff With Logan finally hitting theaters this weekend, it is important to understand that Hugh Jackman’s acting capabilities go far beyond that signature role of  Wolverine which he has owned since the turn of the century. Amongst his finest performances is Prisoners, a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). […]

Starbucks is not all it’s brewed up to be

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

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library’s new Starbucks installation has received mixed reviews. To some people, it seems like a blessing that there is a coffee shop in the library, but to others it’s seen as an excuse for a Starbucks to be on campus. Was the installation worth everything put into […]

USM to welcome International Academy students

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

By Kelly Scrima, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine is welcoming a new addition: The International Academy (TIA), an international high school accredited by the  NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools (CIS), which is currently accepting applications. The academy is open to international students in eleventh and twelfth grade, who upon graduation will earn a […]

Return to Great Mother’s Infinity exhibited at SPACE Gallery

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

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Imagine a place that you could go, for free, to watch a movie, concert or performance. At this specific place, there are hand-woven blankets made for your comfort to share amongst the friends and family you have brought to watch this performance with you. You are able to put one […]

Best spots on campus to relax

Posted on February 25, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith All students need some relaxation time to themselves, whether it be to sleep, study or to simply hide out and be to themselves. To some, it may seem like there are only a few spots on campus in which one can relax, and some of them may not be ideal spots. Unknown […]

The Vagina Monologues: Empowerment through knowledge

Posted on February 25, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig On Friday, Feb. 17, USM’s Student Performing Artists (SPA) group performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The play, which in 1997 won an Obie award for playwriting, is performed each year in an effort to the V-DAY and One Billion Rising movements. Director Brittany Burke, who also acted in another production of […]