Sunday, February 26th, 2017

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 […]

Artists in Action: Gorham exhibit encourages exploration of art beyond the classroom setting

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

By Matthew Craig At USM’s Gorham campus art museum, there is a brand new exhibit amongst the many brilliant pieces of art. This exhibit, titled “Portals,” is a compilation of creative works by art educators from the state of Maine to encourage studio practice and to explore the process that takes place beyond their classrooms. […]

The surplus store in Sullivan offers discounted items to public

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Deliah Schreiber, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Sustainability not only helps to reduce USM’s waste, but it also has developed a way for students, faculty and even the public to take advantage of university property that would otherwise be thrown away. The Surplus Store, formerly located in an off-campus rental […]

The Space Between Us: The best unintentional comedy of the year so far

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: The Space Between Us is a sci-fi teen romance directed by Peter Chelsom. The film follows a 16-year-old teenage boy named Gardner (Asa Butterfield) who is born and raised on the planet Mars. Having never traveled to Earth, Gardner jumps at the opportunity when it arises as it […]

Now on Netflix: An overlooked film from 2016

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls, Staff, John Rocker, Staff Sing Street takes place in 1980s Dublin, Ireland. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) has moved to a new school so that his family can save money. He encounters a slew of problems, including failing to connect with people and dealing with bullies, both students and staff members alike. One day, […]

Bookbinding and the pursuit of human touch exhibit

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Surrounding students studying on the 7th floor of Glickman, in the Reading Room, is an art exhibit on the ancient craft of bookbinding. Curated by Britta Konau, students now have a chance to see the renowned book binding work of Gray Parrot. The art of bookbinding is the assembling […]

Field of Vision documentary shorts highlight global events

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Daniel Killgallon, Free Press Staff First Look Media is a multi-platform media company which was first launched in 2013. Amongst the company’s distributed content is Field of Vision, a documentary unit that creates a variety of short documentaries that cover a variety of contemporary events around the globe. All of this work is distributed […]

Circus Maine on track to be the next premiere école de cirque

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor Circus Maine, a nascent company located on Thompson’s Point, has been bringing circus art and circus training to Maine since October 2015. Blain Tully, the general manager and part-owner of the organization, formed Circus Maine with Joshua Oliver, the technical director, and Cory Tabino, the artistic director. Tully, […]

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) analysis review

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dan Kilgallon, Free Press Staff The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Run Time: 140 mins The Place Beyond the Pines does not refer to the lovely state of Maine, but rather, to the setting of one of the most underrated movies of 2012. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, this independent film takes place in the […]