USM Royal Majesty Drag Show

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Drag kings and queens from all around Maine participated in the USM Royal Majesty Drag Show Competition this past weekend. Many of the performers made an amazing transformation and awed audiences with their abilities to change with just a little makeup. Patrick Stavens, a student at the Maine College of Art participated this year in […]

Film Review: St. Vincent

Posted on November 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller St. Vincent is a new comedy starring Bill Murray, Mellissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. In truth, it is not just a comedy but also a deeper reflection on many serious themes. This film is a reflection of human kindness, the ability of people to engender compassion and what constitutes a ‘saintly’ person. […]

Album Review: 1989

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Taylor Swifts new album, 1989, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling over 1,287,000 copies in its first week of release. Her new songs give off a pop vibe, and although she strays away from her country norm her popularity continues to increase. “Out of the Woods” bursts with erupting drums, fluxuating […]

Husky Harvest Festival: Around the world in a matter of hours

Posted on November 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson The second annual Husky Harvest brought the Woodbury Campus Center to life this Thursday with food and dance from around the world. Where else but a multicultural celebration could students and community members enjoy Hawaiian hula dancing or savor a pan fried bao to the sound of African drums? Elizabeth Bull, a […]

The future of the book

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Reading books digitally is becoming more and more common. Even with more titles becoming available and e-book costs going down, some still crave the smell of musty old libraries and think that the printed word is here to stay. USM hosted a panel of print-lovers last week to discuss the future of the printed book, […]

Film Review: Interstellar

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Interstellar, the newest movie directed by the famous Christopher Nolan, is a solid film which bends dimensions in space time and makes one ponder about even the smallest of physical phenomena in our daily life. The all-star cast of this film includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Michael Cain. This […]

Album Review: Sonic Highways

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Kyle Cumiskey David Grohl has been the mastermind behind the Foo Fighters since 1990, and with every release he has adapted to the current state of the music industry. Sonic Highways is another example of his excellent musicianship. The Foo Fighters have brought another critically acclaimed album to their listeners that reproduces the classic […]

Top 5: Most creative classes for the Spring semester

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

1.) ENG 145: Topics in Literature, The Ghost Story Looking for a creative class to spook up next semester? Imagine a class over ghosts: When and how did the phenomenon begin? Why do we analyze ghosts, what are the different types and in what ways can we explain their existence? By signing up for this topics […]

USM students “Crash the Superbowl” with their Doritos commercial

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Peter and Thomas Campbell, otherwise known as 8mufnz, released their entry for the Doritos 2015 “Crash the Superbowl” commercial contest earlier this month. The video has been hovering around the most popular submissions in the world ever since,  and has even reached the number one spot for a few hours last week. […]

Award winning slam poet comes to USM

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Award-winning poet, actor and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez took the stage at USM and performed a variety of his slam poetry, which focused on getting in touch with our emotions and never forgetting the beautiful moments we experience in life. Gómez grew up believing he needed to fight, treat women as objects and close off […]