Monday, January 21st, 2019

MovieTalk: Alternative holiday movies

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Getting in the holiday spirit used to be difficult if Rudolph or Charlie Brown were not your cup of tea. Fortunately, the last couple of decades have offered even the biggest of Scrooges a way to get in the holiday spirit. If you find yourself as someone who struggles with traditional […]

DIY holiday gift ideas for those on a budget

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Young woman in her home in Christmas time

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer For students living on a budget, the holiday season can feel like an extra expensive time of the year. However, it can also be a time for make creative and unique gifts for friends and family. To help take away some of the stress of the gift giving season, The Free […]

Arts and culture listings for week of December 4

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture Listings Tuesday, December 4 Poetry Wordcount Fall 2018 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. USM Gorham Library and Learning Commons Seminar Room in Bailey Hall Free Wednesday, December 5 Dawnland Film Screening Event 5 p.m. Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall Free Thursday, December 6 A Taste of Culture: Uniting Education Through Cuisine 5:30 p.m. Southern […]

USM featured artist & artwork of the week

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer A wonderful aspect of student life is the ubiquity of art within a college atmosphere. USM is home to many talented artists and the Free Press sought out to feature a student’s work for this week’s issue. Featured this week is Natasha Shacklett, a junior studying art education with a […]

Federal grant aids nonprofit organization

Posted on December 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Since 2013, USM has been partnering with Side x Side, a non-profit arts education program in Southern Maine that aims to integrate art into cross-disciplinary learning processes in local K-12 schools. The partnership has been placing USM students and educators in local public schools to help integrate the arts into a […]

Community radio station provides variety of music

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Ben Theriault, Staff Writer “300 different songs in a week, not the same song 300 times.” This is the unofficial motto at USM’s college radio station WMPG, 90.9 FM. At WMPG, the staff members and disc jockeys pride themselves in their ability to provide USM and the greater Portland area with unique music choices that […]

Podcasts to listen to on the ride to school

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jacob Forbes, Staff Writer Whenever you find yourself on the Husky Line going between Gorham and Portland, a decision process ensues. Shall you be studious and read notes for the upcoming class? Get your homework done just before class? Do you a feel a nap tapping on your shoulder as you scan the familiar […]

Malek resurrects Freddie Mercury

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cody Curtis, Staff Writer Very few bands have the chance to blossom into stardom. Even fewer have the opportunity to influence society to such a degree that a biographical picture would be made about them. Bohemian Rhapsody, which was released into theaters on Nov. 2, is one of these very special biographical films. It’s […]

Arts and culture listings

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

LISTINGS Monday, November 19th Love Warriors Unite: Yoga for Sustainable Activism Portland Community Squash 68 Noyes St, Portland Starts: 5:30 p.m.PM / Ends: 7 p.m.PM Price: Free Tuesday, November 20th Cirque Musica Cross Insurance Arena 1 Civic Center Sq, Portland Starts: 7:30 p.m.PM Price: $60-$95 Wednesday, November 21th Tarots for Beginners Leapin’ Lizards 449 Forest […]

New director of bands brings passion to conducting

Posted on November 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Alyson Peabody, Staff Writer The students at The School of Music are following a new baton. Jackie Townsend joined the USM faculty this past July. She is the director of bands and in that role she spends much of her time conducting. She conducts the University Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. She has […]