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 […]

Film Review: Nightcrawler

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

The pulse-pounding thriller Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, tells the story of a man who is desperate for a job and discovers the high-speed world of crime journalism in Los Angeles. If you find twisted human behavior both fascinating and psychologically thrilling, than this film is a must-see. Nightcrawler tells the story of a sociopath […]

Album Review: Lazaretto

Posted on November 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Kyle Cumiskey Yet another critically acclaimed album by the musician Jack White has just been released. This new album, titled Lazaretto embodies a unique garage sound. White explains that many of the songs on his new album were written in his younger years, therefore depicting teenage issues. The song “Lazaretto” produces a hip hop […]

USM graduate gives advice on the audition

Posted on November 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson Any performing acts major knows the terror and importance of the dreaded audition. It’s their link to the real world and one of the most important things about getting a career after graduation. On Friday, USM school of Music presented a master class with Metropolitan Opera singer Megan Marino to help students […]

Map exhibit gives a tangible link to the past

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Accurate and detailed maps are just a finger-swipe away with today’s technology. It’s easy to forget map making used to require serious scouting and a steady hand. For the next few months, USM’s Osher Map Library will showcase a collection of maps made entirely by hand, the oldest dating back to 1583. These maps are […]

Top 5 staff picks: local fall snack favorites

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

1.) Fall flavors at the Holy Donut Waking up in the morning before going to work is a job in itself, so one of my favorite things to do is drive over to Holy Donut in Portland and get a small coffee with extra cream and sugar to dip my pumpkin donut in. I love […]