Album Review: V

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By Sydney Donovan Famous for their pop rock genre albums, Maroon 5 is back with their fifth studio album aptly titled V. This album is a throwback to their earlier album titled Songs about Jane. It acts as a very vocally-charged album that showcases lead singer Adam Levine. Its very catchy rhythms and melodies make […]

The Well of Horniness pushes students out of their comfort zone

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

This past weekend, The Well Of Horniness, written by Holly Hughes, made its debut at Russell Hall, located on Gorham campus. Unlike other shows here on campus, this is a radio play, which is a staged show where actors and actresses line up and perform from the same spot on the stage the entire time. […]

Kil-Robics takes exercise to a whole new level

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson On Monday and Wednesday at 8 a.m, an aerobics exercise group called “Kil-Robics” takes place in the Costello Sports Complex on USM’s Gorham campus. This class is free to anyone who would like to attend, and is creatively named after the groups instructor, Wil Kilroy, theatre professor and major advising coordinator. Kilroy […]

Film review: The Giver

Posted on September 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller If you had to choose, what would you like most, to be happy or to have free will? This is the central question asked in the recent movie The Giver. In just 130 minutes, questions of euthanasia, science, technology, pain, and the meaning of human nature are questioned and critiqued. Though the […]

A&C Recommends: The Planetarium

Posted on September 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Anastasia Muca USM’s planetarium, located in the basement of the Science building at the Portland campus, will be holding events to explore the sky, historically, presently and in its future. Right now planetarium goers, astronomists and star gazers are prepping for a total lunar eclipse. Edward Gleason, planetarium manager, can assure that both the […]

The complexity of coffee: The science behind your brew

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Students and faculty alike have always liked how caffeine makes them feel. Whether they have to attend that 8:00 a.m. lecture or work a late shift at their part-time job, they find that coffee keeps them going when they need to be alert and at their best performance. “I love coffee,” said Jenny Fogg, a […]

U2′s new album sounds familiar to fans

Posted on September 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Music

By Sydney Donovan For anyone wielding an iPhone, you might notice something different about your iTunes library on your phone. Thanks to collaboration with Apple, the rock band U2 has released their new album, Songs of Innocence, exclusively to iTunes. On every Apple phone, the album is automatically downloaded into your music library and seen […]

Arcadia National Bar brings the culture of nerd to Portland

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Francis Flisiuk in Arts & Culture

It’s time to take those drunken games of Mario Kart out of your dorm room and into a night on the town. The recently opened Arcadia National Bar is drawing in consistent crowds of adults from several age groups, all of whom share a common love for drinking beer and playing classic video, arcade and […]

Multicultural students discuss diversity and discrimination

Posted on September 15, 2014 by elledavis in Arts & Culture

U.S. Census figures show that Maine is one of the least diverse states in the country estimating that 95.3 percent of Maine’s population is white. According to Reza Jalali, coordinator at the office of multicultural student affairs, Portland is slowly becoming more diverse, but that there’s still a lot of room for improvement in the […]

Irish documentarian visits USM and shares success story

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

When he was in college, Maurice Fitzpatrick decided he wanted to be a documentarian and fought to reach his goals despite naysayers. Now, Fitzpatrick has a documentary co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, a book under his belt and said he is always looking for the next project. Last Wednesday, Fitzpatrick visited USM to show […]