Friday, February 24th, 2017

Collection in Glickman aims to educate students on African American history in Maine

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library is home to the USM Special Collections, which holds a large African American Collection that is open to the public. The collection contains a vast amount of information regarding African Americans in Maine. While most Maine are white, there is a large amount of history that […]

Album Review: Starboy offers fresh style and incredible variety

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dan Kilgallon, Free Press contributor Released on November of last year, Starboy is the latest album from Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. This marks The Weeknd’s third studio album for a major label, following the 2013 Kiss Land and the 2015 Beauty Behind the Madness. The latter was particularly successful […]

Top Five: Things not to post on social media (that future employers won’t like)

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press contributor We have learned from our parents, family and friends that everything you post online never truly goes away. Sure, you can delete it, but there will always be a way to find it again. In today’s world of globalized communication, it is important to be cautious about what we […]

USM Takes Initiative to Eliminate Carbon Footprint by 2040

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Deliah Schreiber, Free Press contributor Organizations of all types are taking the initiative to reduce or completely remove their carbon footprint as evidence of global warming crops up. Back in 2007, USM’s Department of Sustainability, which is responsible for minimizing environmental impact, made it a goal for USM to become a carbon-neutral campus by […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: Our Favorite Films of 2016

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Hello readers! A quick disclaimer: This list is completely our own opinions. There is no right answer to the question of what the best films of 2016 were, so if you see that a film that you love isn’t on here, it’s okay. You loved that […]

Level Up! Professor Irvine discusses new major in video game design

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Katie Harris, Free Press Intern Most college students have a passion for video game design and play video games as a hobby outside out of their academic studies. How about turning their passion into a major here at USM? On Wednesday, there was a discussion held at the Wishcamper Center called Level Up, which […]

“Above and Below”: a dynamic book art exhibit

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Eli Morse, Free Press staff There are so many mediums of art out there, but one that is often forgotten is book art. Although USM has a minor in book arts, many have not heard of this art form. At the Pope-Cheney Art Studio in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus, there is […]

A personal journey shines in Moonlight

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: Moonlight is directed by Barry Jenkins and tells the story of Chiron, a young black man living in a rough neighborhood of Miami. The film follows Chiron in three parts of his life, first as a young child, then as a teenager and then as an adult. While […]

Historical drama denies the typical melodramatic feel

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls and John Rocker Plot Loving is a historical drama written and directed by Jeff Nicholas. It tells the true story of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), a white man and black woman who, after getting married, are jailed and forced to leave their home and families in Virginia […]

Ani DiFranco brings message of hope and activism to full house in Portland

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Johna Ossie, News Editor Long time singer-songwriter, political activist and entrepreneur Ani Difranco played to a full house on Nov. 15 at the State Theater in Portland. DiFranco’s message has always been one of political activism paired with raw emotion, strength and vulnerability. She and her band have been on the road performing her “VOTE […]