Students choose love over gifts

Posted on February 10, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dora Thompson With Valentine’s Day upon us, it can seem impossible to escape the reddish-pinkish glow that radiates from the aisles of supermarkets, the commercials on TV and the smiles of happy couples. Everyone celebrates the season of love differently. Some shower their loved ones in stereotypical delights like boxed chocolate and stuffed animals, […]

USM graduate writes a novel

Posted on February 03, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Every college student has an aspiration of pursuing a career in a field that they love. For Mary Lou Quinn, a USM history graduate, writing her first novel, Lost and Found  was a dream come true. Lost and Found is about the journey of Margaret Mary Murphy through her loss of family and self as […]

Faculty and alumni team up for joint exhibition

Posted on February 03, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dora Thompson In past years, the work of faculty and alumni have been showcased separately, but this year’s exhibit is a testament to the bonds that can form and survive between students and teachers. USM’s art gallery in Gorham held an opening reception for an exhibit that showed students the potential merits of actually […]

A&C Recommends: “An evening with Christopher Durang” at the Portland Stage

Posted on February 03, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Kristen Ouellette With winter blues hitting us hard this semester, nothing warms the soul up like an evening of satire and a pistol packing nun. Come out to see “An Evening with Christopher Durang” presented by the USM Theatre Department. “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For […]

The Open Bench Project creates space for innovators

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk in Arts & Culture

On Thompson’s Point in Portland is a warehouse that looks ordinary on the outside but inside is a buzzing hub of creative and productive energy. In this vast 7,000 square foot industrial space, robots are assembled and tested out, while quadcopter drones fly over head. In one corner, a group of children are being taught […]

Hypnotist makes puppets out of students on stage

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Comedian hypnotist Eric Mina wowed audiences at USM with an act that had USM students making a fool of themselves on stage. Mina explained that his routine is a simple one and that everyone has the ability to hypnotize themselves. With a bachelors degree in psychology and a certificate in hypnotherapy, Mina told his audience […]

A&C recommends: Concerning Violence film screening

Posted on January 22, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Recommends

By Dora Thompson Next Monday, you can take a journey into the depths of Africa as it struggles for liberation from the Third World with the premier a new documentary called Concerning Violence. USM staff and students gain free entry to the screening at Space Gallery with a valid university ID as the audience gets […]

S(her)lock web series gives a fresh look to an old time classic

Posted on January 22, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

A team in the USM community is hard at work on a new web series that aims to explore femininity through the world’s most famous fictional detective: Sherlock Holmes. The gender-swapping scenes of S(her)lock began as a collaborative senior project headed by senior media studies major Kate Tracy last spring and the project has only […]

Arts department spring overview

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

This semester, USM students and staff will be performing and directing a variety of events that are sure to enthrall anyone who attends. From an instrumental concert to a Shakespearean comedy, this spring is full of exciting shows and exhibits that are sure to both educate and entertain its audiences. 1.) Book Arts paper Trail […]

Heavy Rotation Reviews

Posted on January 12, 2015 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews, Music, Recommends

Eminem, Shady XV Eminem’s new album “Shady XV” features one disc of his new material and one that has his greatest hits. His song, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” reminds listeners of how far he has come from being a man on the streets of Detroit to a world-renowned rapper. He raps, “Comin’ from them streets where […]