Thursday, September 20th, 2018

MovieTalk: More than just a horror film

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer   Get Out recently made history at the Oscars on the night of Sunday, March 4, as the first horror film to earn the Best Original Screenplay award for Writer/Director Jordan Peele. This was a big win, beating out the predicted winner Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water […]

Screening and panel raise awareness

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor Stronger is a film about the marathon runner Jeff Bauman. He was injured during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, resulting in both his legs being amputated above the knee. The film follows his journey of recovery, both physically and psychologically, as he works with the support of friends […]

The survival of poetry in the digital age

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer   In celebration to this literary form of art, poetry, USM hosted an event to celebrate with an American poetry scholar and critic, Marjorie Perloff. Perloff has taught English  at the University of South Carolina, University of Maryland and Stanford University. Perloff is a modernist critic that explores avant-garde poetry. Throughout […]

Latinx Student Alliance connects to roots

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By James Fagan, Photojournalist   A few weeks ago a new organization was formed here at the USM. This new organization is the Latinx Student Alliance. According to the organizations president, Maria Escobar, the goal of the Latinx Student Alliance is “to bring together a community of students together who are interested in learning more […]

Movie Talk- Bright: a societal statement

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By James Fagan, Photojournalist   The movie Bright is a social commentary about the state of  society. The Netflix original movie that was released on December 22 of last year. Bright is set in a world where humans live alongside several mythical races such as orcs, elves, dwarves and fairies. While the humans in the […]

Jazz ensemble and dance draws a crowd

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer   The third annual Big Band Ballroom Bash filled Costello Gymnasium on Friday, April 6 as a trifecta between Student Activities, the Athletics Department and the USM School of Music. Christopher Oberholtzer, Director of Jazz Studies at USM, conducted the Portland Jazz Orchestra (PJO) and the USM Jazz Ensemble. Sophomore […]

Understanding cultural connections at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer In an article published by the New Yorker in December 2014, author Joshua Rothman investigated the definition and meaning of the word “culture.” It is a complicated word in that includes so many different aspects of life such as gender, race, place of birth and education. In the article Rothman writes, […]

The film that gave way to modern drag

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

By Emily Norman, Staff Writer With USM’s 18th Annual Drag show just behind us, I found it fitting to rewatch and review one of my all-time favorite documentaries, Paris is Burning. This 1990 film directed by Jennie Livingston chronicles the lives of the community of people involved in drag balls in New York City in the […]

Passover: an overlooked spring holiday

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

By Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Late March and early April are often overshadowed by how large Easter festivities have become in modern American culture, but there are certain people celebrating a very different holiday during this time; the Jewish are celebrating Passover. Celebrated in memory of the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt, Passover is […]

Miss Portland Diner: a landmark of Portland

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

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer   Although Portland may not be a large and a modern city, it has the best landmarks in the state. Miss Portland Diner, located at 140 Marginal Way, is a recognizable landmark that is known for its vibrant blue bus-like cart with a golden logo, as well as its breakfast and […]