Friday, December 9th, 2016

Rocker and Hals Reviews: Sully

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Hall, Free Press staff Plot Clint Eastwood’s Sully follows the true story of air pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) during this miraculous landing on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, and simultaneously depicts the hearings that took place afterwards. What Did We Like? John: I enjoyed whenever […]

Bucks for Buskers

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Portland isn’t as big as New York City or Boston, but Portland has talent too! There are a lot of buskers in Portland who like to just sit outside and play their instruments, and people who like the music will give the players money. I had the pleasure of […]

Chvrches Concert Review

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff On Wednesday Sept. 21st, the Alternative, synthpop, Glasgow-based band Chvrches, consisting of their main vocalist Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook playing the keyboard, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty playing keyboard, and vocals, played at the State Theatre, with the local rock band Weakened Friends opening for them, and it […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: Blair Witch

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Hall, Free Press staff Plot: Blair Witch is the direct sequel to the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project, and is directed by Adam Wingard. The movie follows James Donahue (James Allen McCune) whose sister Heather went missing years ago along with two others while investigating the myth of the […]

Young Thug: JEFFERY

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Bradford Spurr On his most refined and provocative release Young Thug stands out from a crowded sea of Hip Hop and R&B artists. Young Thug is slim, tall, and only 25 years old, which makes him one of the youngest trendsetters in popular rap music today. But Young Thug is more than just his […]

Tattoo Culture at USM

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Mary Ellen, Free Press Community editor Regan Thibodeau, one of the few deaf professors here at USM, has several tattoos. Each one has meaning to her. Thibodeau and two of her deaf friends got a sun, moon and star tattoo trio upon conquering the idea of attending a hearing school, UVM. Another tattoo is a […]

CHVRCHES

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Free Press Arts & Culture editor On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the alternative, synthpop, Glasgow-based band Chvrches, consisting of their main vocalist Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook playing the keyboard, bass and vocals, and Martin Doherty playing keyboard, and vocals, played at the State Theatre, with the local rock band Weakened Friends opening for […]

High School to College Transition, Easy or Hard?

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Everyone needs friends, but it’s not always easy to make friends in a new place. Transitioning from high school to college is challenging enough. You’re leaving behind your old life in a controlled school environment, and you’re branching off into a completely different world. Socially, your world is also […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Hall, Free Press staff Plot Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name. Taking place in the 1870s, the film is set in the mining town of Rose Creek, which is forcefully taken over by a man named Bartholomew Bogue. Now the […]

The New North Atlantic

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Kelly Scrima, Free Press staff “I understand nature to be made by us, and we made by nature. In other words we don’t exist separate from nature,” said Dr. John Gillis, renowned historian, following his talk entitled The New North Atlantic. “We are constantly projecting on nature both our fears and our dreams, and […]