Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Drake shows some real love for other artists in More Life

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

By: Kelly Scrima, Web Editor Drake released a new 20-track album on March 17, entitled More Life. The album features many talented artists from places such as the U.S., U.K. and South Africa, and spans more than a few genres. The genre influences for the album include, but are not limited to, dancehall, house, R&B, afrobeat, […]

Rocker and Hall Reviews: Modern gritty Power Rangers

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls In the small town of Angel Grove, five teens discover five colored coins that give them superpowers. They learn from a being known as Zordon that these coins chose them, and that they must become a team known as the Power Rangers and stop the evil Rita Repulsa, who […]

A Look Into the world of nude modeling at USM

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam to the Venus de Milo sculpture, for centuries many famous works of art have featured women and men in the nude. Today, artists still incorporate nude figures in their work, including right here at USM, where students get the opportunity to draw, paint […]

A look into the Southworth Planetarium

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Built in 1969 and dedicated in 1970, the Southworth Planetarium is located in the Science Building of USM’s Portland campus. They offer a variety of shows, classes, First Friday Art Walk and lectures. Additionally, they have a weekly radio program, “Radio Astronomy!,” that airs from 1 p.m. to 1:30 […]

Juried Art Exhibit showcases student work

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Cara DeRose, Chief Copy Editor On the evening of March 16, guided by small candles, placed in paper bags, that illuminated the winding edges of their path, students and faculty members alike walked to the USM Art Gallery in Gorham, where the USM Student Juried Exhibition opening reception was held. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

ESOL peer mentoring enters its fourth successful semester

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer Over the two and a half years since its inception, the English for Speakers of Other Languages Department (ESOL) at USM has served as a place where students whose first language is not English can have a one-on-one conversation with fluent English-speaking students. ESOL Peer Mentoring was first created in the […]

Rocker and Hall reviews: Logan, a cinematic experience

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff The year is 2029, Logan (Hugh Jackman) works as a limo driver in southwestern America while trying to care for his old friend and father figure Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who is slowly losing his mind. Things take a turn when a young mutant named Laura […]

Rocker and Halls: Oscar Recap

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff What Did We Like? J: Damien Chazelle Winning Best Director: This is a remarkable achievement for the director, as he has become the youngest person to win this award at the age of 32. Whether you liked the film or not, there’s no denying that Chazelle […]

Prisoners (2013) Movie Review

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Killgallon, Free Press Staff With Logan finally hitting theaters this weekend, it is important to understand that Hugh Jackman’s acting capabilities go far beyond that signature role of  Wolverine which he has owned since the turn of the century. Amongst his finest performances is Prisoners, a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). […]

Starbucks is not all it’s brewed up to be

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library’s new Starbucks installation has received mixed reviews. To some people, it seems like a blessing that there is a coffee shop in the library, but to others it’s seen as an excuse for a Starbucks to be on campus. Was the installation worth everything put into […]