Film Review: A Walk in the Woods

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Anora Morton, Contributor The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia, 2,200 miles North to Maine’s Mount Katahdin. This trek of a hike is very popular with young people, but A Walk in the Woods follows two seniors, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) and his long estranged friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), on their […]

Student’s explore local eats at Taste of Portland

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Students Connect at 15th Annual Husky Fest

By Dora Thompson, Arts & Culture Editor Nothing draws more student crowds than the promise of free food, and that is exactly what occurs at the Annual Taste of Portland last Wednesday. Food trucks and booths gathered to show off their stuff while students milled about to sample foods of several different vendors. A success […]

Broadway star does one-man performance

Posted on April 27, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Bill Bowers has graced Broadway’s stages as Leggett in “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and  Zazu in “The Lion King.” He has studied with the world-famous mime, Marcel Marceau. His award-winning solo play recounting a tale of his own life, “It Goes Without Saying,” was repeatedly sold out in off-Broadway theaters. He has performed it throughout the […]

A passion for glass creation

Posted on April 20, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dora Thompson Pipes are everywhere, especially in the city of Portland. They rest in smoke shop windows, and displayed in art shows, and hidden in the dorm rooms of college students. Portland has a large community of glass artists who create their own pipes, yet still many buyers are not aware of where their […]

Top Five places to satisfy the munchies

Posted on April 20, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Otto Pizza on Congress Street The “munchies” is a feeling that often provokes a craving for greasy, warm foods.  What better choice to satisfy that craving than a hot slice of pizza? Otto’s on Congress Street is constantly serving up not only your favorite traditional recipes but also unique variations that are fun to try […]

Artist explores adolescent trauma

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Artist Traci Molloy works on her project with participating students

Brooklyn-based artist Traci Molloy identifies as an education activist, creating art that tackles difficult topics of adolescent violence, suicide and loss in a variety of media. A reception and discussion will be held on April 15, where people can learn about her project and ask any questions they may have. In Gorham, Molloy currently teaches […]

USM puts on Maine’s first shadow play

Posted on April 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Shadow interpreters and speaking actors in the cast of as you like it rehearse on USM's Main stage

Starting on the April 17, Shakespeare is making a visit to USM’s main stage in his sharp-witted stage comedy, As You Like It. The show will feature all the hallmarks of The Bard, with it’s traditional costumes, period music and gender confusion. Thanks to director Assunta Kent, this play will be Shakespeare like you’ve never […]

Student filmmakers host auditions

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Mary Kearney, senior media studies major and Emily Pierce, senior media and communications major look over paperwork to learn more about the people auditioning.

Last week, student filmmaker’s set out to cast roles for their films, taking the first step in the process of their hort movie creation. This film project is for an Advanced Field Video Production class, where USM students majoring in media or communications get the chance to cast, direct and film their own movies. These […]

Catch Me If You Can

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Stealing the USM main stage this month was the ridiculously catchy, deliciously sixties con artistry set to music: Catch Me If You Can. Premiering in Maine for the first time, this euphoric bang of a show features a wide range of student talent. “It’s a great showcase of the talent here at USM,” said musical […]

Digital Dreams: A group of students in the C12 lab work together on video games

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture

Sophomore computer science major Sam Capotosto puts on the virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift and plays a game he created that simulates being in space. Adjunct professor of electrical engineering Rocco Sbardella works on his own project next to Capotosto.

On the fifth floor of the science building, students with an interest in helping in the collaboration of technology savvy projects can venture into the CI2 lab to put their ideas into actions and their dreams into reality. One group in particular focuses on video game creation. Jonah Sanville, a sophomore computer science major and […]