Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

USM to welcome International Academy students

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

By Kelly Scrima, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine is welcoming a new addition: The International Academy (TIA), an international high school accredited by the  NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools (CIS), which is currently accepting applications. The academy is open to international students in eleventh and twelfth grade, who upon graduation will earn a […]

Return to Great Mother’s Infinity exhibited at SPACE Gallery

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

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Imagine a place that you could go, for free, to watch a movie, concert or performance. At this specific place, there are hand-woven blankets made for your comfort to share amongst the friends and family you have brought to watch this performance with you. You are able to put one […]

Best spots on campus to relax

Posted on February 25, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith All students need some relaxation time to themselves, whether it be to sleep, study or to simply hide out and be to themselves. To some, it may seem like there are only a few spots on campus in which one can relax, and some of them may not be ideal spots. Unknown […]

The Vagina Monologues: Empowerment through knowledge

Posted on February 25, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig On Friday, Feb. 17, USM’s Student Performing Artists (SPA) group performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. The play, which in 1997 won an Obie award for playwriting, is performed each year in an effort to the V-DAY and One Billion Rising movements. Director Brittany Burke, who also acted in another production of […]

Artists in Action: Gorham exhibit encourages exploration of art beyond the classroom setting

Posted on February 25, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig At USM’s Gorham campus art museum, there is a brand new exhibit amongst the many brilliant pieces of art. This exhibit, titled “Portals,” is a compilation of creative works by art educators from the state of Maine to encourage studio practice and to explore the process that takes place beyond their classrooms. […]

The surplus store in Sullivan offers discounted items to public

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Deliah Schreiber, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Sustainability not only helps to reduce USM’s waste, but it also has developed a way for students, faculty and even the public to take advantage of university property that would otherwise be thrown away. The Surplus Store, formerly located in an off-campus rental […]

The Space Between Us: The best unintentional comedy of the year so far

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls Plot: The Space Between Us is a sci-fi teen romance directed by Peter Chelsom. The film follows a 16-year-old teenage boy named Gardner (Asa Butterfield) who is born and raised on the planet Mars. Having never traveled to Earth, Gardner jumps at the opportunity when it arises as it […]

Now on Netflix: An overlooked film from 2016

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Aaron Halls, Staff, John Rocker, Staff Sing Street takes place in 1980s Dublin, Ireland. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) has moved to a new school so that his family can save money. He encounters a slew of problems, including failing to connect with people and dealing with bullies, both students and staff members alike. One day, […]

Bookbinding and the pursuit of human touch exhibit

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Surrounding students studying on the 7th floor of Glickman, in the Reading Room, is an art exhibit on the ancient craft of bookbinding. Curated by Britta Konau, students now have a chance to see the renowned book binding work of Gray Parrot. The art of bookbinding is the assembling […]

Field of Vision documentary shorts highlight global events

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Daniel Killgallon, Free Press Staff First Look Media is a multi-platform media company which was first launched in 2013. Amongst the company’s distributed content is Field of Vision, a documentary unit that creates a variety of short documentaries that cover a variety of contemporary events around the globe. All of this work is distributed […]