Monday, September 25th, 2017

Circus Maine on track to be the next premiere école de cirque

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

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor Circus Maine, a nascent company located on Thompson’s Point, has been bringing circus art and circus training to Maine since October 2015. Blain Tully, the general manager and part-owner of the organization, formed Circus Maine with Joshua Oliver, the technical director, and Cory Tabino, the artistic director. Tully, […]

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) analysis review

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dan Kilgallon, Free Press Staff The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Run Time: 140 mins The Place Beyond the Pines does not refer to the lovely state of Maine, but rather, to the setting of one of the most underrated movies of 2012. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, this independent film takes place in the […]

Rocker and Halls Review: Split

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Plot: After attending a party, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two classmates Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) are captured by a mysterious man named Kevin (James McAvoy), who has dissociative identity disorder, which gives him 23 different personalities. Trapped in an undisclosed location, […]

Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal: Storytelling

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Deliah Schreiber Well after 7 p.m., people of all ages, races and genders are still arriving. Every table in the room is taken and, by the time the first speaker takes the stage, the crowd has filled nearly every available square inch. On January 26, the Women and Gender Studies department at the University […]

Final Fantasy XV review

Posted on February 02, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press staff Final Fantasy XV is another installment in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise. It holds up to the norm of monsters, magic and interesting plot lines. But is the game worth  $60? Story: Final Fantasy XV takes place in Lucis, which is ruled by King Regis Lucis Caelum. The story […]

Collection in Glickman aims to educate students on African American history in Maine

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff The Glickman Library is home to the USM Special Collections, which holds a large African American Collection that is open to the public. The collection contains a vast amount of information regarding African Americans in Maine. While most Maine are white, there is a large amount of history that […]

Album Review: Starboy offers fresh style and incredible variety

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dan Kilgallon, Free Press contributor Released on November of last year, Starboy is the latest album from Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. This marks The Weeknd’s third studio album for a major label, following the 2013 Kiss Land and the 2015 Beauty Behind the Madness. The latter was particularly successful […]

Top Five: Things not to post on social media (that future employers won’t like)

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Jordan Castaldo, Free Press contributor We have learned from our parents, family and friends that everything you post online never truly goes away. Sure, you can delete it, but there will always be a way to find it again. In today’s world of globalized communication, it is important to be cautious about what we […]

USM Takes Initiative to Eliminate Carbon Footprint by 2040

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Deliah Schreiber, Free Press contributor Organizations of all types are taking the initiative to reduce or completely remove their carbon footprint as evidence of global warming crops up. Back in 2007, USM’s Department of Sustainability, which is responsible for minimizing environmental impact, made it a goal for USM to become a carbon-neutral campus by […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: Our Favorite Films of 2016

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Hello readers! A quick disclaimer: This list is completely our own opinions. There is no right answer to the question of what the best films of 2016 were, so if you see that a film that you love isn’t on here, it’s okay. You loved that […]