Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

USM Husky Festival

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Mary Ellen Aldrich   Between Luther Bonney and Payson Smith, a colorful collection of tables and tents sat ready for students and faculty to pursue. Each year, the USM community gathers together for Husky Fest to display its unique groups, clubs and resources. This event serves as a great way for students to easily […]

People of USM: Hamdi Ahmed

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Muna Adan In what is perhaps one of the most memorable commencement speeches, Steve Jobs gave Stanford University’s graduating class of 2005 simple yet thought-provoking advice: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards,” he said. “So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in […]

Support for Eating Disorders on campus

Posted on November 12, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Community

By Johnna Ossie Eating disorders are a common problem among college-age students, but they often go unnoticed or undiscussed. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), eating disorders have been steadily on the rise in the United States since the 1950s. Stigma around eating disorders, including who is affected, and what they look like, […]

USM’s Hidden Greenhouse

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jack Hahn, Free Press staff Did you know USM has its very own greenhouse? Tucked away atop the science building on the Portland campus sits this peaceful strip of green, ripe with the scent of wet earth and new life. According to Professor of Biology Kenneth Weber, the greenhouse has been there at least […]

People of USM: Reza Jalali

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Muna Adan, Free Press staff Mention the American dream, and Americans tend to visualize a wealthy family living in a suburban home surrounded by white picket fences. Yet, to many immigrants who are chasing that dream, those same words evoke a chance to rebuild a life torn apart by war, poverty and persecution. To […]

Huskies for Reproductive Health

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press News editor On Wednesday night in Luther Bonney, seven students sat in a circle with Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX coordinator Sarah Holmes, and gave their names and the pronouns they use for themselves. They are the Huskies for Reproductive Health (HRH), a USM Student Organization whose goal […]

The Piano Tuner

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Cooper Krause, Free Press staff It’s safe to say that there are plenty of avid music lovers on the USM campuses. This past Thursday, dozens of music majors attended the Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square in Portland. On the same night, the open mic in Brooks on the Gorham campus was well […]

Portland Gear Hub

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Katie Malia, Free Press staff Just a few years ago the Portland Gear Hub was a mere idea, a car filled with cross-country skis and snowshoes. It all started with a simple conversation between two non-profits and old friends that wanted to work together. Several ideas were run through concerning how to get families […]

Saying farewell to a graduating class

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald, Community Editor Another semester of classes is drawing near a conclusion at USM, and for many students, it is just another routine end to a school year. With classes being selected and roommates being assigned, it seems like the monotonous rounds of trying to finish a degree are in place. However, for some […]

Surviving finals week: What you need to know

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Raquel Miller, Free Press Staff The life of a college student is already busy and a constant balancing act between classes, work and one’s sanity.  Once finals are added into the mix at the end of the semester, the balancing act is taken to an entirely new level of chaos.   The week before […]