Monday, July 16th, 2018

Colin Aponte wins Maine State Spelling Bee

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jam Lewis, Contributor It was sabado gigante for the top spellers in the 2018 Maine State Spelling Bee held at USM Abromson Educational Center, Saturday March 24. Emerging as first place winner was Colin Aponte, a 13-year old Mainer attending Downeast Homeschool Cooperative in Hancock County. Aponte won when he correctly spelled the word […]

People of USM: Abraham Peck

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Abraham Peck grew up a child of the Holocaust, having both parents narrowly escape the worst of Nazi Germany. Separated for 14 months, Peck’s mother and father finally found each other after fleeing bombings, roundups and the horrors of WWII occupied territory. It was May 1945, in the concentration camp of […]

Shangela hosts sold out drag show

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor There was an overwhelming amount of excitement coming from both the crowd and the performers at the 18th Annual USM Royal Majesty Drag Show & Competition, held by the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversities (CSGD) on March 23. Royal Majesty is the largest campus and community drag show in […]

Yesplus helps students relieve stress

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Just the thought of classes could stress out a college student, and that stress rises with having to work, study, and as exams creep closer each week. However, USM is fortunate enough to have Yesplus on campus to aid with helping students lower their stress and gain more energy with the help […]

People of USM: Susan Feiner

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Charlie Wheeler, Contributor Does a straw have two holes, or one? According to Professor Susan Feiner, it has two holes, one for each end. Feiner is a professor of Women and Gender Studies, as well as Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been a long time […]

A summit on social justice and our community

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Social justice is a very hard hitting, important, and sensitive topic to a lot of people. It can mean a lot of different things depending on the context, and has the potential to be limited, even though social justice can be done in many different ways. The second annual Social Justice […]

Amistad: People helping people

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor   Finding community is not always easy, even in a small state like Maine and in a city the size of Portland. In fact, Maine can be a very isolating place, where community means to most people, the neighborhood someone lives in. However community is so much more than the […]

Safe haven for both campuses, students request CSGD in Gorham

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity first opened its doors on September 1, 2000. The CSGD’s seeks to promote equality, knowledge, and acceptance for the LGBTQA+ community for students, staff, and faculty on the USM campuses. The Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity hosts events to promote acceptance and knowledge […]

Community engagement through comedy at USM

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Uncategorized

Azalea Buch, Staff Writer In order to welcome both new and previous students commencing into the second semester here at USM, the Student Activities Board presented a Live Comedy night by hosting renowned comedian Hailey Boyle as a part of the “Weeks of Welcome” student activities. The show took place on January 25th, in Lower […]

Making magic happen

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

James Fagan, Staff Photographer Peter Boie is a magician who was invited to perform here at the University of Southern Maine on Friday, January 26th. Boie’s magic tricks ranged from something as simple as a “Is this your card,” trick at the beginning of the show, to a grand finale of escaping a straitjacket. Although […]