Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Top Five Study Spots in Portland

Posted on September 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Asha Tompkins, Community Editor After sitting in scalding hot classrooms with no airflow for long enough, you begin to ponder if you’ll survive the semester. However, there is a solution to this epidemic: finish class and study in an air-conditioned environment, more specifically, one of these popular Portland cafés. Speckled Ax is located on 567 […]

Elections to watch out for in June and Nov.

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer The 2018 State general elections are coming up for the primary on November 6 for the Senate, House of Representatives, Governor and more. The closed primary elections will be held on June 12, which is when a voter must affiliate formally with a political party in advance of the election […]

Maine summer events to look forward to

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne, Community Editor With finals fast right around the corner, that means that another Maine summer is fast approaching. In the summer Portland is crawling with tourist and throughout the summer months are filled with different events and festivals. Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   The MeCAF […]

Maine music and arts festivals expand culture

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Maine’s music and art scene have always kept up the pace with some of our larger, more populated neighboring states such as Massachusetts. The natural beauty and abundance of land in the northern part of the state combined with the socially progressive and culturally diverse regions of the southern parts make […]

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the perfect place for James Grant, a DJ by the name of XHALE, to set up a club for people that are both hip-hop enthusiasts and enjoy a good round of chess. […]

People of USM: Sarah Holmes

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer Becoming the Assistant Dean of Students is a job that Sarah Holmes loves, especially being able to help out with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination against anyone based on sex. “I am a very proud product of USM education, it has so much potential for so many […]

People of USM: Carole Paulo

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Kate Rogers, Staff writer Chef Carole Paulo works in Brooks dining hall on the Gorham campus of USM. After being in Maine for only five months she has already made a splash with her unique ideas, her skill and her passion. Originally from Haiti, Paulo moved to Boston, Massachusetts 28 years ago in 1996. […]

Intergenerational connections at Gorham House

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Julie Pike in Community

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief   Gorham House, an assisted living and retirement home, offers an intergenerational program that with their in-house preschool. This benefits not only the children, but the senior residents as well. The children at the preschool get to interact with different residents, who will often come down just to watch the children […]

Modern fascism and its roots in the United States

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer    As stated on the University of Southern Maine website, “This year’s Convocation asks each member of our community to question ourselves, our society, our institutions and our leaders. As we interrogate our collective history, so we must also question the power structures that support and sustain the systems of oppression that […]

People of USM: Haley Depner

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor   The Film Club at USM was made with the idea that it could be an area for the film community to to share movies, grow contacts, and help each other if needed, according to Haley Depner a senior majoring in general biology and minoring in video and audio production, who […]