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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 […]

Using social media to get involved

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

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief Who knew that getting involved in your community could be as easy as checking your Facebook page. Nowadays you can find almost any group you can imagine, most often right in your local area. If you’re looking for ideas of stuff to do outside of USM, here are just a few […]

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 […]