Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

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 […]

Reverse culture shock: Students on campus adjust to change

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior, Free Press Staff “It bothers me that I really don’t have the history with the other Americans,” USM graduate Shagahayegh Sabeti remarked. “When you grow up with people, you go through this whole process. People start talking about things that I have no idea about, so I couldn’t really contribute to it.” Teenage […]

Southworth Planetarium a hidden gem on campus

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Raquel Miller Southworth Planetarium is one of USM’s hidden treasures. Students who grew up in Maine might remember visiting the Planetarium as a small child on a school field trip, or perhaps, some students visited more recently with a class. Most students pass by the Science building everyday on their way to class without […]

Students of USM: Chi Bui’s travels from Vietnam

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Half asleep, a young Chi Bui gazed down at the coast of Maine from her airplane window as it descended into the Portland International Jetport in 2012, thinking to herself, “Oh, so Maine is an island.” Up until two days before boarding the plane, Bui didn’t know where Maine was on the map. The […]

The Benefits of the Wellness Center

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

Thomas Fitzgerald, Community Editor The aura around campus can seem stressful around this time of year. Finals are approaching, end of the semester projects may be looming and students may find themselves caught up with an overwhelming sense of stress. College is a journey that takes perseverance and confidence in order to achieve the ultimate […]