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Students of USM: Muhammad Khan on reverse culture shock

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

Meaghan Gonsior, Free Press Staff Some people let life drift by, but not Muhammad Khan, president of USM’s Muslim Student Association. Khan, a 19 year-old freshman from Gorham, has jumped into the USM community with both feet. Since moving to Maine from Pakistan at the age of 8, Khan has intentionally and actively embraced new […]

Could animals on campus lessen student stress?

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

Raquel Miller, Free Press Staff In the spirit of springtime, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland brought bunnies to USM’s Gorham campus this past Thursday. Arrow and Boulder, two California rabbits, were available in Lower Brooks to students and families, in groups of four, for gentle petting and playing. The two are only four-months-old, […]

Relay for life brings USM together for a cause

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

Byline Raquel Miller The USM community played a big part raising money for cancer this past week, holding a successful Relay for Life event last Friday at the Costello Field House on the Gorham campus.  “Kicking it to Cancer” was the theme of the event,  and it changed up the Relay for Life tradition, which […]

Students of USM: Aaron Damon

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

Byline: Meaghan Gonsior, Free Press Staff On any given Thursday night, fourth year Media Studies major Aaron Damon can be found volunteering his time and talent with Portland’s Community Television Network (CTN). The CTN provides an open platform for free speech, a meeting place for creative discussion, classes to learn the skills to create quality […]

Disability Service Center

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald When a student goes to class on their first day of the semester and receives a syllabus, the back page will typically have information for students with disabilities and for students who may be struggling for a specific reason. However, do all students know about how many different offerings there are? The […]

Speed roommating a success at USM

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Raquel Miller How do we choose roommates?  They are the people we will be living with for varying chunks of time, so hopefully our roommate is the kind of person we are looking for.  What are we looking for?  Are they like us?  Are they a student?  Do they work?  What is their major? […]

Students of USM

Posted on March 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior Born and raised in the mountainous region of western Montana, Blue Hayler fell in love with the ice when he was in the first grade. He learned to skate on a frozen river nearby his family’s rural cabin. Shortly after he joined a youth hockey team in Missoula, his parents and brother became […]

Students of USM: Sam Anderson, Student Athlete

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Meaghan Gonsior USM student Sam Anderson moved to Maine from Bristol, Connecticut in order to pursue soccer and because it’s so “peaceful.” He had visited the state previously, and wanted to see more of it. Anderson has always been an athlete. He has played soccer since he was a child and through his high […]

Restaurant week in Portland

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

By Thomas Fitzgerald It is a very important week for restaurant owners and workers of the food industry as restaurant week has been a feature for the eighth consecutive year. Over 75 local restaurants are being featured in this coveted week, and people who are eager to go out and try new foods have a […]

Social Media Activism Minor at USM

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Community

  By Raquel MIller We live in an era of hashtag activism.  The internet has the power to connect individuals from around the world and allows people to connect in a way that doesn’t require their physical presence, but their spirit and passion, and in doing so, creates something larger and more magical than expected. […]