Monday, July 16th, 2018

Student-led event educates about gun violence

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief On the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, USM Thinking Matters partnered with the Maine Gun Safety Coalition (MGSC) to provide an educational platform for students, faculty and community members. The Walk-In Against Gun Violence event was created to teach the community about gun violence policies and to join […]

Letter from the editor: #SaveStudentNewsrooms

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Just last week the Free Press joined in on the movement, #SaveStudentNewsrooms, a group of college newspapers across the country have banded together to spread awareness about the need for financial and editorial independence for student-run publications. Melissa Gomez, the editor-in-chief of The Independent Florida Alligator, who worked with other students […]

Loretta J. Ross speaks on reproductive justice

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

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer   Human rights activist and self-described Texas Southerner Loretta J. Ross, received two standing ovations from a diverse audience representing the Portland and USM communities.  Ross took to the podium approximately 7 p.m. on the night of Friday the 13 in Hannaford Hall following the Women & Gender Studies (WGS) […]

Foreign language classes to return to USM

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

By Sam Margolin, Staff Writer Starting in the fall of 2018, USM will again offer various degree programs in foreign language such as bachelor of arts in Linguistics, with French and Spanish Concentrations as well as minors in both Spanish and French. Other regularly offered courses that have been returned or strengthened include Latin, German, Italian […]

Tension between USM student and ISO at event

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

By Elizabeth Trudel, Staff Writer The Portland chapter of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) received backlash from an event held last week surrounding the topic of the #MeToo movement and sexism. One USM student, Mariana Angelo, was asked to leave after she had allegedly violated their code of conduct by going over her time limit and […]

New student run clinic benefits whole community

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

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer   The Lewiston-Auburn area has a new addition to their community that will benefit a myriad of individuals. Just last month a community clinic was opened on the USM Lewiston-Auburn (LAC) campus. Led by students and supported by faculty, the clinic provides pro bono occupational services to both children and adults. […]

New organization promotes compassion at USM

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

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, co-founder and president of the Courage of Care Coalition, led the first event hosted by the Center for Compassion, a new organization at USM, with a presentation titled, the “Courage of Compassion.” Professor Vaishali Mamgain, an associate professor of economics, is the director of the new organization. […]

Letter from the editor: determining a newsworthy story

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, editor-in-chief   A question that comes up almost on a daily basis in the life of an editor, is being asked, or asking yourself, why is this story important? Why are we writing about this? Why do our readers want to know about this? Being a journalist is about more than just […]

CSGD free clothing swap a huge success

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

 By Kate Rogers, Staff Writer USM’s Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) and the Multicultural Student Affairs center hosted an all-gender all-culture free clothing swap in Woodbury on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting with hundreds of pounds of clothing and ending up with less than half, the swap was a huge […]

USM welcomes new Chief of Police, Noel March

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

By Ben Theriault, Staff Writer   Last week USM received a new Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety & Security, Noel March, who took over for Interim Chief of Police, Ronald Saindon. March has substantial experience working with law enforcement in Maine. He has worked as the Sheriff of Cumberland County, the Chief of Police at […]