Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Molly Ringwald at USM

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press staff The Brat Pack star Molly Ringwald put her celebrity status to use while campaigning at USM for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. On Tuesday Sept. 13, Ringwald and other representatives of the campaign set up a voter registration table in the Brooks Dining Hall on the Gorham campus. […]

Multicultural Center Changes

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Free Press staff Mariana Cruz, the first assistant dean of diversity at USM, has many things in store for the Multicultural Center. Cruz has organized many events and programs for the coming weeks at the Multicultural Center to help students feel more at home at the Multicultural Center. It’s planned that […]

Study Drugs

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy College students around the country are acclimating to the difficulties of a new semester replete with new courses, new professors and other difficulties. Some of these difficulties are not so subtle. Full course loads, in addition to extracurricular commitments and part-time jobs are often combined with the knowledge that this most recent […]

New Administration Brings Back Four Retrenched Faculty

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press staff USM has begun to work towards a better reputation with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) by rehiring several employees who were retrenched back in 2014. USM is currently under sanction by the AAUP due to  an incident two years ago when 26 faculty members, including ones with […]

A Day In The Life Of An RA

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Jack Hahn Possibly the most underappreciated people on campus, Resident Assistants (RAs) are an essential part of the college experience. From event planning to ensuring student safety, they are constantly at work to make residential life great for students. The RA of Second Hastings-Wing, Justin Lapointe, a senior history major, described his role and […]

Societal Issues on Social Media

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Katie Harris, Free Press staff Social media has been the place where college students express their feelings on issues that have happened or are still happening today. Lately, social media has been the main platform where societal issues have been discussed, such as abortion, political standings, abuse and racism. Students have mixed reactions on […]

Student Thoughts on the Election

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press staff The upcoming presidential election has many young people concerned about the future, not just for our country but for the global community. For generations, college students have been known to be the ones rallied behind progressive candidates and to come together in protest against injustices.   Many in the Baby […]

Understanding Title IX and Mandatory Reporting

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press News editor Title IX has existed in the United States for over forty years, yet many students at USM have little to no idea what it means, or what rights they have as a result. A Free Press survey found that even the students who know the basics of what […]

Presidential Election 2016: On the issues

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The 2016 Presidential Election is upon us, and American Citizens continue to battle with the decision of who will be the next President of the United States, it’s important to analyze and understand the stance each viable candidate has held on particular issues that could highly influence the future of  our country and its relations […]

Triggered by Trump, students discuss how it affects them

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor One in six women will be the victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetimes. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), there are close to 3,000 victims of sexual assault in the United States each year. Sexual assault is any act of a sexual nature […]