Friday, July 1st, 2016

New Software Takes the Distraction out of Internet Resources

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

by Bradford Spurr Some new software from the UK promises to reduce the time students spend surfing the web instead of finishing their research paper. With promising statistics from a nationwide survey, Stop Procrastinating looks to solve the motivation problem in this internet age. A blank word document five pages short of the minimum has become […]

One student confirmed to have mumps at University of Southern Maine

Posted on March 02, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Earlier this evening,  a student at the University of Southern Maine was confirmed to have been diagnosed with Mumps. “Staff members are currently contacting individuals who may be more directly affected, but we think it is important for the entire university community to be informed of the symptoms of mumps and what to do if […]

A look at Black History Month

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Zachary Searles/News Editor The United States finds itself in an interesting time, on one hand you have citizens that believe that the Civil Rights Movement and the ending of segregation and slavery also ended racism in America. On the other hand, there are citizens of all races and nationalities that say racial tensions are […]

Brewery Partnership

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Dora Thompson The University of Southern Maine and the Maine Brewers Guild announced a partnership Thursday aimed at helping the region’s growing craft beer industry with analysis and testing by USM’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Research Laboratory. The lab will help brewers deliver a consistent, quality product to their consumers, ensure contamination has not […]

News Briefs

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Local & State Group offers for reward for any info lobster theft The group Maine Operation Game Thief is offering an $11,000 reward for information about a lobster theft that occurred on the Gulf of Maine. An investigation by the Maine Marine Patrol shows that around 200 lobster traps were stolen. Maine Operation Game Thief […]

Students for #USMFuture give their demands to administration

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer C. Sousa/Free Press Staff Graphic done by: Abigail Bailey/Design Assistant Towards the end of the Fall 2015 semester, the collective Students for #USMfuture began working with Dr. Glenn Cummings, president of the University of Southern Maine, as well as Nancy Griffin, the vice president for enrollment management at USM, to address institutionalized racism […]

Melanoma is a preventable but common disease

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Melanoma is a preventable but common disease By Erica Jones/Free Press Staff Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons (http://tinyurl.com/zqj5s3z) Binge drinking, texting and driving, unprotected sex, these are just a few risky or dangerous activities that many people partake in despite knowing what the consequences could be. Smoking cigarettes is another good addition to this […]

Advising Advice: How Your Faculty Advisor Can Help You?

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Janis Albright and Kim Charmatz, Professional Academic Advisors Many times students ask, “Why do I need two advisors?”  Professional academic advisors help students navigate through the university, explore majors, and develop an academic plan.  While faculty advisors do this too, they can help you progress further, since they are experts in the field.  We […]

Huskies Little East Playoff Bids Snapped

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Erin Brown, Free Press Staff After forcing overtime, the fourth seeded Southern Maine Huskies fell 61-58 to the fifth seeded UMass Dartmouth Corsairs in the Little East Conference Quarterfinal game Tuesday night at the Costello Sports Complex in Gorham. Seniors Gretchen Anderson (Kittery Point, ME/ St. Thomas Aquinas) and Ella Ramonas (Portland, ME/ Deering) […]

Women in the draft: An issue that has spanned 50 years

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bradford Spurr/Free Press Staff “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in his epic masterpiece War and Peace. Few things in life are as inevitable as birth and death, save war. Back in 1968 the USM paper was known as The Stein, and an anonymous staff writer had been […]