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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 […]

USM Bus services to be eliminated by 2018

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

By Katie Harris, Free Press staff The campus buses that travel daily between Portland and Gorham may not be in service after the beginning of 2018, according to university officials. In two years’ time, the university plans to switch to the Portland METRO bus system in order to transport students between the two campus locations. […]

“I am not my mental illness” Students share stories of survival from stigma

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

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” What should be stressed […]

Location of New Graduate School still up for debate

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

By Julie Pike, Free Press staff In the next few years a new graduate school will be added to the city of Portland, bringing together the University of Maine System’s graduate programs from different schools under one roof. However, the exact location of the school is still up for debate. The plan for the new […]

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal leaves university to pursue new career challenges

Posted on August 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges.

By Jonathan Pessant Dean of Students Joy Pufhal has left the University of Southern Maine in search of new career challenges. Pufhal, who has been at USM since August 2000, stated that when she began working at the university, she thought she would only be around for three years. However, she found that USM offered her […]