Monday, July 23rd, 2018

USM encourages all ages to continue their education

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Nontraditional students, specifically those over 40 years old, are a prominent feature of USM’s student body. Reports from Registration and Scheduling Services show that nearly 17 percent of degree seekers are ages 35 and older, while undergraduate students between ages 18 and 24 comprise only just over half of the student […]

Biden stops in Maine, encourages cultural change

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, News Editor While making no indications of future plans to run for president in 2020, Biden joined in a discussion with former Sen. George Mitchell centered around his new memoir, “Promise Me Dad, A Year of Hope Hardship and Purpose.” The former vice president made a stop at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on […]

Maine Senator has key role in ending shutdown

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Senator Susan Collins and the Common Sense Coalition played a vital role in ending the three day government shutdown by the use of a talking stick. The group proposed a compromise that allowed the Senate to pass a short-term funding bill to reopen the government, according to an official statement released […]

Student Senate reconvenes for a fresh start

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer On Friday, Feb. 2, USM’s 46 Student Senate met to discuss various financial and organizational issues as well as to try to regain strength after losing five members over the break. The loss included Senate Chairperson, Muna Adan, as well as Kyle Brundidge, Josh Blake, Aaron Pierce, and Zach Tidd. The […]

A short-lived government shutdown halts progress

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The streets of Washington D.C. were quiet the morning of Saturday, Jan. 20 as the U.S. government entered it’s first shutdown in five years. This shutdown was minuscule lasting only three days, from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, compared to the most recent government shutdown, which lasted for 17 days in […]

How prepared is USM for an emergency?

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer On Jan. 13 in Hawaii, an Emergency Management Agency employee sent a false alert regarding an incoming ballistic missile from North Korea, according to Time’s Abigail Abrams. The message read, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” This alert was sent to every person […]

New roundabout hopes to ease flow on campus

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer The city of Portland is nearing the construction of a new roundabout to replace the intersection of Brighton Avenue, Deering Avenue, and Falmouth Street near USM’s Portland campus. The Portland City Council approved the new roundabout plan in 2013 after an analysis organized by the city of Portland and Portland Area […]

Trump’s offshore drilling proposal for U.S. waters may impact Maine

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, News Editor A trip to the beach means a day in the sun, laying in the sand, and looking out into the never ending ocean. With the Trump administration’s recent proposal to allow offshore drilling, the people of Maine may be looking out at a big yellow oil rig two miles out in […]

Here’s what happened while you were away

Posted on January 28, 2018 by Sarah Tewksbury in News

Sarah Tewksbury, Editor-in-chief Republican tax bill passes The GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax bill was passed into law by Congress on Dec. 20 after hitting the floor in both the Senate and the House. There were no Democrats that backed the bill. A permanent tax reduction rate for the corporate tax rate was a key factor […]

Equality’s role in democracy and higher learning discussed

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Ben Theiault Through a combination of education, community involvement and the emphasis of equality, Compact President Andrew Seligsohn aspires to redefine the way our country views Civic education. He seeks to promote a new way to execute Civic education with the help of local institutions of higher learning in areas all over the country. He […]