Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Vote between the party lines this election

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Jacob Lowry in Uncategorized

Is it just me, or has the 2012 presidential campaign been the most lackluster piece of nothingness since the last season of American Idol? The nauseating spectacle of inane gaffes, pathological fundraising dinners and egregious spray-on-tans has left me more than a little dizzy. National politics has truly become a garish cartoon – a nightmarish […]

Students and faculty debate over tobacco ban

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Brian Saxton in Uncategorized

With the January smoking ban quickly approaching, students can't seem to break the habit.

In January USM will begin taking the initial steps in making its campuses Tobacco-free. There will be much debate on campus in the few short months that tobacco users can freely smoke, dip or chew on campus property. A poll taken back in 2010 by the USM Tobacco Policy Committee showed that a majority of […]

A letter from the president

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Uncategorized

New president of The University of Southern Maine Theodora Kalikow.

Dear Students: We share something in common. I am also adjusting to a new schedule at the opening of the academic year. As you may know, I was the president at the University of Maine at Farmington, retired and then was appointed USM’s new president earlier this summer. Last Friday, I gave my first major presentation to faculty and […]

USM’s pick up ball scene is a slam dunk

Posted on May 02, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports, Uncategorized

The University of Maine Law team play full court against each other twice a week at the Sullivan Gym in Portland.

USM’s basketball scene at the Sullivan Complex in Portland  would have social scientists jumping on their feet.  For several nights a week, students, faculty, alumni and other members in the community come together for a competitive game of basketball. From loud shuffling of the feet, to rhythmic smacks of basketballs echoing across the courts, players […]

Ellis: The greatest experience of my college career

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Chelsea Ellis in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Every time I see the clock on my Mac change from p.m. to a.m. on production night, I think to myself that I won’t miss The Free Press. I hate working into Monday morning. Especially when an editor accidently deleted his entire section at 11 p.m. on Sunday, and I have to lay it out […]

Hurowitz: Let something (positive) take over your life

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in Perspectives, Uncategorized

News Editor Noah Hurowitz

I’d like to think The Free Press has made me a better writer than to utter overused sentiments, so I won’t call this last production day at The Free Press “bittersweet.” I’ll just say I’m psyched to be taking a break from spending two full days every weekend in front of a computer, but I […]

May Day show at SPACE to support Russian punk band Pussy Riot

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Anna Flemke in Uncategorized

Donning a colorful array of leggings, clothing and masks, the Russian anarchist punk band Pussy Riot takes the stage. Guitars and microphones in hand, the group dances wildly while chanting the words, “Virgin Mary, become feminist/ Virgin Mary, drive Putin away!” Called a “Punk Prayer” by Pussy Riot, the song’s lyrics sound like most radical […]

Botman addresses faculty criticism, urges university to move forward

Posted on April 22, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News, Uncategorized

President Botman speaks at a Faculty Senate meeting in spring 2011.

University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman reached out in an email to members of the USM community Tuesday, addressing the recent criticism of her from faculty and highlighting a number initiatives the university is undertaking to increase enrollment. Botman wrote that her commitment, her management style and the decisions she’s made in her tenure […]