Monday, January 21st, 2019

Local Picks: Local Twitter Accounts

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Francis Flisiuk in Uncategorized

There are many ways to use Twitter. Some use it to catch up with friends, while others follow news and events, and unfortunately, there are also some that just post follow trains and hashtags. If you’re looking to avoid users that just flood your feed with Justin Bieber quotes and emoticons, here’s a list of […]

Photos of the week

Posted on September 07, 2013 by Alex Greenlee in Uncategorized

A gas leak on Bedford Street Tuesday added another vehicular obstacle for commuter students on the first day of classes.

Rwandan recounts genocide in own country

Posted on April 08, 2013 by Alex Greenlee in Uncategorized

Claude Gatebuke

In April 1994, violence quietly spread through a small little-known African nation, quickly transforming it into a massive graveyard. Nearly two decades later, the Rwandan Genocide is recognized as one of the most horrific tragedies in human history. Held on Thursday night in Hannaford Lecture Hall, the third instalment of the Paving the Way to […]

Food drive being held by theatre workshop

Posted on February 11, 2013 by Francis Flisiuk in Uncategorized

The students of USM’s theatre workshop, a required course in the theater major, are holding their annual food drive. From now until Feb. 28 donations are being accepted in the blue bin in the lobby of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus. All donations are given to the Preble Street Resource Center’s food pantry and […]

Online education will see expansion at USM

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Uncategorized

Online education is alive and thriving both at USM and across the country. In fact, it’s so successful here at USM that the board of trustees has proposed expanding USM’s adult and online education sectors. Is there a chance, though, that the proposed plan would have negative repercussions on more standard, in-class learning? –Not necessarily. […]

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 […]