Bayside Village sends students unsolicited suite offers

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

If you’re a USM student you recently received an email from Bayside Village comparing the costs of their apartments to the dorms on campus. Some of you may even have received an email confirming your tour of the apartment complex that you didnt even schedule. The email suggests Bayside is a part of USM, but […]

Sustainability & ME: The illegality of hemp is foolish

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hemp is a fascinating material, having been used by human civilization through time, only in recent history has it come under such strict prohibition. Often confused with marijuana, hemp is also classified as Cannabis sativa, but is cultivated in a manner which eliminates almost all of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) element, and emphasizes the strength […]

Simple Science: Can you stand the heat?

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

  We all know that when you heat up a solid it melts into a liquid and when you eat up a liquid it vaporizes into a gas. But what happen when you keep exciting a gas? Well if you heat up has enough, the electrons in the gaseous atoms will leave the nucleus (filled […]

Our Opinion: USM is ready for long-term leadership from Kesselman

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

We welcome Harvey Kesselman as USM’s new president and value his enthusiasm and experience, but he’s got a tough job ahead of him and we’re ready to see how he can handle the challenge. USM has had three presidents over the past four years and most of them have been focused on cutting programs and […]

Our Opinion: Tuition freeze will not help increasing budget deficit

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

The decision to freeze tuition across all UMaine campuses has been pushed by system public relations offices as a ‘historic’ vote, but only time will tell exactly how flattening costs will be remembered. As students, we appreciate system-level administrators watching our backs. We’ve got rent to pay, books to buy, old cars that cost too […]

Back to School: Simple, healthy-eating habits

Posted on March 23, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Breakfast:  1 slice of leftover pizza, coffee Lunch:  1 clementine, saltines with peanut butter, coffee Snack: 1 package Reeses Pieces, coffee Dinner: wait…did I actually eat dinner yesterday? I don’t actually keep a food diary but this is a pretty fair approximation of a typical Monday (and pretty much every other weekday) of eating for […]

The Talk 101: Safer Sex

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Sokvonny Chhouk in Perspectives

This segment focuses on safer sex methods and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Let me begin by explaining why we say safer sex instead of safe: When having sex, there is no way to be 100% free of risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs from here on out), so there is no such […]

Sustainability & ME: What you need to know about Co-Ops

Posted on March 09, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

A Cooperative (co-op) business is a business that works for everyone.  A cooperative is a business or organization that is owned and used for the benefit of the individuals that are using its services.  There are many reasons to love cooperatives, but here are my three top reasons why you should shop at locally owned […]

Simple Science: Survival of the Sickest

Posted on March 09, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Throughout our life we are exposed to sickness. Whether it be the a pneumonia, a sinus infection, or the common cold we are undoubtedly going to fall ill at some point in our life. And for most of us, we recover back to normal, even stronger than before. Having build up our immune system to […]

Back to School: Answering the age-old question: What’s New?

Posted on March 09, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

“So how are things? What’s new?” “How am I? I’m so glad you asked because honestly I’m exhausted.  I didn’t sleep well at all last night due to over caffeinating myself because I have two projects due this week and I’ve only started one.  I didn’t go to bed until nearly 2:00 AM and the […]