Monday, February 8th, 2016

The Millennials Conscience, On “The Drone Papers”

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa On October 15, 2015, The Intercept – a publication launched by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill, in 2014, to “bring transparency and accountability to powerful governmental and corporate institutions” – released “The Drone Papers.”  Even though this trove of previously unseen secret documents is the most unprecedented case of […]

Thin Blood

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sorry that I was hitting the books while you were getting bottles I have my nerdy sci-fi games and you have your perfect models These hand me downs do just fine as you’re being fitted for the new Wallflower I stand as they crowd, respect, and questionably admire you Smiled and waved in the hall, […]

Advising Advice: Study Abroad Myth Busting

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

by Blaise Maccarrone, Academic Advisor & Laura Blanton, Coordinator of International Travel and Study Abroad In this week’s Advising Advice column we delve into some common scenarios involving academic plans and study abroad. Scenario One: Dora is a first year student who has not declared a major. She is interested in studying abroad but has […]

Anarchist Luddite, Dumpster Diving

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Brian Gordon If you’re poor like me, you eat out of garbage cans. Just last night, heading home from the bar, a hunger came over me. Resisting the spinning conveyor-belt meats of 7-11 and Cumbys, I poked my head into a bin behind a bourgeois grocery. What did I find still wrapped in their brown […]

Burn the Books: Where has the Muse gone?

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Martin Conte “Tell me, Muse.” – The Odyssey, Homer I remember the priest walking into a darkened church while my father sung in undertone “stay with me, remain here with me.  Watch and pray.  Watch and pray.”  Priest lies face down on the floor before the sanctuary, altar stripped of cloth and candle, flowers gone, […]

Editorial

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Free Press Editorial Staff Governor LePage needs to be impeached – no questions about it. How can a man so discriminating and ignorant have even been elected? In fact, why was he even re-elected in 2014? His political positions are absurd;  his decision for pro-life (and taking away a woman’s right to control her body), […]

Let me tell you about last Monday

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Three weeks into the semester and I’m still, miraculously, feeling organized and focused. At this point, I would normally be so overwhelmed I could be found hiding in a pile of blankets eating stale doritos, but for now I’m doing alright. This is our second issue for the spring semester. So far, we’ve covered a […]

Give storm water some credit

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

Heather Leonas The state of Maine is full of promise in the world of environmental sustainability. We take our wildlife seriously, we utilize renewable energies, and we protect our land. Here in Portland we compost, we reduce, we reuse and we recycle. We, the residents of Portland, bike to work, we pick up after our […]

Anarchist Luddite: Give Me Your Yearning Masses and I’ll Vaguely Try to Keep Them Safe From Gun Violence

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

It’s surprising American students are allowed to study abroad because everyone knows we’re all gun-toting lunatics that pack heat while going to church and school. Right now my buddy Noah is studying abroad in Holland and I’m sure he’s hatching a plan to run amuck with his fully automatic assault rifle that he had stowed […]

Letter from the Editor: How interviews have changed my perspective

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Last week, I sat down with Andrew Kiezulas for an interview about the Students and Recovery group and his own experiences with addiction. Never have I felt more comfortable talking to someone than I did with Andrew. He greeted me with a hug and was very open and honest during our conversation. His words were […]