Monday, January 21st, 2019

Working on Wellness: Dealing with holiday stress

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Sarah Kelly, Staff Counselor, USM Health & Counseling The holiday season is often associated with words like peace, love and joy with idyllic scenes of family, food, festivity and cheer. However, for many the holidays can be a time of increased stress, sadness and grief. The holidays can increase feelings of loss, particularly for people […]

Winter safety tips from USM Public Safety

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Noel March, Chief of Police Hello Husky Nation and congratulations to us all on a thus far very safe and very successful fall 2018 semester. We’ve already seen some early snow and ice in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston so I want to take a moment of your time to share some smart safety tips […]

The life of a non-traditional student

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Coming back to college after being a working professional was quite an education in itself. There are certainly some ways that I grew despite myself and some ways that I find I’m being held back. Relating to a professor, an authority figure, is different in school from working with a boss […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: Procrastination

Posted on December 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Procrastination station, about to depart to nowheresville at never o’clock. All aboard! Just kidding, you missed the departure. Welcome to college. Procrastination is a subject we profess knowledge of but whose reality we do little to change. It is a defining aspect of collegiate academics. For some reason, we can’t get […]

Guest editorial: Vote with your plate

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Sam Margolin, USM Student With Thanksgiving just around the corner, understanding and appreciating natures bounty and the people who facilitate those harvests is more important than ever. The word harvest comes from the Old English word “haerfest” meaning “Autumn” and now signifies the reaping of crops and animal products at the end of the growing […]

Working on wellness: A shot of prevention

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Lauren Lindsay & Lisa Belanger, USM Alumna & Director of Health Services While at school, students come into close contact with one another.  We have all seen someone sneezing or heard someone coughing and might not have thought anything of it.  Yet, sometimes a sneeze is more than a sneeze and a cough is […]

USM is a worthy investment of approved bond

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dakota Tibbetts, Design Assistant On Nov. 5, the day before the midterm election, I had a conversation with a fellow USM student. They expressed disagreement with the question four bond that would grant Maine universities $49,000,000 with over half of these funds going to USM. It confused me that a Maine university student, especially […]

Sustainability and Me: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce your Dorms Carbon Footprint

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Emma Sawyer, USM Eco-Rep I would like to begin this article by clarifying some commonly misunderstood and inappropriately synonymized terms. The first, global warming. Global warming is the gradual increase of the overall temperature of earth’s atmosphere. This averages out all extreme highs and lows that we experienced due to weather. The second, climate change. […]

Faculty Editorial: What to take away from the Midterm Elections

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ronald Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science I’m a political science professor, but lately, elections keep surprising me and others in my field. Last Tuesday, at least, was a pleasant surprise. Not because the Democratic Party had a good night; all stereotypes aside, there are plenty of Republican, Independent and generally conservative political scientists. The […]

My relationship with control

Posted on November 19, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Most of the time, I love taking exams. As strange and unpopular of a sentiment that may be, I get a thrill from sitting down with pen and paper and competing against the clock. Declaring a major can change that. A familiar scene plays out – I walk into the classroom, […]