Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Sustainability & ME: USM’s mindful move out, a zero waste event?

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey, Sustainability & ME Zero Waste: An increasingly popular expression. But what does it mean?  Last October, I attended the Zero Waste Conference organized by PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), a non-profit group of student leaders who believe that waste is a logistics problem. The event was hosted at the University of New Hampshire […]

Letter from the Editor: My first year as Editor-in-chief

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

The end of another school year is upon us, and it’s in this moment that I usually would be headed back home, ready to leave behind the USM campus. During my first two years at USM, going to classes had felt like a job to me. I had a hard time justifying the importance of […]

Using the GI Bill? Do & Don’t tips when working with advising and Veterans services

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lorrie Spaulding, Coordinator of Veterans Services Do:   Contact Veterans Services early and often about career plans and schedule changes.  Why?  We want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your benefits every semester.  This means working with your Academic Advisor and Faculty Advisor to ensure that you are only […]

Sustainability & ME: Technological Process

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nathan Cronauer, Contributor Technology has never been as integral a part of human life as it is today. From smartphones and laptops to smart cars and stereos, the many electronic tools in which we surround ourselves provide years of useful service. The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that the average United States citizen uses twenty-four […]

The Millennials Conscience: What am I if Sanders is a Socialist?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa, Free Press Staff As a student of applied mathematics at USM, and formerly a student of chemistry and physics at the University of Maine, who has co-authored peer-reviewed academic journal articles, I approach problem-solving and critical thinking by way of data-driven theory and reproducibility. That is to say, I utilize the […]

Ex Land: How to Break Up in Our Fair City

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press Staff There’s something particularly difficult about dating in Portland. The community is small and insular. Everybody in town knows your business. You constantly have to explain to the barista at the coffee shop or the bartender that your person is no longer your person. There is a certain guard that […]

Poetry Corner: I Truly Hope

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dustin Kelly, Free Press Staff I truly hope a soul finds their everything in you Let your flaws be what is appreciated most Things overlooked by the typical aspiring Never to be ignored or taken for granted Every freckle that dances on your face Bright blues that glisten behind thick inviting lashes Blonde curls […]

Poetry Corner: Spring Thinking

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff Wandering when the sun and warmth will finally come out and stay There are many a places that I would like to visit today From lighthouses to islands To ferries and fields filled with blueberries I remain excited About what this state has to offer Ah it seems like […]

Major & Career Exploration: A Team Based Approach

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Stacy Stewart, PhD, Coordinator of Career Services Having trouble deciding on a major? Thinking of switching your major for the umpteenth time? Not sure how to link your course work to the career world? Together with your faculty advisor,  Advising Services and the office of Community Engagement & Career Development, you can engage in an […]

Advising Advice: Advising front offices are here to help you

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Authors: Betsy Hart, Chris Harriman, Deb Arbique and Lynn Poor, Advising When you walk into an Advising Office, whether it be LAC, Gorham or Portland, you usually are first warmly greeted by one of our front office colleagues or a work-study student.  The front office staff and students work with advisors as a team to […]