Monday, February 8th, 2016

Advising Advice: Financial Aid Season in Full Swing

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

Co-written by Daniel Barton, Academic Advisor, and by Nancy Varin, and Elizabeth Sarazin, Financial Aid Counselors January kicks off not only the start of a new year and a new semester, but also the start of the college financial aid season. Each year students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid […]

Anarchist Luddite

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

By Brian Gordon Why are you going to school? If you’re like me, you don’t want to work crappy jobs for a while and are stoked to learn. Most of the classes I take don’t have “practical purpose,” out there in that make believe “real world.” But that’s alright with me, as I enjoy philosophy […]

Burn the Books, Lady Oracle’s prophesy to us

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

By Martin Conte, USM Graduate “You won’t tell him, will you?” I said. “Tell him what?” Leda asked sharply. It was hard to put into words.  “What I was like,” I said.  What I meant was: What I looked like. “What do you mean?” Leda said.  “You were a perfectly nice young girl, as far […]

Nick’s Column

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

By Nick Beauchesne/Sports Editor Here’s a little look behind the curtain into the inner-workings of your student newspaper. Each Monday the editorial staff at the Free Press holds a meeting where we discuss the recently printed paper (if it happens to arrive on time), as well as the coming week’s issue. General outlines for each […]

Letter From The Editor

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Each day this week, I’ve found myself scrambling to finish tasks, multi-tasking on homework and cleaning the house, eating a sandwich while I drive in hopes that I make it to class on time. Some have called me an organized mess, which I won’t disagree with. Being a student is hard. When you’re juggling a […]

An Encroaching Disaster: Population and Consumption Sustainability

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

by Nicholas Kenney Allow me to paint a picture. A picture of riots, famine, and disease, where the once well-off struggle for even the most basic of resources. Two problems that go hand in hand have created this scene: unchecked human population and consumption. The combination of these two forces poses daunting challenges to achieve […]

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 […]