Friday, November 16th, 2018

Letter from the editor: Prepare for life after college

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in Perspectives

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief I’ve been getting the question a lot lately, “Have you given any thought to what you’re going to do after college?” The answer is yes, I have given a lot of thought into it, but I don’t have any idea of what I’ll actually be doing. I feel like that’s common […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on Question 4

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Michael Robinson, USM ‘20 Dear Fellow students, If, like me, you have received numerous emails from USM, USM President Glenn Cummings, the Student Body President, alumni and others attempting to tell you how to vote, you may be wondering, what is so important about Question 4 and why is it “a once-and-a-lifetime investment?” Well […]

Guest Editorial: All work and no play still won’t pay off your student loans, but a game show might

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

"Paid Off" is a recent game show from TruTV hosted by Michael Torpey (above), contestants compete to get their student loans paid off.

By Katie Letellier, USM ’20 In July truTV aired a new game show called “Paid Off.” The show consists of three contestants competing to win prize money. The catch is that each contestant has a crippling amount of debt, student loan debt, that they are hoping to pay off or at least lower a bit […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: Middle child syndrome – yes, it’s real

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Sandwiched between the first born-child, who is assumed accountable and granted responsibilities, and the youngest, who is presumed innocent and granted a get-out-of-jail-free-for-life card, the middle child can find themselves starved for attention and acknowledgement. Despite parents’ best intentions, this recurring phenomenon imprints certain personality characteristics on a developing child. […]

Working on Wellness: Living the “Good Life” in College – Try a Little Positive Psychology

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Garry Wickerd, Ph.D., Doctoral Intern, USM Counseling Services When mental health practitioners such as psychologists and therapists tell other people what they do, sometimes they get comments such as “are you going to analyze me?” This type of reaction hits at the core of what psychology represents in the minds of most people – […]

Letter to the editor: A message from the Student Body President

Posted on November 08, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Katelyn Seavey, Student Body President Fellow Huskies, I write to you as your Student Body President to remind you that this Election Day, we have an incredible opportunity to support USM by voting Yes on Question 4, which is the University of Maine System infrastructure bond that will invest $25.2 million directly in improving […]

Sustainability & ME: Delivered for Free, Pure as Can Be

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Trevor Brackley, USM Eco-Rep Water is one of our most precious natural resources, and is something many of us often take for granted. We all rely on access to water daily to carry out several functions necessary to our way of life. These tasks include drinking, bathing, washing, cleaning, flushing waste, preparing or growing […]

Working on Wellness: Is JUUL Cool?

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Malinda Scannell, Nurse Practitioner Many young adults are attracted to the trendy e-cigarette called Juul.  They like its sleek black appearance and easy concealability. Many equate its look to a flash drive. Juul is an END (electronic nicotine delivery) device.  It uses a pod-filled cartridge, which contains nicotine liquid or “juice.” Users are attracted […]

The College Experience Deconstructed: So you wanna drop out?

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Julie Pike in Perspectives

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer If you haven’t thought of dropping out by this point in the semester, congratulations. You are doing something right. For the rest of us, the struggle is real. We say the words, but what is this feeling of wanting to drop out? It may be a bad day, or the […]

Letter to the editor: Dear President Cummings

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Leah Kravette, Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Center on Aging My name is Leah Kravette, and I am an alumni of USM. You may remember me from the work I did with Student for #USMFutures. I remember you being empathetic, encouraging, and open to our goals of making USM a safer place for students of color, […]