Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Letter to the Editor: President Cummings responds to Free Press article

Posted on May 10, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Dear Free Press, Thank you for your May 1 story that included my reflections at Student Government on USM’s experience this year attempting to balance issues of freedom of speech, allowing controversial speakers on to our campus, and addressing student concerns about their safety. I would like to clarify one statement in your story. I […]

Letter from the Editor: The time has come to say goodbye

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

Three years have passed since I chose to walk into the offices of the Free Press. It’s funny how time disappears, slowly, and it was in between moments during my time at the student paper that I wondered how my own time here would come to an end. It doesn’t seem real, and it doesn’t […]

Our opinion: Fyre Festival a failure in more ways than one

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Over the weekend the “Fyre Festival” was set to take place on a private island in the Bahamas. Advertised as a luxury music festival, attendees paid between $2,000 and $12,000 or more for their tickets. When they arrived, however, they found something less than the lavish experience they were hoping for. According to the festival’s […]

Communication-Different: Deaf and Hearing interactions are not synonymous

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor In Hearing culture you’re taught to mind your own business, not ask too many questions and not talk about yourself too much. In Deaf culture, access to information and equal sharing of that information is a top priority. I.e., ask and answer lots of questions, offer up information. Upon […]

Advising Advice: How do you handle stress? The Wellness Center is here to help you

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Katie MacDonald, Contributor As the Graduate Assistant for the Portland Wellness Resource Center, I often meet students who learned about the Well through their Advisors and are looking for assistance in decompressing from their busy academic schedules. As we approach finals week and graduation I can feel the electric energy building on campus. Some are […]

Letter to the Editor: Scammers ruin people’s lives

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Carol Laverriere, Contributor Earlier this week, I found out that my email had been hacked. I was locked out of my email and unable to access my list of contacts. It was frustrating and it was scary. Luckily, on April 20 I attended AARP Maine’s event with fraud expert Frank Abagnale, so I knew […]

Sustainability & ME: Plastic Bags –  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? Or Burn, Bury, or Bite?

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Nate Cronauer, Contributor As I was scrolling through Facebook the other day in-between classes, I stumbled upon a short video from a popular science and technology page with a demonstration of a completely dissolvable plastic bag. The creator, Kevin Kumala – an entrepreneur and representative of BIOWEAR – claims the bags are compostable and […]

Staff Musings: Offer alternative summer activities

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff Summer vacation approaches quickly. The semester is on its final week and the only thing left is finals. However, there are students who stay on campus during the summer for reasons such as summer classes. What are some events that can make the summer exciting for these students? Over the […]

Throwing Shade: Time to shake the sillies out

Posted on May 01, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Paul Pedersen, Contributor There are few things in this world that feel as good as sitting back and verbally tearing something to pieces. How much time do you spend being positive when you just don’t feel like it? The pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming; full-time work, full course loads, myriad opportunities to […]

Sustainability & ME: Carbon Offsets

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ashleigh Tatarcyk, Contributor Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years, you’re probably familiar with the concepts of climate change and a “carbon footprint.” For those not in the know, a carbon footprint is the amount of CO2 given off through fossil fuel consumption by a particular individual, group of […]