Monday, December 5th, 2016

Thinking about Graduate School and How to Begin the Process?

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Mary Sloan, Director of Graduate Studies Recently, your faculty or professional advisor may have introduced you to the many reasons to choose graduate school. A graduate degree may help you further study in your major, prepare you to change fields completely or help you get a job promotion. Some professions require a graduate degree for […]

Anger is an unacceptable emotion in our society… or is it?

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Elyssa Morse, Contributor Anger. It’s a word that evokes strong reactions from people, often reactions of fear. But why is that? We aren’t afraid of other people when they’re sad, happy, excited or mellow, but when people become angry, many of us feel a strong urge to run away. I think it’s because most of […]

Eating sustainably as a college student

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Asia DiBenedetti, Contributor College students are under a lot of stress. As the semester is nearing its end, you may be feeling anxious as finals approach. It can be easy to stress-eat unhealthily, especially with all the food going around during the holidays. When your body isn’t receiving the nutrients it needs to function properly, […]

Solidarity statement from USM Socialists club

Posted on December 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

USM SOCIALISTS STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE USM MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION, THE MULTICULTURAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION, USM STUDENTS WITHOUT BORDERS AND ALL CONCERNED USM STUDENTS On Nov. 2, a student wrote the phrase “Deus Vult” on multiple surfaces in the Student Senate office one day after five Muslim students submitted applications to join the Student Government […]

Advising Advice: Resources to stay connected at USM

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

According the USM Factbook, there were approximately 3,200 USM students enrolled in online or blended courses during Fall 2015. Roughly 18% of the total credit hours taken at USM in Fall 2015 participated in online or blended courses, and this represents a 1.5% increase over Fall 2014.   These numbers echo the five-year trend of […]

Sustainability & ME: Budgets & Sustainability

Posted on November 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sustainability comes in many different forms. Some people buy from local businesses, some people drive their cars less and some people grow some of their own food. However, these lifestyle changes are often time-consuming and expensive. When people are asked their stance on the environment, many say that the environment is invaluable. However, their actions […]

Climate Change: Pipeline, Society, & Solutions

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Alcorn, Free Press staff Climate change: These two words are thrown around so often that they hardly mean anything anymore, yet, their implications are vast. This summer, the Dakota Sioux of Standing Rock spoke out against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, calling themselves ‘protectors.’  The movement is unique, because while it addresses a symptom, […]

Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie, Free Press News Editor I remember being very young and telling my mom in the car one day, “sometimes I feel like I want to run very fast and far because I’m so scared.” “To where?” She asked, and I answered, “Away.” I didn’t know then what to call my feelings or how […]

Peace Action Maine and USM

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press staff While studying chemistry and physics as a member of the University of Maine’s Honors College, I found myself, nearly three years after the start of my academic work, longing for further forms of civic engagement. From taking a course on the theory and practice of civic commitment with Folklorist […]

Fear in “ME”: In response to LePage’s know your ENEMY

Posted on November 03, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By San Pao, Student Combat Veteran I am a Combat Veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, an immigrant refugee, a husband and best of all, a role model to my beautiful children. Maine is my home but the person who leads us continues to racially divide this beautiful state. Governor LePage said, “When you go to war, […]