Friday, February 12th, 2016

Burn the Books: Where has the Muse gone?

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Martin Conte “Tell me, Muse.” – The Odyssey, Homer I remember the priest walking into a darkened church while my father sung in undertone “stay with me, remain here with me.  Watch and pray.  Watch and pray.”  Priest lies face down on the floor before the sanctuary, altar stripped of cloth and candle, flowers gone, […]

Editorial

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Free Press Editorial Staff Governor LePage needs to be impeached – no questions about it. How can a man so discriminating and ignorant have even been elected? In fact, why was he even re-elected in 2014? His political positions are absurd;  his decision for pro-life (and taking away a woman’s right to control her body), […]

Let me tell you about last Monday

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Three weeks into the semester and I’m still, miraculously, feeling organized and focused. At this point, I would normally be so overwhelmed I could be found hiding in a pile of blankets eating stale doritos, but for now I’m doing alright. This is our second issue for the spring semester. So far, we’ve covered a […]

Give storm water some credit

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

Heather Leonas The state of Maine is full of promise in the world of environmental sustainability. We take our wildlife seriously, we utilize renewable energies, and we protect our land. Here in Portland we compost, we reduce, we reuse and we recycle. We, the residents of Portland, bike to work, we pick up after our […]

Anarchist Luddite: Give Me Your Yearning Masses and I’ll Vaguely Try to Keep Them Safe From Gun Violence

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

It’s surprising American students are allowed to study abroad because everyone knows we’re all gun-toting lunatics that pack heat while going to church and school. Right now my buddy Noah is studying abroad in Holland and I’m sure he’s hatching a plan to run amuck with his fully automatic assault rifle that he had stowed […]

Letter from the Editor: How interviews have changed my perspective

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

Last week, I sat down with Andrew Kiezulas for an interview about the Students and Recovery group and his own experiences with addiction. Never have I felt more comfortable talking to someone than I did with Andrew. He greeted me with a hug and was very open and honest during our conversation. His words were […]

Anarchist Luddite: “Why not make a habit out of helping people? You’ll feel better about yourself.”

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

If you’ve walked through Deering Oaks in the past month, you’ve surely seen the winter coats taped to trees and poles with a sign saying “I’m not lost, please take me if you need me.” Indeed, what a good deed some soul has done. If you’ve cut through the park on your way to class […]

Editorial: 53 years later and racism still exists

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

It’s been over sixty years since the the Civil Rights Movement started and fifty-three years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech, so why are we still dealing with racism in America and in the World? Last Monday, before the start of the Spring Semester, students were given the […]

When the storm comes rolling in…

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nicholas Beauchesne  Welcome back everyone. Another semester begins and I guess it is about that time to settle in. Syllabi should be out by now, first classes behind us, books bought (how I can be charged $126 for a paper textbook is beyond me, it’s spineless). That’s another column altogether, though. For now I want […]

Semester At Sea: The Return

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Joie Grandbois    You can’t unknow things.  You can’t unhear or un-see or un-taste.  Short of full on amnesia, once you have an experience it is there, imprinted in your mind forever.  Oh you might lose some of the details and over time the memory may change, but it doesn’t go away.  You can’t […]