Friday, November 24th, 2017

It Is Your Choice, Not Theirs.

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan   We all agree that free speech is fundamental for a civilized society, but who gets to draw the line between hate and free speech? When I transferred to the University of Southern Maine last semester, it was baffling to me what people found offensive. Free speech has become limited to the point […]

Celebrating Moral Immortality

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Cornelia Cone Reflections on the “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture hosted at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus on Oct. 13, 2017 ‘Individuals are not stable things, they are fleeting. Chromosomes too are shuffled into oblivion, like hands of cards soon after they are dealt. But the cards themselves survive the shuffling. The cards are the […]

Becoming a Financially Literate Student

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Solomon Nkhalamba & Catherine Darragh Students know that they must invest time to succeed academically, but there is less understanding about financial preparedness. As a college student engulfed in school work and many other demands that come with this amazing period of life, it is tempting not to think about financial management. As the saying goes, “Failure […]

Advising Advice: Discussin’ Discussions

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Rusty Dolleman Discussion boards are a feature of many online courses that can even comprise the bulk of the work for some of them. As someone who has taught both and has taken online courses that use discussion boards, here are a few tips for getting the most out of these assignments. First, find out […]

Moving to the city

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan I am a first year student at the University of Southern Maine, and the changes that I have had since coming here are probably the most abrupt changes I had in my life. This does not only apply to how much I read books of my choosing, the amount of time that I […]

One man, one concert, four baseball games and 2043 miles

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes I am from Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada, and I drove 44 hours to get to the University of Southern Maine. Yes, you read that correctly, 44 hours from the other side of the continent, by myself, without cruise control. The only things I had concerning company were a ton of podcasts […]

Advising Advice: Tutoring services update

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Naamah Jarnot Greetings, Huskies! I am delighted to join the University of Southern Maine community as the new Coordinator of Tutoring Services. Many Free Press readers may already be familiar with the Learning Commons, but if you have visited our space or used our services before, do not flip this page (or scroll down) just […]

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 […]