Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sustainability & ME: What Does it Mean to be Sustainable?

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Sustainable, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition: “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.” Alright, so, that sounds like a really good thing. Let’s take the growing of one vegetable as a rhetorical example, potato. In […]

Advising Advice: How Does Advising Mix with Diversity and Inclusion?

Posted on October 22, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Margaret Brownlee, Advisor, margaret.brownlee@maine.edu Please welcome the new USM Assistant Dean of students for Diversity and Inclusion. Her name is Mariana M. Cruz, and she has been featured online through the USM Office of Public Affairs and has been spotted all over campus from the Husky Fest to the Professional Senate. She is vibrant, […]

The lasting effects of the Orlando mass shooting

Posted on August 11, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

BANGOR, MAINE -- 06/13?2016 -- Several hundred people attended a vigil at Bangor City Hall on Monday night for the victims of the attack at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday that left 49 people dead. Gabor Degre | BDN

By Sunni Baudelaire In light of the devastating events in the Orlando Mass Shootings and in light of Pride Portland, we are all searching for community. There is fear for personal safety, but there is also a solidarity that exists within this loneliness and grief. We can achieve justice by letting our voices be heard to […]

Sustainability & ME: USM’s mindful move out, a zero waste event?

Posted on May 04, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey, Sustainability & ME Zero Waste: An increasingly popular expression. But what does it mean?  Last October, I attended the Zero Waste Conference organized by PLAN (Post Landfill Action Network), a non-profit group of student leaders who believe that waste is a logistics problem. The event was hosted at the University of New Hampshire […]

Letter from the Editor: My first year as Editor-in-chief

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor, Perspectives

The end of another school year is upon us, and it’s in this moment that I usually would be headed back home, ready to leave behind the USM campus. During my first two years at USM, going to classes had felt like a job to me. I had a hard time justifying the importance of […]

Using the GI Bill? Do & Don’t tips when working with advising and Veterans services

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lorrie Spaulding, Coordinator of Veterans Services Do:   Contact Veterans Services early and often about career plans and schedule changes.  Why?  We want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your benefits every semester.  This means working with your Academic Advisor and Faculty Advisor to ensure that you are only […]

Sustainability & ME: Technological Process

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nathan Cronauer, Contributor Technology has never been as integral a part of human life as it is today. From smartphones and laptops to smart cars and stereos, the many electronic tools in which we surround ourselves provide years of useful service. The Consumer Electronics Association estimates that the average United States citizen uses twenty-four […]

The Millennials Conscience: What am I if Sanders is a Socialist?

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa, Free Press Staff As a student of applied mathematics at USM, and formerly a student of chemistry and physics at the University of Maine, who has co-authored peer-reviewed academic journal articles, I approach problem-solving and critical thinking by way of data-driven theory and reproducibility. That is to say, I utilize the […]

Ex Land: How to Break Up in Our Fair City

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, Free Press Staff There’s something particularly difficult about dating in Portland. The community is small and insular. Everybody in town knows your business. You constantly have to explain to the barista at the coffee shop or the bartender that your person is no longer your person. There is a certain guard that […]

Poetry Corner: I Truly Hope

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dustin Kelly, Free Press Staff I truly hope a soul finds their everything in you Let your flaws be what is appreciated most Things overlooked by the typical aspiring Never to be ignored or taken for granted Every freckle that dances on your face Bright blues that glisten behind thick inviting lashes Blonde curls […]