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Let’s talk about it: Your anger is valid

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Why are you so angry? This is a question I think a lot of women get asked throughout  their lifetimes if they dare to show strong emotion. Anger is an emotion that many women struggle to display. If you’re like me, you’re scared to come off as too aggressive, or […]

Are you interested in teacher education?

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Christen Stande , Academic Advisor for Education So, either you’ve wanted to be a teacher forever, or this is a new found passion.  In either  case, you’ve come to the right place! Currently, USM has undergraduate teacher education pathways that lead to certification for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school teaching. Our Teacher […]

Sustainability & ME: The meditations of a low-key hippie

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Abram Marr, Contributor The holiday season is upon us. Amidst all the food, gifts and cold weather we realize that this is a season of giving – a season of consumption; but also a season to give thanks for everything that we receive as people. As a species we are blessed to inhabit this amazing […]

Exposing one’s sins

Posted on December 10, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Weekly Verse, passages from the Qua’ran explained, by Nairus Abdullahi “All of my ummah will be excused, except for the mujaahireen (those who make their sins known). And verily it is a kind of mujaaharah (exposing one’s sins) that a man does something (sinful) at night, and then in the morning, when Allaah has screened his […]

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 […]