Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Sustainability & ME: Looking forward to a sustainable year

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Aaron Witham, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs and Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator The Office of Sustainability is moving toward a more student-focused Surplus program in the fall. According to Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Aaron Witham, “The Surplus program has undergone significant changes this year for a variety of reasons, but […]

Working on Wellness: new developments in Health and Counseling

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Contributors: Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services; Victoria Libby, Clinical Psychologist; Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Intern and Suicide Prevention Graduate Assistant; Anna Gardener, Staff Counselor and Coordinator of the ROCC New Director of Counseling Services The search for a new Director of Counseling Services is underway! There are a number of promising applicants. The committee is […]

Advising Advice: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran’s Perspective

Posted on April 25, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camden Ege, Assistant Coordinator of USM’s Veterans Services Stepping foot on a college campus provides a variety of leadership opportunities for anyone. There are many different clubs and organizations, work-study positions and moments to shine. But leadership is also an ability that requires practice, and for many students this is their first opportunity. However, […]

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the perfect place for James Grant, a DJ by the name of XHALE, to set up a club for people that are both hip-hop enthusiasts and enjoy a good round of chess. […]

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and veggies are certainly something to look forward to, don’t forget to thank your pollinators by planting some pollinator friendly plants in or around your garden. Bees play a key role […]

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks, but after reading some alarming news, he decided to better protect himself against tick-borne illnesses. Notice his light colored, tucked in clothing covering his […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law in Canada. Canada still provides freedom of speech, just to a different extent than America does. Many Canadian officials have been quoted saying that freedom of speech is an American […]

Working on Wellness: Veterans transiting to civilian life

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Wells, M.A.   Sustained combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF; Operation New Dawn, OND) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) represent the longest military campaign in United States history. Spanning 17 years, these combined operations known as the Global War on Terror (GWOT), have resulted in 4.3 million veterans (US Census […]

Advising Advice: Informational interviewing

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Norrie Crocker, Career Advisor   Whether you have a solid sense of your career path or your path is not fully focused, informational interviewing is a wonderful career exploration tool! You have career advisors in the Career & Employment Hub who are waiting for you to come and ask questions about this beneficial exploration […]

Editorial: Making the choice to keep your Facebook account

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor When I first made my Facebook account, I was about nine years old. I was excited to finally join under the thought of connecting to my family, and any friends I had. Of course, I didn’t read the terms of agreement as my small little brain couldn’t possibly understand the […]