Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The Millennials Conscience: Water for ME and the Water Crisis

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Bryer Sousa During the fall of 2012, that is, my freshman year at the University of Maine, I started as a research assistant to both Professor Barbara Stewart of the Department of Chemistry and chemical engineering doctoral candidate Finley Richmond. My original intentions as a chemistry research assistant were to gain invaluable laboratory experience such […]

Phantom Power Loss

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

By Brian Gordon Your mama probably told you to turn off the lights before you left each room but she probably didn’t tell to unplug the toaster, your cell phone charger, your computer, the TV and the microwave. Turns out leaving all those gadgets plugged in adds up to money and energy wasted, which in […]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Letter From The Editor

The Free Press team has been working hard, both on finding relevant and interesting news topics, as well as consistently posting to our social media platforms. Our team is always looking to have new members and over the past few weeks we’ve gained some amazing new contributors who will be covering Portland’s local music scene. […]

Curmudgeon Chronicle: Letting Go of Fear and Loathing

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

This old grouch may have found a way to be less cranky. I’ve seen the coming of the dawn, my third eye has finally opened and thine name is yoga. Before you laugh me out of print, allow me to explain myself. I’m getting old, I have a giant unkempt red beard, a beer belly […]

Against the Tide

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Have you ever felt as if you were in a remorseless sea, fighting against a current that seems to be pulling you out faster than you can swim back in? No, this isn’t an article on being depressed- though that one could be written too. It isn’t either a poor sampling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s […]

Advising Advice

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Want the Perfect Class Schedule for Fall 2016? by: Pam Edwards, Academic Advisor Priority Registration Advising – How Does it Help? USM prioritizes registration for degree students based on the total number of credits accrued (not including enrolled classes). Meeting with your advisor ensures you progress toward graduation efficiently, meet degree requirements, obtain your PIN […]

Editorial

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

We’re afraid for our country – and especially afraid of the possibility of having current candidates represent our country in a way we believe would be fatal to the majority opinion. Why can’t the citizens of the United States see past the lies of the republican party and the obvious lies of Hillary Clinton? Do […]

Burn the Books: Why We’re Here

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By Martin Conte     “It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books…  They show the pores in the face of life.  The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless.” Fahrenheit 451, 82-83 I am not an early adapter.  I have no smartphone.  My ipod […]

Curmudgeon Chronicle

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Brian Gordon $10.10 The March of gentrification moves on with the opening of new restaurants and breweries every few weeks in Portland. Are any poor college kids excited? Yeah me either. I can’t afford them. While I enjoy beer much more than the next guy, I can’t choke down a 12 oz. beer for […]

Leap Of Faith

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nicholas Beauchesne The year was 2004. Six of my best friends and I piled into a beat up old Toyota and headed north to begin our summer of celebrating graduating high school. The first stop on what was supposed to be a summer filled with  all sorts of excitement and irresponsibility was the rock […]