Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Sustainability & ME: An update on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted on February 13, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Alcorn In December of 2016, protesters in North Dakota celebrated as the Army Corps of Engineers issued a statement halting construction of the highly contested Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision was reached following months of protests led by the Dakota Sioux of the Standing Rock reservation. Soon after the statement from the Army […]

Top reasons why you should meet with your faculty advisors!

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Janis Albright and Kim Charmatz, Professional Advisors This article is the second in a series on the benefits of working closely with your Faculty Advisor. Below are the responses when we interviewed Lecturer Holly Bean, from the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department, and Robert Sanford, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, and Department Chair. […]

Let’s Talk About It: Small ways to survive

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Is there anyway to keep my head above water these days? I was at a coffee shop last night and my friend working behind the counter was telling me how things in her personal life are great, but that feeling is clashing with everything else going on in the world. […]

Our Opinion: When we forget world history, is it bound to repeat itself?

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff “Never Again.” It’s a phrase attached to some of the worst and most shameful moments in human history. We say “never again” to the holocaust, “never again” to slavery. “Never again” to Japanese internment camps. We say “never again” to the Rwandan genocide. But it seems that we keep forgetting […]

Sustainability and ME: Know your labels to be a more conscious consumer

Posted on February 06, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Emily Eschner, Contributor Green. This term is thrown around daily to describe people, places, and things claiming to be sustainable. The truth is, not all “green” is created equal. We live in a capitalist society; money talks. Many brands are capitalizing on the growing sustainability market to greenwash you into buying something that’s not […]

Let’s Talk About It: The first week of Trump

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Writer Many people in my family voted for Donald Trump, and since the election, I haven’t known what to say to them. My aunts and uncles, my cousins, even my dad. I haven’t been able to look at them the same way. I peer at them like I’m looking at someone […]

Sustainability & ME: Exciting project to launch in several USM dorms this spring

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Miranda Nemitz, junior year nursing student at USM Some of us hate it. Some of us love it. But regardless of our personal experience with it, cleaning is something that most of us are familiar with by the time we get to a college campus. We use cleaning products to disinfect our surroundings by […]

How the life of a childhood friend was relived through a polaroid

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Krysteana Scribner, Editor-in-chief Yesterday, I stumbled upon a Polaroid photo while cleaning my closet. The image is now faded, discolored by time and folded gently in the corner. I believe it was taken in the summer of 2008, but my childhood memories are beginning to blur as I continue to grow older. I am […]

Advising Advice: I can’t get into my major!

Posted on January 28, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Janis Albright, Janet Etzel and Netty Provost, Academic Advisors Here’s a scenario: You have chosen what you think is perfect major but then you discover that you can’t get into that major right now, or you’re rethinking whether it’s the best fit for you. Does this sound like you? Don’t panic! This is a […]

A Millennial’s Conscience: It’s almost like clockwork

Posted on January 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff It’s almost like clockwork. Since 1979–the birth of neoliberalism (not the conception of neoliberalism, for its ideological roots may be traced back to the 1938 Walter Lippmann Colloquium as well as the 1947 Mont Pèlerin Society gathering)–the working class has been inundated with our elite’s overbearing adherence to a […]