Monday, November 19th, 2018

Letter to the editor: The Senate does not facilitate popular referenda; but our elections do

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By:  Alexander Holderith, USM ‘20 During and after the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, it became increasingly clear that the intransigence of the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, much to the chagrin of democrats across the country, would lead to the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme […]

Letter to the editor: support question 4 on November’s ballot

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Dylan Reynolds, Student Undergraduate Representative to the Board of Trustees To my fellow students, I am reaching out as one of your student representatives to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees to discuss Question 4 on the upcoming November ballot. Should Question 4 pass, a $49 million bond package will be issued to […]

Letter to the editor: for a strong and competitive Maine economy, vote yes on questions 4 & 5

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Ed Cervone, Executive Director Educate Maine Educate Maine, a business-led education organization, supports both Questions 4 and 5 on the November ballot. We see these historic bonds for the University of Maine System (Question 4) and the Maine Community College System (Question 5) as much needed investment in our workforce and our economy.We need more […]

Working on Wellness: You are more than your academics

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Malinda Scannell, Nurse Practitioner How are you prioritizing your own needs while attending university? Are you getting enough sleep? Experts say seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended for allowing your body to restore itself. Regular adequate sleep is one of the best defenses to ward off sickness and is more powerful than vitamins, […]

Helping Mainers keep warm through energy efficiency: Americorps project

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Leah Soloway, Americorps Energy Efficiency Coordinator With the winter fast approaching and the colder temperatures among us, many Mainers feel the pressure of their upcoming heating bills. As a recent college student with experience renting an apartment along the coast, this situation is all too familiar. I can remember the cold nights that my […]

Sobriety and the ‘college experience’

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Coming to college, I had two goals – to do well in my classes and to have the ‘college experience.’ For me, the college experience was inextricable from drinking. Parties were cool. Girls went to parties. Alcohol equaled liquid confidence. I feared that if I didn’t drink like a fish and do […]

Calling the left a church is a step backwards

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Alexander Holderith, USM ’20 In the Sept. 24 edition of The Free Press, I read the article called “Beneath the (Godless) steeple: How the left is a church,” and being one of the many quiet Conservatives on campus, I took interest. Like any engaged republican, I had seen this idea before in many right leaning […]

Collins’ handling of Kavanaugh nomination “sickening”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Anthony Emerson, USM ’19 On Feb. 9, 1950, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith — at the time the only woman in the United States Senate and one of just a handful in any political office nationwide — stood in front of the United States Senate and delivered a speech decrying the system of witch hunts […]

Sustainability & ME: Tips for a sustainable autumn

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camille Williams, USM Eco-Rep With the colder months not too far ahead of us, it’s a great time to start thinking about ways to stay sustainable. It can be difficult to keep riding a bike to campus when it’s freezing out or to grow your outdoor vegetables when the ground is cold. Keep on […]

Working on Wellness: Don’t let the flu get to you

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Recognize this guy? He is this year’s version of the flu bug and he has decided to make an early appearance in Maine. Make no mistake, he’s a nasty critter that leaves his victims feeling pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache. How […]