Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Important Tips to Know about Dropping/Withdrawing/Adding Classes

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

Janis Albright, USM Advisor Questions advisors are commonly asked pertain to the university’s add, drop and withdrawal policies for classes. Here are some tips for you to follow: Review the add/drop policies in your undergraduate catalog before each semester starts. Go to our university website, type “add drop policies” in the top right search bar, […]

In 1950, my Grandmother attended Gorham Normal School

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

By Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Note: The spelling of my grandmother’s name differs from the customary “Charlene” and is instead spelled “Charleen”   In the 1950s, when USM was known as Gorham Normal School (GNS), my grandmother, Charleen Ellen Lyons-Aldrich, attended her first semester of college here. Charleen’s fall semester ran from August 1950 […]

Letter from the USM Student Body President

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

Dear Friends, Welcome back to classes. I’m certain many of you are excited about starting new classes as you continue to pursue your academic goals. For me personally, I’m delighted to start a new semester at the beginning of a new year. For some, this gives us a much needed chance to start fresh. For […]

Our opinion: You are fake news, President Trump

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

Written by the Free Press Editorial Board Since Donald Trump began his campaign, he has been relying on some negative sentiments of voters to gain popularity. It is plain to see that most media outlets are partisan, favoring either Democrats or Republicans, generally. Trump has taken full advantage of this fact, attacking news sources that […]

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 […]