Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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 […]

Beneath the (Godless) steeple: how the left is a church, part two

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

By Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer In last week’s installment, I began to describe how today’s secular left is not without religious parallels, and often in a hardline fashion. Although their religious parallels are becoming more and more recognized, I nonetheless explained how the left is prone to essentially believe in inherited sin; however, this is […]

A daylong adventure off the coast of Maine

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

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Malaga Island is a small piece of land off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, a community that use to consist of people of mixed races during the early 1900s. In 1912 the entire population was forced to leave the island, erasing all of its history. The people were forced to leave […]

Working on Wellness: The Indispensability of Social Connection

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Victoria Libby M.S.Ed., Psy.D. & Hilarie Fotter, M.S. In this age of constant contact through social media, are we really connecting? I’m talking about the full definition – the one that includes a sense of belonging. Are you feeling that? There is the risk that all this connection through social media cuts back on the […]

The language of learning

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Language is fascinating. On a blue wall in Woodbury, prominently displayed at one entrance, is a world map with “Welcome” emblazoned in the center. “Welcome” is surrounded by like greetings in dozens of other languages. This display visually represents the diversity of USM. But USM’s diversity is not limited to […]

Sustainability & ME: How to travel with a conscious

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Kassidy Wright, USM Eco-Rep Over the summer, I was fortunate to visit Portugal for the fourth time. All my life, traveling has been a passion of mine. Prior to Portugal, I have visited Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Portugal is home to lush forests, stunning beaches, diverse cityscapes, crystal-clear waters, […]