Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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 […]

Everyday Sustainability

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

By Joie Grandbois Climate change, oil spills, toxic drinking water, bad news abounds these days.  And it if isn’t news of damage to our environment, just change the channel or scroll down to read of yet another international company caught utilizing child labor in their factories or exploiting native peoples for their natural resources.  It […]

The Millenials Concscience – A Corporate Leviathan

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

By Bryer C. Sousa Having laid beholden to corporate influence, former President Bill Clinton carried out the unparalleled neoliberal attack on laborers and workers by way of signing the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Given such a history, one can easily speculate that Bill Clinton only fantasized about a compilation of “free trade” agreements, agreements […]

The Millennials Conscience: East Timor – A Reflection

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

The Millennials Conscience:  East Timor – A Reflection By Bryer C. Sousa Following Hillary Clinton’s recent invocation of the former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, under President Nixon and President Ford, during the most recent Democratic debate, it felt morally obligatory to reflect upon the genocide that began in East Timor, […]

The Millennials Conscience:  In Defense of Edward Snowden

Posted on February 15, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Bryer C. Sousa More than two years ago, Edward Snowden worked with journalists Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian’s defense and intelligence correspondent Ewen MacAskill, and Laura Poitras to provide America’s general population with a glimpse into the National Security Agency’s Orwellian secret mass surveillance operations. Having leaked the NSA’s classified documents to journalists, Mr. Snowden provided his fellow United […]

Poem: Whatever you have on tap

Posted on February 15, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Candice Issac Whatever you have on tap May not be the answer to the question May not be the answer to the question When all you are presented with is tainted water You better ask for a filter Although they may deny you that right Claiming everything is alright However, it may be another […]

A white man’s role in the Black Lives Matter movement

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News, Perspectives

This is a perspectives new piece written by Zachary Searles, News Editor Last week Eddie Moore Jr. was at USM, giving guest lecture and a workshop about diversity. Moore has published books, gotten his PhD and now travels around the country giving these lectures and workshops. Moore grew up in Florida where he claims he […]

Advising Advice: Financial Aid Season in Full Swing

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Co-written by Daniel Barton, Academic Advisor, and by Nancy Varin, and Elizabeth Sarazin, Financial Aid Counselors January kicks off not only the start of a new year and a new semester, but also the start of the college financial aid season. Each year students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid […]

Anarchist Luddite

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Brian Gordon Why are you going to school? If you’re like me, you don’t want to work crappy jobs for a while and are stoked to learn. Most of the classes I take don’t have “practical purpose,” out there in that make believe “real world.” But that’s alright with me, as I enjoy philosophy […]

Burn the Books, Lady Oracle’s prophesy to us

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Martin Conte, USM Graduate “You won’t tell him, will you?” I said. “Tell him what?” Leda asked sharply. It was hard to put into words.  “What I was like,” I said.  What I meant was: What I looked like. “What do you mean?” Leda said.  “You were a perfectly nice young girl, as far […]