Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and veggies are certainly something to look forward to, don’t forget to thank your pollinators by planting some pollinator friendly plants in or around your garden. Bees play a key role […]

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks, but after reading some alarming news, he decided to better protect himself against tick-borne illnesses. Notice his light colored, tucked in clothing covering his […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law in Canada. Canada still provides freedom of speech, just to a different extent than America does. Many Canadian officials have been quoted saying that freedom of speech is an American […]

Working on Wellness: Veterans transiting to civilian life

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Benjamin Wells, M.A.   Sustained combat operations in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF; Operation New Dawn, OND) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) represent the longest military campaign in United States history. Spanning 17 years, these combined operations known as the Global War on Terror (GWOT), have resulted in 4.3 million veterans (US Census […]

Advising Advice: Informational interviewing

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Norrie Crocker, Career Advisor   Whether you have a solid sense of your career path or your path is not fully focused, informational interviewing is a wonderful career exploration tool! You have career advisors in the Career & Employment Hub who are waiting for you to come and ask questions about this beneficial exploration […]

Editorial: Making the choice to keep your Facebook account

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor When I first made my Facebook account, I was about nine years old. I was excited to finally join under the thought of connecting to my family, and any friends I had. Of course, I didn’t read the terms of agreement as my small little brain couldn’t possibly understand the […]

Staff Perspective: A call for more parking on the Gorham campus

Posted on April 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer A well known problem on the Gorham campus of USM is the limited student parking. It might not seem like an important problem, but a student being late for class due to being unable to find parking would disagree. I personally have been late to class because I was busy […]

Connecting with potential mentors at USM

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jam Lewis, Contributor USM turns out to be home to highly knowledgeable skilled leaders. If you are a student leader, considering a leadership position or perhaps you are tired of asking your parents for advice, I encourage you to seek out a mentor from our faculty and administrative talent pool.  For the sake of […]

Sustainability & ME: Food waste recovery in Upper-Class Hall

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dalton Bouchles, Material Resources Eco-Rep   USM generates approximately 600 tons of trash, recycling and food waste per year. USM’s recycling rate (which is calculated by dividing the total tons of recycling collected/ total tons of recycling + total tons of municipal solid waste – a.k.a. trash) is 55 percent. Although this rate is […]

Working on Wellness: Tips for dealing with STDs

Posted on April 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Amy Hinshaw, UHCS NP     Movie Date Ken experienced his first spring break this year…and what a time he had! You may have seen him on usmhealth’s Instagram page soaking up the rays. Back to Maine meant back to reality for Ken. Even though spring break may seem like a distant memory, it’s only been […]