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We lose ourselves and find ourselves

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nick Beauchesne Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nick Beauchesne. I am an English major here at USM, 29 years old and returning to school from a five year hiatus. Aside from a poorly written soccer player-profile I scratched together five years ago, this is my first piece of writing submitted […]

Tourists think they own the place

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Brian Gordon Complaining about the tourists that infest our state is as old as time. But now that your Jersey cousins are starting to stay, Maine has gotten worse. One can only hope for another harsh winter to dissuade their feeble minds to retreat back down South. What we need is a nice long 10 […]

Why I believe tuition is worth the price we pay

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Zach Abbotoni I had planned on making this an unbiased news article. My initial intent was to compare and contrast the United States education system and the European system, and express my frustrations with the debt that comes about through our education system, but then I had a change of course. As I was […]

Ghosts III Exhibit Review

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Samuel Haiden The Ghosts 3 Exhibit at the Mayo Street Arts Center will be offering a look into the ghosts of self-representation this month, until October Seventeenth. This past Thursday, a show including musical accompaniment welcomed the gallery to Portland. The gallery, arranged by a large collection of artists, was organized by Abby Shahn, […]

Poetry Corner- Dueling Eyes

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Dustin Kelly A weathered Lucchese forced a scream from the dying cherry Embers flee the heel as ash recedes among the desert. He exhales a blanket of smoke with sweat pounding the ground. His fingers eagerly twitch with a heart panicking under his Lucky Strikes. Lifting his hat from shade he made out the […]

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol VS. Legalize Maine. A Battle of Bills.

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Sam Haiden Last week I wrote an article insisting that we all go out and sign our names on the petitions floating around for the legalization of cannabis. What I forgot to mention was that there are two bills, and although most petitioners have been carrying both petitions (so that at least one of […]

Can faculty and staff speak freely without fear of losing their jobs?

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Editorial Staff At the beginning of each week, our Free Press staff writers are required to interview a variety of individuals for their assigned article. Without these varied opinions, an article would be biased and unprofessionally written. Lately, our staff has been running into a problem that has been the struggle of many journalists […]

Semester at Sea

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Joie Grandbois Our ship set sail at 5:00pm on Sunday, three hours ahead of the anticipated departure due to an approaching storm. Though we are ahead of it we are still feeling the impact with swells of 16 to 20 feet and winds at 35 knots. Today, our orientation day was a lesson in […]

Why renovating Luther Bonney’s computer lab isn’t worth the cost

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

With a new semester upon us, President Glen Cummings has arranged a variety of changes to take place on campus in order to better serve the student community. When everything is finished, the hope is to have updated and consolidated the center for Student Advising, Student Financial Services and Community Engagement and Professional Development in […]

Restaurant Workers Deserve Pay Equality

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Brian Gordon Look around your classes. Chances are a lot of your peers work in the foodservice industry and many of them rely on tips to pay their tuition. Portland’s city council recently repealed a wage increase for the many tipped workers in town. That means when the city’s minimum wage workers get a raise […]