Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Sustainability & ME: Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Byline: Emily Eschner Earth Day is officially middle-aged. Beginning in the U.S. in 1970, it sought to bring people together to work towards a positive future for the planet. Though initially envisioned as a national teach-in on the environment, focused primarily on university and college campuses, it played out in rallies, protests and programing in […]

Our Opinion: Reconsider India Street Clinic Removal

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By USM Free Press Editorial Team The city of Portland is looking to pass a new budget which could cause all clinics at the India Street Public Health Center to close and be consolidated into the Community Health Center on Park Avenue. The problem with this transition of services is that many individuals have expressed […]

Social media has me questioning my self worth

Posted on April 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Johnna Ossie “Why am I doing this to myself,” I ask at 2 a.m. as I not-so-casually stalk the crush of my crush on Instagram. I have gone beyond just wanting to know if she is prettier than me. Now I need to know if she is wittier than me. I need to know […]

Advising Advice: Using the Disability Services Center (DSC) for Academic Success

Posted on April 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

by Rachel Brennan, Social Work Intern, & Joanne Benica, Director, (dsc-usm@maine.edu) Did you know that your Faculty and Academic Advisors collaborate frequently with the Disability Services Center and know how to make an appropriate referral?  The DSC receives referrals from not only them, but also from the Counseling Center, TRIO support services, and individual faculty […]

Sustainability & ME: What we found in your Trash

Posted on April 12, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Author: Megan Pryor On February 9, our Solid Waste Planning and Policy class was greeted by heaps of plastic trash and recycling bags on the floor of the classroom. The stench that also greeted us grew more intense as we tore into the bags, dumping the contents onto a plastic-wrapped table. We grabbed long metal […]

Sustainability & ME: Birds and Bees

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in Perspectives

By Lisa Willey What springs to mind when you hear the word “pollinator?”  Most people immediately picture a honey bee, but there are many other insects and even birds which are critical to pollination.  Essentially a pollinator is a critter who, in its efforts to put food on the table, spreads pollen from one plant […]

A bite of the big apple: What did we learn in NYC?

Posted on March 21, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nicholas Beauchesne This past weekend, nine members of the Free Press staff spent four days and three nights in New York City. Attendees at the College Media Association (CMA) conference, this trip gave us all a chance to sit in on presentations from professionals across the vast spectrum of careers in the fields of […]

Advising Advice: Prior Learning Assessment at USM

Posted on March 21, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Ashley Collins, Director of Prior Learning Assessment Did you know that you can earn credit for the learning experiences you’ve had outside the college classroom? Whether you’re at the beginning, somewhere in the middle, or nearing completion of your degree, you might be eligible for academic credit that will help you save time and […]

The people on the bus

Posted on March 21, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Joie Grandbois “The bus?  You rode the BUS?  Ugh.  I could never do that.  Doesn’t it smell bad with all those, you know, THOSE people on it?” Wait.  Could we clarify what you mean by “those people?” Okay.  I confess, I’m playing dumb on purpose here because, yes, I know just what people you mean […]

The Millennials Conscience: Water for ME and the Water Crisis

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Bryer Sousa During the fall of 2012, that is, my freshman year at the University of Maine, I started as a research assistant to both Professor Barbara Stewart of the Department of Chemistry and chemical engineering doctoral candidate Finley Richmond. My original intentions as a chemistry research assistant were to gain invaluable laboratory experience such […]