The Folk Singer Who Kept Going

Posted on February 13, 2014 by dkelly in Perspectives

Pete Seeger, the quintessential agent of social change and an inspirational folk musician, passed away last week at 94. His legacy, however, is timeless. Born into a family of politically-progressive musicians, Seeger’s activism was nurtured at an early age. His father, a Harvard-educated musicologist, was removed from his professorship at the University of California at […]

Olympics fans have good reason to worry about Sochi

Posted on February 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Nick Rotondi With the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on last Friday, there have already been various reports of terrorist threats and “hotel horrors,” leaving many wondering if Putin has been putting everyone on with his promise to provide a “really spectacular show.” For Mainers, the Winter Olympics are always popular […]

You are Wrong: what I learned from the Superbowl

Posted on February 10, 2014 by Thaddeus Moriarty in Perspectives

By: Thaddeus Moriarty I’m Thaddeus Moriarty, and you are wrong. Why? Because you thought that this year’s Super Bowl was as un-competitive as pile of soggy newspaper and that it was worth absolutely nothing to society at large. Well, I’m here to tell you that this Super Bowl was worth a lot. Yes, I agree; […]

Restoring your body’s balance with natural medicine

Posted on February 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

I have been studying herbal medicine and the magic of wild plants and herbs for a couple of years now. I have found a distinct change in my immunity and strength during the change of seasons and among these cold winter months now that I support my body with herbs daily. I want to share […]

Our Opinion: It’s okay to be single on Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 10, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, singles everywhere are rolling their eyes and looking for an excuse to be single. What’s our opinion? Valentine’s Day can be great, but it’s also an overrated monument to commercialism that’s only saving glory is that it gives us an excuse to dine out and eat a lot […]

Sustainability & ME: breaking new grounds

Posted on February 01, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

By: Shaun Carland Anyone who has spent significant time at USM knows that coffee is a way of life.  It fuels our last minute study sessions and is a perfect way to meet up with new friends.  We all know where our coffee comes from–Coffee by Design, but where does it go? Historically, the university […]

Op-ed: Vote Cutler in 2014 for a better Maine

Posted on February 01, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Marpheen Chann My name is Marpheen Chann, and I am the student body vice-president at USM and a college democrat. It took me a lot of thinking and some time to finally say what I have to say–that, as a democrat, I am voting for Eliot Cutler in 2014. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

Op-ed: USM benefits from Greek Life

Posted on February 01, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Kelsea Dunham My name is Kelsea Dunham, and I am your student body president.  I want to start this little piece of writing with the statement that I am not actively involved with Greek Life at USM.  I still strongly believe that Greek Life is good for USM, as a whole. When I ran […]

The Pickle Jar: Can the U.S. handle its nukes?

Posted on February 01, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, The Pickle Jar

It’s no surprise that the United States remains at the top when it comes to its nuclear arsenal. That arsenal ballooned over the course of the Cold War, and despite the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States still maintains over 7,000 nuclear missiles, enough to blow up the whole world–a few times. Probably […]

Our Opinion: Policy is the problem

Posted on February 01, 2014 by USM Free Press in Our Opinion, Perspectives

In our editorial last week, we brought up concerns about the safety of students in off-campus housing and university policy regarding them. Information that we found about the university’s policy regarding its fraternities specifically was unclear. Many readers were offended that we singled out this group of students, who otherwise have often been noted for […]