Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Working on Wellness: The effects of vaping

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Heather Chase E-cigarette use, known as vaping, is popular among high school and college students. E-cigarette stands for electronic cigarette, which include “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” “mods,” “tank systems,” and “ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems)”.   E-cigs are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.  Media advertising glamorizes and down plays the risk of […]

Letter to the editor: Kimberly Simmons

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Kimberly Simmons, Part-time Faculty, LAC, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies I appreciated the recent article by Sam Margolin in the Free Press detailing the challenges that were posed by the 2014 retrenchments and the slow rebuilding happening today. One piece of the puzzle that was not addressed is the increasing reliance on part-time […]

Letter to the editor: Above all else, I am to include and represent

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chase Hewitt, Student Body President For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Chase, and I am a senior in the business program. Perhaps I’m better known for starring in the jeering, finger-wagging advertising campaign titled, “Join SGA Today.” As an homage to the early 20th century advertisements featuring “Uncle Sam,” I created posters to […]

The stressful life of a college freshman

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Jessica Pike, Staff Writer After twelve years of schooling, teens are ecstatic to be free of high school and move on to becoming an adult, only to find out that, just kidding, school’s not over yet. At least it’s not if you want to get a high-paying and respectable job in the current era. On […]

The comparison of graphic novels to ones with text

Posted on March 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer Graphic novels have been considered a pretentious form of novels that are essentially comic books. It is important to first distinguish the difference between these two forms of literature. Comic books have been published for more than a century, dating back to the 1930s. The term “graphic novels” came a few […]

Board of Trustees Rep. seeking feedback on Board Policy 214

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dylan Reynolds, Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative  This is a request for feedback on proposed Board Policy 214: Institutional Authority on Political Matters. My name is Dylan Reynolds, I am the Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative for USM. In essence my role is to act as a liaison between the USM undergraduate students and the Board […]

Plea bargaining should not be an option for offenders in sex crimes

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff In the U.S., individuals accused of sexually based crimes are legally able to accept a plea deal that allows them to have reduced sentencing penalties. This is wrong and should not be allowed to the extent that it is currently bargained for. When a sex crime is committed and being investigated, […]

Working on Wellness: Healing from psychological trauma

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Victoria Libby, M.S.Ed., Psy.D. What is Trauma? At its essence a trauma is a disturbing, often shocking experience that can threaten one’s feeling of safety. Trauma can be a single event such as an unexpected death, physical injury, sexual assault, threat to life, or a natural disaster. Trauma can also be a series of events or […]

Advising Advice: Benefits of faculty advising from Dr. Rikki Miller’s perspective

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright, Advisor Students often ask me why they are usually assigned both a professional and a faculty advisor. Your professional advisor can help you navigate through the university, explore majors, and develop an academic plan. While faculty advisors do this too, they can help you progress further, since they are experts in their field. I […]

Letter from the Editor: Riding the train in England

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Perspectives

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief One of the simple pleasures that I miss from my time abroad in England is riding the train. There’s something about coasting through the English countryside that is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. In the states I rarely took the train, it was either driving, plane or bus for transportation. A train ride was […]