Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Collins’ handling of Kavanaugh nomination “sickening”

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Anthony Emerson, USM ’19 On Feb. 9, 1950, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith — at the time the only woman in the United States Senate and one of just a handful in any political office nationwide — stood in front of the United States Senate and delivered a speech decrying the system of witch hunts […]

Sustainability & ME: Tips for a sustainable autumn

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camille Williams, USM Eco-Rep With the colder months not too far ahead of us, it’s a great time to start thinking about ways to stay sustainable. It can be difficult to keep riding a bike to campus when it’s freezing out or to grow your outdoor vegetables when the ground is cold. Keep on […]

Working on Wellness: Don’t let the flu get to you

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Recognize this guy? He is this year’s version of the flu bug and he has decided to make an early appearance in Maine. Make no mistake, he’s a nasty critter that leaves his victims feeling pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache. How […]

Beneath the (Godless) steeple: how the left is a church, part two

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Garrick Hoffman, Staff Writer In last week’s installment, I began to describe how today’s secular left is not without religious parallels, and often in a hardline fashion. Although their religious parallels are becoming more and more recognized, I nonetheless explained how the left is prone to essentially believe in inherited sin; however, this is […]

A daylong adventure off the coast of Maine

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Zoe Bernardi, Staff Writer Malaga Island is a small piece of land off the coast of Phippsburg, Maine, a community that use to consist of people of mixed races during the early 1900s. In 1912 the entire population was forced to leave the island, erasing all of its history. The people were forced to leave […]

Working on Wellness: The Indispensability of Social Connection

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Victoria Libby M.S.Ed., Psy.D. & Hilarie Fotter, M.S. In this age of constant contact through social media, are we really connecting? I’m talking about the full definition – the one that includes a sense of belonging. Are you feeling that? There is the risk that all this connection through social media cuts back on the […]

The language of learning

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Language is fascinating. On a blue wall in Woodbury, prominently displayed at one entrance, is a world map with “Welcome” emblazoned in the center. “Welcome” is surrounded by like greetings in dozens of other languages. This display visually represents the diversity of USM. But USM’s diversity is not limited to […]

Sustainability & ME: How to travel with a conscious

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Kassidy Wright, USM Eco-Rep Over the summer, I was fortunate to visit Portugal for the fourth time. All my life, traveling has been a passion of mine. Prior to Portugal, I have visited Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. Portugal is home to lush forests, stunning beaches, diverse cityscapes, crystal-clear waters, […]

Letter to the editor: Pro name change to connect more with Portland

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

By Jeffrey Ahlquist, USM ’19 The name change of the University of Southern Maine to the University of Maine Portland will only be implemented if the studies being conducted suggest that the enrollment of out-of-state students will have greater benefit than the cost of undergoing a name change. If the research shows that the return on […]

Letter to the editor: USM name change would be rejection of identity

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Spencer McBreairty, 2014 USM Alum Dr. Glenn Cummings: I graduated from USM in 2014. What makes my experience unique is that when I entered USM in the Fall of 2009, as a resident of Dickey-Wood Hall in Gorham, the institution appeared to be thriving. Gorham was an active campus, Dickey-Wood was full and students were […]