Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Sustainability & ME: Spring into sustainability

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator Upon the new year, most people decide that it is time to start fresh whether that means eating healthier, exercising more, or making a major change. Living in Maine, I find that the turn of the new year, which brings cold and snowy weather, does not inspire the […]

Understanding substance use and recovery

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Anna Gardner, Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor Substance use disorder (SUD) is the problematic use of substances. This disorder exists on a spectrum from mild to severe, and includes physiological and psychological dependence. While the physiological dependence on a substance often has very observable symptoms, psychological dependence may be less readily apparent. Causes of […]

Staff Opinion: Young generations are disconnected from the news

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Charlie Wheeler, Staff Writer As a college student, I find it difficult to keep up with the news. My parents are no longer around to play Fox News or NBC all day, and my dad isn’t here to tell me about what’s going on in my hometown each morning as I get ready. It would […]

Staff Opinion: You can play

Posted on April 02, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As an athlete, I have experienced first hand how sports can have a positive influence on someone’s life. The camaraderie I have experienced within the various teams I’ve been on have been a significant influence in my life. I have built long lasting friendships and have made amazing memories that are […]

Sustainability & Me: Green cleaning project on campus

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

By Jayden Colby, Environmental Health Eco-Rep Traditional cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to both human and ecological health. Some of the common chemicals that humans are exposed to through traditional cleaning products include ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid. These chemicals can lead to a variety of health problems including worsening asthma, respiratory irritation, birth […]

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 […]