Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Advising Advice: How to Do College When You’re an Introvert

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright Having gone through college as an introvert and, now, meeting many introverts as an advisor has made me think about how important it is for us to pay attention to our personalities in order to feel fulfilled during the college experience and beyond. Do you prefer to have a nice dinner at home […]

This Week at Winchester: Stranded in Dublin

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

Julie Pike On Monday October 16, 2017, one of the worst hurricanes that Ireland has ever seen swept across the country. Hurricane Ophelia caused major property damage, thousands of people lost power, and it took the lives of three people. The worst of the weather was seen in the southwest side of the country, but […]

Sustainability and ME: Reusable Shopping Bags

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Molly Fresh Shopping, it is something we all do; we shop for food, clothes, plants and whatever else pleases us. Through the checkout line, you may make some awkward small talk with the cashier: “Great weather today,” “Yeah, sure is a lot of chips for a party! Not just for myself to eat while I […]

Let’s Talk About It: Abuse

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: My friend has been with her partner for a year. On the outside, things seem to be normal. However, I am starting to become concerned. It started when we moved off-campus to Portland. She has a job, and we are getting out and meeting a lot of new people. Her partner still […]

It Is Your Choice, Not Theirs.

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan   We all agree that free speech is fundamental for a civilized society, but who gets to draw the line between hate and free speech? When I transferred to the University of Southern Maine last semester, it was baffling to me what people found offensive. Free speech has become limited to the point […]

Celebrating Moral Immortality

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Cornelia Cone Reflections on the “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture hosted at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus on Oct. 13, 2017 ‘Individuals are not stable things, they are fleeting. Chromosomes too are shuffled into oblivion, like hands of cards soon after they are dealt. But the cards themselves survive the shuffling. The cards are the […]

Becoming a Financially Literate Student

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Solomon Nkhalamba & Catherine Darragh Students know that they must invest time to succeed academically, but there is less understanding about financial preparedness. As a college student engulfed in school work and many other demands that come with this amazing period of life, it is tempting not to think about financial management. As the saying goes, “Failure […]

Advising Advice: Discussin’ Discussions

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Rusty Dolleman Discussion boards are a feature of many online courses that can even comprise the bulk of the work for some of them. As someone who has taught both and has taken online courses that use discussion boards, here are a few tips for getting the most out of these assignments. First, find out […]

Moving to the city

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

James Fagan I am a first year student at the University of Southern Maine, and the changes that I have had since coming here are probably the most abrupt changes I had in my life. This does not only apply to how much I read books of my choosing, the amount of time that I […]

One man, one concert, four baseball games and 2043 miles

Posted on October 16, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Maverick Lynes I am from Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada, and I drove 44 hours to get to the University of Southern Maine. Yes, you read that correctly, 44 hours from the other side of the continent, by myself, without cruise control. The only things I had concerning company were a ton of podcasts […]