Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Letter to the Editor: With friends like these

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Katie Muriel, Contributor I don’t know if it was the smell of sage, the taste of a Holy Donut on a nerve-wracking day or a rose-scented hug that first convinced me these people were going to be my friends for the rest of my life. It might just as well have been the tearful tarot […]

Letter to the Editor: Access codes are a scam

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan, Contributor  It is January, which means it is the start of the spring semester for students. Students are preparing to begin classes, which means doing their least favorite thing: buying books. Now before I dig deeper into this article, I am certain that some baby boomers will read this article and call me […]

Our Opinion: One-year anniversary of the Women’s March

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Staff Saturday Jan. 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history. The protests came just a day after President Trump was elected into office. One year later and the effort of the resistance is still going strong. Last weekend massive demonstrations took place in cities […]

Let’s Talk About It

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie, Managing Editor Question: During the first week of classes, one of my professors introduced themselves and said they did not believe in trigger warnings. The subject matter of the course is very intense and has the potential to genuinely upset and trigger students. The professor said that since we are all adults, they […]

Letter to the Editor: Tick Tock

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Andrew Volkers Tick tock. On Thursday, January 25, the “2018 Doomsday Clock Statement” was released. The Doomsday Clock is used to symbolically measure how close the human race is to a self-induced apocalypse. If the clock strikes midnight, the apocalypse is inevitable or already occurring. The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Bulletin […]

Dear Dannick

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

Maverick Lynes On October 29, 2017, I received news that my friend and teammate, Dannick Breton, had passed away. As somebody who has been fortunate through their life regarding loss, the initial shock was something I have never experienced. Dannick is the closest I have ever been to somebody that I have lost. Struggling to […]

Letter from the editor: Please don’t waste time worrying

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

Sarah Tewksbury Thursday morning the New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks published a thoughtful analysis of levels of romantic and sexual interaction in this current societal, historical moment. Brooks suggested that there are currently three ways that men can be perceived, as either lovers, prospectors or predators. Comparing men to characters in novelist Jane […]

Weed out the facts

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

Jess Ward When people find out that I moved to Maine from Colorado, one of the first questions that they usually ask is if I smoke weed. The association between the two is not unfounded, since Colorado was one of the first states to completely legalize recreational marijuana. Amendment 64, which proposed new laws to […]

This Week At Winchester: It’s not all about traveling

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

Julie Pike Today, November 1, 2017, officially marks the halfway point of my semester abroad. It feels like I have been here in England much longer than only a month and a half, and I have several more weeks to go. The month of November is going to be filled with trips to other countries […]

Let’s Talk About It

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

Johnna Ossie Question: I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine and was curious about what there is to do in and around Portland. I am of age and know there are a lot of amazing breweries and bars, as well as great nightlife, but one of my best friends is under 21 […]