Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The Evolution Solution: Getting Along

Posted on June 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer So much has happened in the news lately that makes me wonder why we just don’t seem to be able to get along these days. Whether it’s politics or social media or, as tonight, a shooting in Annapolis, we seem to go from calm to furious rage in an instant. I […]

The Evolution Solution: A Tribute to Father’s Day

Posted on June 16, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer With Father’s Day here, we tend to shop for cards, dust off the baseball equipment and hope the weather holds for the barbeque. And what to get for a gift? Every once in a while though, I think it’s time to stop and think and reflect, on the gifts our fathers […]

What are USM students and faculty looking forward to this summer?

Posted on May 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Nora Ibrahim, Staff Writer

Sustainability & ME: Looking forward to a sustainable year

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Aaron Witham, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs and Chelsea Malacara, Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator The Office of Sustainability is moving toward a more student-focused Surplus program in the fall. According to Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Aaron Witham, “The Surplus program has undergone significant changes this year for a variety of reasons, but […]

Working on Wellness: new developments in Health and Counseling

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Contributors: Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services; Victoria Libby, Clinical Psychologist; Hilarie Fotter, School Psychology Intern and Suicide Prevention Graduate Assistant; Anna Gardener, Staff Counselor and Coordinator of the ROCC New Director of Counseling Services The search for a new Director of Counseling Services is underway! There are a number of promising applicants. The committee is […]

Advising Advice: Leadership Lessons from a Veteran’s Perspective

Posted on April 25, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Camden Ege, Assistant Coordinator of USM’s Veterans Services Stepping foot on a college campus provides a variety of leadership opportunities for anyone. There are many different clubs and organizations, work-study positions and moments to shine. But leadership is also an ability that requires practice, and for many students this is their first opportunity. However, […]

Hip-hop and chess come together as a club

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community, Perspectives

By Dionne Smith, Community Editor Portland is known for being a large pool for new ideas, artists and creative minds, so it was the perfect place for James Grant, a DJ by the name of XHALE, to set up a club for people that are both hip-hop enthusiasts and enjoy a good round of chess. […]

Sustainability & ME: Plant for Pollinators

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Asia DiBenedetti, USM Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Spring is here (hopefully!) and you may be thinking about your summer garden. While all those fruits and veggies are certainly something to look forward to, don’t forget to thank your pollinators by planting some pollinator friendly plants in or around your garden. Bees play a key role […]

Working on Wellness: Prevention of tick borne illnesses

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Lynn G Howard, FNP-C Movie Night Ken is super excited that winter is over because he loves hiking.  He knows to prepare by carrying plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks, but after reading some alarming news, he decided to better protect himself against tick-borne illnesses. Notice his light colored, tucked in clothing covering his […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: Freedom of speech laws in Canada

Posted on April 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer As a Canadian, I have experienced some people’s surprised faces when I tell them “hate speech” is a legitimate law in Canada. Canada still provides freedom of speech, just to a different extent than America does. Many Canadian officials have been quoted saying that freedom of speech is an American […]