Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Board of Trustees Rep. seeking feedback on Board Policy 214

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dylan Reynolds, Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative  This is a request for feedback on proposed Board Policy 214: Institutional Authority on Political Matters. My name is Dylan Reynolds, I am the Undergraduate Board of Trustees Representative for USM. In essence my role is to act as a liaison between the USM undergraduate students and the Board […]

Plea bargaining should not be an option for offenders in sex crimes

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Editorial Board, Free Press Staff In the U.S., individuals accused of sexually based crimes are legally able to accept a plea deal that allows them to have reduced sentencing penalties. This is wrong and should not be allowed to the extent that it is currently bargained for. When a sex crime is committed and being investigated, […]

Working on Wellness: Healing from psychological trauma

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Victoria Libby, M.S.Ed., Psy.D. What is Trauma? At its essence a trauma is a disturbing, often shocking experience that can threaten one’s feeling of safety. Trauma can be a single event such as an unexpected death, physical injury, sexual assault, threat to life, or a natural disaster. Trauma can also be a series of events or […]

Advising Advice: Benefits of faculty advising from Dr. Rikki Miller’s perspective

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Janis Albright, Advisor Students often ask me why they are usually assigned both a professional and a faculty advisor. Your professional advisor can help you navigate through the university, explore majors, and develop an academic plan. While faculty advisors do this too, they can help you progress further, since they are experts in their field. I […]

Letter from the Editor: Riding the train in England

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Perspectives

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief One of the simple pleasures that I miss from my time abroad in England is riding the train. There’s something about coasting through the English countryside that is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. In the states I rarely took the train, it was either driving, plane or bus for transportation. A train ride was […]

Working on Wellness: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

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

Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Ken has the flu. Poor Ken. He’s feeling nasty and pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache which are the most common symptoms. He had thought about getting a flu shot but because he had never gotten one in the past and never […]

Sustainability & ME: Burying stress in the soil

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

Tyra Howes, Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Eight in ten college students say they have sometimes or frequently experienced stress in their daily lives over the past three months. Gardening can help reduce that stress. Planting is about connecting to the earth and the rhythms of life. Gardening offers a reminder of what is important in life: […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: About gun control in the U.S.

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

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The tragic event that took place Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, FL has yet again sprung the gun control debate among American citizens. The school shooting was carried out with an AR-15 assault rifle and left 17 dead and 15 injured. The shooting left America in a familiar debate regarding gun […]

James’ ‘Gotcha Day’

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

James Fagan, Photojournalist My name has only been “James Fagan” for fifteen years now. If you’re wondering, no I’m not some genius who got into college at an incredibly young age, I was actually adopted when I was four years old. This past Feb. 14, Valentine’s day is the fifteenth anniversary of my adoption into […]

Varying GPA requirements to make Dean’s List

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

Jessica Pike & Michael Laforte, Staff Writer & Contributor In high school, there was always that fight to make it into the top 10, to be the best of the school. The college equivalent of that is the Dean’s List, where students who get above a certain grade point average (GPA) are recognized for their […]