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Use your condom sense

The best defense against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is abstinence. The next best thing is a condom. However, some students question the effectiveness of certain brands of condoms distributed by University Health Services. One resident adviser, Jordan Gibbs of Robie-Andrews, said that at least two students recently reported that condoms they got from University Health Services broke during intercourse....

Women’s lacrosse takes off

Lacrosse has been taking off across the state and across the country in recent years, and USM isn't far behind. Last year the men's varsity lacrosse team got off the ground, and this spring will be the first women's varsity season. Lacrosse isn't new to the athletics scene at the University, however. Back in the early 1970's there...

Expansion planned for campus

Imagine pulling into the Portland campus five minutes before class and easing your car into one of the many open spots - in the parking garage. Imagine getting out of your car and actually being able to open the door without hitting the car two inches away from you. Then picture not having to brave the harsh Maine weather...
The legendary Camel logo burns out of sight as the last drag is taken from the cigarette. Casually the butt is tossed aside into the slush where it joins a variety of other now-indistinguishable brands of cigarettes as the student rushes inside to class. While a finished cigarette may be left behind after use, the effects that each one has on...

Thefts on Portland Campus

Recent thefts on the Portland campus have led police to issue a warning to students and staff. Some are questioning the level of concern generated by the warning's call to report suspicious people to the police. The thefts started shortly before Christmas and have continued into the new year. Most of the thefts have targeted unattended wallets. Credit cards and...
Attendance is declining in some USM classes and the professors are encouraging the absentees. The University is offering a number of classes over the Internet, allowing students to attend classes without coming to campus. Professors are now able to hold Web classes by posting class notes, assignments, announcements, and quizzes on the Internet as a supplement to their live courses. In...

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