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Sheera LaBelle, R.N. University Health Services Kristie Green Alive Editor Can't Sleep? Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to sleep. Tossing and turning. Your mind is racing, going over everything that happened today. Night noises keep you awake. What can you do? Learn some new tricks to sleep well. Sleep only when sleepy This reduces the time you are awake...
All photos and text by Bill Watt.
It's time to squeeze into your Oscar de la Renta gown or Armani tux. Get out the expensive diamond jewelry (a.k.a. "bling-bling" for the ghetto fabulous). And don't forget to make sure your skin is flawless because the paparazzi will capture every angle of your physique as you strut down the crimson carpet. Oh, wait - you're not a movie...

Destinations

THIS WEEK'S PICKS: tuesday Lecture, "Healthy Eating . Make it Your Choice!" noon to 1 p.m., Ice Arena Alumni Reception Center, Gorham; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Woodward Hall Lounge, Gorham. 780-5041. Kotzschmar organ "Bach Birthday Bash," from noon to 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Donation of $7, 842-0800. Open mic night with Steve Kessler, Sierra's Bar and Grill, 2 School...
For six years, Julie Goell felt isolated as a Jewish student on campus. She kept her religion to herself until she could no longer bear the solitude. One day she walked into Portland Student Life in hopes of joining the Jewish student group, Hillel. She learned the University currently does not have any such group, so Goell decided to take matters...

Know your rights

The death penalty. Abortion. Internet censorship. Do you know the law and your rights? Ariel Ricci does. "Many people don't understand their rights and how they can be changed so easily without them knowing," said Ariel Ricci. "People need to know about the constant threats to their rights and how real they are." Ricci, a junior political science major, is...

Video game violence

The panel was assembled to discuss youth violence. By the time the discussion ended, the artist, police chief, counselor, and professors had fired a few rhetorical shots of their own. The panel discussion titled "Virtual Violence: Does our Recreation Recreate Us?" was held Thursday in Luther Bonney Auditorium. The discussion followed close on the heels of a school shooting in...

Briefly…(3.19.01)

DATING VIOLENCE ARREST USM Police arrested a student and charged him with assault and criminal restraint after a dorm room incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Derek Butler, 19, of Anderson Hall, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. on March 8 after he allegedly slammed the woman against the wall of a dorm room. He then held her back from leaving the room, said...
Concerns Resident Sen. Anthony Pergola expressed his concern that students doing homework during work-study jobs might not be getting paid for that time. Student Senate Business manager Kathleen Pease stated that federal guidelines require work-study students to be paid even if doing homework. She went on to clarify this applies only when there is no other work to be done....
When I entered Kathryn Lasky's media studies senior community involvement class, I thought, no big deal. Members of the class must simply take the skills that they have acquired through their educational career and volunteer them to a nonprofit community group. I had volunteered at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society when I was in junior high and thought it...
In the March 5, 2001 issue of The Free Press, the Senate Update page listed an article that I must respond to. Resident Sen. Anthony Pergola has suggested the University provide a shuttle bus to " ... cut down on OUIs ... " My response here is to the topic and in no way is meant to reflect on...

To the editor

Broida investigation To the Editor: I am writing this to express my concern over the way the University is dealing with Professor Broida and his research. I think the University needs to take more responsibility than it has. Professor Broida needs to make apologies and amends where necessary. Students who were hurt by this survey may not be willing to come forward...
Who got the hook-up? Britney Spears said it best . "Oops, I did it again." One-night stands always seem like a good idea at the time, usually on the tail end of a good old binge drinking session, or when everyone is just about to leave, a desperate cry for companionship at the end of the night. The problem comes...
CBW, give me a break Congratulations go out to The Casco Bay Weekly, which last week managed to appease and insult its audience in one fell swoop. CBW took criticism for three weeks while printing a cartoon "Chef Al's Fowl", which depicted the mutilation and implied consumption of women. Angry readers wrote letters of complaint, and a protest occurred outside CBW's...
Gorham Police arrested a former Phi Kappa Sigma pledge for operating under the influence of alcohol after he drove away from the pledge-pinning ceremony of the alcohol free fraternity. Levi Nogues, 19, of 205 Dickey Hall, was arrested on March 4 after being pulled over by a Gorham Police officer at 1:19 a.m. for driving without his headlights on, according...

Investigation nears end

University officials are nearing the end of their investigation into the conduct of a psychology professor accused of violating federal guidelines in his research of students. The organization that funded the research is also investigating the matter. The research methods of Associate Professor of Psychology John Broida have been under investigation since mid-February when the Psychology Department and the University's Institutional...
A cartoon strip featuring a woman being butchered and cooked has sparked community outrage. University officials told The Casco Bay Weekly (CBW) not to deliver the weekly tabloid to some campus locations until further notice because of the recent series of controversial cartoons. "We decided as a group that we wanted to show our anger with that cartoon by asking them...

Rites of Passage

"We did 15 piercings last week," said Jasin Chapman, owner of Bad Seed Piercing in downtown Portland. "Three punks, two from Boston and two weight lifters." He describes the other 10 people that came in as members of the "college crowd" that comprise more and more of his clientele. Chapman has enjoyed a prime view of the evolution of...

Sports Weekly

Senior forward Amanda Kimball (Arundel, ME), sophomore center Kara Crockett (Glenburn, ME) and freshman guard Meg Cressler (Appleton, ME) of the Huskies women's basketball team have been honored by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association for their play during the 2000-2001 basketball season. Crockett and Kimball were named to the M.W.B.C.A. All-State Second Team while Cressler was named to the...

Health Beat

Sheera LaBelle, R.N University Health Services Mini Relaxation Exercises Mini relaxation exercises are focused breathing techniques, which can help to reduce anxiety and tension immediately. You can do them with your eyes open or closed. You can do them any place, at any time, and no one will know you are doing them. Taking some time to breathe Switch over to diaphragmatic...

Meet Joe Student

Kit Carson Ninth-year student Where are you from? Lake Tahoe. I live in Gorham with my son. He's 14 years old. What is it like for you both to be in school? He's used to it, but he doesn't like it much because I study more than he does. That kind of takes away from our quality, or actually, our quantity...

What you don’t know…

Compared with years of (some) surly professors, nonexistent parking, and ARAMARK food, taking 30 seconds to fill out a one-page form doesn't seem like much of a barrier to getting a diploma. However, many seniors risk delay in receiving their diplomas by not filling out an application for degree form on time. Senior Kyle O'Connell barely made the Feb. 16 deadline. "I...

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Mark Streeter, an undeclared freshman, woke up early with four numbers on his mind: 4 - 8 - 0 - 0. It was early and it was snowing. He knew the USM Storm Line might tell him to stay in bed, that classes were canceled. Though Gorham campus resident Streeter enjoys missing the occasional class he said he doesn't like snow...

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