USM to lower dorms costs and seeks to freeze out-of-state tuition

Posted on April 09, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Residential and out-of-state students at the University of Southern Maine could be getting some relief in their wallets next year.

Appreciating life after harrowing childhood disease

Posted on April 09, 2012 by Paul Koenig in News

Rachel Miller sits in Abromson Center. Diagnosed with a rare and deadly blood disorder at the age of one, Rachel's has received almost 300 blood transplants.

At the age of one, Rachel Miller was diagnosed with an extremely rare blood disease that had killed nearly every child before her with the disease. But she said with the help of a miracle from God, she survived and is now a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine.

On-campus concert pushed back to next fall

Posted on April 02, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Coordinator of Student Activities Dan Welter is the main staff organizer of the on-campus concert originally scheduled for late April. Welter and the students helping plan the concert have pushed it back to a tentative date in late September.

The on-campus concert originally planned for this spring has been pushed back to next fall after organizer decided they didn’t have adequate time to prepare for the original date in late April. The $27,000 in student activity fee funds the Student Senate allocated for the event will be rolled into the next year. Dan Welter, coordinator of […]

A new take on the old craft of printmaking

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Anna Flemke in Arts & Culture

The texture of paper, the smell of ink, the crank of the press. For printmakers, these are more than just sensations. The act of printmaking is a multifaceted experience: one that ties the body and the mind. In Portland, a community of printmakers is working to bypass conventions of the art form. Amy McIntire, a […]

USM students help give Somalis a voice in project for Al Jazeera

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Dylan Martin in News

Mohammed Dini remembers the war-torn situation of Somalia when he left with his family in 1997. Conditions were so bad, people carried around white cotton cloths every day to cover their own bodies if they were killed — a preparation necessary to follow traditional funeral rites.

The Free Press has an immediate job opening as multimedia editor

Posted on March 14, 2012 by USM Free Press in News

The Free Press is currently hiring a new Multimedia Editor for this semester. This is an awesome opportunity for someone interested in photo and video to expand his or her portfolio and get some great experience. The editor is paid a stipend every two weeks, and you don’t need work-study funds.

Student Body President Chris Camire drops out of race

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Student Body President Chris Camire has decided to end his campaign for another term.

Chris Camire has announced that he will not seek another term as student body president, all but handing the position to current Board of Student Organizations President TJ Williams, the only other candidate currently in the race. Camire said he dropped out of the race in part because he’s in the running for the student […]

Popular Portland restaurant, Silly’s, gets a new ‘Twist’

Posted on March 09, 2012 by Anna Flemke in Arts & Culture

Renee Ledoux, an employee at the newly opened Silly’s With a Twist, working behind the restaurant’s bar. The newest addition to the Silly’s family is located at 40 Washington St. next to the original Silly’s Restaurant. In addition to the traditional Silly’s menu, “The Twist” also offers a late-night menu.

Malt! Who goes there? No, it’s not a typo. Loaded with Bailey’s Irish Cream, chocolate, malt and coffee, “Malt! Who goes there?” is one of the many cleverly-named cocktails offered at Silly’s With a Twist, the latest addition to Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood. Located at 40 Washington Ave., Silly’s With a Twist opened in the […]

USM art students left high and dry by closing of The Art Guru

Posted on March 05, 2012 by Liza Miller in News

"The Art Guru" Jeremy Greene stands outside his shuttered art supply store in Gorham. The closure left USM art students in Gorham without a nearby store to purchace supplies.

University of Southern Maine art students in Gorham can no longer rely on a nearby art supply store, which for years offered discounts and guidance to students.

No rest for Portland foodies during Maine Restaurant Week

Posted on March 01, 2012 by Anna Flemke in Arts & Culture

Petite Jacqueiline’s fluke meuniere, one of three available second courses available during Maine Restaurant Week.

Winter blues got you down? If you love memorable food, noteworthy dining experiences and contributing to a good cause, the fourth annual Maine Restaurant Week can help relieve your cabin fever. From now until March 10, restaurants throughout the state have an opportunity to showcase their dishes at budget-friendly prices. At some fine dining establishments […]