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Photo Gallery: USM students present Unlock’d

From March 1 to March 10 USM theatre students put on the production of Unlock'd, a modern-ish musical romance. The production was also a...

Food Studies brings national summit to USM

By: Gus Pignatello, Staff Writer USM’s Food Studies Program is hosting New England’s first Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit (UFWH). Director of Food Studies, Michael Hillard,...

Peace Jam comes to Portland thanks to USM student

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Peace Jam is a global movement led by fourteen Nobel Peace laureates that have a Maine group started by USM...

Confucius Institutes spark national controversy

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The U.S. Senate released a report last week criticizing the Confucius Institute (CI) at U.S. universities. Despite the global political...

Weekend Adventures: What are USM students doing in their free time?

By: Hailey Wood and Max Lorber, Staff Writers Between Gorham and Portland there are many locations for college students to explore in their free time. From...

What makes USM students love learning?

By: Kate Rogers, Community Editor Between on-campus and online classes, fall, spring, summer and winter sessions, USM offers roughly fifty undergraduate programs and twenty graduate programs,...

Women’s Basketball Finishes With Best Record since 2013

By Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor USM’s Women’s Basketball team finished the season with an outstanding 16-11 record, the team’s best showing since 2013. The Huskies...

Huskies spring sports preview

By Cullen McIntyre, Sports Editor Baseball USM Men’s Baseball team comes into this year off an outstanding 30-15 record from last season, where the team ended...

Sustainability and ME: Eating sustainably in Maine

By Oona Molyneaux, USM Eco-Rep Are you interested in living more sustainably? Do you like food? If your answer is yes, this article is going...

People of USM: Margo Luken

By: Kate Rogers, Community Editor If you have ever visited the disability services center (DSC) on USM’s Portland campus, there is a good chance that...

Class of 2019 tasked with raising $2,019 by May

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer At the beginning of March, the USM Class of 2019 will began raising $2,019 towards the USM Student Emergency Fund...

Snow day on a deserted campus

March 3, 2019

Chann: Vote of ‘no confidence’ came too soon

This letter was contributed by Marpheen Chann. I applaud my fellow student government colleagues and the student senate for their support of students and faculty....

Ward: Students should support admin efforts, work with what they’ve got,...

This letter was contributed by Dustin Ward. Dear Free Press, I want to first write and say what a wonderful job you and your organization are...

Student senate votes no confidence in USM president and council

The student senate voted no confidence tonight in President Theo Kalikow and her council following a series of cuts on Friday. More than 20 students...

Faculty from London to New York show support in letters for...

The following is a compilation of letters written from faculty from a variety of backgrounds and from various locations that were sent to Provost...

Faculty Senate votes to reject first round of cuts

In a special meeting of the Faculty Senate in response to the series of faculty layoffs and program cut proposals, the Faculty Senate voted...

President gives official notice of termination to 12 despite protests

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, President Theo Kalikow sent out an email officially announcing that 12 faculty members from nine departments have been...

Shelley: Corporate language on USM’s “changes” strange and depressing

This article was contributed by USM graduate Phil Shelley. Last week, I received a mass email from the USM Graduate Admissions office regarding the current...

Student profile: Katie Belgard, at your service

Katie Belgard hadn’t planned on being the president of the Board of Student Organizations when she first joined. She’s one of those students everyone seems...

Our Opinion: Ensuring student safety

USM has seen more than its fair share of breaking news this week.From the arrest of a former USM student body president for arson...

University oversight of fraternities questioned after Gorham standoff

Last Wednesday’s Gorham standoff between local police and an armed USM student, Alan-Michael Santos, has raised a lot of questions about the university’s policies...

Let’s make Breaking Bad crystal clear: USM professor to release collection...

Don’t worry, we aren’t going to spoil the ending for you. Whether you were glued to your television screen for the series finale or are...

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