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Along with the ebbs and flows of a college athletic season, there are performances and accomplishments that stand out among others. In honor of The Free Press' last issue of the academic year, the Sports staff has compiled the top ten USM sports performances of the 2010-2011 year. Sit back and enjoy.
On Friday night, the real test will arrive for the 2011 staff of Words & Images at the journal's release party starting at 6 p.m. It will not only be the first opportunity for the public to purchase the journal, but will also feature an exclusive reading from "Townie: A Memoir" by bestselling author Andre Dubus III, as well as readings and award presentations by Adrian Blevins, USM President Selma Botman and Kate Cheney Chappell, and a special musical performance by Olas.
The NCAA's new BBCOR bat standard was implemented in college baseball this spring, but it hasn't taken long for programs to get used to the new bats, with USM being one of them.
USM hosted several events surrounding the environment and sustainability last week, leading up to Earth Day on Friday. From a bike safety and tire check to a full moon hike, to seed planting, students kept busy participating in environmentally friendly activities while also learning new tips on ways to do their part in keeping the planet healthy. Events were held Monday through Friday on both the Portland and Gorham campuses.
What better way to get some exercise and have some fun than to run through a mud pit and navigate down an obstacle called the Slippery Slope? These are just a few of the many fun things featured in the inaugural "Into the Mud Challenge" which will be held at Gorham Middle School on Saturday May, 7.
The debate over a proposed tobacco ban at USM has largely centered on the issue of second-hand smoke. But the policy would cover dips, chew and snus, raising the question of how involved the university should be in personal health choices.
USM track and field thrower Matt Harmon is breaking school records left and right in the hammer throw, and his hard work and passion for the event could be the thing to paves his way to DIII Nationals.
USM's Psi Beta chapter of the Phi Mu women's fraternity is appealing a decision by the national Phi Mu organization to close the chapter at the end of the academic year. Chapter president Carin Jollotta announced the news in an email to other USM Greek life and student government leaders April 4.
Tyler Jackson and company once again delve into the self-self-conscious with “Come Over To My House” an EP that, while extraordinarily short at four tracks, is an exceptional reminder of why Foam Castles continues to be one of Portland’s most remarkably diverse bands.
Establishing a following for a new sport can sometimes be a difficult task, but this isn’t the case with the rapidly-growing sport of lacrosse in the state of Maine, and the USM lacrosse coaches are helping that cause as they bring knowledge and experience to the Huskies from rich lacrosse backgrounds.
Freshman Chris Camire was elected student body president in the spring 2011 Student Government Association elections, defeating his opponents Anna Ivanova and Katherine Sivret. Receiving a total of 147 votes, Camire defeated Ivanova and Sivret by 31 and 38 votes respectively.
Do you read any websites that only update once a week? How about one that takes a three week break with school vacations? Well if you read our website then you do. The Free Press has improved the last couple semesters, but our online effort is still lacking.
After a submission period over the summer that included over 3,600 individual works from 902 local Maine and New England artists, the Portland Museum of Art has assembled a collection of 65 pieces for their annual Maine Biennial celebration opening on Thursday.
The scene at a USM sporting event may not seem that complicated to the average fan. The players take the court for warm-ups, their introductions are made and the game is played. But diving deep into the ins and outs of the anatomy of an athletics event at USM reveals itself to be more complex than you would expect. And the athletics department wouldn't be able to run them in a professional manner if it wasn't for the help they get.
Falling behind early has been a constant for the USM men's lacrosse team in losses this year, and it wasn't any different on Tuesday. Bates...
Since being reinstated as a varsity sport in 2001, the USM women's lacrosse program hadn't been able make it past the championship game of...