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    How’s your mood? Thursday, October 5, 2017, is National Depression Screening Day. It’s a day to get help with feeling sad or anxious and to start feeling better and improving your mood. Too many people don’t get the help they need. They turn… Read More
    Sarah O’Connor Susan Feiner is resigning the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASH) curriculum review committee (CRC). Professor Susan Feiner, PhD is a professor of economics and women and gender studies at USM and also the union president… Read More
    Cara DeRose Student Body President Pdg Muhamiriza and Student Senate Chair Muna Adan apologized to members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and multicultural students last Monday for student government’s failure to “lead people the way it’s supposed to lead them,” according… Read More
    Sarah Tewksbury Social media and the news are currently overflowing with testimonials from individuals who have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault. In 2006, activist Tarana Burke used the phrase “me too” to encourage females around the world, specifically women of color,… Read More
    Jess Ward Leading a discussion on Senate affairs and public relations, a woman stands in front of a seated crowd of men who are aptly listening and debating the issues at hand. The presence in the room is overwhelmingly male, but Muna… Read More
    Jordan Castaldo The Career and Employment Hub is a convenient tool provided by USM to assist students in planning for the future. Not only are there resources for writing resumes or cover letters, but they also offer… Read More
    Dionne Smith The USM Multicultural Center is home to many students that use the space as an area to meet people who are like them, socialize and connect with each other. USM is continuously growing more diverse. People of different characters and… Read More
    Kate Rogers “I think when students leave home there’s a false sense of security that someone’s looking out for them, but that’s not the case…You’re on your own, you gotta make sure your smoke alarms work, your… Read More
    Ben Theriault Whether it be through festive food, favorite horror movies, or costumes, many people are embracing the Autumn spirit and preparing for Halloween. Amongst all of the sweets and parties it can be easy to ignore the origins of Halloween and what exactly… Read More
    Maverick Lynes The USM theatre production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is original, violent, abstract and the furthest thing from boring. I can say with full confidence that this play, a mix of comedy and horror, is… Read More
    Maverick Lynes On Monday, Sept. 18 Upton-Hastings residents received word, via email, of a confirmed case of bed bugs inside the building. The email informed residents that treatment to take care of the the infestation had begun and that the situation was… Read More
    Maverick Lynes Friday, Sept. 15, the 46th student senate held their first meeting in Upton Hastings on the Gorham campus. The meeting began with introductions and the senate could not make it through that without the first awkward moment. Read More
    Cormac Riordan Every spring, the University of Southern Maine English Department faculty members start to select who will be the O’Brien poet for the upcoming year. This year it is none other than Cheryl Savageau, a Fellowship-award winning Massachusetts poet. She has… Read More
    Maverick Lynes Leslie Odom Jr. recently graced Portland and the Merrill Auditorium with his love for both jazz and theatre. He was entertaining and remarkable. His voice is one that is listened to in awe and with jealousy. Odom Jr. can effortlessly tell a… Read More
    Sam Margolin In her book, Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living, Deborah Neimann writes, “Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but… Read More
    Type A personalities often find retirement difficult to deal with. Especially if positive strokes for good performance are how they create self-esteem. Read More
    The players are on the board Courtesy WeatherTAP.com Water vapor imagery looking over the North American continent shows all the key players in the weather through the weekend. The connection between the long wave frontal boundary and moisture from the Gulf… Read More
    Each October the State of New Hampshire draws down Lake Horace, providing an excellent Class III/IV creek-like whitewater run on the North Branch of the Piscataquog River. Located in Weare a little west of Concord, the release attracts whitewater boaters from around New England. For several… Read More