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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
    Dear Bettina, I am drowning in paper. It doesn’t seem to matter what method I use, I end up back in this same place of paper on every flat surface. Can you help me slay this paper dragon once and for all? Signed, Trisha Dear Trisha,… Read More
    By Aaron Jackson With the World Series beginning tonight, now is the perfect time to explore the pertinent questions for this series. Dodgers vs Astros is a match up that clearly showcases the two best teams in baseball, which should make for quite the showdown. Which… 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