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  1. Saying farewell to a graduating classRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | The Free Press

    Another semester of classes is drawing near a conclusion at USM, and for many students, it is just another routine end to a school year. With classes being selected and roommates being assigned, it seems like the monotonous rounds of trying to finish a degree are in place.

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  2. Locker Project establishes pantries in local high schoolsRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | The Free Press

    In Maine, 1 out of 4 children are food-insecure, and in Portland and other locations in the state,it is often 3 out of 4 children. Maine has the highest rate of child hunger in New England and the need for nutritious food for these hungry children is critical.

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  3. Banana peels, coffee grinds and egg shells: making Portland prettierRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | The Free Press

    Today, Portland's Garbage to Garden service offers an easy way to compost food scraps, as well as to obtain compost for growing things. The nonprofit organization was created by Maine resident Tyler Frank, who was living in the East End of Portland in 2012 when he recognized the fact that composting can be very difficult for urban residents.

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  4. Major & Career Exploration: A Team Based ApproachRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2016 | The Free Press

    Having trouble deciding on a major? Thinking of switching your major for the umpteenth time? Not sure how to link your course work to the career world? Together with your faculty advisor, Advising Services and the office of Community Engagement & Career Development, you can engage in an intentional and meaningful exploration of major and career.

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  5. Bill to transition India Street services leaves some uneasyRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2016 | The Free Press

    The city of Portland is looking to pass a new budget, which could cause all clinics at the India Street Public Health center to close. In the wake of this decision, over 20 public health workers would lose their jobs, and 1,114 patients receiving care at these clinics would be forced to shift their services to the Portland Community Health Center.

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  6. Our Opinion: Reconsider India Street Clinic RemovalRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2016 | The Free Press

    The city of Portland is looking to pass a new budget which could cause all clinics at the India Street Public Health Center to close and be consolidated into the Community Health Center on Park Avenue. The problem with this transition of services is that many individuals have expressed great concern that clients will lose critical care during this transition.

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  7. Thrift shop this holiday seasonRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2016 | The Free Press

    The holidays are fast approaching, in case you missed "Baby It's Cold Outside" over pieces of pumpkin pie during the holiday. It is that time of the year that your tight college kid budget becomes something inbetween a shoestring and a broken string.

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  8. Advising Advice: Prior Learning Assessment at USMRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | The Free Press

    Did you know that you can earn credit for the learning experiences you've had outside the college classroom? Whether you're at the beginning, somewhere in the middle, or nearing completion of your degree, you might be eligible for academic credit that will help you save time and money. The Office of Prior Learning Assessment is ready to help you meet your educational goals.

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  9. Panelist offer uncensored advice on sexRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2016 | The Free Press

    On Tuesday, March 8, the newly founded group, Huskies for Reproductive Health, put on an event at the Gorham campus in Lower Brooks. The event was a panel of "sexperts" who could talk and answer any questions from students about all things sex related.

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  10. Then & Now BriefsRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | The Free Press

    Since its beginning in 1970, USM has increased its student population by 70 percent, according to information from the Portland Press Herald. The university has also added 17 new graduate and undergraduate degree programs since then and now supplies educational needs to more students than any other school in Maine.

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  11. USM versus UMBRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | The Free Press

    Wednesday night the Southern Maine Huskies paid tribute to the town of Gorham when both women and men's basketball teams hosted Gorham Night at the Costello Sports Complex. The Gorham Recreation Department's third and fourth grade boys and girls All-Star basketball teams took the court during both halftimes to provide entertainment with exhibition games.

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  12. Students of USM: Kelli Schuit, Nursing StudentRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Free Press

    USM student Kelli Schuit has a full life and a busy schedule. She earned her first bachelor's degree in Sociology and has returned to school for a B.S. in Nursing.

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  13. USM's varied student demographic help to understand transfer ratesRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Free Press

    It has been a recent campaign by the University of Southern Maine to address its dwindling enrollment numbers and high student withdrawal rates, through recent efforts made such as the Enrollment Management program being founded in 2015 to improve student retention, and with a modern rebranding of the school's image as "Maine's metropolitan university" to attract prospective students. But while enough students transfer, withdraw, or drop out of USM to provoke action from the university, particularly in the middle of the year between the fall and spring semesters, USM also receives many new transfer students each year arriving for the spring semester.

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  14. USM versus UMBRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2016 | The Free Press

    Wednesday night the Southern Maine Huskies paid tribute to the town of Gorham when both women and men's basketball teams hosted Gorham Night at the Costello Sports Complex. The Gorham Recreation Department's third and fourth grade boys and girls All-Star basketball teams took the court during both halftimes to provide entertainment with exhibition games.

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  15. Wayside Food Program provides for those in needRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | The Free Press

    Last Thursday night in Portland, restaurants were abuzz as usual. Oysters were slurped by candlelight, steaks washed down with red wine, and baked stuffed lobsters sat proudly on well-garnished plates.

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  16. Noyes Street fire memorial approved by committeeRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2015 | The Free Press

    On November 1, 2014, a fire engulfed a two family home on 20 Noyes Street killing six people. In the aftermath of the tragic event, some people in the local community have proposed a memorial for the victims: six diamonds comprised of small blue lights with a white orb in the center.

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  17. Bayside could be location for future Portland dormsRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2015 | The Free Press

    An initiative to allocate funds and contracts for a new student dormitory is gaining traction here on the USM Portland campus. John Jackson, Senate Chair of the Student Government Association, has completed his list of petition signatures to move the initiative forward and his comprehensive plan claims that it will improve many lacking aspects of the university infrastructure.

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  18. Portland Farmers' MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | The Free Press

    Monument Square's cobblestones are awash with color every Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as the Portland Farmers' Market rolls into town. Carts and booths teem with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.

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  19. What you didn't know about Friends of Forest CityRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2015 | The Free Press

    Tourists flock to Portland for its picturesque water views and foodie magazines rave about the rich and diverse food culture. But one of Portland's lesser known and perhaps more important staples is its trees.

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  20. Viction fashion and industry exhibitRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2015 | The Free Press

    Walking through the Old Port today, you can't always tell what people are doing from the clothes they are wearing. Over 200 years ago, it was a very different story.

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