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  1. Top Five: Alternative Valentine's Day Dates in PortlandRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 10 | The Free Press

    Time to pull out your mom's old pumps and rummage through thrift shops for a pair of legwarmers - and leather pants, if you so choose. Grab your significant other or friends and come dance away at Port City Music Hall with The Awesome, presenting "80 Shades of Awesome."


  2. Local shopping supports local familiesRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Free Press

    Local shopping around the holidays can be a fun way to buy unique gifts for the people in your life. With big name franchises seemingly taking the stage, Portland residents believe that shopping local is more important than ever this time of year.


  3. Muskie school attempts reorganization after cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Free Press

    The Muskie School of Public Service recently celebrated it's 100th anniversary at USM but is going to be faced with setbacks as some of its faculty have been retrenched this semester. "There won't be a program anymore to teach these students, due to retrenchment and retirement," said Carolyn Ball, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and the Muskie School.


  4. Community members show support to Noyes St. victims through fundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Free Press

    From donation based yoga classes, to student run bake sales and concerts, many fundraising efforts have sprung up in Portland to help the affected families of the Noyes St. fire pay for funeral costs and to provide assistance to the two survivors who lost their possessions. While the investigation regarding the exact cause of the fire is still ongoing, several grieving community members and philanthropists said that funeral costs are very expensive and money should be raised to help the devastated families of the victims.


  5. Hookah smoking becoming quite the fad for young adultsRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | The Free Press

    Hookah smoking has become quite a fad for young adults. Located on 367 Fore Street, The Purple Caterpillar hookah bar attracts young adults from all around Portland.


  6. Five dead and one critically injured in a house fire near USMRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | The Free Press

    A fire engulfed a two family home on 20 Noyes St. last Saturday, killing five people and severely injuring another, who is now in an intensive burn center in Boston. According to President David Flanagan, seven tenants did escape the structure, one of which was USM student Nick Marcketta.


  7. Longfellow's Haunted House Tours In PortlandRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Free Press

    Everyone has been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather and foliage pictures on Instagram this fall. However, October cannot end without getting into the Halloween spirit.


  8. Arcadia National Bar brings the culture of nerd to PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | The Free Press

    It's time to take those drunken games of Mario Kart out of your dorm room and into a night on the town. The recently opened Arcadia National Bar is drawing in consistent crowds of adults from several age groups, all of whom share a common love for drinking beer and playing classic video, arcade and pinball games.


  9. Students, faculty demand BoT meeting to move back to USMRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Free Press

    Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and women and gender studies, demanded that the board of trustees meeting be moved back to USM so affected faculty could have a say on the elimination of their programs Kent Ryden, the director of the American and New England studies, spoke about how he thought the program fit the 'metropolitan university' vision perfectly, explaining that most museums in Maine have had students of that program intern, staff or run them. Megan LaSala, senior women and gender studies major and active voice among Students for #USMFuture, speaks out against the board of trustees meeting's change of location.


  10. LaSala: Who are you calling a climate denier?Read the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | The Free Press

    At the 2014 welcome breakfast for faculty and staff, the new interim president David Flanagan laid out a grim path for USM. The cuts this year, Flanagan tells us, will be more in the ballpark of $15 to $16 million- not the $12 million projected last year.


  11. Elimination of three academic programs to be finalized this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | The Free Press

    Senior Meghan LaSala and USM graduate Phillip Shelley, both active members of the group Students for #USMFuture, continue with their fundraising efforts, attempts at raising awareness and student recruitment. #USMFuture's most recent project includes a Kickstarter page to fund an independent audit of the University of Maine system.


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