New Commons Project

By Anthony Lewis - Contributing Writer The onset of the fall semester brought the New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative spearheaded by Interim Provost Eric Brown and Associate Professor Kristen Case, and generously funded by the Mellon Foundation. "For...

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UMF Reflects on Confederate Monuments in Roundtable Discussion

By Andrew Devine Editor-in-Chief UMF recently hosted campus and community members for a UMF Roundtable discussion of the issues that arise around “Statues, Memorials and Memory.” The United States has been reckoning with its past these past few months, occasionally at...

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Drive-Thru Bans: A Solution for Franklin County?

Drive-Thru Bans: A Solution for Franklin County?

Lindsay Mower - Staff Reporter In effort to increase health promotion, some towns have adopted drive-thru bans for fast food establishments. In some communities this type of ban has been around as far back as 1982: like San Luis Obispo, a college town located on the...

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UMF Students Fight September Heatwave

By Cheyenne Judkins - Contributing Writer The recent unexpected high temperatures affecting Farmington have forced students to find methods to stay cool. Marissa Chamberlain, a junior Elementary Education major, said, “I think it’s crazy how hot it’s been. I don’t...

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UMF Students in Relay For Life Kick Off to Save Lives

UMF Students in Relay For Life Kick Off to Save Lives

By Alicia Davis - Contributing Writer UMF students in Relay For Life are prepare for the busy year ahead. Relay for Life is a portion of American Cancer Society that raises money for cancer awareness, cancer treatment, provide housing near hospitals and more. The big...

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UMF Honors Henry David Thoreau with Bicentennial Symposium

By Eryn Finnegan - Assistant Editor UMF recently hosted a symposium to celebrate the legacy of author Henry David Thoreau in honor of his 200th birthday. The event featured guest speakers and UMF professors presenting a roundtable discussion, scholarly and creative...

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UMF Prepares Upperclassmen for Post-Graduation

By Samuel Carignan - Contributing Writer UMF Career Services is organizing “Graduate School and Other Post-College Opportunities Month”, a month long event to help upperclassmen transition to post-graduation life. This October, students can visit several speakers...

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Humans of the Farmington Fair

Humans of the Farmington Fair

By Gwen Baker - Contributing Writer For many people at the Farmington Fair, the animals are an instant attraction. Fairgoers get to see a wide range of unique animals such as goats, cows and ducks. “What’s your name?” “S-C-O-U-T,” replies Scout. “And what’s your name...

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UMF Students Reveal How They Deal With Stress

By Kelsey Dunn - Contributing Writer The time has come when UMF students experience stress due to crunched and overlapped deadlines, mountains of homework and hours that seem to just zoom past. Stress can be overwhelming at times and make us want to just scream and...

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