Mary Ryan Pioneers Conscious Consumerism at UMF

Mary Ryan Pioneers Conscious Consumerism at UMF

Contributing Writer In the basement of the Education Center, a room is shelved with items for sale that people would commonly call trash-- an assortment of leather scraps, salvaged coffee cans, jars of colorful buttons, used spools of Christmas ribbon.  For...

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Midterm Election Controversy

Midterm Election Controversy

By Andrea Swiedom Contributing Writer      On election day, students saw Farmington community member Bill Crandall, who set up a sign outside of the polls at the Farmington Community Center. Given Crandall’s professional setup, there has been controversy as to whether...

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UMF Graduate Coaches “Fit Girls” Program

UMF Graduate Coaches “Fit Girls” Program

By Evan Gorr Contributing Writer Catherine Dennis, 2017 UMF graduate and second year teacher at Cascade Brook School (CBS) in Farmington, co-coaches a reading and running program called Fit Girls, a community based program for girls in grades fourth through sixth in...

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UMF Plans Annual New York Broadway trip

UMF Plans Annual New York Broadway trip

By Journey Bubar Contributing Writer   Every year, the Student Life Office and Weekend Adventures and Excursions club (WAE)  plans a trip to New York City, which includes a choice between two Broadway shows (this year the shows are “Kinky Boots” and “Anastasia”) and...

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91.5 WUMF: “Where Undiscovered Music is Found”

By Abby Shields Contributing Writer      91.5 WUMF is a radio station/club on campus, that plays various genres, with a hope to bring out of the ordinary music to campus. “The station’s philosophy is to bring new, unheard music to UMF and the greater Farmington...

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The Fulbright Award: A Feasible Prospect for UMF Students

The Fulbright Award: A Feasible Prospect for UMF Students

By Andrea Swiedom Contributing Writer  Countless times I have made the mistake of asking seniors what their plan is after they graduate. Usually there’s an eyeroll and a sarcastic remark like, “Oh, I love that question.” So here’s an idea for those who are unsure what...

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Mantor Library Gets a Summer Makeover

Mantor Library Gets a Summer Makeover

Aislinn Forbes Contributing Writer   Returning students are sure to have noticed some changes to the Mantor Library, including the larger menu at Mantor cafe and the new layout of the second and third floors.    Tamra Hartley is the full-time supervisor at Mantor...

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Jeff Scheen Brings Laughter to the Landing

By Elina Shapiro Staff Reporter At his first UMF performance last Wednesday, comedian Jeff Scheen had students laughing within moments as he started describing Maine.    “Are there more bears than people here?” Scheen asked the audience that filled the Landing. “I...

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