UMF Athletics Creates Racial Equity Committee

By Paige Lilly, Contributing Writer     The UMF Athletics Department recently announced the start of its Racial Equity Committee (REC), which aims to create a safe environment where racially marginalized students can share their experiences while also working to make...

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Virtual Fun: The New Normal

Virtual Fun: The New Normal

By Samantha Pond, Contributing Writer     While school-age children are finding themselves stuck at home without access to activities and sports, the Farmington Recreation Department has stepped up to bring the community together.     Farmington Parks and Recreation,...

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Students Turn to Off-Campus Housing for More Freedom

By Abby Pomerleau, Contributing Writer     If on-campus housing is not the best fit for a student’s college experience, off-campus housing is a healthy alternative for UMF students.      Residence halls are where many students get their first taste of freedom....

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UMF Tutors are “Zoom”ing to Help Students

By Paige Lilly, Contributing Writer     Before the pandemic, tutoring was one of the most readily available services for students at UMF. At almost any time, students could walk into the Mantor Library and there would be a tutor waiting to help them with their needs....

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UMF Biology Class Helps Cultivate New and Rare Life

UMF Biology Class Helps Cultivate New and Rare Life

By Michael Levesque, Contributing Writer     The Natural History of a Maine Watershed class taught by Nancy Prentiss, accompanied by Maine aquatic professionals, ventured out to lay Atlantic salmon eggs near Avon, ME.      Classified as an endangered species, Atlantic...

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UMF Free Ride Team Hits the Slopes

UMF Free Ride Team Hits the Slopes

By Abby Pomerleau, Contributing Writer     The UMF Freeride team is making the most out of their season with weekly practices and optional competitions. The United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) competitions are not being held this year, but...

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Masks Can’t Stop the Music

Masks Can’t Stop the Music

By Samantha Pond, Contributing Writer     Two of UMF’s acapella groups, Deep Treble and the Clefnotes, are finding ways to continue making music despite the pandemic.      In March 2020, both groups were thrown for a loop when schools started to close down and no one...

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Students are Getting Active with Intramural Sports

Students are Getting Active with Intramural Sports

By Marissa Goodwin, Contributing Writer     As the spring semester is starting to gear up, students gather to safely play intramural sports with their friends to be active and take a break from the stress of classes.      Intramurals, which are tournaments of games...

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