Articles by: Michael Yorsz

UMaine System announces plan to cover tuition for 1200 Maine students

UMaine System announces plan to cover tuition for 1200 Maine students

Last week, the University of Maine (UMaine) School System announced its plan to cover tuition and fees for 1,200 of the state’s current high school seniors. The announcement came at the first stop of UMaine’s high school counselor tour.  At the meeting, System Chancellor Dannell Malloy spoke proudly, noting that “the University of Maine System is backed by more than […]

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Maine Native Frances Perkins Highlighted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Maine Native Frances Perkins Highlighted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Sept 16 campaign speech in Washington Square Park, New York City highlighted the work of Mainer Frances Perkins as a pioneer for labor  in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet.  Perkins was the first female member of the presidential cabinet, serving as Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor during the Great Depression. Born in Boston but […]

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Club Soccer becomes co-ed

Club Soccer becomes co-ed

If you talked to Justin Hegel `22 when he was a sophomore in high school and told him that he would be the president of a soccer club in college, he would probably have been awfully confused. Snappily dressed for a Student Government Association (SGA) meeting as he sits across from me, Hegel explains that it was not until the […]

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Dedicated Jan Plan instructor opens West African restaurant

Dedicated Jan Plan instructor opens West African restaurant

It hits me right as I walk in. Mé Lon Togo may be closed for the morning, but it by no means feels empty. The late afternoon sun beaming in through the tall windows mixes with the music lightly drifting out of the speaker system, forming an atmosphere that I don’t feel enough anymore: a homely one.  Listening to Mé […]

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