UMPI Rankings at an All-Time High

     The University of Maine at Presque Isle has made many changes in the past few years, from switching to proficiency-based education and changing food companies, to Ray Rice becoming our president. Most schools might crumble under the pressure of all of these changes, but UMPI has done quite the opposite. Continue reading “UMPI Rankings at an All-Time High”

Putting the ‘Spotlight’ on the Issues

Award winning-film Spotlight was an eye opener for quite a few people when it came out.  I was already aware of the situation, but there are probably a lot of people who weren’t aware. This movie is about a group of journalists working in the Spotlight department of the Boston Globe trying to research on the possibility of priests in Boston molesting young children, and the police and the church shoving it under the rug for years. Continue reading “Putting the ‘Spotlight’ on the Issues”

Importance of ‘All the President’s Men’


All the President’s Men is a very important film.  It shows historic moments in American history, both in politics and journalism.  The film is about two journalists who work for the Washington Post, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who are determined to write a good and accurate story about the break in into the Democratic National Committee’s office in the Watergate Building, also known as the Watergate Scandal. Continue reading “Importance of ‘All the President’s Men’”

The Power of Pictures

The short film A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs focuses on photography and what an impact it can have.  The pictures shown have all won Pulitzer Prize, which is one of the biggest honors as a journalist.  The film talks to the photographers of historic pictures and gets their point of view on how they got the shot, why photojournalism is so important, and how it is a calling. Continue reading “The Power of Pictures”

Quist’s Quest for Greatness

Some say that art is one of the most versatile and beautiful things that the Earth has to offer.  Nobody knows that better than Monica Quist.  Quist, 24, is graduating in May with her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from UMPI.  Quist had been drawing for as long as she can remember, but learned many new techniques when she became a student at UMPI. Continue reading “Quist’s Quest for Greatness”

Makin’ My Way ‘Downtown’


The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Art Gallery has been known for having beautiful and unique art exhibitions.  The photography collection “Downtown” by Heath Paley is no exception.  It contains 32 pictures of downtown settings all over the state of Maine, although not all 32 are shown in our gallery.  The collection shows how beautiful Maine urban areas are, even though some people might not consider the area to be “Urban.”  It represents the state well and hopefully will be seen nationwide. Continue reading “Makin’ My Way ‘Downtown’”