Waiting for a Place to Call Home

Maria, lounging in her cage and taking in all the love.

Are you a dog or a cat person? Some people like cats. Some people like dogs. Others just love animals. If you love animals who are sweet, affectionate and beautiful, meet Maria. Maria is a 3-year-old tri-tiger who was brought in as a stray in September.

“She’s a really sweet girl,” Betsy Hallett, manager of the Central Aroostook Humane Society, said. Continue reading “Waiting for a Place to Call Home”

Dixie: Sniffing Her Way Into the Hearts of Many

Dixie looks out to the window, curious about the world around her

Everyone’s heard the saying “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” And they are rightfully so. Dogs are loving, loyal, fun, adventurous and, of course, adorable. There are thousands of dogs across the country looking for a best friend and a forever home. One of these dogs is Dixie. Continue reading “Dixie: Sniffing Her Way Into the Hearts of Many”

UMPI Enrollment Soars Up 10 Percent

For the second year in a row, UMPI has seen a huge rise in enrollment. Enrollment jumped 10.4 percent between fall 2017 and fall 2018, the biggest enrollment increase in the U Maine System.

“I am very pleased that we’ve seen a double digit increase over the past two years at UMPI,” UMPI President Raymond Rice said. “What’s important is that those increases come from the variety of populations we serve.” Continue reading “UMPI Enrollment Soars Up 10 Percent”

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies*

This sweet treat is bound to be a favorite this holiday season! -picture frommydarlingvegan.com

What do you think of when you think of the holiday season? Most people would say gathering with friends and family, the cold weather and the food. If you’re attending a holiday party or gathering or just craving a sweet treat during the chilly months, this recipe is for you! This quick and easy recipe only takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. (The best part is that it’s vegan AND allergy friendly!) Continue reading “Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies*”

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”