How Can the Hope and Justice Project Help You?

Bjorn Bartlett, Kathryn Murphy and Heidi Dockery working the Criminal Justice Club Table at lunch on University Day, hoping for college students to come and take their survey

The CRJ/SOC 358: Domestic Violence class put on an educational presentation on the Hope and Justice Project and their work for the organization. Instructor Lisa Leduc started off the presentation by informing the audience on what service learning is, a requirement for the criminal justice program. Continue reading “How Can the Hope and Justice Project Help You?”

11 Students, 55 Stories and 110 Calloused Fingers: A Journey in Feature Writing

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The students in PCJ214: Magazine and Feature Writing did a presentation educating people on features and the experiences they had in the class. The students began the presentation by explaining what a feature story is.

“It’s like a news article, but more personal. It’s more focused on a person instead of an event,” Sarah Harris explained. Continue reading “11 Students, 55 Stories and 110 Calloused Fingers: A Journey in Feature Writing”

Heat Wave Takes Northern Maine by Storm

The hot sun beams down on Presque Isle, melting the snow and troubling the lives of the members of the community.

One thing Northern Maine is best known for is the cold. An unexpected heat wave, however, hit the county starting in mid-March of this year. Temperatures have been reaching the upper 90s, which is unheard of for this time of year in northern Maine. Students attending UMPI are shocked by the sudden heat wave. Continue reading “Heat Wave Takes Northern Maine by Storm”

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”