Cupid Is on the Move in the County

A young couple hug each other somewhere in Aroostook County

Although Valentine’s Day has gone past, Cupid is on the move in Aroostook County.

This season’s finale of the reality TV show, “The Bachelor,” may have just wrapped its  previous season, but the producers are on the lookout for a new cast for next season. More specifically, a new bachelor or bachelorette. Continue reading “Cupid Is on the Move in the County”

A Not-So-Traditional Spring Break for UMPI Students

Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches.

In the summer of 2018,  devastation swept through the Carolinas. The culprit? Hurricane Florence.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has been organizing a volunteer trip in an effort to help communities in the Carolinas recuperate.

“The trip is about doing community service in an area that can not only help but expose students to different things they wouldn’t normally be exposed to,” Danfry Nieves, the AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator at UMPI, said. “I believe college should not just be about lectures and readings.” Continue reading “A Not-So-Traditional Spring Break for UMPI Students”

Globetrotting From Greece to the States

From Greece to Maine, Evan Zarkadas is always working hard towards his goals.

At 15 years old, Evan Zarkadas boarded an airplane in Greece. A new chapter in his life had begun. Greece had been the place Evan had called home.

Alongside Evan were his father, mother and brother as they entered an airport in Athens.  Evan pulled nothing more than a large suitcase behind him, which held all his possessions. They were leaving everything in Greece. Anything Evan and his family couldn’t fit had been donated or sold. Continue reading “Globetrotting From Greece to the States”

Snowball Dance Kicks Off the Semester at UMPI

Sarah Draper (left) and Tiffany Smith (right) pose for a picture at the Snowball

What better way to kick off the spring semester than with a night of dancing? Students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle brought out their finest suits and dresses for a night of dancing at the UMPI Snowball. As a part of UMPI’s first annual Winter Carnival, the Student Activities Office hosted a semi-formal dance to start the semester off with a bang. Continue reading “Snowball Dance Kicks Off the Semester at UMPI”

Student Entrepreneur is Flipping the Flop


Reed Farrar, 21, worked at a typical summer job during the three months away from college. He could easily recall the hot summer days spent working long hours in a non-air-conditioned warehouse lifting heavy boxes. The air was stuffy and uncomfortable, especially after hours of physical labor.

It wasn’t a job he enjoyed. Continue reading “Student Entrepreneur is Flipping the Flop”

Do You Deck the Halls Before Thanksgiving?

Snowmen playing Christmas music

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to deck the halls and blast Michael Buble’s holiday album on repeat. While people are just beginning to celebrate the holiday season with the commencement of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, there’s been an ongoing debate of when it’s appropriate to blare your speakers with Jingle Bells and other Christmas tunes. Continue reading “Do You Deck the Halls Before Thanksgiving?”

It Floats at the For

This years theme at Fright at the Fort was based on Stephen King’s horror novels.

Imagine delving deep into the belly of a historical fort while running through cornfields, being chased by clowns with chainsaws and rounding a corner only to be confronted by the twin girls from Stephen King’s “The Shining.” This is exactly the kind of fright that happened on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Fort Knox. Continue reading “It Floats at the For”

Painting With a Little Extra Punch

There’s nothing quite as lively as sitting at a table in the early afternoon, sipping some punch while painting a picture of a cute snowy owl on a blank canvas. On Friday, Sept. 28, the University of Maine at Presque Isle hosted a Paint and Sip event as part of its Homecoming Friends and Family Weekend. Continue reading “Painting With a Little Extra Punch”