Category Archives: School

America’s first circus college on why they picked Portland, and how they’re ‘serious about education’

Sarah Huling, an instructor for Circus Atlantic, dangles from silks during a demonstration of aerial acrobatics at the Portland YMCA. Circus Atlantic is a youth program started by the Circus Conservatory of America. (The Forecaster photo by Ben McCanna)

On the latest edition of the Ink & Pine podcast, we talked with Peter Nielsen and Alisan Funk, president and academic program director, respectively, for the Circus Conservatory of America. The conservatory will be America’s first circus college, and is an anchor part of the $100-plus-million redevelopment of Portland’s high visibility Thompson’s Point, potentially one […]

Former USM student posts viral classified ad after seeing woman he married for three days in 1989 on a busy NY train

(Reuters file photo by Eric Thayer)

… or did he? A supposed Craigslist post, under “missed connections,” tells a Hollywood-like tale of a boy who transferred from the University of Southern Maine to New York University in 1989, had a whirlwind romance with a fellow student in the big city, got temporarily married on a bet, and then lost contact with […]