• Balancing Exercise with Entertainment at the New Balance Student Recreation Center

    Fill The Steins’ Student Contributor, Griffin Stockford, examines the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center – and all the personalities that provide entertainment with your exercise.

  • American Black Bears: A Book Report

    The fall semester is winding down, with Halloween in the rearview and Thanksgiving next week.  But before Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa arrives (or Festivus, as it’s celebrated at FTS HQ…), college-aged Black Bears buckle down for finals.  So, in the spirit of solidarity with our student friends, we’re hitting the books, too.  They say to write what you […]

  • Coach Walsh’s Black Bears Looking to Build a Championship Culture

    As the Bob Walsh era begins in Orono, we preview the upcoming season and what Maine’s new head coach is looking to create in the men’s basketball program.

  • A Tribute to Stephen King, UMaine’s Finest Son

    With Stephen King’s The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County coming to The Collins Center for the Arts this Saturday to kick off its national tour (as previewed by FTS’s own Matt Grondin), it seems only fitting to reflect upon King’s impact as one of the College of Our Hearts’ most storied alums. A man who […]

  • Where’s the best place to grab a drink in Orono?

    Going to school is hard, especially if you are under the age of twenty-one. But when that much cherished birthday rolls around you have a freedom that has been celebrated since prohibition ended in 1933. Like any great college town, Orono is home to many great bars, pubs and watering holes where you can Fill The Steins which begs the question, “what is the best bar in Orono?”

Balancing Exercise with Entertainment at the New Balance Student Recreation Center

Fill The Steins’ Student Contributor, Griffin Stockford, examines the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center – and all the personalities that provide entertainment with your exercise.

American Black Bears: A Book Report

The fall semester is winding down, with Halloween in the rearview and Thanksgiving next week.  But before Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa arrives (or Festivus, as it’s celebrated at FTS HQ…), college-aged Black Bears buckle down for finals.  So, in the spirit of solidarity with our student friends, we’re hitting the books, too.  They say to write what you […]

Coach Walsh’s Black Bears Looking to Build a Championship Culture

As the Bob Walsh era begins in Orono, we preview the upcoming season and what Maine’s new head coach is looking to create in the men’s basketball program.

A Tribute to Stephen King, UMaine’s Finest Son

With Stephen King’s The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County coming to The Collins Center for the Arts this Saturday to kick off its national tour (as previewed by FTS’s own Matt Grondin), it seems only fitting to reflect upon King’s impact as one of the College of Our Hearts’ most storied alums. A man who […]

Where’s the best place to grab a drink in Orono?

Going to school is hard, especially if you are under the age of twenty-one. But when that much cherished birthday rolls around you have a freedom that has been celebrated since prohibition ended in 1933. Like any great college town, Orono is home to many great bars, pubs and watering holes where you can Fill The Steins which begs the question, “what is the best bar in Orono?”

How do you define success for the UMaine Women’s Basketball Program?

With ten returning players and a hand full of new faces we thought it was the perfect chance to preview the season with none other than an original FOFTS (Friend of Fill The Steins), lady Black Bears’ assistant coach Amy Vachon on the FTS Podcast.

Stephen King’s ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’ Debuts in Orono

Fill The Steins previews Stephen King’s latest co-creation with John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,’ which kicks off its North American tour on November 8-9 at The Collins Center for the Arts.

UMaine Men’s Basketball Coach Walsh settling into life at Orono

It has been five months since Bob Walsh took over the reins of the University of Maine Men’s Basketball program and so we decided to have him back on the Fill The Steins Podcast to check in on his adjustments to life at Orono.

The Eternal Quest for the Perfect Parking Spot

To a UMaine student, the mention of “parking” inevitably causes perspiration, grit of the teeth, and the swelling of anxiety in the stomach. And rightfully so, because difficulty parking has plagued this institution since its first twelve students and two teachers couldn’t find a free hitching post back when the University opened its doors in September 1868.

The Evolving Tailgating Culture at the University of Maine

The University of Maine seems to be making a real and tangible effort to improve its supporters’ tailgating experience. Our Brian MacLeod examines.

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