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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 […]

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?”

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.

Check out the Highs and Lows of UMaine Homecoming 2014

Thousands of Black Bears descended on Orono this past weekend to celebrate Homecoming at the University of Maine and when it was all said and done there were a fair share of highs and lows from the events. Whether it was on the sporting fields or in the parking lots scattered across campus, the story lines varied greatly and we have done our best to put them all together. Accompanied by our official #RiseAndStein Tailgate Album, we present to you our best and worst of Homecoming Weekend 2014.

FTS Tailgating DOs and DON’Ts

Fill The Steins gives its DOs and DON’Ts for your Black Bear Homecoming tailgate. Because information is power.

UMaine Hockey, Homecoming, and Handsome Guys all on the FTS Podcast

With less than a week to go until our #RiseAndStein Tailgate at the University of Maine we had a really big show talking about Homecoming, Black Bear Hockey, and Handsome Guys on the latest episode of the Fill The Steins Podcast. With Homecoming Weekend nearly upon us we had a major announcement regarding our live […]

How to pick up a Buff Chick in Orono on a Wednesday

When I texted “so pumped…buff chick Wednesday” to my girlfriend at another school, she thought for sure I was cheating. But we in Orono know better. Buff Chick Wednesday is why we do what we do. It’s why we wake up for the 8 am classes. It’s why we endure six other days of dining hall “cuisine.”

FTS Top 10 Reasons to be Excited for 2014 UMaine Homecoming

An annual tradition – certainly unlike any other – is Fill The Steins’ Top 10 Reasons to be Excited for UMaine Homecoming.

Raise a Glass to Griffin Stockford, Fill The Steins’ New Student Contributor

We had always envisioned having a staff of on-campus content providers so we could get the perspective of not just alumni but also current Black Bears. That is why with great pride we raise a glass and welcome the newest addition to the Fill The Steins staff, Griffin Stockford, our student contributor.

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