USM’s pick up ball scene is a slam dunk

Posted on May 02, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports, Uncategorized

The University of Maine Law team play full court against each other twice a week at the Sullivan Gym in Portland.

USM’s basketball scene at the Sullivan Complex in Portland  would have social scientists jumping on their feet.  For several nights a week, students, faculty, alumni and other members in the community come together for a competitive game of basketball. From loud shuffling of the feet, to rhythmic smacks of basketballs echoing across the courts, players […]

Snack your way to good health at USM

Posted on April 22, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

We’ve all heard that snacking can ruin diets and promote weight gain through fitness magazines and weight loss shows. Snacking seems to have a bad reputation for dieters and health fanatics.

Chiu: Coffee drinkers, rejoice: Your cup of joe won’t kill you

Posted on March 11, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Perspectives, Sports

Columnest Anna Chiu

Like many students, I’m addicted to coffee. Not only because of its unique aroma and taste, but because of its ability to cast a spell that temporarily ignites my motivation, concentration and productivity. So when I read that a nine-year study proved that coffee consumption does not link to any chronic diseases, I was filled with excitement and relief.

Chiu: Don’t get caught up on the fat-fearing bandwagon

Posted on February 12, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

Anna Chiu

For as long as I can remember, my mother always warned me about saturated fats. Saturated fats, according to her conventional wisdom source, clog arteries and contributes to heart disease and obesity. She use to trim excess fat from the occasional steak I was able to enjoy once in a while. As for me, I […]

Chiu: Spice up your Valentine’s Day with these top 8 aphrodisiacs

Posted on February 12, 2012 by Anna Chiu in Chiu On This, Sports

Anna Chiu

Whether you’re in a relationship, single or in between, Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate and appreciate love. This year, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on flowers, chocolates and jewelry, why not try something different?