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Calcium for strong bones

One cup of milk a day is not enough calcium to keep your bones healthy and strong. Calcium needs vary by age, and pregnant and lactating women should try to increase their calcium intake. Some guidelines are: 1,300 mg/day for 9-18 years 1,000 mg/day for 19-50 years 1,200 mg/day after 50 Keeping calcium intake at these levels throughout a lifetimecan protect bone...
In his knee-high steel-toed rubber boots Brian Alward looks like an anthropologist. However, the 60-year-old geography-anthropology major is more likely to be found in the Geographic Information Systems Lab on the Gorham campus than in a swamp collecting data. This summer, after graduating from the University, Alward will participate in a prestigious internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington...

Goodbye Zootz…

Ah, Zootz. That dank, overcrowded, sweaty hole of a nightclub was host to many a fond high school memory. By the time I was 18, I was attending Zootz's chem-free all-ages nights at least twice a month. After waiting in line to get inside for what seemed like forever, my friends and I would shake our money makers to cheesy...
The University is teaming up with the City of Portland to find the silver bullet to end college smoking once and for all. Actually, the coalition is focused on youth, but USM is one of the main targets. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I am a smoker (much to my parents dismay). That said, the...

Use your condom sense

The best defense against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is abstinence. The next best thing is a condom. However, some students question the effectiveness of certain brands of condoms distributed by University Health Services. One resident adviser, Jordan Gibbs of Robie-Andrews, said that at least two students recently reported that condoms they got from University Health Services broke during intercourse....

Women’s lacrosse takes off

Lacrosse has been taking off across the state and across the country in recent years, and USM isn't far behind. Last year the men's varsity lacrosse team got off the ground, and this spring will be the first women's varsity season. Lacrosse isn't new to the athletics scene at the University, however. Back in the early 1970's there...

Expansion planned for campus

Imagine pulling into the Portland campus five minutes before class and easing your car into one of the many open spots - in the parking garage. Imagine getting out of your car and actually being able to open the door without hitting the car two inches away from you. Then picture not having to brave the harsh Maine weather...
The legendary Camel logo burns out of sight as the last drag is taken from the cigarette. Casually the butt is tossed aside into the slush where it joins a variety of other now-indistinguishable brands of cigarettes as the student rushes inside to class. While a finished cigarette may be left behind after use, the effects that each one has on...

Thefts on Portland Campus

Recent thefts on the Portland campus have led police to issue a warning to students and staff. Some are questioning the level of concern generated by the warning's call to report suspicious people to the police. The thefts started shortly before Christmas and have continued into the new year. Most of the thefts have targeted unattended wallets. Credit cards and...
Attendance is declining in some USM classes and the professors are encouraging the absentees. The University is offering a number of classes over the Internet, allowing students to attend classes without coming to campus. Professors are now able to hold Web classes by posting class notes, assignments, announcements, and quizzes on the Internet as a supplement to their live courses. In...

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