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Between the frozen pines: Redemption in the backcountry

March 13, 20160

We left off last week, or at the very least I wrote a thing and emailed it off into the…

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The curse of the man flu

February 21, 20160

  I write to you, dear reader, surrounded by a cluster of supplies that have become increasingly vital over the…

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East Anchorage transplant: Life on the other side

February 14, 20160

  I’m not new to Anchorage. In fact, in the five years I’ve lived here full time, I’d argue that…

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Valentine’s Day: The annual struggle

February 14, 20160

  “Love, sex, and Valentine’s day,” I read aloud to my girlfriend with mounting dismay. “It’s the same damn topic…

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Moving out: An ode to labor

January 27, 20160

I’ve never given much thought to moving. In my four years in the dorms, I never stayed long in any…

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The post college experience

January 27, 20160

As a freshman, I was often naively irritated by the non-traditional students in my classes. While everyone in my cohort…

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On the subject of Anchorage housing

October 25, 20150

When you’re in your twenties, the places you live tend to be contingent upon low cost and little else. While…

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An ode to the Templewood

October 21, 20150

In college, you tend to gravitate towards a social group based on mutual interests. In my case, the common denominator…

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Nearing the end: A look back and nervous glance forward

September 17, 20150

  13 weeks. By a rough estimate, that’s the imprecise remainder of time in which the excuse of being a…

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Finals stress; reflections of a weary senior

April 29, 20150

The last two weeks are always a chaotic mess for me. Even when the rest of the semester has run…

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In search of employment, housing, and other milestones of adulthood.

April 21, 20150

It’s quickly becoming that time of year where I begin making the difficult decisions that shape my summer months. Who…

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Powder runs and spring slush; an unexpected comeback for Alyeska

April 14, 20150

Halfway up the stairs to my bedroom I came to a grinding halt soaked in sweat, desperately trying to squeeze…

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My final outdoor class (for now)

April 7, 20150

Friday marked the last field day of my backcountry ski course with one final trip to Sunburst, in Turnagain Pass,…

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Four years of campus housing; a fond(ish) farewell

April 1, 20150

As I near the end of my stay at our high class campus housing, I feel the need to reminisce…

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