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J. Almendarez is a journalism junior who transferred to UAA this fall from San Antonio College, located in South Texas. At SAC, she worked at the national award winning student publication, The Ranger, as a reporter, photographer, Multimedia Editor and Executive Editor. After graduation next fall, she plans to work as a reporter for a daily in South Texas. Eventually, she would like to earn a Master's degree in Media Convergence. After a long career in journalism, she will go back to San Antonio College, teach a reporting class and die while preaching in front of a group of students about the importance of legit journalism and AP Style.

Options available for food insecure students

May 29, 20130

In the spring semester, sociology majors Rachel Wintz and Nathaniel Chriest used a grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research…

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A mother never gives up hope

May 29, 20130

Barbara Klita named her son, Fryderyk, after the famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. It is a piece of her home…

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Commencement speaker shares experience, advice

May 1, 20130

Every year, Student Life and Leadership selects a commencement speaker from the graduating class. Representing the class of 2013 is…

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USUAA election brings results, interesting write-ins

April 23, 20130

Results are in for the 2013 student government election. Andrew Lessig and Andrew Lemish are the new Union of Students…

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Cadaver incident remains a mystery

April 9, 20130

“Inappropriate” behavior involving a cadaver on campus at the Health Science Building was reported to the University Police Department April…

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Support group offers services for those in mourning

April 9, 20130

A grief support group is available tomorrow for anyone wanting to connect with others about the death of Mabil “Mo”…

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Mabil “Mo” Duir leaves footprints of inspiration

April 8, 20133

A lot of people think planning to save the world is naïve. Mabil “Mo” Duir was not one of those…

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Beware of ice on campus!

April 3, 20130

If you think a full cup of coffee, holding a baby or extreme caution can save you, you’re wrong. Ice…

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UAA head hockey coach no longer with program

April 3, 20130

Hockey coach Dave Shyiak is parting ways with the Seawolves. In a statement released Friday, the athletics department confirmed a…

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Annual women’s wellness exams save lives

March 6, 20130

The mere thought of pap smears sends a shiver of discomfort down most women’s spines. But because the test can…

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Letter From The Editor: Women’s History Month

March 5, 20130

Welcome to The Northern Light’s Women’s History Month special edition. This is not the “feminist” or “angry girl” edition. The…

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Say “no” to the blow

March 5, 20130

I will not give a man a blowjob. Whew. That’s over with. I said it. It’s taken me six and…

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Chancellor addresses student problems

February 26, 20130

About 30 students gathered Tuesday to get answers from Chancellor Tom Case about their concerns regarding the university. USUAA hosted…

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USUAA hosts Chat with the Chancellor

February 21, 20130

Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to attend a Q&A session with students this week, giving them the opportunity to ask…

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