Author: Lee Piltz

December 11, 2016 Lee Piltz

December is that time of year when people are thinking about what they want to accomplish in the next year. Most people have pretty standard New Years resolutions, and our culture sometimes mocks the more cliche ones. A lot of people strive to lose weight in the coming year, to try to save money better…

December 11, 2016 Lee Piltz

When first walking into UAA’s Meditation and Wellness Club, the first thing I noticed was a very restful, quiet atmosphere. The act of making too much noise in their meeting room verged on the forbidden. There was some soothing music playing quietly in the room and my entrance was met with warm smiles. The meeting…

December 5, 2016 Lee Piltz

Generation Action is a club at UAA that is dedicated to raising awareness on reproductive freedom, sexual violence, Planned Parenthood and other related topics. They also host events such at Take Back the Night, and work to educate women and men on healthy sexuality and relationships. One of the main reasons that people join Generation…

November 21, 2016 Lee Piltz

Do you like Dungeons and Dragons? Magic the Gathering? Board games? How about Cards Against Humanity? If you said yes to one or more of these things, then Game Club at UAA is the place for you. When I first heard of the game club, I thought it was solely going to be about video…

November 21, 2016 Lee Piltz

The hashtag ‘#notmypresident’ is being used to show frustration, fear and resentment at Trump’s win

November 6, 2016 Lee Piltz

Looking up the winter forecast for Alaska can bring about a plethora of different opinions, results and predictions. Some sources say we’re in for little to no snow like the last two winters. Other sources contend that snowfall is up this year compared to the last few winters. Most experts are saying that there’s little…

October 30, 2016 Lee Piltz

Every four years, the United States of America must make a very important choice. This choice is one that will shape our nation for the following four years. It is election time in the good old USA, and plenty of people will be heading to the polls to cast their votes. However, there are a…

October 17, 2016 Lee Piltz

This October, local growers of marijuana will be harvesting this year’s first legal crops. This marks a historic moment for those involved in the marijuana legalization movement. However, due to the stigma associated with cannabis, little is actually known about this plant. Like all plants, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to grow it. All…

October 17, 2016 Lee Piltz

Early on in September, the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China both formally joined the Paris global climate agreement. This agreement is the first of its kind and will only take effect legally once 55 countries ratify it. In early October, it was announced that carbon dioxide crossed the 400 parts…

October 9, 2016 Lee Piltz

If conspiracy theories, crazy people and kooky ideas about what’s really going on behind the scenes are your thing, Lizard People is the podcast for you.

October 9, 2016 Lee Piltz

When it comes to sexual assault and rape, knowing how to defend yourself can be extremely helpful. There are many different tactics and techniques to defending yourself in a close-quarter assault situation. That isn’t to say that not knowing how to defend yourself places the blame onto a victim in the event of a sexual…

October 2, 2016 Lee Piltz

Grieves is coming to the Williwaw on Oct. 8, and his show is being opened by a local rapper, Ben Swann the MastaDon. Swann is 27 years old and was born and raised in Anchorage. Swann has been rapping since his middle school days, and while he is not a student of UAA, he is…

October 2, 2016 Lee Piltz

Governor Bill Walker announced Sept. 23 that the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend would be cut from $2,052 to $1,022. This has upset many Alaskans despite the fact that the money being cut out of the PFD will go toward reducing Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit. There are heated arguments on both sides of…