With all the hubbub of new franchises and chains breezing in from the Lower 48, it’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy. But when the dust settles, there still exists the homegrown goodness that makes Alaska unique.
Stories By Nita Mauigoa
Perhaps it’s his alluring pine green complexion or his brawny body and broad shoulders. Or maybe it’s his stylish green and gold jersey or his walloping white fangs.
Whatever it may be, Spirit the Seawolf seems to have that animal magnetism crowds go wild for.
Who is Spirit’s real identity, if any?
Vivid pictures of toddlers soaked knee-deep in muddy water next to piles of wood — remnants of what was once their home — flash a glimpse of how Typhoon Haiyan left the Philippines.
UAA’s Alaskero Partnership Organizers, or APO, held a vigil in honor of those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Student Union Den last Friday, where community members gathered.
The holiday season is here, and the spirit of giving is in the air.
Various Student organizations will host an upcoming food drive event set to run daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in the Student Union cafeteria Nov. 18-20. Hosts include the Golden Key International Honour Society, Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Black Student Union.
Young Mexicans swirled around traditional alters built to welcome the spirits of passed on ancestors. Their faces were painted with skull-like images, symbolism which echoed the sentiments of Mexican Nobel Prize winning poet, Octavio Paz:
“The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death. (He) jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
Members of the Mexican community hosted El Dia de Muertos – The Day of the Dead at the Northway Mall this weekend with traditional art, dance and music. Hundreds of visitors basked in the celebration.
Love, sex, drugs and fondue were just some of the themes that bounced around in the ‘70s.
Keep Halloween goodies drug-free yet psychedelic with a colorful array of exotic fruits drenched in warm caramel fondue.
Spirits lingering, dead bodies in the backyard, witch hunts — think “Paranormal Activity,” “Psycho” and “Season of the Witch.” Every year, millions of Americans flock to movie theaters in search of the best horror flick that amps up their “screamometers.” Now eliminate all the special effects, bogus storylines, cheesy acting and predictable plots. You’ll find people in real life who value supernatural elements as integral parts of their lives.
There are people who hear eerie footsteps or see objects move only to discover they are all alone. Was it a ghost or pure imagination?
Stories and rumors of haunted structures have swirled around Anchorage for decades — from UAA’s own Wendy Williamson auditorium to the 4th Avenue Theatre to the Anchor Pub to the Oscar Anderson House Museum.
In the spirit of democracy, many young journalists hail Gretchen Weiss as the editor who exercised freedom of press.
Weiss, who was a biology student with no photography experience, dived in headfirst on a whim and applied for the photographer position at the Northern Light in 2007. From there she flourished and eventually became the executive editor.
Feeling stressed? Pet a puppy.
According to Doug Markussen, director of the campus Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Support Department or EHSRMS, UAA could join other campuses throughout the United States that have therapy dogs to help relieve stressed out students.
The key word is “could.”
It was a new semester when Sarah, an engineering student, began her transition from a man into a woman.
“In the first week, there was a lot of stares and confusion. I was the guy named Sarah,” Sarah said.
With the exception of one student, she said, her classmates accepted her transition. That was three years ago. Sarah, who is now a confident woman, still recalls that first stage when adjustments were fragile.
Whether it’s about the discovery of dinosaur fossils by the Yukon or headless walruses washed up ashore, many Alaskans are used to reading Suzanna Caldwell’s articles in the Alaska Dispatch.
In celebration of TNL’s 25th anniversary, we will highlight past editors of this newspaper over a span of the next several issues. What has changed at TNL since they worked here? Where are they now? Are they still writing for newspapers or did they run away with the circus?
It started out as a general education course to fill a void on her transcripts. Psychology student Katie Browning said after taking one American Sign Language course, she eventually took every ASL course offered by the university. Browning fell in love with the Deaf culture, which incorporates ASL.