Spring fever is rampant and many students are ready to jump on that plane and escape to bask in the sultry island heat of Hawai’i. Here are some tips offered by kama’aina (locals from the islands) from around campus on some treasures to check out on O’ahu — the main island destination where 10 million […]
Stories By Nita Mauigoa
Jacqueline Leavitt, owner of Golden Wheel Amusements, remembers being a little girl in early Alaska in 1967, playing by a tiny cotton candy wagon. The hot, sugary scent permeated the air as her mother operated only a handful of rides.
“It was my playground,” Leavitt recalls as someone who has spent her entire life in the family carnival business.
Golden Wheel Amusements is a family owned and operated carnival business that has been the sole provider for Alaska fairs and carnivals, including the Fur Rendezvous, since 1967.
Jevante Mcalister, a biological sciences student, vividly remembers the day he got his heart broken for the first time. The anticipation led up to that fateful Valentine’s Day. All the hard work and preparation he put into his gift for his crush was going to culminate into something beautiful. “I made my crush a Valentine’s […]
Some folks just want friends — no sex, no romance — just pure, unadulterated, platonic fun. However, not everyone is a socialite. Craigslist Anchorage takes a break from the conventional personal ads and offers a “strictly platonic” section, where strangers age 18 and over can solicit friendships. Upon reading the posts, they run the gamut […]
Hippies and snobs. Those are the kinds of people shopping for organic, natural or specialty foods, right?
“Wrong!” said Natural Pantry owner Vikki Solberg, as she laughed and poked at the common misconception.
The Natural Pantry, Anchorage’s largest, full-fledged organic grocery store, is moving.
“The answer is simple. We’ve rented for 37 years. We wanted to own our place, so no more leasing,”
Various news outlets across Anchorage have painted their headlines with rave reviews about the Downtown Grill, a restaurant hot on the scene.
“Oh my gosh, those are good — yummy!” Maria Downey, an anchor for KTUU said in a quote about DT Grill’s beignets.
Riza Brown, Anchorage Daily News correspondent, dubbed the restaurant as “Southern flair, excellent fare.”
The pathway to religious enlightenment is like a Dr. Seuss Limerick: One could find it here, one could find it there, one could find it anywhere — even at UAA.
Religion isn’t for everyone, but for students looking for a dose of soul food on campus, there are options through registered religious clubs and organizations.
For students seeking to nurture their over-processed brains, there are easily accessible places in town to “escape from it all” in a healthy manner — at least for an hour.
The Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy/Oriental Healing Arts Center offers free community tai chi and meditation classes Saturdays and Sundays from 9-10 a.m.
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.
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.