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Aloha! I am the Features editor here at the Northern Light. I come from the sultry sands of Hawaii and I was raised in ice-ridden Anchorage. I have heaps of family and friends in town that I grew up with. There is always a function or party and I am never bored. I am a senior pursuing my BA in Journalism/Communications with a minor in Business Administration. I have not declared which path to take after graduation as I live day by day. My favorite piece I've written was for True North magazine, skimming the subject of contemporary versus traditional Polynesian tattoo. I am like a restless nomad always moving and traveling. My favorite excursions include Boston, New York, Florida and several Pacific Islands. If you see me off campus, I am never alone.

Edible flowers in bloom

July 8, 20140

Ever see a flower beautiful enough to…eat? For the curious, UAA horticulture/landscaping supervisor Catherine Shenk skimmed the subject of edible…

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Domestic Violence: NO MORE

March 19, 20140

I fell down the stairs. I am just clumsy. She didn’t mean it. But he loves me. Do these “reasons”…

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Warming cold case files

March 18, 20140

Flames consumed the hot Louisiana morning in 1964. The owner of a shoe repair shop, Frank Morris awoke to find…

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Aloha from Hawai’i: Places to see in O’ahu

March 4, 20140

Spring fever is rampant and many students are ready to jump on that plane and escape to bask in the…

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Who runs the Rondy carnival?

March 4, 20140

Jacqueline Leavitt, owner of Golden Wheel Amusements, remembers being a little girl in early Alaska in 1967, playing by a…

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10 things I hate about you, and Valentines Day too

February 23, 20140

Jevante Mcalister, a biological sciences student, vividly remembers the day he got his heart broken for the first time. The…

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Craigslist: Strictly Platonic

February 23, 20140

Some folks just want friends — no sex, no romance — just pure, unadulterated, platonic fun. However, not everyone is…

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Sneak peek at new Natural Pantry

February 4, 20140

Hippies and snobs. Those are the kinds of people shopping for organic, natural or specialty foods, right? “Wrong!” said Natural…

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Seawolf alumnus fresh on culinary scene

January 21, 20140

Various news outlets across Anchorage have painted their headlines with rave reviews about the Downtown Grill, a restaurant hot on…

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Religion on campus

January 14, 20140

The pathway to religious enlightenment is like a Dr. Seuss Limerick: One could find it here, one could find it…

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Nurturing a stressed mind

January 14, 20140

For students seeking to nurture their over-processed brains, there are easily accessible places in town to “escape from it all”…

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Keeping it Alaskan: Fair reminds locals of home-grown goodness

December 10, 20130

With all the hubbub of new franchises and chains breezing in from the Lower 48, it’s easy to get swept…

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Who is the ‘real’ Spirit the Seawolf mascot?

November 26, 20130

Perhaps it’s his alluring pine green complexion or his brawny body and broad shoulders. Or maybe it’s his stylish green…

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Vigil for Typhoon Haiyan victims raises awareness

November 21, 20130

Vivid pictures of toddlers soaked knee-deep in muddy water next to piles of wood — remnants of what was once…

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