The late Sen. Ted Kennedy may have made some mistakes, many of them coming back into the spotlight after his death. He was not perfect, but during his tenure in the US Senate, he strived for the perfection of government; perfection that it would seem was driven by his overwhelming desire to give the people a better tomorrow.
Stories By Northern Light
Each of the last few generations has played a vital part in determining equal rights for all citizens. Granted, it has been an agonizingly slow and arduous journey, but it is one that has made the world a better place to live – or has at least given it a nudge in the right direction.
Here at The Northern Light, we like to think we’re pretty hip – especially when it comes to technology.
Even more so when it comes to social networking sites. Most of us came of age around the same time as MySpace and Facebook, and have spent most of our formative years immersed in the sites our parents all thought of as “devious.
There has been a surge in debating the necessity of extending more rights to LGBT citizens. President Obama recently announced that he would be working towards extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. And locally in Anchorage, debate has increased over Assembly Ordinance 64 that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Don’t have an annual permit and reading this on campus? You may want to run back and feed the Pay N’ Park machine. Because for the first time, summer parking is being enforced.
After years of carefree summer parking days, it’s no longer the case. With a new parking garage being built on East campus to accommodate the Integrated Science Building, someone has to pay for it, namely UAA parkers.
Seawolf fans looking for breaking news, scores, contests, ticket information and insider updates about the Seawolves can access the official UAA Athletics Facebook fan page that was launched on May 15.
The UAA Seawolf fan page is accessible to anyone -with or without a Facebook account.
Regular registration for the 2009 Mayor’s Marathon & Half-Marathon, presented by ConocoPhillips, will come to a close Thursday, May 21. Applicants may register late on June 18-19 at the Mayor’s Marathon Expo at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. The 36th annual marathon is scheduled for June 20.
The 26th annual Crow Pass Crossing, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage Milers Booster Club, begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 18. The race starts with a 6 a.m. meeting at the Crow Pass Trail Head, the end of Crow Mine Road, six miles out of Girdwood.
A total of 10 UAA track & field athletes – seven men and three women – have earned recognition on the 2009 Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Three of UAA’s selections are two-time repeat honorees, while two Seawolves picked up their second honor.
Every year finals come, and every year everyone acts like a big surprise. But really, why? Generally we all know that the projects we have due have been due at this exact date since – well, the beginning of the semester. But still, the fact that students are students leads to the inevitable procrastination and final push to the finish to learn everything we should have learned over the last four months.
Arguably, for the first time in recent history, USUAA put on a dance that was worth attending.
The homecoming dance that was held on Oct. 3 was undoubtedly a success. The event was a sell out – with students lined up outside the Alaska Native Heritage Center, waiting to get into the dance the USUAA was responsible for hosting.
Consumer Freedom, the group that ?”compiled” the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services data against PETA, a pro-animal rights non-profit, is an arm of a front group whose largest sponsors include the slaughterhouse and restaurant industries.
The Banditos defeated the Ball Busters be a score of 52-43 in an intramural basketball showdown to take the Spring ’09 championship. The Banditos were carried to the championship with fantastic play from: Ivan Chigak-Steadman, Nick Lekanoff, Orest Harkacz, Brian Glasheen, Garret Danner and Fanny Jo Newton.
The UAA ski team concluded their record-breaking season at the end of the year team banquet on Friday, April 3, with freshman Alex Parker receiving the Most Valuable Player award. Junior Lacy Saugstad brought home the Most Improved honor, while the trio of freshman Lex Treinen, sophomore Max Treinen and senior Raphael Wunderle were selected as the Most Inspirational team members.