June 28th, 2011
It’s high summer – the bugs are out, and you should be too. Luckily, there are many more places to enjoy the out doors than the bustling avenues around Flattop and the Glen Alps. Outlined here are a couple of hikes – of varying difficulty – that are not far from Anchorage, and have some semblance of solitude.
•Bear Mountain and Mount Eklutna
•Blacktail Ptarmigan Rocks and Roundtop Mountain
June 14th, 2011
Senator Mark Begich fielded questions on Alaska Public Radio Network’s (APRN) “Talk of Alaska,” in an unprecedented cross-platform broadcast for the show. The weekly statewide radio program, hosted by Steve Heimel, featured both a TV crew and live studio audience.
June 10th, 2011
UAA alumnus Cole Robbins is riding her bike from California to Alaska. Some might call it crazy; she calls it performance art.
“Alaska is home for me, and I haven’t been back in years,” she said.
She’s riding for a dual purpose: to support the Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and to gather stories and information for her graduate thesis.
“I always wanted to be involved in art therapy, but I didn’t want to get my degree in it,” she said.
April 26th, 2011
Congratulations. You’ve graduated college. You’re free! Now what? Do you think you have to run to the nearest big American city after college in order to start paying off those loans? Sure, you’ve got some major debt to deal with, but other than that, you can go anywhere now, and be anything you like! If […]
April 19th, 2011
“How many of you have made mistakes?” Richie Farrell asked the Wendy Williamson audience. Nearly everyone raised his or her hand. “How many of you have had those mistakes broadcast on national television?” he added. No hands rose. Farrell, a former heroin addict whose book What’s Left of Us outlines his first week in detox, […]
April 12th, 2011
Mike Humphrey made his best attempt to answer questions from the indignant crowd. For an hour and a half, he laid out the changes he had made to the University of Alaska employees’ health care plan, and the employees were not at all happy. As the Benefits Director for UA, Humphrey has to adapt the […]
April 5th, 2011
Kokayi Nosakhere is calling every college student in America to help end child hunger. A grassroots activist who has been working for over a year, Nosakhere has one goal in mind: ending child hunger in Alaska by 2015. The former Food Bank of Alaska Food Stamp Outreach Coordinator says he’s gotten the word out enough […]
April 5th, 2011
As if there wasn’t enough trouble in the world – tsunamis, civil war, nuclear meltdown – Parking Services is raising permit fees this fall. But they’re making up for it, according to Glenna Muncy, Director of Parking Services. The money is going to helping students who don’t necessarily have cars to park. In an effort […]
March 29th, 2011
Pot culture in Alaska is taking on a whole new dimension. Now that the synthetic alternative, Spice, has proven to be far more harmful (See “Senate Bill 17 would ban synthetic marijuana,” in The Northern Light, March 1), the talk of the town is returning to its roots in marijuana. Marijuana has long been a […]
March 22nd, 2011
The University is trimming the fat off of employee health care benefits. Currently, University of Alaska employees aren’t required to provide documentation for their claimed dependents to receive medical benefits. As of July 1, they’ll have to break out the birth certificates to prove that their kids are their kids. Under the new documentation plan, […]
March 1st, 2011
The handpicked artists in the upcoming 3D Invitational are the cat’s pajamas of the current UAA art community. The Student Union Gallery is kicking off this annual show on March 3 with a 5 o’ clock meet ‘n’ greet ‘n’ check-it-out reception. As of today, the votes will be counted and invitations mailed out to […]
March 1st, 2011
Brewery: Rogue Brewery Brew: Chatoe Rogue IBU: 35 Stars: :*: :*: :*: Welcome to the revolution. Rogue Brewery is on a grow-your-own kick, so they brewed up a blondie. The Chatoe First Growth Single Malt Ale is made with four ingredients grown on site, a nice, earth-conscious touch. The brew pours a cloudy dark gold […]
February 22nd, 2011
A drum circle led by Jesse Wright started the kickoff of Black History Month that continued through the afternoon of Feburary 1st in the Student Union. The kickoff continued with culinary joy and discussion. Ears and eyes went to keynote speaker Dr. Cheryl Easley, Dean of the College of Heath and Social Welfare while noses […]
February 15th, 2011
Brew: Red Chair, NWPA Brewery: Deschutes Available: January to April ABV: 6.2% IBU: 60 For those who aren’t fond of pale ale, Red Chair is a decent in-between to try. On the pour, there’s almost no head (but pour it too quickly and you’ll have to wait for the clouds to subside). It’s a little […]