‘Hunker down’ entertainment: The second dose

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz extended the emergency “hunker down” order until April 14 in a telephone press briefing, according to ADN. Clearly, only one list...

Enjoy spring weather with no contact outdoor activities

Spring has finally arrived in Alaska. The snow is melting and temperatures are reaching the 30s and 40s. Even with the current COVID-19, Anchorage...

Defy boredom during the ‘hunker down’ period with a bounty of...

It can be easy to become bored when we stay indoors for an indefinite amount of time. Thankfully, there’s plenty of entertainment to be...

UAA | University Art Analysis — The man who brought the...

While walking the halls of UAA’s Professional Studies Building, or PSB, students and faculty can observe the array of pictures and artwork hanging on...

Hitbox Review: The retro, the old and the remastered

I found myself playing a few games this week that roughly fit into the formula of the classic 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western film,...

Hitbox First Impressions: Heavy Bullets — fire, retrieve and repeat

Heavy Bullets is a roguelike, first-person shooter game about picking up after your gunfights. Developer: Terri Vellmann Initial release date: Sept. 18, 2014 Platform: PC Price: $9.99 In Heavy...

Winterfest 2020 events calendar

In celebration of winter, UAA is hosting its annual Winterfest extravaganza. Events began Feb. 22 and will continue until March 7. Students and UAA...

UAA Art Analysis | A French physicist’s discovery hangs in UAA/APU...

While perusing the UAA/APU Consortium Library, it’s hard to miss the 240-pound brass pendulum swinging back and forth at the base of the library’s...

‘2D/3D Invitational Art Show’ brings together art of all mediums

The annual “2D/3D Invitational Art Show” displays work created by upper-division art students at UAA chosen by their professors. Each piece is made in...

Celebrate the end of winter with the Fur Rondy festival

Fur Rendezvous, better known as Fur Rondy, is an annual winter tradition in Alaska since 1935. What began as a three-day sporting event has...

UAA | University Art Analysis — Husband and wife duo support...

UAA students and faculty don’t have to stray far from campus to catch a glimpse of Alaska’s magical northern lights. The Engineering and Computation...

Embrace your inner rat this Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year celebrated the year of the rat and China’s most important holiday, according to History.com. Chinese New Year is widely revered, with...

Get off the couch!

It may be cold outside, but there is always something to do on campus or around town. Here are a few events happening this...

KRUA Album Review: ‘The Astronaut’

“The Astronaut” by Wax Fang is a concept album about a man falling into a black hole. The album progressively gets more and more...

Hitbox Review: Untitled Goose Game — Goose on the loose

Why be a human when you can be a goose? Developer: House House Initial release date: Sept. 20, 2019 Platforms: PC , Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A famous artist from Ohio...

Alaska’s beauty and wildlife remain preserved in the scenes painted by a distinguished Alaska artist, Fred Machetanz. One of Machetanz’s prints, “Golden Years,” hangs in...

Lighten up a winter weekend with the northern lights

Winter is the prime time to view the colorful dancing lights that cover the night sky all over Alaska. The bright, multicolored and fast...

Get off the couch!

Not sure what to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events both on campus and around town that are sure to get you...

UAA’s Clay Body Club aims to inspire students with annual art...

The UAA Clay Body Club’s annual Ceramic Invitational offers a free experience for anyone from art connoisseurs to the average Joe. The Hugh McPeck...

UAA Esports Lounge thrives in its second semester

Packed with 18 powerful gaming PCs, current generation consoles and a virtual reality headset, the Student Union Esports Lounge began last semester with a...

Folk festival brings music and dancing to Anchorage

The annual Anchorage Folk Festival will celebrate 31 years of music, dance and workshop events Jan. 15-26. The festival serves to represent community performers...

Hitbox First Impressions: Ring Fit Adventure — It’s not just exercise,...

Ring Fit Adventure is a little difficult to categorize. Is it a game or exercise software? Well, it’s a mix of both, but definitely...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A steel sculpture helps students...

For over 30 years, “Steel Sculptures” from the American Institute of Steel Construction, or AISC, have been erected on over 180 colleges and universities...

UAA | University Art Analysis — ‘Stellar Mitosis’ sheds light on...

University of Alaska Anchorage students may want to stop by the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, or CPISB, to marvel at a two-story stained glass...

Hitbox’s video games of the year

As we once again find ourselves in December, let’s look back at what video games released this year. As I’ve mentioned before, game awards...

Knockout November and De-stress December events promote UAA community wellness

Looming finals and heavy course loads make the end of the fall semester a stressful time for many students. To help combat the stress,...

UAA | University Art Analysis — Lion calls UAA Geology Rock...

While walking around campus, students may encounter a large Ice Age lion, but don’t be alarmed by the 26,000-pound sculpture.  “American Lion,” a giant limestone...

Get crafty with gift-giving at annual Craft Fair and Fall Pottery...

Two major art events at UAA are coming up just in time for the holidays: the UAA Clay Body Club’s Fall Pottery Sale and...

Metal Mondays Review: Year of the Cobra burning all to ‘Ash...

Metal Mondays Review: Year of the Cobra’s “Ash and Dust” on Prophecy Productions Release Date: Nov. 1, 2019 Sounds Like: Sleep (the band), Baroness, Black Sabbath,...

Get off the couch!

On-campus: Dahr Jamail presents The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption What: A presentation by Dahr Jamail. In...