The Esports Lounge isn’t just for professional gamers

“Esports” refers to playing video games professionally. The finals for tournaments that attract talent from all over the world are played on the stages...

Your friendly neighborhood Sony-Man: Sony and Disney at an impasse over...

“He’s not defined by his power, he’s defined by power and responsibility… he’s defined by balancing his life between being a high school...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Sculptures by Oppenheim cause violent...

“I did a piece in Alaska called 'Image Intervention,' which is like a house that is hit by an earthquake,” Dennis Oppenheim said in...

UAA | University Art Analysis – A hare’s breadth from the...

Among the new and returning faces to the UAA campus this fall is a not-so-furry hare. This giant bunny measures 5 feet tall and...

The Evolution Championship Series broke entrant records in 2019

Fighting games are one of the oldest and purest forms of competitive gaming, where two players duke it out until there is only one...

Hitbox Review: Night in the Woods

Developed by Infinite Fall and published by Finji, Night in the Woods is a narrative adventure game that tackles fundamental human issues. Night in the...

What are The Hitbox Reviews?

In video-game jargon, a hitbox is an invisible box around the player character. It’s how the game detects whether an enemy’s attack will hit...

Hitbox Review: Transistor

Supergiant Games’ second game continues to improve on the strengths of its predecessor. Transistor’s stand-out narration, well-realized world and deceptively simple combat make for...

Finding time to play video games without missing deadlines

Turning in assignments on time is one of the most important factors to succeeding in college and just about anywhere. The grade for a...

Connecting Inupiat culture with today

There is a new art installation at UAA’s Hugh McPeck Gallery that is Inupiat inspired titled “Simple. Modern. Traditional,” which describes what artist Britt’Nee...

UAA | University Art Analysis – The lasting legacy of the...

Nearly every student at UAA has been impacted by the Kimura family. The Kimura Gallery is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts...

Hitbox Retrospective: Mass Effect 2

After almost 10 years, Mass Effect 2’s combat is dated. Thankfully, its writing isn’t. The purpose of this retrospective is to determine if Mass Effect...

Hitbox Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a single-player video that was released on March 31, 2016 for PC, Mac and Linux. It has since been released...

Exciting new video games announced at E3 2019

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, took place from June 11-13. Before the show floor opens to the public, big-name game companies such...

‘Changing the World’ one fire at a time

“From the pyramids to the space shuttles, to the buildings we use every day, the science of engineering changes the world,” Patrick Garley, the...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Meet ‘Archibald’ the mechanical moose

A foreign species of moose has made his home on the UAA campus, and the happiness he spreads is invasive. Bonnie Nygard has filled...

UAA eSports Club’s competitive spirit

“I tuned in for one stream and I was hooked,” president of the eSports Club Christian Mercale said. UAA’s eSports Club was founded in the...

Game review: ‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’ is an emotional...

“Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons,” a single-player video game, was released on August 7, 2013. It was developed by Starbreeze Studios and published...

An immersive fairy tale experience in the Hugh McPeck Gallery

“Enchanting Artistry: Virtues and Vices” is the latest exhibit to be displayed in the Hugh McPeck Gallery. The entire exhibition of sculptures and paintings...

A gaming center for everyone

Warehouse 49, a gaming center in Anchorage, provides those who are looking for a location to game with friends a convenient place to gather...

UAA | University Art Analysis – ‘Serac’: An engineered complexity

“I think art pieces like this liven up the campus and make it feel more welcoming and alive,” incoming freshman Miles Morgan said. “Serac” is...

UAA | University Art Analysis – From every angle: Tetradigm

The $26,000 sculpture in the UAA/APU Consortium Library parking lot appears to change at different viewpoints. Tetradigm is constructed out of scrap pipes from the...

Paintings, photos and prints all included in the BFA thesis exhibits

Six senior bachelor of fine arts students will be displaying their work in an exhibit dedicated to fine arts seniors as their thesis projects. Ed...

‘Frozen’ looks at what it means to forgive and unfreeze

The final play for the spring semester put on by the Department of Theatre and Dance is “Frozen.” This certainly is not a take...

Take a brain break

With only three weekends left before the semester is over, plan a day to get out for a few hours to relax from the...
Alexandra McCall, Chase Knutson and Ben Hagensieker play characters Emma, Robert and Jerry in “Betrayal.”

Thesis project betrays the norm

A theatre student’s thesis project is a little bit different than the average thesis assignment. Paitton Reid is graduating in just a few weeks. One...

UAA’s Multicultural Fair: Celebration for everyone

UAA’s first Multicultural Fair took place in the Student Union on March 21. The event offered a chance for students to experience different nationalities...

‘Infinite possibility’: ARC Gallery displays nests in various forms

The subject of “nests” can mean many things. It can symbolize a home, a place of growth and even femininity. The ARC Gallery is...
UAA Dance Club members at the PSB dance studio. Photos courtesy of UAA Dance Club.

UAA Dance Club adapts to physical abilities

Most students hear about Dance Club through UAA’s dance program, which allows them to continue to dance outside of classes and performances. However, the...

Put some chocolate into your spring

Who doesn’t love a big, chocolate bunny for Easter? Just in time for the holiday, give a sweet treat to family or friends (or...