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37th Annual Slush Cup at Alyeska Resort

37th Annual Slush Cup at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska on April 12, 2014. The event takes 50 participants chosen for their costumes to jump over a pond for the chance to win an Alyeska season pass. Slush Cup is part of the Spring Carnival which takes places all weekend long at the end […]

Woodie Self Portrait

Juried Student Show juror David Woodie

If one were asked to guess David Woodie’s profession, one would likely guess fishing, logging, construction or some other similar career based on his grizzly beard, plaid shirts and work clothes. Woodie, the juror for the upcoming Juried Student Show in the Student Union Gallery, however, has been a life drawing art professor at University […]

2014 Slush Cup at Alyeska (Photos)

Photos By Adam Eberhardt

Alaska sues Feds over access road

Last week Gov. Sean Parnell announced in a press release that his administration issued a notice of intent to sue the federal government over an access road from King Cove, Alaska, through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge to the town of Cold Bay, Alaska. The road would provide life-saving access for King Cove residents who […]

Course hide-and-seek

There is a feeling of accomplishment for a student who is able to lock in the perfect class schedule, a harmonious balance struck in a vast sea of knowledge. In some cases, though, UAA students aren’t actually seeing all of the course sections that may become available. Keeping certain course sections hidden, primarily those taught […]

Student President Faces Impeachment

The USUAA Rules Committee held an impeachment hearing last week to oust Student Body President Drew Lemish. Charges include lack of attendance at assembly meetings, inappropriate behavior at assembly meetings, taking vacations without proper notifications and not responding to communications from other assembly members, students, staff and faculty regarding official USUAA business. Lemish was unable […]

Matt Bailey Discusses His Transition To The Pros

Travis Dowling: Has there been an adjustment from playing college hockey one weekend and the next weekend playing at the professional level? Matt Bailey: Yeah, obliviously it has been a bit of an adjustment. But I think my experiences from Alaska and playing at the college level for four years and what I have learned […]

New Dances 2014

Sometimes, the most difficult ideas and questions can be faced with just a few dancers and a stage. “New Dances 2014,” a compilation dance show put on by the UAA Dance Department, will open with an exploration of conformity and the human urge to break away from it. The piece in question is called “is […]

Alaska, No. 1 for brain injuries

According to the Alaska Brain Injury Network, or ABIN, Alaska ranks No. 1 in the nation for recorded brain injuries but lacks proper treatment or rehabilitation services for those affected. Many Alaskans experiencing brain injuries go without proper diagnosis and treatment or are transported out of state for rehabilitation. “Traumatic brain injury is one of […]

Tofu Breakfast

It’s a well-known saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this, many people skip breakfast for different reasons. Some may want a few extra minutes of sleep, while others skip breakfast believing it will help them lose weight.According to the Mayo Clinic, skipping breakfast has more bad consequences than good. […]


Masquerade ball goes steampunk

USUAA student government will hold their masquerade ball April 5 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Anchorage at 8 p.m. till 1 a.m. April 6. Normally part of Winterfest, the event was once just a dance that happened in the spring. One year, when the dance was hosted as a Mardi Gras dance, the reception […]


No More campaign gains momentum

More than 100 communities across Alaska participated in the Choose Respect march on March 27 to combat domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. The Choose Respect campaign began in 2009 when Gov. Sean Parnell pledged that Alaska would take every step necessary to address the serious problem of domestic violence and sexual assault in […]


UAA senior Matt Bailey signs NHL contract

University of Alaska Anchorage senior hockey captain Matt Bailey signed a two-year contract with the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks on March 25. Bailey left Anchorage last week to play for Anaheim’s American Hockey League team in Norfolk, Va. reported that Matt is working with professors at UAA so that he can complete his […]


SB-176 amended, moves to committee

State Senate Bill 176, which would if passed, allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring concealed weapons on campus, including the residence halls, has been amended and moved to committee. The first draft of the bill allowed for open carry, which student advocates say was not their original intent. The Senate Judiciary Committee amended […]

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