In the year 2013, an alien brain slug from one of the galaxy’s most feared empires crash-landed on Earth and assumed control of a lowly reporter at this newspaper. These are his stories. A new semester is starting, and regular readers of this column know what that means: sleep issues! Hooray! George is currently typing […]
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Ingredients Packet of Top ramen noodles Chicken broth Desired veggies: personally I like the boxes you microwave that already have some kind of sauce/seasoning, but any kind will work Chicken Directions: The first week of classes while exciting can leave one feeling exhausted and hungry yet unwilling to put in the effort to cook an […]
When most sexual assaults on campuses involve alcohol and when so many students party, partying can become a very dangerous place for college students and especially freshmen, but there are still ways to be safer and smarter about both to prevent becoming a victim or offender of sexual abuse or assault.
Textbooks are the great hidden fee of college. Not many grasp how truly expensive they are until they have to buy or rent them. But why are they so expensive? Some blame publishers, and many others blame bookstores. And now, with the advent of Amazon, it’s becoming easier and easier to blame the latter for exorbitant textbook prices.
“(Amazon) is just generally much cheaper, despite even the shipping costs to Alaska,” said Matthew Parker, a student at UAA’s main campus.
Where do you see yourself after you get your degree? You’ve probably been asked this many, many times, but humor me for a minute. Really think about this. You want to be in a highly respected position, right? I know you do. If you’re anything like me, you want to have a fruitful career in […]
Coming into college, one of the first warnings given is to beware of the “freshman 15.” The term refers to the amount of weight students are said to gain during the first year of college. Personally, it was the “freshman-15-plus-some” — but it was not until mid-junior year that it finally dawned on me, the […]
Freshman year of college is a clear, definitive moment when one decides to leave an old life behind to better his- or herself through education. But it can also be a stressful, confusing and downright scary step with the many decisions that fall onto an individual. Questions pertaining to major selection top the list of […]
By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Here I am, sitting on George’s head as he types my thoughts. It’s 1:42 in the morning, and neither he nor I can sleep. I’m feeling this odd sense of deja vu. This was how my last beginning-of-the-semester article started, wasn’t it? Oh, I’m sorry. Most of […]
There exists a foolproof loophole in the standard of journalistic integrity that this column generally tries to live up to; fishing stories. The beauty of a fishing story is that everyone wants to believe it so badly, that not only will spectators ignore the various inconsistencies, but will even go as far as to heckle […]
Summer is coming to a rapid finish, and the race to make every minute count continues. With this roundup of Alaska events and activities, even the most avid of couch potatoes can ensure that summer doesn’t have to end until the very last day. Free food on campus Throughout the summer UAA has sponsored several […]
Most students want to stand out and be seen as appealing candidates, whether applying for scholarships, graduate schools, internships or jobs. But the reality is that in order to stand out, students have to take the extra initiative to do things that they can put on their resumes. This can be accomplished through jobs, internships […]
Some people have complained about how expensive salads are on campus and how annoying they are to transport to class, so I thought I’d share a little tale of the salad-who-could. This little salad started its life in a Mason jar. He didn’t understand the way he was built, as his dressing did not dissolve […]