Recipes from virtually anywhere in the world can be enjoyed at home

International travel may seem like a faraway dream at the moment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A small taste of it can be had though, with recipes from around the world, virtual tours of...

Students can visit graduate schools virtually

Graduate school is on the horizon for some students, but the current COVID-19 pandemic may make the path uncertain. College visits are a great way to see if a school is a good fit for...

Face masks are the new normal

The world is in the middle of a very serious pandemic that has killed many. Wearing face masks helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They are now required or strongly encouraged in Alaska...

UAA seniors reflect on present and future during COVID-19 pandemic

Most classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage transitioned entirely online the week of March 23. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited, resulting in many canceled events, including the spring commencement ceremony. Emily...

Remote jobs provide employment during difficult times

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Alaskans without jobs or with reduced hours. Businesses that are not considered essential have been temporarily shut down since March 23, leaving residents unsure of where income will...

Essential workers keep Alaska going

More than 32,000 Alaskans filed for unemployment this March, as the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way of life for many. Citizens no longer gather for events of more than 10 people, physically eat at...

Yoga poses a solution for stress and anxiety

Yoga has been practiced for over 5,000 years and originated in Northern India by Vedic priests. Today, it is popular all over the world and a way for people to get exercise and calm...

Students and UAA community can manage pandemic stress with online resources

Finding ways to cope with stress during these trying times, even if it isn’t done in person, can help the UAA community improve its mental health. Due to social distancing, face-to-face mental health services are...

Students can read to pass the time and enrich imaginations

Though going outside while following the social distancing protocols is encouraged for mental health, boredom can still occur at home. Fortunately, there are also at-home activities to help cope with boredom. Reading an interesting book...

Word of Mouth: French pastries, bubble tea and Vietnamese sandwiches… all under one roof?

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a decadent pain au chocolat with your matcha-flavored milk tea? Me neither, but it’s one hell of a combo that can only be found at Benji’s Bakery &...

COVID-19 myths clarified

There is so much information about COVID-19 on the internet that it has become overwhelming for some. It does not help that very little is known about this new virus, and there is new...

Easy pantry recipes for delicious meals during COVID-19 pandemic

Anchorage has been issued a “social distancing” order on March 27 until April 11, which will then be reevaluated. Because of the state mandate, restaurants and bars in the city are no longer offering...

Local businesses adjust to COVID-19

Cases for COVID-19 in Alaska have risen to 21 as of March 22. Mandates for the state are continually updating as the case count increases. One mandate is the temporary closure of dine-in service...

UAA students adapt to new course delivery methods

UAA students will resume the rest of the spring semester entirely online due to the threat of spreading COVID-19. This announcement was issued by UA President Jim Johnsen, Chancellor Sandeen and is also Alaska...

Service animals help students navigate life on campus

The University of Alaska Anchorage follows federal and municipal laws regarding service animals on campus with no additional regulations of its own — it’s up to students to follow the rules. “There’s no requirement for...

Two new UPD officers answer the call of public service

The University Police Department, or UPD, keeps students, faculty, staff and visitors safe on the UAA campus. UPD is proud to have two new officers to serve the community. Both officers were sworn in...

Spring elections for student government will open in April

The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, or USUAA, is the governing body of students at UAA. Every year, the organization holds elections for president, vice president, senators, delegates, Green Fee...

UAA students can enjoy spring break with activities on and off campus

There may still be snow on the ground in Anchorage, but that doesn’t mean that UAA students cannot enjoy spring. There is plenty to do on and off-campus during the Spring Break week of...

Education Abroad program offers students a world of opportunities

Studying abroad can be a great way for students to travel and earn college credit at the same time. However, the plethora of programs available can often be daunting to students, Mara James, the...

UAA Emergency Food Cache, among other resources, help fight food insecurity on campus

Nearly 40,000 Anchorage residents struggle with food insecurity, or “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods,” according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest food pantry network. At UAA, 31% of respondents are noticeably food...

Word of Mouth: Viable vegan options and Ethiopian flair, courtesy of Queen of Sheba

Following the trend of restaurant owners seeing a lack of culinary diversity in Anchorage and taking matters into their own hands, like Chiiwen Choo from Kami Ramen, Queen of Sheba is no different. Located on...

UAA Parking Services Amateur Photo Contest allows students opportunity to win an annual parking...

Parking Services hosts an annual Amateur Photo Contest to feature students’ differing views on what makes the UAA campus unique. The grand prize of the contest is an annual full-day parking permit, and all...

Students can give blood and save lives at UAA blood drive

A blood donation can mean saving a life. Patients rely on such donations after car accidents, giving birth, anemia or cancer. To aid this need, UAA and the Business Enterprise Institute, or BEI, is...

City-Wide Career and Job Fair: One-stop employment opportunities

The 2020 Anchorage City-Wide Career and Job Fair can make it easier for students to find employment. Chris Triplett is the career development coordinator for Career Exploration & Services at UAA. She understands how hard...

From Senegal to Alaska: Tina Ndour makes Anchorage and UAA her home

Tina Ndour is a sophomore at UAA majoring in business administration for management information systems. Ndour is originally from Dakar, Senegal, but moved to Alaska when she was 12 years old. The move was important...

Students dance to break up songs at Anti-Valentine’s Singles Night

Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” belted out of the speakers in the Student Union Den as students enjoyed UAA’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance. The dance was a Singles Night style, but singles and couples alike were welcome to...

Word of Mouth: A new ramen restaurant in West Anchorage, open for a limited...

Authentic ramen experiences aren’t exactly common in Anchorage, but that’s what inspired Chiiwen Choo, owner, to open Kami, a pop-up ramen restaurant in West Anchorage that specializes in authentic-style ramen. Kami is currently located at...

Campus jobs work for students

Balancing both school and work as a college student can be difficult. Working on campus can be a solution, as many UAA jobs work with school schedules. There is a multitude of employment opportunities on...

Folk Festival contra dance connects folks with folk dancing

Attendees of the 31st annual Anchorage Folk Festival enjoyed a night of contra dancing in the UAA South Cafeteria in the Student Union. Free dance lessons were provided right before the event. Students enjoyed...