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...

UAA Multicultural Fair: A world of culture for students to enjoy

The UAA Multicultural Fair is returning for its second year for students to enjoy. The fair is part of the annual Winterfest activities, a week of winter-related activities at UAA. The event features many...

Start spring semester off the right way by implementing healthy habits

A new semester can be a perfect time for students to reflect, reset and re-evaluate in preparation for upcoming classes. Implementing good habits early on in the year can help students be more successful...

Club profile: Psychology club prepares for spring semester

The Year of the Rat is approaching, according to the Chinese Zodiac, and the UAA Psychology Club’s mascot is ready to celebrate. The UAA Psychology Club provides students interested in psychology with information about different...

Hygge can help combat winter blues

Hygge is a Danish seasonal tradition that literally translates to “coziness.” Pronounced “hoo-gah,” it has become a popular way to alleviate winter blues in Denmark and around the world. Hygge is fuzzy blankets, hot...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A steel sculpture helps students visualize engineering methods

For over 30 years, “Steel Sculptures” from the American Institute of Steel Construction, or AISC, have been erected on over 180 colleges and universities worldwide. The sculptures serve as teaching aids for students by...

Graduates plan for their futures and reflect on their time at UAA

Graduation is right around the corner at UAA. The commencement ceremony will include the chancellor's address, the student speaker, the ceremonial presentation of degrees and students receiving their diplomas on stage. Throughout their time at...

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

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 art piece that plays with light.  “Stellar Mitosis” is an abstract...

A Pacific Island tradition livens up commencement season

Alaska livens up graduation ceremonies with Hawaiian garments. Leis, often associated with Hawaiian culture, are wreaths of flowers worn around a person's neck. In the Pacific Islands and Polynesian cultures, leis symbolize love and celebration....

Discounted, non-alcoholic student activities to bring holiday cheer

Kick-off winter break and help fight Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, with these non-alcoholic activities located around Anchorage at discounted student prices. Off-Campus: Alaska Escape Rooms Inc. Alaska Escape Rooms, nationally ranked as one of the top...