Planning strategies for students

As finals week approaches, time management can be integral to success. There is a large variety of methods students use to budget time. Despite changing technologies, however, many UAA students still prefer a physical...

Incredible stories uncovered by Student of Excellence Award program

The African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, International and Native American student program, or AHAINA, invites its juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to compete for the Student of Excellence Award every spring. AHAINA also offers...

eSports at UAA: Building real community in a virtual world

A growing community meets in the Student Union united by their passion for video games. Gamers from diverse backgrounds converge by the Union Station coffee shop. They bring their consoles from home to share...

Award-winning author shares her hiking and writing journey

Lisa Maloney, the author of “Day Hiking South Central Alaska,” will be visiting the UAA Bookstore on April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Both the event and bookstore parking are free. Maloney will highlight...

Lucy’s: a creative culinary experience

Lucy’s, the UAA-owned restaurant located in Cuddy Hall, is a creative culinary experience for the students who cook there and the customers who visit. Established in 1994, Lucy’s became a laboratory for students to bake,...

Student Spotlight: Selene Stoll

Selene Stoll is a student with a bright future in the close-knit UAA art community. Stoll has recently achieved an associates degree in arts. She is now pursuing a fine arts major and a minor...

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 through food, singing and dance performances. “I think it’s a...

Inclusive bathrooms on campus

As summer approaches, the need for inclusive bathrooms on campus increases. School is out for children in the summer, but many adults may still choose to earn college credits during the summer. If a parent...
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 group is also for students and non-students outside of the...
Photo credit: Robert Gant.

The aftermath of April Fools’

Most people have encountered some sort of prank within their lifetime, but the line between a harmful prank and a fun joke can be difficult to navigate on April Fools’ Day. Many students at the...
PHOTO COURTESY OF A. ROWBOTHAM

Steward of bones

Every person has a passion that drives them. Whether it is the Alaskan wilderness, certain bands or a favorite athletic team, any human can identify at least one thing that drives them to research...
Micheal Rosebeary dressed up as the Mad Hatter to attend the Care Team Book Club around Halloween. Photo credit: Lisa Terwilliger.

A drop-in book club to cure our community

At a commuter college like UAA, students often feel that they need to be part of something to build community. One way students can fulfill this need is by going to the Care Team...

HOPE worldwide: UAA’s chance to make a difference

HOPE worldwide, founded in 1991, connects people with local volunteering opportunities. The Anchorage chapter branched out to take the form of a UAA club last year. “Volunteering and service is the universal love language,” member...
UAA Student Health and Counseling Center is located in the Rasmuson Hall 116/120. Photo by Robert Gant.

Shoot your shot: Get vaccinated

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center, or SHCC, offers vaccines for students who are living in the dorms, traveling or are part of athletic or extracurricular programs. During flu season, they offer community...
Jacob Ballard typically wears a kilt, a button-down shirt and a tie with mj?lnir, more commonly known as Thor’s hammer, pinned to it.

Cultural expression: The kilt, the hammer and the hair

Jacob Ballard, an anthropology and language student at UAA, typically wears a kilt, a button-down shirt and a tie with mjlnir, more commonly known as Thor’s hammer, pinned to it. His long, dark, braided...

Elizabeth Smith: There’s more to pageants than external beauty

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Smith came from a family of pageant contestants. Now Miss Alaska High School 2019, she has been participating in pageants since before she can remember. Her mother Sarah Smith coaches her, as...

Word of Mouth: Anchorage’s premier destination for Dominican and Puerto Rican fare

Amidst the gray, slushy Alaskan spring, Tropical Latin Food on Boniface Parkway provides Anchorage’s tastebuds with a one-way ticket to sunny Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. “The music, the decor, the language spoken, will...

When statues become scenery

When art becomes a fixture, does time erode meaning? In 1999, Bright Bimpong was commissioned to make two statues for Rasmuson Hall. These curious statues seem normal enough at first, but a closer look will...

The cure to cabin fever

Has being pent up inside during these long winter months got you frustrated? If so, you may have cabin fever. Luckily, there is a cure: the Cabin Fever Debates. The Cabin Fever Debates were...

Made of history: Tundra Vision digs into Alaska’s past

Who doesn’t love a little history? Tundra Vision, a lecture series, intends to open a narrative about Alaska’s history, accurate understandings and events and how all individuals are a part of history. Tundra Vision is...
Physical education students and staff from UAA traveled to Valdez over the weekend of Feb. 1-3 to do a fitness assessment for the community. Photo courtesy of UAA Department of Physical Education.

UAA physical education students take Know Your Numbers to Valdez

Know Your Numbers is an annual program put on by UAA’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department that occurs between October and December. The program allows anyone to sign up, including students, employees and...

Community, consent and conversation

The Little Black Dress Doesn’t Mean Yes event is on track to have another successful year of starting conversations about sexual assault, consent and respect. The name of the event was created around the idea...

Does Alaska have enough to offer UAA graduates?

The population of people age 20 to 29 has steadily declined over the past seven years and is not expected to grow in the next 20, according to the Alaska Bureau of Labor Statistics. UAA...

New campaign encourages becoming a better bystander

Posters of UAA students, faculty, staff and community members sporting new ink have been posted across campus. The photos include a portrait of an individual with motivating, encouraging words like “we will not stand...

From outer space to Anchorage

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program held its 24th annual celebration on Jan. 18. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Stratosphere.” The celebration included close to 100 ANSEP students from all over the state,...

‘Bigger than hockey’: Alaska Warriors Hockey brings together veterans and awareness

Alaska Warriors Hockey is coming to the Sullivan Arena with the Seawolves. Warriors Hockey is a hockey league under USA Hockey specifically designed for military veterans of any branch who have a disability or are...

UAA professor invited to work with NASA to send spacecraft to Jupiter’s smallest moon

Simon Kattenhorn, who has a doctorate in geological and environmental sciences and a master’s degree in geology, is a professor at UAA and the director of the Department of Geological Sciences. NASA reached out to...

‘One day at a time’: Katie Irwin’s journey to commencement

On Dec. 16, hundreds of UAA students will gather in the Alaska Airlines Center and receive their hard-earned diplomas. Before walking the stage though, fall Class of 2018's commencement speaker, Katie Irwin, will deliver...

Hunger and Homelessness Support Network pushes to raise awareness about student struggles

New work group seeks to create resources for homeless and hungry students.

PB&J Drive helps students fight hunger

For the last 10 years, Parking Services has hosted Food for Fines, better known as the PB&J Drive. The on-campus food drive, which took place from Nov. 5 - 16, gave students a chance...