Not all of these columns are created equal. Some are written because I’ve had a questionable experience that needs to be published, some because of a holiday or shared event that needs scathing commentary. And some are just written because I have a deadline looming and need the extra spending money. (Let’s not dance around […]
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Pizza is a wildly addictive confection. But ordering pizza every time you get a craving can cost exorbitant amounts, only for the pizza to arrive cold and flavorless. A great solution to this dilemma is to make pizza at home the semi-homemade way. Contrary to popular belief, it is unnecessary to spend an arm and […]
Spring fever is rampant and many students are ready to jump on that plane and escape to bask in the sultry island heat of Hawai’i. Here are some tips offered by kama’aina (locals from the islands) from around campus on some treasures to check out on O’ahu — the main island destination where 10 million […]
Jacqueline Leavitt, owner of Golden Wheel Amusements, remembers being a little girl in early Alaska in 1967, playing by a tiny cotton candy wagon. The hot, sugary scent permeated the air as her mother operated only a handful of rides.
“It was my playground,” Leavitt recalls as someone who has spent her entire life in the family carnival business.
Golden Wheel Amusements is a family owned and operated carnival business that has been the sole provider for Alaska fairs and carnivals, including the Fur Rendezvous, since 1967.
Jevante Mcalister, a biological sciences student, vividly remembers the day he got his heart broken for the first time. The anticipation led up to that fateful Valentine’s Day. All the hard work and preparation he put into his gift for his crush was going to culminate into something beautiful. “I made my crush a Valentine’s […]
Valentine’s Day is only three days away. Chocolate sales are rising, restaurants are booked and florists are working their fingers to the bone in preparation. But even this close to the big day, a romantic date night can be achieved without spending a fortune. Bombay Deluxe, located at 555 W. Northern Lights Blvd., is offering […]
Some folks just want friends — no sex, no romance — just pure, unadulterated, platonic fun. However, not everyone is a socialite. Craigslist Anchorage takes a break from the conventional personal ads and offers a “strictly platonic” section, where strangers age 18 and over can solicit friendships. Upon reading the posts, they run the gamut […]
UAA’s Student Activities will present Singles Night from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Den. Sponsors include KRUA, Seawolf Catering, Concert Board and the Black Student Union. Single’s night is a free event. “They (students) can expect something different than any of the other mingle or meet and greet events that they have […]
By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Now that I think about it, Anchorage is the only place that I’ve ever been on Earth. It’s the only experience I’ve had on this planet and with humanity. Aside from the Internet, Anchorage is the only place I’ve ever been, and your people are the only […]
far this winter has been a bust. The snow decided to skip town and leave the liquefied corpse of snowboarding season in its wake, and the Superbowl was about as exciting as watching Olympic athletes face off against any sports team I’ve ever been a part of. I don’t want to venture too far into […]
For the last three months, Alaska’s unemployment rate has hovered between 6.6 percent and 6.4 percent indicating a slow but steady increase in employment for Alaskans. The national unemployment rate has been coming down faster, but that’s because the Lower 48 has more to recover from since the 2007 recession. Neal Freid, economist for the […]
A man’s car is like his baby. Wait, no. That may be a bit misleading because I’m really not fond of babies. To clarify, my car is in no way a wrinkled, slobbering cry-monster that needs continuous attention. In fact, the more attention you give her, the more alarmed you may be by the dazzling […]