Chancellor Sandeen’s history: before and after UAA

Chancellor Sandeen recently announced that she is going to be the next president of California State University. She will officially be leaving on Jan. 3. Although she is leaving UAA after two terms, she...

What Día de Los Muertos means

Dia de Los Muertos is often thought of as a “Mexican Halloween,” but in reality, Dia de Los Muertos is a Latian holiday to celebrate the dead. It isn’t scary, it is a holiday...

Students can de-stress with these post-midterm relaxation ideas

UAA students can relax knowing that they survived midterms. The stress of studying, juggling schedules and grade anxiety can remain though. Some students can find that their shoulders are still tight, their sleep is...

UAA’s 2020 Homecoming adapted to a virtual setting

Even though COVID-19 has put a damper on everything this year, that didn’t stop UAA Student Life and Leadership from hosting a homecoming celebration this year. All the events were held virtually. Homecoming week...

Have fun with some spooky Alaskan history

Halloween is almost here and students can enjoy it by learning about some of the myths, legends and lore of haunted Alaska. When people think of haunted houses and ghost stories, they may picture abandoned...

UAA celebrates LGBT Month

October celebrates LGBT Month and celebrates the struggles of this community and seeks to educate students. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within...

Alaska’s fall may be short but it can also be sweet

Fall in Alaska can be short but there is still time to enjoy the mild temperatures and beautiful foliage. The east coast of the U.S. is known for its leaf peepers, but fall colors can...

Young voters can help change the course of American government

Election Day is right on the horizon. Some say this election is crucial to the preservation of democracy in this country. Voting day for the presidential election is November 3. The year 2020 has been...

Hipanic Heritage Month can be a celebration of life during difficult times

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions that people of Latin American origin have made to the United States. This year, celebrations may have to be socially distant, but don't have to be less joyful. UAA...

Get off the couch: Sept. 29-Oct. 6

UAA Students can attend events and happenings on campus and off. Get off the couch or stay in and enjoy activities virtually from the comfort of your home. On-Campus Events: Ask Me Anything! Chat with Chancellor,...

A UAA student recounts his experience as an essential worker during the pandemic

Colten Hester is a Junior at  UAA getting his bachelor's in nursing. Hester is an avid fisherman and loves to spend time in his cabin.  He is also working at Starbucks as a barista...
Members of the Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage stand on the steps of capitol building during the Monday spent in Juneau.

Student government moves meetings online and continues student advocacy

A student government is responsible for a lot of the important decisions that make up the college experience such as tuition, student wage and safety improvement for the campus. Representatives for student government are...

Get off the couch: Sept. 23-Oct. 1

On-Campus and virtual events: Bakery Curbside Pick-Up What: Pick up some delicious pastries and baked goods made by UAA culinary students with socially-distant and safe pick-up. When: Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Outside of Lucy Cuddy...

Pandemic stress can be manageable with the right resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on daily life as we know it. Schools are online, jobs and the economy are down and over 177,1777 deaths and counting in the U.S. are associated with...

UAA Love Poem Contest asks what healthy relationships look like

Healthy relationships are important to the overall well-being of people, especially college students who may be vulnerable to stress. Feelings and connections can be complicated and it can be difficult to make sense of...

Get off the couch

Activities on Campus: Price is Right What: Win some prizes by guessing the correct price of merchandise at this virtual game show contest. When: Sept. 8, 6-7 p.m. Where: This will be an online event and updates are...

Student recommendations for Netflix

It can seem like there is not much to do these days. Social events are limited and the weather has turned cool and rainy as summer gives way to fall. Students are also stuck...

Get off the couch

The new semester brings with it homework and many responsibilities for students during an uncertain time. It can be helpful to participate in events and activities during the semester to decompress and relax. There...

Students can stay healthy during the new semester online

A new semester is an exciting but stressful time, with all of the changes that have occurred in daily life because of COVID-19. Now is the time more than ever to take care of...

Students can succeed in college during the pandemic

The fall semester is now upon UAA students, with classes mostly being online. The future may seem unclear with the current COVID-19 pandemic, but this semester at UAA is planned strategically to make the...

Fact-checking can help Americans find political truth

Fact or fiction, the internet is rich with information right at one’s fingertips. This bounty of knowledge also harbors false information that can mislead. Checking the validity of sources may be an extra hassle...

International students may have a more difficult time studying in the U.S. this fall

International students bring diversity and revenue to colleges and universities to American schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these learning institutions plan to give instruction fully online in the fall of 2020....

UAA Students can still have summer fun online and off-campus

All in-person events on campus have been canceled at UAA but that doesn’t have to stop students from enjoying the summer. UAA Student Activities and Commuter Programs and Student Life and Leadership have a...

Alaskans can practice bear safety while enjoying the summer

‘Break up season’ in Alaska in April is not only when the ice starts to melt, but it is also when bears come out of hibernation. There are still a lot of bears roaming...

Voting is made easier for Alaskans during a difficult time

The 2020 elections are coming up, with the general election on Nov. 3, 2020. Many are prepared to vote, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a quick rundown of how to vote and...

The Alaska State Fair is canceled due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the way people live globally. Events have been canceled all over the world as a result of this pandemic. Alaska is no exception, with the recent closure of one of it’s...

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...