International student spotlight: Taehee Kim

Taehee Kim, a student of UAA’s international studies program, is graduating with a mission: use his new knowledge to make a difference. Kim, who is majoring in international studies, is from South Korea. He has...

‘Education is important’: Geser Bat-Erdene reflects on the last four years of college

As the semester comes to an end, so does the college journey of many students, including USUAA president, finance major and commencement speaker, Geser Bat-Erdene. Bat-Erdene will be giving a speech to his fellow...

Alina Markina: behind the scenes

Alina Markina, UAA lead media assistant and music student, has a surprising take on music. “Words are just too descriptive for me,” Markina, who works behind the scenes at UAA productions as well as performs,...

‘Frozen’ looks at what it means to forgive and unfreeze

The final play for the spring semester put on by the Department of Theatre and Dance is “Frozen.” This certainly is not a take on the Disney film, but a rather intense play about...

“What’s your story?”: the people behind the signs

Two men sat waiting in the corner of the west entrance to Rasmuson Hall last Thursday afternoon. Every Thursday from 1-4 p.m., in fact, they hold up a sign that says, “What’s your story?”...

Under-used resource at UAA conquers language barriers

In front of a world map, University of Alaska Anchorage students and others from the Anchorage community gather for casual English conversation. Members of the English Conversation Group sit in a circle of couches...

Anthropology department responds to sexual misconduct

Anthropology faculty, the Anthropology Club and Student Union operations coordinator Tim Flynn are hosting “Dear #MeToo, We Hear You.” The event will be in the Den on April 22, 6-8 p.m. to support victims...

The Daily Den: Diverse dining for the community

The Daily Den offers a taste of diversity for the UAA community. The Daily Den is a student-run restaurant located on the ground floor of the Student Union, next to the Union Burger and Subway....

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...