Undressing the highest-paying student job: nude modeling

Nude models strike a pose in Life Drawing and Composition classes

Rage City Co. looks at expanding clothing brand

As high school student Deven Jackson brings in more people to promote his businesses, his ultimate goal is to pay for college and be a positive figure for children in Anchorage.

Appearance versus professionalism: Tattoos in the workplace

The frequency of tattoos in society has gone up exponentially within the last decade. With tattoos slowly becoming more accepted over time, one question raises on what employer’s impressions are concerning body modifications in...
Snyder in her greendhouse. Photo courtesy of Jack Consenstein.

‘I could do a better job’: Professor Liz Snyder runs for District 27

As the end of September nears, students and professors alike have begun to settle into their semester routine. Associate Professor of Public Health, Liz Snyder, however, has set her sights on something new: the...

Thawing out Alaska’s cold case murders

The case had grown cold. It was a discouraging inevitability. Sitka Police spent hours combing the area around the crime scene, collecting scattered clothing, traces of blood and hair, even the victim’s jewelry. The body had been found, buried naked beneath a fallen tree near a bike trail the victim had walked down just two mornings earlier. Police uncovered a short-sleeved blouse, a dark green letterman jacket, and a single sock. The cause of death was established: sexual assault followed by asphyxiation from a wad of mud and leaves forced down the throat. A man came forward claiming to be the murderer, with a detail-matching confession that made him a believable suspect.

2016 Spring UAA Graduates

This semester over 1,300 UAA students will be graduating. Here's a list of those graduates. This list is current as of April 26, 2016. * for Cum Laude, ** for Magna Cum Laude, ***...

UAA’s rising star: Meet Devan Hawkins

“I’m addicted ,” said Devan Hawkins. “Nothing makes me more frustrated but nothing makes me happier." Hawkins, a senior studying social work at UAA just finished starring in the latest production from the UAA Department...

What Millennials need to know about valid arguments and logical fallacies

Six logical fallacies that undermine good dialogue

Professor at UAA receives perfect score on ratemyprofessors.com

Ron Crawford, professor emeritus of history and geography, tops the charts in student reviews, overall quality

Late nights: The best places to study around the university area

Studying is an essential part of student life and distractions can severely impair your ability to focus and get your work done. Finding a good place to study can greatly improve your ability to...

Tai Yen Jimmy Kim and the American dream

When Tai Yen Jimmy Kim isn't at UAA studying for his justice and theater classes, one can find him performing in plays across Anchorage, working at Rustic Goat or at a local open mic...

Alaska Native civil rights history shaped state

The classic American civil rights story begins with oppression, strides toward equality and triumphs in freedom. It may be overly simplistic - many point out that the struggle is not over - but the American civil rights story is inherent to U.S. culture and identity.

Drumbeats and headdresses: Unangax dance group connects descendants to their culture

After the World War II evacuation and internment of the Aleutian Islands, many Unangax peoples — Aleutian peoples with roots in Alaska prior to Russian occupation — found themselves in a strange new territory...

New restaurant, Froth and Forage, debuts with rave reviews

Froth and Forage, a new farm-to-table restaurant, recently opened in Indian and is run by a husband and wife duo with a passion for fresh ingredients.

The flying gymnast: Marie-Sophie Boggasch takes on the Alaskan sky

In the spring of 2016, Marie-Sophie Boggasch, UAA gymnast, graduated with a bachelor's degree in aviation technology emphasizing on professional piloting. Boggasch joined UAA's gymnastics team back in 2012. At the age of only...

Medical laboratory science program director to retire after 20 years

Program director Heidi Mannion and adjunct professor David Pierce have kept the medical laboratory technology program alive through creation of a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science and a certificate in phlebotomy.

Unalakleet local sets Arctic Winter Games record

At the end of March, UAA student Stuart Towarak spent his time in Fort Smith, Canada competing in the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Towarak, a physical education student at UAA, returned to Alaska after AWG...

Eccentric electives

UAA's 2018 spring semester will offer a wide arrange of select topic courses in all different subjects

Tassel the hassle: Origins of graduation traditions explained

In the moment of graduation, students are not thinking about the origins of the cap and gown. It seems funny to wear a robe at a traditional event celebrating one's success in academics.According to...

‘Bullets and Ballots’: UAA student’s essay featured in Forbes

UAA student Phillip Granath’s award-winning essay “Bullets and Ballots: Voting Is Our Responsibility” was featured on the Forbes magazine website. The English major won an essay contest put on during UAA’s inaugural Democracy and...

Route 33 open for business in Spenard

  Hans Nowka, part owner of TapRoot, is ready to move on. The Spenard venue is closed and in its place is his newest venture, Route 33. Rather than focus on music six days a week,...

From Anchorage to Portland: A conversation with Old Hounds

Photographer Jay Guzman sits down with Portland metal-core band Old Hounds

Father-son duo to kick off 2017-18 basketball season

Son of UAA head basketball coach signed national letter of intent to join the Seawolves following his 2017 graduation from Dimond High School

The green thumbs behind UAA’s gardens

There's a reason UAA's landscaping is kept lively but safe all year long

Anchorage happiness rating receives mixed reaction

Recently published article ranks Anchorage as one of the happiest cities in North America.

Grandma’s Alaskan blueberry crumble

Grandma Sylvia's family favorite blueberry crumble

Radical Recreation: Retired Marine pursues career as personal trainer

While Tina Dominguez was in the Marine Corps, she became certified as a fitness coach and fitness nutrition specialist through the International Sports Science Association.

Non-existent indoor skate parks in the Anchorage area

Lack of indoor skate parks in the Anchorage area leave skate population neglected

Radical Recreation: All fun and games

Jordan Campbell rises to the top five best Melee players in the state

5 tasty, local meals for $5 or less!

College students: being frugal does not mean you have to skimp in the flavor department!