Undressing the highest-paying student job: nude modeling

Nude models strike a pose in Life Drawing and Composition classes

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...

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.

Student business owner shares his path to success

"I literally had a store in my bedroom. I had tables set up and I was just selling different things. Entrepreneurship was in my blood, if you will. It was something that I found great interest in and just loved to do,” Jones said.

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.

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, ***...

What Millennials need to know about valid arguments and logical fallacies

Six logical fallacies that undermine good dialogue

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...
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...

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...

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.

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...
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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...

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...

AK Alchemist opens third shop located in Alaska Regional Hospital

Since the opening of AK Alchemist in 2013, this hybrid between a coffee shop and a Tex-Mex food destination has grown more popular amongst Alaskans. Not only do they serve some of the best...

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...

Non-existent indoor skate parks in the Anchorage area

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

Grandma’s Alaskan blueberry crumble

Grandma Sylvia's family favorite blueberry crumble

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...

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...

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.

Local clothing company continues to proudly represent fellow explorers

The 49th Supply Company has been keeping Alaskan’s fashionable for over two years now. Whether it’s hiking, camping, skateboarding or exploring, they have a unique design to fit the outdoor lifestyle.They have a wide...

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...

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.

Discovering the magic of male ‘pleasure points’

Say you’re a person trying to please your hard-working man. Sure, you can please him by stimulating his shaft, but that takes the fun away from actually exploring his body. You may even find yourself knowing more about your partner’s pleasure points than he does himself, giving him an instant, gratifying surprise.

‘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...

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...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Unidentified: Mysterious art at UAA

There is an unidentifiable statue outside of the university bookstore that often goes unnoticed. The statue depicts a little girl sitting on a rock and reading a picture book. There is no plaque or...

Local lingerie: Anchorage millennials create new niche for intimates

Anchorage millennials bring handmade, locally-made lingerie to the Anchorage shopping scene