“Shadowlands” sheds light on love and loss

As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, the nation begins to reflect on the past year. A theater group in Kodiak has found their form of therapy in their production of 'Shadowlands,' the award-winning...

Professor found aviation passion on love’s trail

In a tan, corrugated metal building on Merrill Field, UAA air traffic control students hunkered down to sequence FedEx MD11s, Alaska Air 737s, and a Lifeguard business jet into the pattern. They were working Seawolf tower, one of the simulators housed at UAA's Aviation Technology Center.

Local author’s first novel proves to be a sleazy success

June Davis has plenty to worry about. Fewer than 30 pages into “Inertia: Treachery in Illaska,” the debut novel by Anchorage author B. Sellars Briggs, June has managed to anger a local drug lord...

Alaska’s WWII internment camps offer cautionary tale

Segregation signs were no longer allowed in Alaska thanks to a 1945 law that set a value throughout the state, that open discrimination should no longer be a part of Alaska life. But at the same time, hundreds of Aleuts were experiencing something many say should never have been a part of Alaska life for anyone.

Food Quest Round Up

Food should be delicious, and The Northern Light went on a summer-long mission to find the best of the best in Anchorage. The second annual Anchorage Food Quest featured a different dish in every...

O.R.W: Return of the Collegiate

College is back in session, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve been dreading its arrival for weeks and weeks—ever since that horrible realization kicked in that once again we’d have to scrounge for textbook money and buy those ridiculous parking stickers—but now it’s here and we’ve got to suck it up and jump back in.

Je Suis Satire

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Let's start on a serious note. This is George typing out of character. Seawolf Slug is a satirical column, which makes me and my fellow brain parasite satirists. A...

Cooking In College: Curry Pumpkin Soup with Stuffed Portabellos

Time total: 45 minutes Servings: 6 Price: $5.60 per serving Difficulty level: Easy When we think of fall, pumpkins are one of the first things to come to mind. Soup is another. Clearly, these two things should marry...

Radical Recreation: Rather be skiing

Reaching high speeds, being in the mountains and coaching an alpine ski team are a part of Madeline Tschappat's winter pleasures

College is expensive, even with minimal estimate

The cost of each person’s college education varies greatly. What doesn’t vary is that the cost is not a petty amount of money. According to these estimates made by The Northern Light staff, which are...

Clubin’ on campus- A place to think

Questions of existentialism in a post-modern age plague many college students at the University of Alaska Anchorage. There is a solution amidst absolute chaos: the philosophy club. Recently undergoing an organizational phase, the philosophy club...

College Cookbook: Mozzarella cheese from scratch

I've been challenging myself to make things I'd only ever thought I'd buy. I couldn't have imagined myself ever making cheese, but I decided to go for it. After a quick trip to Arctic...

Orange Rhymes With: A weekend at sea

In a last-ditch attempt to obliterate any chance of passing my few remaining midterms I decided to make the obvious decision to take sea kayaking at the last minute. If you’ve been even remotely...

Latrine Dean: SSB, Second Floor

With a mixture of departments, ranging from Psychology to IT Services, the Social Science Building tends to facilitate just that, being social.  While in the SSB you will find yourself at a juncture of...

Cooking In College: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

This meal is three things: easy, flavorful and healthy. It’s the trifecta of college dinners. Keep in mind there is a key piece of technology you’ll need in your kitchen. That technology is a slow...

Caucuses, candidates, and cola

Klax at the Caucuses!

Italian-inspired Citrus pistachio cookies

Enjoy these small, sweet cookies, inspired by Italy's best pistachio, at any occasion

Tucked-away caf? offers unique food and atmosphere

Tap Root Caf? is tucked away off Huffman Road with something unique to offer the Anchorage community, including organic and creative food items and performances by bluegrass and folk music acts.

An extreme triathlon with a twist

The Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon debuted for the first time on July 15 as nearly 200 athletes competed in the 142-mile event.

Sex and the Seawolf: When is it alright to date your best friend’s ex?

When is it alright to date your best friend's ex? Or, when is it alright to date the ex of any of your friends? The whole situation is debatable. It can all become a...

The Salmon Project brings new meaning to salmon

The Salmon Project brings meaning and stories of salmon through social media and planned initiatives.

‘Fourplay’ to run wild at Cyrano’s

Having recently returned from a few years abroad, local actor and author Schatzie Schaefers hasn"t wasted any time in getting her feet wet. Schaefers, a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage theater...

Alcohol, suicide: A mixed campus cocktail

  “He was in a fetal position, literally, crying, with his head buried between his legs. He just let it all out, just sat there crying in my arms.” In that moment, supporting his grief-stricken friend,...

What can you do after graduation?

For Caitlin Cheely, a UAA alumna who earned her major in Russian last year, the weeks following graduation were a difficult and uncertain time. “Life after college can be equally exciting and frightening,” Cheely said. After...

As libraries face cuts, UAA prepares to serve

As the 2010 municipal budget continues to be debated, public libraries remain a potential target for budget cuts and pose hidden issues for UAA’s own Consortium Library. Unlike the public library, UAA receives its...

Where Spenard ends and Midtown begins: A look at Anchorage’s neighborhoods

Anchorage has many diverse neighborhoods, but it's difficult to see where their borders end and begin.

Programs expand to support Native student success

After graduating high school in Nome and working as a laborer and then clerical staff there for years, Hannah Kostiew decided to get a college degree. When she arrived at UAA in 2002, Kostiew...

Orange Rhymes With: Packing, re-packing, unpacking and also spiders

Spiders, spiders, everywhere. This was my first thought upon hauling my mountain of college crap from the deep, hellish abyss of my crawlspace, searching for last year’s college gear. It’s not that I have a specific...

Part-time teacher, full-time musician

Jonathan Bower discusses being a musician and professor in Anchorage

Haiti victims not forgotten by Alaskans

On Jan. 12, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the tiny island of Haiti with death toll estimates ranging from 50,000 to 200,000. NBC News has reported that people are ripping water pipes out of...