SatS: One less lonely girl

Is a happy ending fairytale a realistic idea to give young girls these days when broken hearts and broken relationships are all around us? Should we spread the idea of independence to our young girls so that they will be prepared to not have to always rely on a man?

Orange Rhymes With: Ready, set, college!

Aaaand we’re back. Back from the beautiful prospects of summer, from lazy days spent sleeping until noon, from road trips, barbeques and fireworks. Back to college. Man that sounds depressing. But, it’s not all bad. In...

Katie Bono’s record breaking climb of Denali

Katie Bono set the women’s speed record and third fastest time overall up the mountain in 21 hours, 6 minutes

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,...

UAA Bookstore offers new textbook rental service

One of the main staples of college budgeting is textbooks. The buggers can individually cost more than a week's wage (depending on the employer and taxes), and their value is similar to that of...

Campus greening gains ground with scattered activities

The momentum driving sustainability projects at UAA has picked up, said Allison Butler, an anatomy and physiology instructor here. "It's an accumulation of little things that's about to reach the tipping point," she said. In January,...

Word of Mouth: 5 tasty, local meals for $5 or less!

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

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University reaches out to rural students The first year of the Native Early Transition program at UAA was implemented the week before classes. The program is a collaboration between Hannah Kostiew, a UAA student and...

Sex and the Seawolf: Holiday Kiss

The holiday season calls for family gatherings, presents, playing in the snow and free time to do anything you want. For many young people, winter vacation is like the spring break of holidays. There’s always a big party celebrating December birthdays. Food and champagne get thrown around everywhere. The dating and hookup scenes become more lively during the break.

Meteor light, meteor bright, first meteor I see tonight

Shooting stars mystify admirers with their luminous charm. Countless hopefuls wish for love and romance as these "stars" zap across the velvet sky. The reality however is that shooting stars have nothing to do...

Ulmer assumes chancellorship

Outside the Professional Studies Building on a crisp spring morning, Fran Ulmer kept warm by shaking hands. It was her first week as UAA's new chancellor, and she was asked to speak to a group of kids to start off "I'm Going to College" day. Her part was to give an introductory speech in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, but she decided to wait outside to watch the busloads of children arrive.

Celebrity Chef Invitational has class, good food

Black ties and fine wines was the theme of the 12th annual Celebrity Chef Invitational, a fund-raiser for the culinary arts program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This year's celebrity chef was Andrew...

UAA | University Art Analysis – ‘Serac’: An engineered complexity

“I think art pieces like this liven up the campus and make it feel more welcoming and alive,” incoming freshman Miles Morgan said. “Serac” is a hanging sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Larry Kirkland. Kirkland’s...

On the road (sort of)

My summer began the way all of my summers have started for the past three years: waking up an hour before the UAA housing checkout deadline and frantically throwing all of my belongings in...

Sex and the Seawolf: Master the art of massages

It’s been a long day. You’re tense and just worn out. It is likely that your muscles need a relaxing massage — but just not any massage, of course. Think about it. You could...

Ground-breaking anthropologist wills books to UAA

On Oct. 6 of last year, internationally recognized anthropologist Federica de Laguna died in Bryn Mawr, Pa. at the age of 98, generously leaving an important donation of about 700 anthropology books to the...

Anchorage Heart Walk raises awareness in community

On Saturday, September 13th, an estimated number of 400 people from all over Anchorage will come together, rain or shine, to take part in the 10th annual Anchorage Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, in dedication to Henry P. Sullivan.

UAA groups collaborate to offer safety resources

“ trying to create a safe campus, and one where we look out for each other,” family health practitioner Betty Bang said. The Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition for Change, or DVSA, regularly...

The Force is strong with Episode III

“Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith,” is a film with a lot of high expectations attached to it; the good news is that it’s able to meet or exceed them. The movie starts...

Duo doubles in video-projection rock show

Sleep Machine wowed audiences earlier this year by creating a four-person band out of only two members: Erik Braund and Brandon Hafer. They projected previously recorded film footage of themselves playing drums and guitar, while they played other instruments live in front of the projection at a February performance at the Snow Goose.

Helping and healing hands

Two young adults are spending their time and money to reach the homeless in Anchorage and are hoping for others to become involved.Danyelle Collins and James Stump, two working young adults, are hoping to...

Alumni-run business fills niche in Anchorage

Grenel Sumabat, who has been restoring shoes and sneakers since 2012, graduated from UAA with a degree in computer science in 2017. After graduating he decided to pursue his passion, which led to the creation of RAGE.

UAA | University Art Analysis – 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...

Miss Alaska tells all

Kristin Hamerski walked into The Northern Light office wearing a spotless white jacket, high heels and diamond hoop earrings. Looking at the fashionable young woman, it's easy to imagine her donning a tiara and sash and gliding across stage. This is in fact what she does in her spare time.

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...

Meet Aurora’s family: The Chronicles of Yarnia

Regular readers of The Northern Light are familiar with Aurora Boreowlis, the small green owl mascot of the paper. Thanks to The Chronicles of Yarnia, Aurora has made the leap from a two-dimensional drawing...

Microsoft’s Twitter artificial intelligence serves a cautionary purpose

Klax is philosophically inspired by @TayandYou

More to guns on campus than meets the eye

The issue of whether carrying concealed firearms is safe, legal or prudent on UA campuses is at once alarming and divisive. A protest of the regulation of firearms on UA campuses took place on Wednesday...

Sneak peek at new Natural Pantry

Hippies and snobs. Those are the kinds of people shopping for organic, natural or specialty foods, right? “Wrong!” said Natural Pantry owner Vikki Solberg, as she laughed and poked at the common misconception. The Natural Pantry, Anchorage’s largest, full-fledged organic grocery store, is moving. “The answer is simple. We’ve rented for 37 years. We wanted to own our place, so no more leasing,”

Lecture illuminates film noir shadows

There are many cliches associated with film noir, from rain-drenched metropolises to tough-as-nails private eyes. "It's one term everyone's heard, but it's not so evident what it really means," said Bob Amundson, a professor at...