Death by caffeine

The slogan, “How many licks does it take to get to the center of Tootsie Pop?” takes a much more morbid turn when asked in reference to caffeine — how many energy drinks does it take to die? A website called Energy Fiend gives consumers this information on a platter. All one has to do is type in his or her weight, and find which energy drink he or she would like to test.

Orange Rhymes With: Sound Investments for unsound people

The horrors of Valentine’s Day have thankfully come to a close, and I’ve finally stopped screeching a terrifying rendition of the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.” Now I can now focus on the important things.

Theater professor Fran Lautenberger

How long have you been teaching? This is my 19th year at UAA. Have you changed your style since you started teaching? Yes, certainly. When I first started out, I know I was much more...

New club revs up recycling

Recycling bins sparsely dot the UAA campus, but that could change if the new Recycling Committee has its way. The Recycling Committee, which was founded in November, intends to expand recycling on campus, starting with the campus dorms. "The current recycling program we have now is great," said Nick Zapata, the Recycling Committee's president.

Native dancers give rural students a taste of home

Pauline Harvey shaded her eyes as she searched for muskrat in the UAA Commons March 10. She leads the Inupiaq dance group Inaaniktut ("our path is lit"). Harvey and group member Mark Haugen, a young...

Good reasons to join clubs

“It gives you something to do, something different from classes,” says Chris Johnson, a member of UAA's Anime Club. “It gets you around campus and into events that you normally wouldn't get into.”

UAA student assists Mobile Medics International

On June 13, Moira Pyhala, a senior studying political science at UAA, traveled with Mobile Medics International, an Anchorage-based non-governmental organization, to Cebu Island in the Philippines. For three weeks, Pyhala served as photographer, clerk,...

Homosexual students carve niche at UAA

Ashley Earll realized at a young age that she was different from other girls. The kids at school teased her for being butch. They called her names: dyke, queer, lesbian. "I asked my cousin what a dyke was," Earll recalled. After her cousin told her that a dyke was a girl who liked girls, she was grossed out, she said.

New Vara Allen-Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence named after UAA professor

As the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler echoed, former UAA student Norma Lucero delivered a tearful thank you in front of a packed room to a woman she refers to as her “angel". A celebration was held in honor of Vara Allen-Jones, assistant professor of counseling, for her 21 years of success and contributions to the institution. Multicultural Center Director Elijah Thorn presented her with the new “Vara Allen-Jones Scholarship for Academic Excellence.”

TNL alumna spotlight: Suzanna Caldwell

Whether it’s about the discovery of dinosaur fossils by the Yukon or headless walruses washed up ashore, many Alaskans are used to reading Suzanna Caldwell’s articles in the Alaska Dispatch.

Seawolf Slug: Learning to welcome the jam

Apparently this thing known as the “Great Alaska Shootout” is coming up, and the campus is abuzz about it. George says he couldn’t care less about sports, but the truth is, we see and appreciate sports everywhere.

Sledding alleviates winter boredom

Alaska's winters are perfect for sledding. It's only natural that Anchorage has several great sledding hills throughout town; no matter where you are, the opportunity for a fast-paced snowy excursion isn't far away. Sledding is...

Strategic gardening

The concept of gardening conjures different images for different people. While the idea of having multicolored flowers, fresh fruits or vegetables is a strong motivating factor to even those born without a green thumb,...

“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...

Late-starting classes still available

Looking for a late-starting class? If you need to change your schedule in an effort to finish well this semester, you still have some options if you act quickly. The University of Alaska Anchorage offers...

SatS: Say goodbye to less than perfect

Abuse can be delivered in more than one form. There is physical abuse and mental abuse. These can occur when someone is under the influence or completely sober. Both men and women can deliver...

Online segments emphasize the University’s strategic plan for many diverse student options

UAA’s diligent pursuit of diversity has recently taken another stride forward in the form of a newly-completed video series by the Campus Office of Diversity and Compliance. The office, in partnership with Monica Kane, has...

Adventurer warns about perils to environment

Rivers start in the highlands and flow into the oceans. It’s a concept many of us take for granted – an unwavering natural occurrence, a fairly simple phenomenon operated by gravity. But what happens when this process is disrupted? On Thursday, April 5, Jon Waterman presented an unsettling story of the Colorado River running dry before it reaches the ocean. This imbalance was due to human interference and irrigation. One of the largest consequences is the loss of pristine nature, the principle topic of Waterman’s talk.

We are the Mother culture children

The conflicts that arise between taker (modern, industrial) and leaver (ancient, subsistence) societies and the earth are treated in “Ishmael” as an unwritten, ongoing debate between Mother Culture and Mother Nature. Daniel Quinn, author of...

Grandma’s Alaskan blueberry crumble

Grandma Sylvia's family favorite blueberry crumble

Orange Rhymes With: Math: Not even once

When I was a kid I loved math. I would wander from person to person, explaining the best estimates of the number of stars in our galaxy or how deep the Marianas Trench was. I loved trivia, especially if it had numbers, but I absolutely loved math. I remember flying through all the normal elementary and middle school math classes and getting placed in the advanced courses with all of the other freakish children.

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

Seawolf Slug: The Confederate flag: disgusting, or worth protecting?

Ho boy, the news has just been absolutely juicy for the past week or so. I have so many topics to write about! First up was the crappy PC port of “Batman: Arkham Knight” which...

New venue is located just minutes from campus

Food is a necessity in life. Organisms require at least a daily feeding in order for survival. College students, on the other hand, require food all the time. In Anchorage, venues...

The perks of a good lei

UAA graduation time is painted with green and gold spirit and the purple Hawaiian orchid lei. With a sizable population of Pacific Islanders in Alaska, the lei tradition has tapped into mainstream tradition. People of varied backgrounds give the lei as a gift for any occasion.

Perception versus reality: Student use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs

UAA Core Alcohol and Drug Survey uses a positive social norming campaign to provide students with a positive perception of themselves and their peers

Science and religion are more alike than once thought

For as long as science and religion have existed, so has the rift between them. But as science presents ever more detailed explanations of our universe, there are those who question if science is...

Artist features “sinister” work at First Friday

There is something deep resonating within Julie Decker’s painting at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Blotches of color, smeared blues and oranges and grays, are plastered against this simple portrait of a lone old...

Student dancer appreciates the artistic freedom at UAA

UAA student Chandler Noyes doesn’t remember this story, but his mother swears it’s true. When he was 3 years old and living in Fairbanks, Noyes attended a dance show with his mother. After the...

UAA freshman, Daniel Schliesing, releases social networking app

Freshman mechanical engineering major, Daniel Schliesing, released a social networking app called BreadCrumbs Social last month. The app is described by Schliesing as digital posters, where users can leave virtual messages in specific locations....