Alaskan college student voters significantly small in population

We see them standing there, in the hallway, at entrances to major buildings. They glance around waiting for an unsuspecting student to walk by. Then they strike, clipboards in hand. “Are you registered to vote in the State of Alaska?” Every year people gather around popular locations all over school hoping to get signatures from college students for various petitions and ballot measures.

East Anchorage transplant: Life on the other side

  I’m not new to Anchorage. In fact, in the five years I’ve lived here full time, I’d argue that I’ve managed to explore more of it than most. By way of the inter-city trail...

Radical Recreation: Mixing up happiness

Restaurant hospitality management major Jessica Struempler specializes in making desserts

Advocacy raises student wages 50 cents per hour

Younger Oliver, a UAA sophomore majoring in English, works at the information desk in the UAA student union. She was thrilled to hear that the July 30 paychecks for all 500 student workers in...

{Getting to know}

Official Title and Full Name:  William S. Jamison, term instructor of philosophy How long have you been teaching? I have been at UAA since spring ‘95, but also taught for two years in graduate school. How...

Seawolves amp up for upcoming hockey game

On March 2, UAA will ravage the Sullivan Arena with green and gold spirit. Whether you’re a timid 18-year-old or a spunky 60-year-old, every Seawolf fan is invited to come out and revel in the camaraderie.

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...

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...

O.R.W.: Black Friday massacre

Black Friday! Any self-respecting person would be fast asleep at these ungodly hours, enjoying their Turkey Day-induced coma, but these are not your typical self-respecting people: these are the Consumer Elite. These are America’s finest, dedicated to preserving our nation’s most important principle: Buy, buy, BUY!

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FAQ’s for incoming Freshmen

First-time freshmen are often full of questions on how to navigate collegiate life in and out of classes. Here are some answers to the most common queries.

Valentine’s Day: The annual struggle

  “Love, sex, and Valentine’s day,” I read aloud to my girlfriend with mounting dismay. “It’s the same damn topic every year, no matter how much of a train wreck these columns turn out to...

Powder runs and spring slush; an unexpected comeback for Alyeska

Halfway up the stairs to my bedroom I came to a grinding halt soaked in sweat, desperately trying to squeeze another couple of vertical inches out of my aching calves. Coming to the startling...

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.

More difficult student jobs hard to fill

In this economy of fairly low unemployment rates, students are becoming more and more picky about the jobs they choose on campus. And those doing the choosing are leaving the more difficult jobs in...

Apartment searching in Cairo

University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student Linda Hardyman is spending a year abroad in Egypt. Each week, the Northern Light prints her first-hand account of her experiences in the Middle East. This week Hardyman...

BANFF is back for annual showing at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium

One of UAA’s biggest events is approaching this weekend on March 3 and 4 starting at 7 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Every year, UAA hosts the BANFF Mountain Film Festival, which is...

Chicken, apple & grape salad

This recipe is meant to give a little extra flavor to a classic dish and hopefully encourage you to experiment with ingredients. You can choose to either get pre-cooked chicken or buy fresh chicken...

Blogs provide connection for military families

By Brandon Telford Special to The Northern Light   At a Naval Junior ROTC dance at Chugiak High School her freshman year, Jamie Jennings met a young man who would become one of her closest friends. As a...

Alternative V-Day Tips

Why isn't there a movie that has a Grinch stealing the pants off of Valentine's Day? If somehow he could accomplish the task, I bet a lot of single, lonely sods would pay to...

Undergraduates study swallow colony on base

Several miles north of JBER's military gates you can find a small body of water tucked away, called Otter Lake. This lake almost felt like a military secret kept away from your average Anchorage...

Is an unpaid internship worth it?

Part of the college experience is being able to apply the knowledge gained from classes towards our desired career paths. An internship is a hands-on experience that puts a student’s knowledge to the test....

Where’s that Seawolf spirit?

Homecoming is a time for students to come together, drawn by the unexplainable force of school spirit, to energize and encourage their home team during events the week before the big game – or...

It’s not just about the food at Hooters

For many, nothing beats football, beer, buffalo wings and hot babes. This is the preconception many people have of Hooters, the “Delightfully tacky yet unrefined” sports bar on Tudor Road. But beneath the surface...

Radical Recreation: Boards and bats

Arielle Neithercoat strays from groomed runs on the mountain

Caves of Turkey offer a quiet, cool retreat from heat

GÖREME, Turkey—I have been living in a cave—literally. I decided to go to the Cappadocia region of Turkey and try out the troglodyte lifestyle, so I’ve traveled to the city of Göreme. The landscape...

No shirt, no shoes, no problem

You're naked sitting on a podium surrounded by people watching you intently. For some, this is a nightmare. For others, this is a weekly occurrence. Nude models pose for a variety of...

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A steampunk celebration, movies and beer tasting.

35th annual Model UN conference held at UAA

The 35th annual Model United Nations Conference was held over the weekend at UAA in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium and in Rasmuson Hall. Kimberly Pace is the Faculty Director of Model United...

Alcohol Awareness Week educates

Alcohol and college are a common combination. Students both of and under the age tend to drink sometimes. Every year, UAA gets the opportunity to host Alcohol Awareness Week, an annual event that is designed to help students develop a good understanding of how to drink responsibly.