Pretty picture pleases police

A mural painted by Kenna Bates and Christopher Constant now adorns the wall of the Anchorage Police Department near the 13th Avenue and Gambell Street Carrs. Bates is one of the UAA arts students...

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.

Shootout’s Couch Potato contest connects UAA to community

Years ago, somewhere in the annals of Shootout lore, a mattress company started a contest and a legacy. Over time, the Couch Potato contest, sponsored by Sleep Comfort by Nerland's and Alaska Airlines, has...

Orange Rhymes With: How to avoid the decisions of adulthood

Apparently I’m an adult. I know this because America asked for my input in the last presidential election, the IRS has politely requested I pay something called “taxes” and the FBI has repeatedly asked me to stop pirating episodes of “Lost” from the Internet.

Energy efficient street lamps shining soon

Anchorage is taking a "green" step towards converting the city's streetlights into more efficient fixtures that will make a significant difference in both savings and safety. On Monday morning, the first phase began. Though the city began installing the fixtures months before in the trial run, Monday was the beginning of the citywide changeover.

UAA student builds first public library in Tonga islands

It started with remnants of torn up, soggy books. When UAA student, Kato Ha'unga got news of the 2009 tsunami that ripped through her homeland, Tonga, she frantically called her family to check if everyone was alive.

Abstinent students no more likely to abstain from sex, study says

WASHINGTON - Students who took part in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex as those who did not, according to a study ordered by Congress. Also, those who attended one of the four abstinence classes that were reviewed reported having similar numbers of sexual partners as those who did not attend the classes.

AEDC provides training for students and recent graduates to help pursue job after college

On May 17, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation will be providing a job training titled From College to Career: How to get a great first job. This event will be located at Bear Tooth...

Thai salmon soup

A hearty, healthy soup fit for an Alaska winter day.

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.”

Sustainable Seawolf: How to ethically volunteer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18.4 percent of people aged 20-24 volunteer each year.

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...

Singles Night: Date or no date

Student Activities hosts Singles Night in the Student Union Den

Student theater club provides challenges, opportunities

In March, a few UAA theater majors set out to give students more opportunity to work onstage and fill a new niche in the Anchorage theater community. The student theater club they founded, Theatre...

UAA One-Stop services now open in student union

A shiny new kiosk is planted smack dab in the middle of the Student Union. What is it? It is the new Campus Enrollment Services One-Stop kiosk, which conveniently offers services students can also find at the One-Stop in the University Center.

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.

Prof-iles: From one frontier of Eastern Christianity to another

For UAA professor, Medeia Csoba DeHass, religion has always been important to her life and her career in Alaska.

Circumpolar conference examines climate change

As the discussions about global warming continue, the planet's Polar Regions have become centers of focus. Last week delegates from around the world gathered at UAA to discuss how climate changes affect Earth's northernmost...

Journalism and Public Communications host public panel event at Snow Goose

The UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications will hold a community conversation about "Truth and Trust: Alaska's News Media in the 21st Century" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Snow Goose restaurant.

Tofu Breakfast

It’s a well-known saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this, many people skip breakfast for different reasons. Some may want a few extra minutes of sleep, while others...

Things to do in Anchorage over Christmas break

Wonderland of Toys 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Until Jan. 13 Anchorage Museum 625 C Street 907-929-9200 A display of vintage toys, dating back to the 1800s on display for the holiday season.   Anchorage International Film Festival Various times and venues Until Dec. 12 http://www.anchoragefilmfestival.org/2012/ The...

Growing Alaska job market, a promising future for UAA grads

For the last three months, Alaska’s unemployment rate has hovered between 6.6 percent and 6.4 percent indicating a slow but steady increase in employment for Alaskans. The national unemployment rate has been coming down...

One toaster pastry to rule them all

The Pop-Tart has been a staple of breakfast food for years now, and grocery stores have latched onto its success, making their own generic brand Pop-Tarts like “Toaster Treats” and “Toast ‘em Pop-Ups.”

Sex and the Seawolf: Condom Crash Course

We see them everywhere: in department stores, glove compartments, wallets, cabinets, shelves, under the bed, attached to flower leis — the list goes on and on. I’m talking about the powerful tool crafted for...

The cure to cabin fever

Has being pent up inside during these long winter months got you frustrated? If so, you may have cabin fever. Luckily, there is a cure: the Cabin Fever Debates. The Cabin Fever Debates were...
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VIDEO: Introducing ‘IDK @ UAA,’ a new series

http://www.thenorthernlight.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Howl-Days1.mp4 "IDK @ UAA" is TNL's newest video series aiming to shed light on lesser-known activities, events and information at UAA. This first episode focuses on UAA's "Howl Days," as the University's new student orientation is known.

Celebrations steeped in culture

The Chinese culture opens a door to a world of legends and gives individuals an opportunity for another chance at change. The Chinese New Year celebration that kicks off Jan. 31 offers participants that opportunity while reflecting on past accomplishments.

A history of MLK Day at UAA

A week after every winter semester begins, students and faculty alike take a day off. The strange timing is no coincidence — officially, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the...

Science student takes break to be Miss Alaska

Stephanie Wonchala, a 20-year-old natural science major at UAA, was crowned Miss Alaska 2006 in June. Wonchala didn't always have what it takes to be perfect. "There was a time in Stephanie's life when she wore...