Covenant House: A light in the dark

The shelter held a candlelight vigil and fundraiser to support homeless youth

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Members include 186 federally recognized tribes, 177 village corporations, 12 regional corporations and 12 nonprofit and tribal consortiums. The federation advocates...

Surgery, medicine, and mayhem

Wisdom teeth. The very mention of them makes my head start to throb as if it’s filled with a thousand angry porcupines hell-bent on dancing the tango along my jaw line — which is...

Orange: ¡Corazón de Fuego! *Pt. 2*

“G’morning ladies and gents, this is your favorite buddy Stu speaking—letting ya know at this fine, balmy hour of seven o’clock in the morning it’s time for ya to pick your heads up off your pillows and mosey on up to the main deck, for we’ve just arrived in lovely Cabo San Lucas!”

The Academic Coaching Center eases the college transition

The Academic Coaching Center focuses on skills like note taking, studying, and time management.

National Hispanic month rouses awareness of Hispanic culture

This year, from September 15 to October 15, people from all over the nation are celebrating National Hispanic Month. The holiday represents the freedom and independence of five nations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Hispanics, use this holiday to celebrate their heritage.

Terrorism to take on new levels of atrocity in the future

A small audience gathered on the top floor of the Hilton Hotel downtown, many of them older gentlemen and women, some of them UAA students. The weekly guest speaker for the Alaska World Affairs Council was introduced, and everyone applauded respectfully as Mia Bloom took her place at the podium for the May 30 meeting.

To haunt or not to haunt

There are people who hear eerie footsteps or see objects move only to discover they are all alone. Was it a ghost or pure imagination? Stories and rumors of haunted structures have swirled around Anchorage for decades — from UAA’s own Wendy Williamson auditorium to the 4th Avenue Theatre to the Anchor Pub to the Oscar Anderson House Museum.

“Dinosaurs Under the Aurora” shows a different side to Alaskan wildlife history

When one imagines the lost world of dinosaurs and paleontology, the first thing that comes to mind is a montage of stereotypical excavation images in a dry, desert-like area. These excavations did happen, but...

New club fills gap in LGBTQ groups on campus

It has high heels, costumes and long-haired wigs. What is it? It’s UAA’s new Drag+ club. Founder and self-proclaimed drag queen Robin O’Donoghue said Drag+ seeks to fill a void in LGBTQ clubs offered...

Nearing the end: A look back and nervous glance forward

  13 weeks. By a rough estimate, that’s the imprecise remainder of time in which the excuse of being a college student is sufficient to explain my Netflix habits, granola appearance and the tendency to...

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...

High schoolers receive varying degrees of sex education

Thousands of students graduate from Anchorage School District high schools every spring. For most graduates, what they know about reproductive health as they enter adulthood depends on what their biology teachers decided to teach...

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...

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...

Caiming Li embarks on a mission to improve tutoring efficiency

UAA junior creates an app that will allow student tutoring to soar

Disgusting dinner habits

Dear SAIG, I am a very nice young man who believes in treating my dates well. When we venture out for dinner I take my companion to the nicer eating establishments in Anchorage such as...

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...

Passionate ‘Kafka Dances’ runs gamut of emotion

"Kafka Dances" by Timothy Daly opened October 22 at Cyrano's and is expected to be a big hit. The acting is top notch and the music is soothing. Anyone with an interest in Kafka...

New Muslim Student Association aims to bridge gaps, break stereotypes

Suhaila is a devout Muslim in the religion of Islam. She reads the Quran. She wears her hijab, a veil that covers her hair and neck, as a sign of modesty. She prays to Allah (“God” in Arabic), five times daily.

Prof-iles: James Muller, the Richard Gilmore of UAA

Political science professor, James Muller, has lived the life of a TV character

Meet the Provost: James Chapman, Ph. D

The desk of University of Alaska Anchorage Provost James Chapman faces the impressive and protecting Chugach Mountains. Scattered about his office are personal guardians: a gargoyle statue, a leprechaun and a statue of Apollo,...

Uncovering the truth, urging awareness

“In troubled times I am fearless -first son of Wiwa.” This is the English translation of Ken Wiwa's given name—Kenule Bornale Tsaro-Wiwa. Six years ago, this fearless Nigerian's life and the lives of thousands of...

Seawolf Slug: It’s still too early for the holidays

Back in the early days of my friendship with George — that is to say, last month or so — he took me on a trip to Costco to run some errands. As he walked through the many aisles, I saw a bunch of nice, pretty, colorful lights surrounding festive animals and a fat man in a red and white coat. I asked in bewilderment what these wonderful things were, and George groaned and told me it was all about Christmas.

Midterm elections: UAA community weighs in before, after

On Election Day last week, I asked five members of the UAA community five questions about how they voted. Each participant was also asked to predict election outcomes, then asked to reflect on election...

Series allows adventurers to share expertise with students

Hanging off the side a of mountain in a blizzard, standing your ground when a brown bear sow charges in order to protect her cubs, making a runway out of the smoothest piece of...

I Heart Kids and Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk

Picture a hectic day at school and work. Think of the whining and the self-pity that often accompanies a “crummy day.” Now, imagine life as a homeless 13-year-old. Changes your perspective, right?

O.R.W.: The Art of Writing College Papers

Before I begin, I’d like to make a clarifying statement to any of my professors who may be reading this: Know that in no way do I, or would I ever, subscribe to the...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Sculptures by Oppenheim cause violent pushback

“I did a piece in Alaska called 'Image Intervention,' which is like a house that is hit by an earthquake,” Dennis Oppenheim said in an interview with the Archives of American Art. “Image Intervention” is...

{Right Under Your Nose}

In a town quickly becoming dominated by fast food restaurants, franchised eateries and pancake houses, it can be increasingly difficult to find original, healthy eating options. And though it may be true that every...