The Sourdough’s sourdough starter

Make your own sourdough starter to create sourdough bread and pancakes.

Wrenches, tires, pumps, oh my! Bike safety tips for Safetember

The Student Union and the Commuter Student Services board hosted a bicycle edition safety expo on Wednesday as part of the “Safetember Series.”

Orange Rhymes With: Scorched Patriotism

Pwhoosh, pew…BOOM! There are few sounds in this world that can instantly strike fear into my heart. One is the sound of a baby crying against the backdrop of ominous circus music. Another is the...

Doctor Audett will see you now: The making of Miss Alaska 2016

Miss Alaska USA 2016 is one of the many titles for Ariane Audett, a pre-med biological sciences major at UAA, who is also my roommate. In addition to her Miss Alaska title, Audett is the...

David Ramseur to discuss “Melting the Ice Curtain” and the Cold War

On Friday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., journalist and author David Ramseur will be discussing his book, “Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier,” at the 49th State Brewing Company.

You won’t believe what Klax has to say about clickbait

We've all seen them. They've graced Facebook and Twitter feeds everywhere. They're the bane of journalists, and the disappointment of the masses who dare to give them a look. This week, we talk about clickbait. Mention...

PB&J Drive helps students fight hunger

For the last 10 years, Parking Services has hosted Food for Fines, better known as the PB&J Drive. The on-campus food drive, which took place from Nov. 5 - 16, gave students a chance...

Guru Kate: The woes of winter

Why do my eyes tear when it’s cold out? Unless you love weather below zero, the answer to this question could just be crying. But if you’re like me, you’re tearing up for no good...

Smooth, silky and sinful

If you were anywhere near the campus bookstore last Thursday afternoon you probably noticed the mouthwatering and unmistakable aroma of chocolate overpowering the clean scent of new books. If you were there between 1 and...

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...

Edible flowers in bloom

Ever see a flower beautiful enough to…eat? For the curious, UAA horticulture/landscaping supervisor Catherine Shenk skimmed the subject of edible flowers. She named some varieties that can grow in Alaska and shared tips from a...

Sound sleep important for body and mind

Every Monday at 9:45 a.m., the Student Health and Counseling Center offers a free workshop and group session about healthy sleeping habits and how to address sleep disorders. These workshops are in cooperation with the university’s Multicultural Center and are funded by a grant. Students can attend these workshops at no cost, and no registration is required.

Avgolemono soup

Steamy simple soup to warm up your winter

City-Wide Career and Job Fair: One-stop employment opportunities

The 2020 Anchorage City-Wide Career and Job Fair can make it easier for students to find employment. Chris Triplett is the career development coordinator for Career Exploration & Services at UAA. She understands how hard...

Southside café provides unique niche

Nestled into one of the many cramped plazas on Huffman Road sits a café that offers a unique atmosphere, a diverse selection of brews and food and a live music scene. Tap Root Café, an eclectic dining spot with a wide variety of cuisine choices, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Orange Rhymes With: Anchorage gets plundered: Pirate Pub Crawl 2014

I’ve never been a big fan of bars. With the exception of the beer itself, they’re typically filled with loud drunks, dancing, desperate singles trying way too hard and a host of other situations...

Students find long-lost friend

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a cybergeek. I have three working computers, I know where to find all of the wireless hot spots in town, and I can tell you what...

Backcountry appeal in an urban setting

Here is something for that eager college kid stuck in the campus dorms wanting to exercise outdoors to do. There is somewhere to walk, run, or bike just minutes from your very doorstep. If you go out to UAA drive and follow it north, to your right you will see Goose Lake Park just before the intersection of Northern Lights Boulevard.

Mambo Italiano

“I don’t know about you, but this one definitely has a lot of frou-frou on it,” said auctioneer Gene Raiford, describing a decoratively wrapped package with ribbons and bows. Raiford added a certain...

Guru Kate: Staying active at a desk job

Media has been buzzing in the past year about America’s “sitting disease.” These articles cite studies that claim our society stays seated for far too long, and this is to blame for America’s national...

Engineering students participate in the SAE Baja competition for senior capstone seminar

Since the fall semester of 2016, the UAA Baja team has been designing, building and preparing for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja competition taking place in Gorman, California on April 27-30. Baja...

Saber of love

The Star Wars movies have turned Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca and other characters into cultural icons. But one object has transcended the great personalities of those characters: The lightsaber. The lightsaber, and the battles fought...

A former UAA professor’s take on UFOs

Is it irrational to believe in UFOs over Alaska? Professor Emeritus of Public Health Lawrence Weiss posed the question during a presentation last week and gave a simple answer: no. “I think there’s definitely something...

‘Fourplay’ to run wild at Cyrano’s

Having recently returned from a few years abroad, local actor and author Schatzie Schaefers hasn"t wasted any time in getting her feet wet. Schaefers, a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage theater...

Cooking In College: Chicken Kiev shows you care

Everyone has at least one woman in their life that has influenced and guided them. For many it’s their mother, for others their grandmother, sister, wife or even just a friend. If you’re not much of a cook, but want to treat some special lady in your life to a home-cooked meal, here’s an easy recipe that is sure to impress.

Tucked-away caf? offers unique food and atmosphere

Tap Root Caf? is tucked away off Huffman Road with something unique to offer the Anchorage community, including organic and creative food items and performances by bluegrass and folk music acts.

Clay Body club comes together for the ‘clay good’

Bachelor of Fine Arts student Jessi Saiki says Clay Body "just signifies community and ... coming together for the common good, the clay good.”

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...

Cooking In College: Hippie loaf and dirty mashed potatoes make a clean meal

It sounds like the dinner of Woodstock. If only Woodstock attendees had ovens, a fresh supply of vegetables, people sober enough to cook — okay, so maybe not the dinner of Woodstock.

For the love of food: Aphrodisiac Alaskana

Aphrodisiacs are all around us. The aphrodisiacs that make Alaska unique, and a recipe that will get you the best bang for your buck.