Photo credit: Robert Gant.

The aftermath of April Fools’

Most people have encountered some sort of prank within their lifetime, but the line between a harmful prank and a fun joke can be difficult to navigate on April Fools’ Day. Many students at the...
PHOTO COURTESY OF A. ROWBOTHAM

Steward of bones

Every person has a passion that drives them. Whether it is the Alaskan wilderness, certain bands or a favorite athletic team, any human can identify at least one thing that drives them to research...
Micheal Rosebeary dressed up as the Mad Hatter to attend the Care Team Book Club around Halloween. Photo credit: Lisa Terwilliger.

A drop-in book club to cure our community

At a commuter college like UAA, students often feel that they need to be part of something to build community. One way students can fulfill this need is by going to the Care Team...

HOPE worldwide: UAA’s chance to make a difference

HOPE worldwide, founded in 1991, connects people with local volunteering opportunities. The Anchorage chapter branched out to take the form of a UAA club last year. “Volunteering and service is the universal love language,” member...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Unidentified: Mysterious art at UAA

There is an unidentifiable statue outside of the university bookstore that often goes unnoticed. The statue depicts a little girl sitting on a rock and reading a picture book. There is no plaque or...
UAA Student Health and Counseling Center is located in the Rasmuson Hall 116/120. Photo by Robert Gant.

Shoot your shot: Get vaccinated

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center, or SHCC, offers vaccines for students who are living in the dorms, traveling or are part of athletic or extracurricular programs. During flu season, they offer community...
Jacob Ballard typically wears a kilt, a button-down shirt and a tie with mj?lnir, more commonly known as Thor’s hammer, pinned to it.

Cultural expression: The kilt, the hammer and the hair

Jacob Ballard, an anthropology and language student at UAA, typically wears a kilt, a button-down shirt and a tie with mjlnir, more commonly known as Thor’s hammer, pinned to it. His long, dark, braided...

Elizabeth Smith: There’s more to pageants than external beauty

Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Smith came from a family of pageant contestants. Now Miss Alaska High School 2019, she has been participating in pageants since before she can remember. Her mother Sarah Smith coaches her, as...

Word of Mouth: Anchorage’s premier destination for Dominican and Puerto Rican fare

Amidst the gray, slushy Alaskan spring, Tropical Latin Food on Boniface Parkway provides Anchorage’s tastebuds with a one-way ticket to sunny Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. “The music, the decor, the language spoken, will...

UAA | University Art Analysis – When statues become scenery

When art becomes a fixture, does time erode meaning? In 1999, Bright Bimpong was commissioned to make two statues for Rasmuson Hall. These curious statues seem normal enough at first, but a closer look will...

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...

Made of history: Tundra Vision digs into Alaska’s past

Who doesn’t love a little history? Tundra Vision, a lecture series, intends to open a narrative about Alaska’s history, accurate understandings and events and how all individuals are a part of history. Tundra Vision is...
Physical education students and staff from UAA traveled to Valdez over the weekend of Feb. 1-3 to do a fitness assessment for the community. Photo courtesy of UAA Department of Physical Education.

UAA physical education students take Know Your Numbers to Valdez

Know Your Numbers is an annual program put on by UAA’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department that occurs between October and December. The program allows anyone to sign up, including students, employees and...

Community, consent and conversation

The Little Black Dress Doesn’t Mean Yes event is on track to have another successful year of starting conversations about sexual assault, consent and respect. The name of the event was created around the idea...

Does Alaska have enough to offer UAA graduates?

The population of people age 20 to 29 has steadily declined over the past seven years and is not expected to grow in the next 20, according to the Alaska Bureau of Labor Statistics. UAA...

New campaign encourages becoming a better bystander

Posters of UAA students, faculty, staff and community members sporting new ink have been posted across campus. The photos include a portrait of an individual with motivating, encouraging words like “we will not stand...

From outer space to Anchorage

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program held its 24th annual celebration on Jan. 18. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Stratosphere.” The celebration included close to 100 ANSEP students from all over the state,...

‘Bigger than hockey’: Alaska Warriors Hockey brings together veterans and awareness

Alaska Warriors Hockey is coming to the Sullivan Arena with the Seawolves. Warriors Hockey is a hockey league under USA Hockey specifically designed for military veterans of any branch who have a disability or are...

UAA professor invited to work with NASA to send spacecraft to Jupiter’s smallest moon

Simon Kattenhorn, who has a doctorate in geological and environmental sciences and a master’s degree in geology, is a professor at UAA and the director of the Department of Geological Sciences. NASA reached out to...

‘One day at a time’: Katie Irwin’s journey to commencement

On Dec. 16, hundreds of UAA students will gather in the Alaska Airlines Center and receive their hard-earned diplomas. Before walking the stage though, fall Class of 2018's commencement speaker, Katie Irwin, will deliver...

Hunger and Homelessness Support Network pushes to raise awareness about student struggles

New work group seeks to create resources for homeless and hungry students.

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...

Search and rescue safety

Snow is falling, temperatures are dropping and winter is in full swing. Although beautiful, winter can pose some hidden dangers often overlooked by those getting outside. One of those dangers when hiking or exploring in the...

Word of Mouth: Yak and Yeti brings flavors as diverse and delightful as West...

Replacing Marty’s Bagel Deli in 2012, the addition of Yak and Yeti brought flavor and diversity to the REI strip mall, a perfect reflection of the various demographics that reside in the West Anchorage...

Finals week survival guide

Tips and advice from the UAA community

Strengthening cultural traditions far from home

The Giving Thanks Dance Festival and Potluck is an opportunity for Alaska Native groups to share their traditional dancing and culture with the community. The UAA Native Student Council hosted the fifth annual event. “Many students...

Word of Mouth: Spenard pop-up offers elevated comfort-foods with artisanal flair

Craft brews, live music and hearty food — need I say more? La Bodega has been offering craft beers and wines to Anchorage residents for over 12 years. La Bodega has since been searching for...

College Cookbook Thanksgiving Edition: Lost in the sauce – a simple recipe for homemade...

Throughout my childhood, cranberry sauce was always an integral focal point at each Thanksgiving celebration. Growing up in a family that spent countless hours each summer picking berries for Thanksgiving, it was not only...

ASL Club offers a new sign of community

The American Sign Language Club, also known as the ASL Club, is making strides to be inclusive of all who are interested in learning their language. The ASL Club has been around for many years...

‘Bullets and Ballots’: UAA student’s essay featured in Forbes

UAA student Phillip Granath’s award-winning essay “Bullets and Ballots: Voting Is Our Responsibility” was featured on the Forbes magazine website. The English major won an essay contest put on during UAA’s inaugural Democracy and...