College has long been associated with drinking alcohol, but at UAA, students aren't the only ones consuming the stuff. Every day, dozens of rats are getting buzzed in the name of science. Studying the effects...
Political science professor, James Muller, has lived the life of a TV character
Princesses in tall towers, battles of good versus evil and monsters hiding in closets; all are images from an imaginative child as his or her parents read stories at night before bed. As we get older, we are read to less and less, and it is assumed that by the age of 10 or 11 that we can read our own stories. The Creative Writing and Literary Arts MFA Program is hosting their fourth annual Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series.
"My hips return to puberty when I'm in dance class," read the poem posted in the entrance of the makeshift dance studio. The hushed rhythm of an alluring and exotic Caribbean beat lured eager ears toward the double doors of the studio. Inside, excitement lingered in the air as dancers awaited the start of the Salsa Social.
The meeting is called to order at precisely 5:30. As Ezekiel Kaufman addresses the 13 students and three faculty members poised around the conference room table, the playful bantering around the room dies down. The movie Cheaper by the Dozen comes to mind, only more of a “later years” edition and with an extra kid.
“It’s almost election day,” I think to myself with a growing sense of dread. I quickly search my room for a possible escape route. “Maybe if I hide under here,” I whisper hopefully as I check the space under my bed.
It’s that time of year again, and, just in case you didn’t read literally every other article in this issue, the Great Alaska Shootout is upon us. This means that for many of us, our Thanksgiving is fully booked.
Local entrepreneur Nicole Crites uses marijuana and education to help those in need and educate the Anchorage community about the dangers of synthetic marijuana.
During these dance battles, all the participants sign up for a specific battle and showcase their moves in front of their opponent(s). While they give it their all, three judges intently watch how they groove to the music and connect with their opponent.
Last week was banned books week, and while most books displayed at the Consortium’s entrance have great literary merit—A Clockwork Orange, Song of Solomon, The Satanic Verses—one stood out as having practically none: Hitler’s...
Every year thousands of people are sexually assaulted. This includes everyone; men, women, and children. However even with the victims of sexual assaulted ranging in age and gender, it is college age women who...
If you’ve followed my last few columns (just nod and smile, I need this) then it’s becoming fairly obvious that I’m starting to panic. Suddenly I’ve found myself on the back half of the four-year plan I’m expected to complete, and the pre-graduation panic is setting in. Halfway through mapping out my schedule for spring semester I had a friend glance over my shoulder and incredulously ask, “What in the hell are you even majoring in?”
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.
As high-energy costs pummel the world residentially, commercially, ecologically and economically, there are forces that stir to remedy the crisis. To find a solution rather than entrenching ourselves into deeper holes of utility debt and energy-stress, one such force rests here in the halls of UAA.