College Cookbook: One-pot pasta and cheese

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne takes over College Cookbook to share a favorite home-cooked meal

“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...

Exercising during finals

UAA’s 2013 fall semester draws to an end as finals week begins. Many students find themselves exercising their brains but neglecting their bodies as they prepare for their finals. And for other students, they find refuge from the stress in exercising, which according to WebMD is “one of the best ways to manage stress.”

Kent Spiers: Q&A with the Commencement Speaker

On the night of Commencement, a lone individual will stand in front of 2,323 of his fellow graduates and give a speech. This speech has been prepared well in advance, and the young man — a sociology major, Leadership Honors award-winner and Canadian citizen — will commemorate the class of 2012 on a night of celebration as they accept their diplomas and walk across a stage to the next chapter of their lives. Kent Spiers has spent the last four years at UAA, and in that time he has plumbed the school to its fullest potential.

Orange Rhymes With: ¡Corazón de Fuego! *Pt 1*

Spring break is a wonderful heaven send. Strategically placed right before most students collapse into fits of mass-study-induced hysteria, it’s the university’s way of saying, "Listen, we do care about you students’ well being—take some time off and go get massively drunk for a week."

Fun and sustainability come together in earth-friendly sex toys

There seems to be two things on the vast majority of people's mind lately: sex and sustainability. Currently, the majority of mainstream sex toys on the market are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is petroleum-based product. This is what makes dildos feel jellylike or "life-like.

Tight-knit group finds expression through yarn

Knitting isn't just granny's pastime anymore. Danielle Henderson has spent a weekend knitting a corset and bra set. Henderson teaches at Crochet Corner, which is an activity designed to educate in knitting and crocheting. The event...

Getting to class on time

Summer Engler was so tired she couldn’t smile; but her exhaustion wasn’t from running the Susitna 100. Twelve months ago she was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and lupus. Last January started like any...

The Mint Chip serves organic, locally made ice cream to the Anchorage area

Laura Aubry takes on Anchorage area markets and festivals with her organic and locally made ice cream.

Je Suis Satire

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde Let's start on a serious note. This is George typing out of character. Seawolf Slug is a satirical column, which makes me and my fellow brain parasite satirists. A...

Homemade fettuccine in the Widgeon II

A simple recipe for pasta derived out at the remote Tutka Bay Lodge.

Falcons and Yesman musician flies solo with new EP

Don't be fooled by his appearance. This shy musician has a lot hiding behind his shaggy hair. Jamie Pinkstaff - known around Anchorage for his work in the Flying Falcons and Michael Holtz's band Yesman - is gearing up for a solo EP release, with the release party on Feb.

Food wagon from the high seas

When in 2010 Jeanette DiPiero began searching for a food wagon to call her own, she didn't plan on selling Sicilian food out of a miniature pirate ship. After finding Alaska didn't have anything that suited...

Cheers to Campus Politics

More often than not, there’s friction between the Democrats and the Republicans. Yet, when the season ends, these two adversaries must make amends and bury the hatchet in order to accomplish a similar goal of maintaining political interest among UAA students. TNL interviewed Jonathan Taylor and Joe Samaniego, representatives from UAA College Republicans and UAA College Democrats, respectively. See those interviews here.

Why was ‘The Interview’ so successful?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde I've seen the world! I've been to the concrete jungles of Manhattan, the actual jungles of Brazil, the beauty of Europe, the wonders of Asia, the overblown hype of...

AK Alchemist opens third shop located in Alaska Regional Hospital

Since the opening of AK Alchemist in 2013, this hybrid between a coffee shop and a Tex-Mex food destination has grown more popular amongst Alaskans. Not only do they serve some of the best...

29 days of survival

The date was Jan. 5, 1943. The scene was set deep in rugged Alaska wilderness in subzero temperatures. Six people found themselves injured and stranded. Next to them was the horrid sight of the plane crash they all had just survived.

AWAC explains the trends of domestic violence

A call came through on the crisis line from a frantic woman on St. Paul Island. "I need someone to come get me right away," she said.  "If I stay I'll be killed.” Before her partner...

Putting your Wolfcard to use

Little do Seawolves know, carrying a Wolfcard can acquire many benefits. Many students use their UAA ID in a variety of ways — but some are unaware that there are many student discounts available...

UAA Students Run for State Legislature, Anchorage Assembly

A handful of UAA students and recent graduates are running for the hot seat. Jason Cline (R), a UAA graduate student in business administration and management, is challenging State Representative Sharon Cissna (D) for her...

Video Gaming Club: A place to game and to belong

From the south cafeteria of the Student Union every Monday and Wednesday beams the bright light of a projector. On the screen, influential video game characters battle it out at the whim of Game Night...

Sex and the Seawolf: Take it slow

When people think of relationships, they think of all the good and bad that come from them — the good being the availability of someone who is there for you, to handle your needs...

UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative offers help and information

With suicide rates of college-aged students in Alaska continuing to soar, the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative, or ISPI, is springing into action.

Kappa Sigma fraternity is the latest addition to Greek Life

After four long years, Kappa Sigma fraternity is finally being noticed by the University of Alaska Anchorage as an addition to the Greek Council. School doesn’t always have to be all work and no play;...

College Cookbook: The story I meant to write a long time ago

This is my final College Cookbook. I'll be moving to the Peninsula and am leaving The Northern Light behind. My three-plus years here have been full of growth, with the paper acting as a...

Long hours, reckless spending, and the inability to say ‘no’

Moderation has never been my strong suit. Maybe it’s an evolutionary holdover, a psychological shortcoming or the fact that I have the will power of a morally decrepit investment banker — I’ve never once been...

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.”

Foraged and fried fiddlehead ferns

Get outside and find your next dinner's sidekick.