Student Spotlight: Meet Student Showcase winner, Kaylin Jones

  One of 2017’s Student Showcase winners, Kaylin Jones is skilled at writing, public speaking, and she has a third often elusive ability –for those talented in reading and writing– to understand mathematics. When Jones...

Anchorage welcomes Ron Jeremy and box store porn

Anchorage celebrated Groundhog Day Feb. 2. Two days later, Anchorage celebrated Hedgehog Day – as in Ron “The Hedgehog” Jeremy. The well-known adult film star, who gets his nickname because of his...

Denali National Park road lottery

Denali National Park: A wild expanse covering over 6 million acres of pristine wilderness. Home to the tallest peak in North America, the park is the embodiment of the Alaskan spirit. During the summer season,...

VH Hydroponics pilots new line of hydroponic growing cabinets in Student Union

If the cabinet proves successful, Kojin Tranberg, Commuter Programs coordinator within the Student Life and Leadership office, hopes to invest in one of the larger, commercial hydroponic units. This investment would also involve the organization’s campus partners, Seawolf Dining and the UAA Culinary Arts program.

The Chronicles of Yarnia: The crochet, the knit and the cross stitch

Be sure to catch their upcoming sales, and the last of the fall semester on Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the Social Sciences Building.

National Wellness Week sparks awareness

In previous centuries, the mentally ill have faced ridicule, torture and have been burned alive by religious figures who believed evil spirits possessed their minds. But over the years, these beliefs have changed because of scientific research and education about the brain. Despite this, discrimination has yet to fade entirely.

Anchorage Museum expands, renovates

The Anchorage Museum will be opening a new wing featuring an expanded art collection as well as a long-overdue update to its history exhibition.

Caiming Li embarks on a mission to improve tutoring efficiency

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

Undergraduates study swallow colony on base

This summer several UAA undergraduates have taken their education off campus to on base at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Otter Lake to study tree swallows. Environmental studies professor Audrey Taylor has been a part of...

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...

Haunted tales of the Wendy Williamson

Despite its relatively young age, the Wendy Williamson Auditorium has a myriad of spooky stories to share.

Need some extra cash? Check out UAA’s Experimental Economics Lab

UAA's Experimental Economics Laboratory is an easy way for students to make money taking part in game-like experiments.

Homecoming week to feature new events, old favorites

It's homecoming week at UAA, but the traditional shopping cart parade has been replaced by a photo scavenger hunt this year.

Alpha Sigma Phi to join UAA fraternities

One of the oldest fraternities in the U.S. will be opening its doors in Alaska

Voodoo Jams create spirited spreads

"We had a couple of great weekends of making boozy jams in her kitchen. Along the way, I called her up at one point and said, 'Hey, I think we might be on to something here,'" said Noelle Hardt, co-founder of Voodoo Jams.

Plates for Compassion educates students about veganism

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, UAA students from the club Plates for Compassion - Vegan Outreach at UAA took to the lawn of the quad outside of the Cuddy Hall to talk with students and...

Seawolf debate team reaches semifinals in tournament

Robert Hockema and John Macy made UAA’s presence known at a highly competitive debate tournament in New York last week. The Hobart and William Smith Invitational consists of 108 debate teams from some of the...

Alumni-run business fills niche in Anchorage

Grenel Sumabat, who has been restoring shoes and sneakers since 2012, graduated from UAA with a degree in computer science in 2017. After graduating he decided to pursue his passion, which led to the creation of RAGE.

The bread pudding he never got

This recipe comes with a story

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...

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society starts new chapter at UAA

The three Greek letters of Delta Alpha Pi stand for disability, achievement and pride in accomplishments not just as students with handicaps, but as members of the university community.

UAA students rally to Take Back the Night

UAA students rallied for the third annual Take Back the Night march on Sept. 28. Along with representatives from the Student Health and Counseling Centers and some community members, the students protested sexual violence...

Quick Dash Films shows off collaborative talents in short films

Brothers James and John Kendall are making short films for now, but hope to someday create a feature film. The Kendall brothers grew up in Eagle River making fun, short films with friends and family...

Black Student Union aims for inclusion of all

"The Black Student Union exists to serve the UAA community. It encourages inclusion, it is cultivating a sense of unity within the student body," Nile Morris, BSU vice president said.

UAA student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Samantha Mack is the first UAA student to be invited to interview for the scholarship, and the first Alaska Native student to win the award.

Radical Recreation: Blooming of expression

Diana Reyes is motivated to help others through dance, education and, in the future, with nursing

UAA’s Clubs and Greek Life organizations offer opportunities and community

The Student Clubs and Greek Life office is part of UAA’s Student Life and Leadership office and offers various opportunities to enrich students’ experiences on campus. It encourages students to take part on campus...

Pack Rat Antiques is a blast from the past

50s kitsch, 60s convenience, 70s spunk and more at Pack Rat Antiques

Katie Bono’s record breaking climb of Denali

Katie Bono set the women’s speed record and third fastest time overall up the mountain in 21 hours, 6 minutes

Radical recreation: Touché

The current the Alaska State Champion in foil fencing, Joseph Longuevan works towards double major and hopes to become a professor