Take a hike for your health

We have heard of the benefits of exercise but much of the population doesn't have the time, motivation or desire to commit to an exercise program. So, is there a solution? As a matter...

SatS: Say goodbye to less than perfect

Abuse can be delivered in more than one form. There is physical abuse and mental abuse. These can occur when someone is under the influence or completely sober. Both men and women can deliver...

Hygge can help combat winter blues

Hygge is a Danish seasonal tradition that literally translates to “coziness.” Pronounced “hoo-gah,” it has become a popular way to alleviate winter blues in Denmark and around the world. Hygge is fuzzy blankets, hot...

Get off the couch!

Winter Bike Jam, Music in the Museum, group cycling and more

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Members include 186 federally recognized tribes, 177 village corporations, 12 regional corporations and 12 nonprofit and tribal consortiums. The federation advocates...

Pandemic stress can be manageable with the right resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on daily life as we know it. Schools are online, jobs and the economy are down and over 177,1777 deaths and counting in the U.S. are associated with...

Engineers cross borders, aid African orphanage

Many know that there are places around the world that are disadvantaged and in need of help. Few of us truly know how much help those places need until we go there and find out for ourselves how desperately we are needed. This is the mission of the Engineers without Borders division of UAA.

UAA commencement speaker: Big-shot celebrity or motivated student?

Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee and Matt Damon are just a few of the big-name celebrities who have been commencement speakers this year. Many colleges pay thousands of dollars to get these people to speak...

Pick away the end of summer blues

Whether students want to acknowledge it or not, the countdown is close to ending as the new semester of school quickly approaches. But after a fun-filled summer, what is left to do that will be fun and able to delay those end of summer blues?

Batman and the Orange

There is something you have to understand about me. It’s not exactly a secret, if you’ve spent more than about five seconds with me; chances are I’ve mentioned this. But here it goes. I love...

Bonding over culinary traditions

Global Kitchen provides clubs, departments and organizations a chance to showcase authentic foods with peers

Sex and the Seawolf: Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

It is Valentine’s season. Stores are setting up the best chocolate deals, restaurants are opening up more reservations and jewelry stores are practically throwing their diamonds out of their cases. Romance blooms more during this time than any other holiday. But if you are looking for a boost in romantic intrigue between you and your partner, consider trying aphrodisiacs for the special occasion.

Orange Rhymes With: Meltdown 2013: Nowhere to hide

I’ve been hurt one too many times by this state. I thought for sure that I had another couple weeks of snowboarding left in the season before I had to settle back into the monotony of school, work, and real life. I edged, re-waxed, and bought enough lift tickets to paper my walls. Yet, in spite of my best intentions, Alaska has once again decided to melt my dreams.

Be ‘undeniably, uniquely you’ by creating your own club on campus

Although academics are the main focus of college, being a part of a club adds a little fun to the experience. UAA is home to nearly 100 clubs, ranging from The Chronicles of Yarnia...

UAA students discuss the political issues most important to them

Students weigh in on relevant topics for Alaskans

College Cookbook: Backyard paella

Bring in the summer with this Spanish-style backyard barbecue.

Ontological miscreants have rights, too

Ontology (on-TOL"a-jee): (n.) The study of the concept of being. Ontological anarchist(s) (on-TOLOG-ikal AN-ark-ist): (n.) Students on campus who want to challenge the traditional concepts of being. See also, Aporia. Aporia (A-pOOr-ee-a): (n.) The perpetual, ironic...

Banned Book Week raises awareness on challenged books, ideas and expression

Banned Book Week is back and will be celebrated Sept. 24 through Sept. 30.

Orange Rhymes With: Ready, set, college!

Aaaand we’re back. Back from the beautiful prospects of summer, from lazy days spent sleeping until noon, from road trips, barbeques and fireworks. Back to college. Man that sounds depressing. But, it’s not all bad. In...

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.

Running with the bulls Palmer style, much different than in Pamplona

  The Musk Ox Farm is hosting its 15th Annual Running with the Bulls race on Aug. 6, starting at 1 p.m. The kids fun run 1k opens the event and is followed by a...

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...

Final Thoughts

Well, it looks like this is it. As I gaze out my window I see an odd cycle of students packing their belongings into cars and throwing trash on the ground, as workers in...

Get Off the Couch!

Halloween parties, movies and more.

UAA culinary arts takes second place in professional dessert competition

In their first year competing, UAA's culinary and hospitality program placed second in the Sweet Rivalry edible centerpiece competition on Oct. 2.

Boutique blossoms in downtown Anchorage

New businesses are popping up all over town these days, and D Street is developing a unique strip of beauty and fashion stores for women who like to look good. Blush is the newest...

SatS: Playing with fire, FWB

  I should have known dating someone who behind his back was nicknamed the “Red Rocket” by mutual friends would never turn into anything substantially dependable, but I was hooked nonetheless. I met “Daniel” at a...

No shirt, no shoes, no problem

You're naked sitting on a podium surrounded by people watching you intently. For some, this is a nightmare. For others, this is a weekly occurrence. Nude models pose for a variety of...

As awareness about dangers of e-cigarette and vape usage rise, UAA smoking ban prohibits...

Thus far, Alaska is one of four states that have no reported cases of injury or death due to electronic cigarettes or vape usage, according to the Center for Disease Control. The leaders of...

‘Little Nicky’ A laughing matter

After observing the success of Adam Sandler's previous films, one can safely rely upon this rule: You can never underestimate his ability to give absolute idiocy a hilarious and marketable outcome. This principle...