Guru Kate: Hurricanes and jobs on campus

Why do wider hurricanes inflict so much damage, even if they’re Category 1 or 2? Although autumn in Alaska means early winter, it signals Indian summers and capri-pant season elsewhere.  Along the eastern seaboard, storms...

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.

A spring break stay-cation: What to do in Anchorage over the week-long break

Spring break marks the lull moment in the hectic semester, and for many, it means vacation time. However, those staying in Anchorage can have a vacation of their own. There are quite a few...

Local Artist Spotlight: Brian Schuch

Originating from a background in wilderness survival, Brian Schuch’s knife making follows traditional practices to produce unique, authentic and practical works of art. In under two hours, Schuch turned a seemingly unassuming piece of obsidian...

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...

A history of MLK Day at UAA

A week after every winter semester begins, students and faculty alike take a day off. The strange timing is no coincidence — officially, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the...

More to guns on campus than meets the eye

The issue of whether carrying concealed firearms is safe, legal or prudent on UA campuses is at once alarming and divisive. A protest of the regulation of firearms on UA campuses took place on Wednesday...

Bakery cart stocked full of student-made goods

The bakery cart is where the culinary students sell any left-over products that they’ve made during the week.

HIV Facts

World AIDS Day is celebrated on Dec. 1. This annual event draws awareness to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic, which continues to spread throughout the world. The 2000 World AIDS Day theme is...

College Cookbook: Sweet, sweet graduation

This fun, sprinkle-smothered cake is rich chocolate with a cream cheese frosting

Copycat pumpkin spice latte

Warm up this season with a drink that's become synonymous with Fall.

Landscaping and maintenance: UAA’s horticulture heroes

Summer is in the air, and the current view of UAA's outdoor campus looks a lot like a beehive. The Landscape and Maintenance department workers are busy throughout the day with all sorts of...

Safety, Education and Community Wellness with Mayor Ethan Berkowitz

UAA hosts a Mayoral Forum in the Student Union Den

Can I get some fries with that shake?

Burger Cache may seem like a typical burger joint, but this establishment has a unique niche: Each time you dine you have a chance to win a thousand bucks. Sweet deal, especially if you're...

First field ROTC training exercise ends with success

Only four weeks into school, cadets armed with M16s firing blanks executed objectives for their training exercise on Fort Richardson. Unlike most college classes, Army ROTC teaches cadets not only in the classroom but also...

Inconvenience of Pay ‘N’ Park meters lead to complaints at UAA

Whether it’s downtown or on campus, parking meters are dreaded, however, they can be convenient if one does not have a parking permit. Many people use the Pay ’N' Park meters at UAA for...

Sustainable Seawolf: How to ethically volunteer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 18.4 percent of people aged 20-24 volunteer each year.

Charge for dance sparks Spirit Fund debate

It was the day before Sigma Alpha Epsilon would host a pre-Valentine's Day dance and bachelor auction, but the event's committee chair, senior Andrew Parks, wasn't exactly feeling the love. A motion was raised in the Union of Students UAA assembly Feb. 8 to retract the $1,025 it had allocated to SAE for the dance.

Guru Kate: Haters gon’ hate taters

What’s with people bashing potatoes lately? I thought they were vegetables! First of all, potatoes can be a healthy side dish if prepared correctly. This means that you must eat them with the skin on and without butter, sour cream, cheese, salt or bacon.

CWLA Graduate program sponsors free reading series

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.

Avalanche expert discusses disasters and safety

Seven men outside of Eureka Lodge headed up a gully on their snow machines in a long line. The ridges were wind loaded; the gully, steep. A one-foot-thick crack started near the top of...

Foam rave attracts youth, steals dance crowd

Only 32 people showed up for the '70s Retro Dance at UAA on Friday. Instead, a new age generation of the twenty first century, including, candy kids, ravers, and borderline exotic dancers, got their...

College Cookbook: Homemade pizza dough

Use this recipe to make the pizza pie of your dreams.

Apartment searching in Cairo

University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student Linda Hardyman is spending a year abroad in Egypt. Each week, the Northern Light prints her first-hand account of her experiences in the Middle East. This week Hardyman...

Folk Festival contra dance connects folks with folk dancing

Attendees of the 31st annual Anchorage Folk Festival enjoyed a night of contra dancing in the UAA South Cafeteria in the Student Union. Free dance lessons were provided right before the event. Students enjoyed...

Jurors impressed with university arts community

Gleaming wood curves, masculine metal twists and bits of rabbit pelt adhere to art pieces currently showing at the UAA Student Union Gallery. The 2006 Juried Art Show is underway again this year, and UAA...

Meet the Seawolf: Mallory Givens

Mallory Givens is that woman you’ve heard of through the friends of friends that can try anything and succeed. She gets great grades, researches harp seal hearts and is graduating with a degree in...

Science student takes break to be Miss Alaska

Stephanie Wonchala, a 20-year-old natural science major at UAA, was crowned Miss Alaska 2006 in June. Wonchala didn't always have what it takes to be perfect. "There was a time in Stephanie's life when she wore...

Guru Kate: Tackle emotion; eliminate odors

Why do women cry more than men? Presumably to make men as uncomfortable as possible. Just kidding – if that were true, this guru would repel every man on the planet. I’m a first class crier....