College Cookbook: Spam musubi

Growing up, my family would spend plenty of time in Hawaii visiting relatives during the summer. On days we would spend at the beach with our cousins, spam musubis were the go-to snack for...

Dipper Donuts makes its rounds throughout Anchorage

Local businesses are booming in the heart of Spenard. Among the new wave of businesses like The Writer’s Block and TK Korean BBQ Restaurant is Dipper Donuts, owned by UAA alumna Laura Cameron. Coming from...

College Cookbook: A sweet snack for summer days

My summer has started off typically spending my time with my grandparents after work. My grandfather had recently undergone surgery, and we had almost lost him due to a medication gone wrong. I have...

Juneteenth: More than a barbecue

On June 19, UAA students, faculty and community members gathered to celebrate Juneteenth with a barbecue, live music and various other games and activities.Juneteenth is a holiday that marks the abolition of slavery in...

Sustainable Seawolf: Energy efficiency at home

The words “energy efficient” have become buzzwords in recent years, with many large companies signing agreements to become more energy efficient. But what does it really mean to be efficient in the way that...

Sustainable Seawolf: Eating sustainably

Eating sustainably has become a big topic of conversation in recent years. The New York Times cooking section has included recipes designed for more sustainable food practices, such as their Meatless Monday recipes. With...

College Cookbook: Creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken

Over the course of the month, I have graduated from cooking meals that consist of ramen, eggs and hot pockets to an adult meal made to serve more than one person. I recently learned...

Couple plans 20,000 mile bike ride, from Alaska to Argentina

With the rise of popularity of travel blogs, many dream of quitting their nine-to-five jobs to travel the world. Bloggers like Nomadic Matt, The Young Adventuress and Adventurous Kate all walked away from their...

To increase student enrollment, ‘Explore UAA’ offers Seawolf experience

“Explore UAA” will take place June 1 at the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, you can go to the official “Explore UAA” page.

PrideFest 2018 is ‘more than a rainbow’

The theme of PrideFest 2018, which will take place June 9-16, is “Next Generation - More than a Rainbow.”

Two Homemade Cleaners

Here are two recipes for household cleaning sprays that will cover most of your needs...

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...

Confucius Institute Day: Study abroad opportunities in China

For more information regarding the HSK Chinese language proficiency test, or to take a practice HSK test, visit or go visit the Confucius Institute at Rasmuson Hall, Room 115.

Congratu-lei-te a graduate

Malia Barto describes how to make a graduation lei for the upcoming ceremony

Get off the couch!

Plenty to do during the last week of class

Spring commencement speaker says: ‘You get out what you put in’

Lyndea Kelleher stresses the importance of students taking advantage of opportunities

Sustainable Seawolf: How to make candles

Beyond selling candles, you can also stock up on them for emergencies. With last month’s windstorm knocking out the power of almost 10,000 Anchorage residents, many people found themselves in need of light.

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.

College Cookbook: Sweet, sweet graduation

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

Get off the couch!

UAA's Book Buyback starts Monday, April 30 and runs until Monday, May 7

To walk or not to walk

For UAA students, that is the question

Alaska Native dance group brings cultural recognition to commencement

Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim will perform at the UAA spring commencement ceremony on May 6.

Moonwalk into the 80’s with the AE Club

On April 28, grab your leg warmers and head over to the Social Sciences Building for the AE club’s annual ‘80s Fun Run/Dance/Walk. The club focuses on hands on experience, community service and raising...

Unalakleet local sets Arctic Winter Games record

At the end of March, UAA student Stuart Towarak spent his time in Fort Smith, Canada competing in the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Towarak, a physical education student at UAA, returned to Alaska after AWG...

College Cookbook: Hot and sour soup

It's starting to feel like summer, but it's still a little chilly outside. Warm yourself up with this quick and easy-to-make soup. It's the perfect meal if you're feeling under the weather, orif you’re...

ASD opens opportunity for students to become baristas

  Located on the first floor of the Anchorage School District Education Center is the Transitions Coffee Shop which helps students in the Adult Community Transition program learn workplace skills and how to make a...

Where to go when you’ve got to go

In my first semester as a staff reporter for The Northern Light, I wrote a piece entitled “Where to go when you’ve got to go: The best bathrooms on UAA’s campus.” I was reminded...

Review: No more clueless hikes

PlantSnap lets you take a picture of a plant and get information about it in seconds.

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...

UAA alumnus Dimitri Shein runs for Congress

Dimitri Shein, Democratic candidate, is running for Alaska's seat this year in the U.S. House of Representatives."I feel like our country is kind of in a low point right now in terms of our...