Wrapping up the holidays

In a slow progression, December has become the season when everyone buys gifts in a commercialized frenzy. Many people in the U.S. have lost sight of what the holidays were originally about, and don't realize that many regions celebrate them differently There are three winter holiday celebrations most often portrayedon U.

Small changes mean big energy savings at UAA

With the change of light bulb, UAA can reduce its energy consumption by hundreds of thousands of watts per year. The University has been testing new methods of saving energy, including the use of...

Guru Kate: Pen ink plus your skin

Is it actually dangerous to write on your hand (or any skin for that matter)? After attempting to research all types of inks in all types of pens, I have come to the conclusion that...

Guru Kate: Dry scalp or dandruff?

Both dry scalp and dandruff make can result in snowy shoulders. However, their sources are fairly opposite. Dandruff comes from over-production of sebum (oil) in your scalp, which feeds a nasty fungus known as Malassezia....

How to land your dream job

You’re nervous. Your palms are sweating and your heart is pounding. You feel like you need to go to the bathroom again, even though you just went.

Seawolf Slug: Alaskans can’t hear Oscar buzz

It’s a difficult time to be an Alaskan film lover. Commercials, ads, trailers and accolades are flying left and right for films like “Dallas Buyers Club.” They feature big-name actors in career-defining roles, telling complex, smart and tough stories. They’re showcases of how a fine film should be done.

Uncovering the truth, urging awareness

“In troubled times I am fearless -first son of Wiwa.” This is the English translation of Ken Wiwa's given name—Kenule Bornale Tsaro-Wiwa. Six years ago, this fearless Nigerian's life and the lives of thousands of...

Fair rains out, Styx rocks out

If you weren"t lucky enough to have a front row seat to the Aug. 26 Styx concert at the Alaska State Fair, chances are you probably got a good look at the sea of...

Follow what he says, not what he does

UAA students got a super-sized edition of one of the most popular documentary films to hit America Nov. 17. They got not only the movie “Super Size Me” but also the man who...

Programs expand to support Native student success

After graduating high school in Nome and working as a laborer and then clerical staff there for years, Hannah Kostiew decided to get a college degree. When she arrived at UAA in 2002, Kostiew...

Showcase conference highlights top student works

The sex trade in Southeast Asia. The Fascists' construction of maternity. "The Habanero" from Georges Bize's opera "Carmen." Organizers of UAA's Student Showcase say it's the variety that gives this annual conference its spice. "You can go to a music performance, go to the next room and see an artistic project, go to the next room and hear a presentation on a psychological subject, or literature," music professor Mari Hahn said.

Sexual edibles disappoint

Seinfeld’s George Costanza once had an idea about food and sex. He said that they were his two passions. “It’s only natural to combine them,” he said in the ninth season episode titled, “The...

The scientific basis behind all loving relationships

As so rightfully posed by the infamous Haddaway, “what is love?” Thanks to years of inquisitive love songs and intensive scientific studies, love can now be explained in two ways: psychologically and biologically. From loneliness...

Anchorage Food Quest: salmon salad

With Vicente Capala, Multimedia Editor Anchorage Food Quest has investigated some rather specialized foods in the past, but none so far have been as uniquely Alaskan as a salmon salad. Salmon salad sounds like something fairly...

Orange Rhymes With: Coping with stress in the face of disaster

It’s that time of year again: that special time where the stress gets to be too much and I start shaking my fists at the sky, screeching nonsense that would make Charlie Sheen blush. Maybe it’s because of the looming midterms or the fact that I haven’t had a car in over a month. Maybe it’s the fact that my apartment is now flooding for the second time or the apparent army of plague rats living under my dorm.

Sex and the Seawolf: Holiday Kiss

The holiday season calls for family gatherings, presents, playing in the snow and free time to do anything you want. For many young people, winter vacation is like the spring break of holidays. There’s always a big party celebrating December birthdays. Food and champagne get thrown around everywhere. The dating and hookup scenes become more lively during the break.

Guru Kate: Nutritional differences between men and women

You’ve heard correctly! Women go through life stages and hormonal changes resulting in the need for more nutrients, namely iron and calcium. All the while, women need anywhere from 200-300 fewer calories per day than men of the same body weight, height and age. This means that women have the added task of eating more nutritionally dense food than their male counterparts eat.

Planetarium director soars to new adventures

Andy Puckett proves that you don't have to be Superman or Buzz Lightyear to fly to infinity and beyond. As the first full-time director of the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Center, Puckett scoped the glaciers of Mars, he zapped across the galaxy and he fell in love with Venus. It's time for him to seek new adventures.

Final Frenzy: Two seniors offer advice on finishing finals

It’s that time of the semester again — the time of the semester each student loathes, when studying, final projects and exams consume his or her life. This single week can determine the future of one’s entire college career and future. With so much hinging on this final week of the semester, two seniors offer advice to those struggling with getting through.

Tofu Breakfast

It’s a well-known saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this, many people skip breakfast for different reasons. Some may want a few extra minutes of sleep, while others...

Quick and easy Chicken yakisoba

Ingredients Packet of Top ramen noodles Chicken broth Desired veggies: personally I like the boxes you microwave that already have some kind of sauce/seasoning, but any kind will work Chicken Directions: The first week of classes while exciting can leave...

Beautiful salon is big city chic for trendy types

Several goods and services are not available in Alaska. For many people, this is an inconvenience but one UAA student saw it as an opportunity. Eleodia Boniface is on the verge of completing...

People party at annual duct tape dance to benefit local charities

Jody Jaros made her evening gown for the Feb. 4 celebration. She considered putting snaps on it but opted for cutting it open and taping it shut. Dressed in a silver Cleopatra ensemble, complete...

Stanley Cup visit goes almost unnoticed

On Dec. 8, the Olympic flame was lit in Athens, Greece, and began its relay to the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. On Dec. 21, UAA senior Aleah Scheick arrived in Italy, where she...

Student officers to help keep UAA safe

There's new law enforcement on campus, and it just might be the same girl or boy who sits next to you in English. UAA's Rebekah Myatt and Scott Burns are two full-time students who have...

New Honors College hopes to draw more students

It's not a society or a last-minute addition to a diploma. And now, UAA Honors is no longer a program. It's a college. In March 2007, UAA's University Honors Program received approval to change its name and structure to the University Honors College.

Students get connected with ‘Hertz on Demand’

There are two newly posted signs arousing a growing buzz on campus. That tends to happen when get-away cars for students are being advertised. “Tow Away Zone 24h,” the signs declare. Then beneath it: “Connect by Hertz: Get-a-Way Car.” “I’ve already gotten a lot of people asking what these are all about,” said Glenna Muncy, Parking Services Director. “There’s interest stirring, and that’s great.”

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.

Free food sweeps campus

It's the summer, and while many students are taking classes, many more are taking a leave of absence. Adding to this, many campus businesses are closed, making the campus feel barren at times. Thankfully,...