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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.”
With suicide rates of college-aged students in Alaska continuing to soar, the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative, or ISPI, is springing into action.