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.

A word on nostalgia

George recently put his Permanent Fund Dividend into building himself a new PC to ring in the next generation of gaming. He’s confident it’s a fair bit more powerful than the new consoles coming out about a month from now. He’s prepared for the future. But if his recent gaming habits have anything to say, he’s still pretty stuck in the past.

Pumpkin spice pancakes

The perfect winter breakfast to enjoy while watching the first snowfall.

Renter’s rights

Moving out of the dorms or from your parents’ place can give you freedom; just pay your rent and life is good. But what can you do when the landlord won’t fix the leaky...

First Friday show offers eclectic mix of artwork

The First Friday art walk on Feb. 3 contained several lessons for those aspiring to contribute to Anchorage's art community. The first lesson: the power of small beginnings. At Side Street Espresso, owners George and Deborah...

Duo doubles in video-projection rock show

Sleep Machine wowed audiences earlier this year by creating a four-person band out of only two members: Erik Braund and Brandon Hafer. They projected previously recorded film footage of themselves playing drums and guitar, while they played other instruments live in front of the projection at a February performance at the Snow Goose.

Artist Remembered for enigmatic work

To really appreciate art, you’ve got to get right in that madness and take a good long look around. Literally, the piece of art I’m talking about is the physical representation of madness, built...

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.

Guru Kate: Staying active at a desk job

Media has been buzzing in the past year about America’s “sitting disease.” These articles cite studies that claim our society stays seated for far too long, and this is to blame for America’s national...

From boys to men to gentlemen

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious...

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...

Speaking against stereotypes

Saul Williams is a man of many talents: a world-class poet, movie star and hip-hop activist, to name a few. He's released four collections of poetry, his latest titled "The Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip-Hop." The collection depicts a young Williams discovering ancient scrolls that hold the lost secrets to hip-hop.

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.

Jalapeno cheese dip: A party for the mouth

Since it’s finals week and you’re probably too busy to cook up food right now, you might as well whip some jalapeno cheese dip together in order to get your snack on. If you’ve finished finals already, this is the best dip for your after-finals party.

Moving pains of a starting semester

A well-meaning column rife with clunky metaphors and horrible advice, Orange Rhymes With is the go-to place to break the monotony of classes and laugh at someone else’s misfortune.

Gen-X alternative to the single life

With masked contestants and embarrassing moments, University of Alaska Anchorage students enjoyed their single lives in a night of laughter and fun when the Department of Residence Life put on the student game-show Singled...

Clubin’ on campus- A place to think

Questions of existentialism in a post-modern age plague many college students at the University of Alaska Anchorage. There is a solution amidst absolute chaos: the philosophy club. Recently undergoing an organizational phase, the philosophy club...

Anchorage gets some Big Apple attitude

Anchorage is fast becoming a northwestern metropolis and its restaurants are finally starting to catch up. Marty’s New York Bagel Deli is setting a new standard for Anchorage restaurants with its snappy décor, inexpensive...

Tight-knit group finds expression through yarn

Knitting isn't just granny's pastime anymore. Danielle Henderson has spent a weekend knitting a corset and bra set. Henderson teaches at Crochet Corner, which is an activity designed to educate in knitting and crocheting. The event...

Courting overseas: International dating review

The rules of attraction differ from region to region. Varying methods of capture and subsequent peculiar dating habits exist all over the world. While I was studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, for instance, I went on a date with a young, attractive and impressively wealthy real estate agent.

Native Elder Inspires Students

Rita Pitka Blumenstein is a Yupik elder and a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers representing indigenous people from four different continents who have united to pray and organize for healthier...

Yoga Goes Straight from the Ashram to Your Living Room

Yoga is intense. Despite any preconceived notions about it being an easy-breezy, boring workout, the ancient Eastern practice is perhaps one of the most rewarding, substantial exercise for both the mind and the body. The...

O.R.W.: The Art of Writing College Papers

Before I begin, I’d like to make a clarifying statement to any of my professors who may be reading this: Know that in no way do I, or would I ever, subscribe to the...

SOPA/PIPA protests delay votes

This past week a phenomenon hit the internet, as many websites blacked out content or even went completely black in protest of two bills now under consideration: Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Guru Kate: Beer, Wine & Liquor…Not Nutritious??

Why are there no nutrition facts on beer, wine or hard liquor? Drumroll, please ... Alcohol is not nutritious! While this isn’t a big surprise, it is the main reason that alcoholic beverages aren’t covered...