Prelude to the deep freeze

I suppose in retrospect there were a few distinct signs I failed to notice. It started with the sickness — some dark cloud of plague that drifted over campus, infecting all in its path. The halls, once filled with inquiring minds, were lined with the sick and feeble, and the parking lots were strewn with debris from the ongoing apocalypse.

Seawolf Slug: Learning to welcome the jam

Apparently this thing known as the “Great Alaska Shootout” is coming up, and the campus is abuzz about it. George says he couldn’t care less about sports, but the truth is, we see and appreciate sports everywhere.

Choosing a major, less pressure than expected

Freshman year of college is a clear, definitive moment when one decides to leave an old life behind to better his- or herself through education. But it can also be a stressful, confusing and...

Moving out: An ode to labor

I’ve never given much thought to moving. In my four years in the dorms, I never stayed long in any one place, preferring instead the ghostly nomad approach to campus life. Some years, I...

Care Team Book Club: A club that cares

An organization with a notable mix of comfort and insight to create a safe, friendly environement

Messages hung on ‘Clothesline’ for all to see

A women is battered every 15 seconds in the United States. Many may not know the prevalence of violence and abuse toward women. UAA participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sponsoring the...

The Force is strong with Episode III

“Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith,” is a film with a lot of high expectations attached to it; the good news is that it’s able to meet or exceed them. The movie starts...

Video gamers revisit oldies at fund-raiser

Not too long ago, playing video games used to be like watching live theater: both took a certain amount of imagination to make it believable. Today, graphics in video games are approaching realistic levels,...

A light at the end of economic gloom

Tightening wallets have stampeded across the nation as the economy worsens and Wall Street shows signs of terminal illness. However, there is rekindled hope in the minds and hearts of Americans as president-elect Barack Obama transitions into presidency. Most are hoping that the economy will turn around, and that the so-called inevitable depression is far from reality.

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: Hinder the holiday weight

How can I go from October to December without gaining holiday weight? Holidays are the best. Stores distribute garland and Christmas lights like they’re survivalist kits, office shindigs pop up at every opportunity and everyone can...

Cooking in college: Shepherd’s Pie

Let me just say, this culinary experience was a disaster before I even got to the kitchen, so I‘ll start at the beginning.

Black History: Our stories, our history

Among a sea of African-Americans who have contributed positively to American History, names like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are iconic. But there are living legends right here on campus who continually build that history through inspirational triumphs.

School of Nursing and Health Center put on Healthy Sexuality Resource Fair

Snacks, games and condoms at the Healthy Sexuality Fair

Greek presence grows at UAA

There is an active and growing Greek presence on the UAA campus. For some people, this growing presence conjures up many old stereotypes and movie depictions such as Animal House, but Greek life on...

ORW Mini: Work it buddy, work it

As set down in the Undisputable Woman Code, in order to be found attractive, a man must be as swift as a coursing river, have all the force of a great typhoon, all the strength of a raging fire, and be mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

Stuffed Peppers are a delight

Looking for a fun, easy, and fantastic tasting meal? Then check out this recipe for stuffed peppers which can be made with or without beef for vegetarians.

Guru Kate: Are there actually health benefits inherent in alcohol?

Boiling this question down to the molecules, ethanol itself does not carry any benefits. Ethanol is the “active” ingredient in vodka, gin, wine, rum and other alcohols. It requires special detoxification by the liver when ingested so it doesn’t poison the drinker. In people without the detoxifying protein called “alcohol dehydrogenase,” drinking any amount of ethanol can cause a massive reaction including gut-wrenching pain, because ethanol is a biological toxin.

Diversity Workshop Celebrates Civil Rights

A group discussion got `juicy' while breaking polite silence and attempting to “quit faking the funk” with notions about prejudice, racism and bigotry. Healing Racism in Anchorage, a local non-profit organization, and the campus...

Orange Rhymes With: Moving on and staying behind

We made it. Somehow, through all the exams, windstorms and false springs, we made it. It wasn’t easy, and I’ll be the first to admit that I probably have some major damage from a...

A Thanksgiving appetizer, side and drink for this Thursday

Easy, simple and delicious recipes to help make your Thanksgiving a hit. Whether you're hosting or just a guest, these are sure to please.

Growing Alaska job market, a promising future for UAA grads

For the last three months, Alaska’s unemployment rate has hovered between 6.6 percent and 6.4 percent indicating a slow but steady increase in employment for Alaskans. The national unemployment rate has been coming down...

Chicken, apple & grape salad

This recipe is meant to give a little extra flavor to a classic dish and hopefully encourage you to experiment with ingredients. You can choose to either get pre-cooked chicken or buy fresh chicken...

Seawolf Slug: Gaming in 2014: Or, the tragedy of hype

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012. George watched the live feed of Ubisoft's fateful presentation with a twinkle in his eye. A new sandbox game where the digital world would be his oyster. A game that...

Commencement speaker shares experience, advice

Every year, Student Life and Leadership selects a commencement speaker from the graduating class. Representing the class of 2013 is justice major Kelsey Waldorf, whose speech focuses on continuing the quest for success and personal accomplishments well after graduation. TNL sits down with Kelsey and talks about her current goals, advice for future students, and more.

Seawolf Slug: After the debates, Sanders has a long road ahead

Well, the democratic debates sure were fun to watch. This is the thing with you democratic societies, isn't it? I keep forgetting that it's not as easy to elect a chosen leader for a certain...

Guru Kate: Surefire ways to prevent muscle soreness

Whether you’re reading this as a college-level athlete or a couch-potato level athlete, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) has likely hit you at one point or another.

Guru Kate: Why do people say that coconut oil is so good for you?

Coconut oil is a unique fat. It’s solid at room temperature, like butter, but has purported health benefits, like olive oil. Many doctors used to warn against consuming coconut oil because it looks like butter at face value.

Guru Kate: What’s so healthy about garlic and onions?

Many naturopathic practitioners have supported the alternative remedy of garlic and onion supplementation. Some suggest that merely leaving sliced onion on the counter will keep sickness at bay.

Guru Kate: All About Vitamins

Vitamin supplements are a nice way of covering all of your nutritional bases. You pop a pill every day, and regardless of what you eat, you figure that you can’t have deficiencies. However, not all multivitamins are created equal.