Grubs, guts and glory

It was a puke-tastic evening Sept. 23 as UAA Student Activities put on its own version of the NBC hit “Fear Factor” in the Student Union. Eighteen students competed in grosser than gross games...

Cairo compassion

I pictured spending my first days in Cairo with a group of students. Unfamiliar with the language and culture, I figured we would find our way around the city together. I knew I was...

Getting to Know

NL: How long have you been teaching? PH: Three years in grad school, three years at St. Louis University and 10 years at the University of Alaska Anchorage. NL: How have you changed your style...

Author travels globe, finds home in Alaska

Doug Fine is an all-around man of the land. The journalist held a presentation and book signing in the University of Alaska Anchorage Bookstore Sept. 23. Fine’s book about his adventures of survival in...

Women writers share their work in the company of others

A meat cutter, a yoga teacher, a pilot, a musician and a university chancellor, among others, got together Sept. 23 for a reading. They were part of 10 Alaska women who read from their...

Title Wave Books and Music

Between Spenard Road and Minnesota Drive, nestled smack in the middle of the Northern Lights Center is a giant bookstore that's out of the ordinary. Title Wave Books and Music is Anchorage's alternative to the...

Party gets people to the polls: Ballot Box Bash is a blast

If you're between the ages of 21 and 35 and aren't registered to vote, Unity in the Community has a bull's eye on you. The non-partisan group held its first-ever Ballot Box Bash at...

Getting back into the swing of things

Brian Graham, an aviation major at the University of Alaska Anchorage, was playing a game of pool in the Student Union Friday night when he heard something that sounded a little more entertaining. Swinging...

Celebrity Chef Invitational has class, good food

Black ties and fine wines was the theme of the 12th annual Celebrity Chef Invitational, a fund-raiser for the culinary arts program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This year's celebrity chef was Andrew...

Watch your step

Navigating the streets of Cairo is a thrill-seeker's paradise. The rules of the road, as we know them, have been discarded, and it looks like anything goes. Lines on the pavement are for decoration...

Finding faith in facts

Religion and science have been butting heads for decades, especially in school. With most textbooks suggesting evolution to be the truth, a religious believer may find little room to discuss spirituality and secular knowledge...

No shirt, no shoes, no problem

You're naked sitting on a podium surrounded by people watching you intently. For some, this is a nightmare. For others, this is a weekly occurrence. Nude models pose for a variety of...

Timothy Doebler, Director of Culinary Arts and Hospitality

Northern Light: How long have you been teaching? Timothy Doebler: Eighteen years. NL: How have you changed your style since you started teaching? TD: When I first began teaching, I taught much like professors I had...

Local acts rock out at Kick-Off

As a new addition to the second annual Campus Kick-Off, University of Alaska Anchorage radio station KRUA 88.1 FM hosted 'Rock the Quad,' an outdoor concert featuring local musicians Jared Woods and JEB Aug....

Egypt from a student’s eye: UAA student travels abroad

University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student, Linda Hardyman, is spending a year abroad in Egypt as an exchange student. Each week, the Northern Light will print her first-hand account of her experiences in...

Getting to know

How long have you been teaching? Since 2000 at the University of Alaska Anchorage and several years before that at other institutions. How have you changed your style since you started teaching? I use the computer...

Right under your nose

On the corner of Fourth Avenue and E Street, an alternative art venue is being cultivated. Upon entering Bitoz Cafe"s snug, colorful lobby, it is clear that you are not in some cookie cutter...

‘Fourplay’ to run wild at Cyrano’s

Having recently returned from a few years abroad, local actor and author Schatzie Schaefers hasn"t wasted any time in getting her feet wet. Schaefers, a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage theater...

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...

My life, uncensored

Student Derek Heafer stands at his computer updating his online journal with photos of himself and friends hanging out this summer. 'It"s fun to get into people"s heads sometimes,' said Heafer, or lophatjello...

Exorcist prequel stands alone

When I think of the original 'Exorcist,' I think of being creeped out to the point of discomfort. Not only was the first 'Exorcist' movie scary, but it had the tendency of going just...

Band has cult appeal

I always kind of wondered why the music press could never mention the Polyphonic Spree without making some inane reference to them as a 'cult' or a 'religious group' or some half-clever remark like...

Meningitis

This August marks the first annual meningitis awareness month. Meningitis is a contagious viral or bacterial infection of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Treatment requires early diagnosis and access to antibiotics. Since...

The inside scoop on UAA

what you CAN afford Less than $10 >>> Lucy Cuddy lunch meal A new Wolfcard, if you lost yours Gold and green striped socks at the bookstore Live local concerts in the Den Less than $5>>> Hot pockets at the Student Information Desk Vending...

Fun & games

This year the University of Alaska Anchorage celebrated the beginning of the fall semester with the Campus Kick Off Carnival. The event was an opportunity for students and their families to get acquainted with...

Taiji: Relax, go to it

The rain had returned to Anchorage. While the sun still rose early, the mood was calmer, more relaxed. This feeling continued as I entered the Oriental Healing Arts Center on Spenard Road with Taoist...

Tooth decay: Why it affects you and what you can do

Tooth decay then and now During a simpler time, when a ‘spoon full of sugar’ was viewed as an indulgence, the incidence of tooth decay due to carbohydrate consumption was roughly 5 percent. Today, however,...

{Getting to know}

Official Title: Term assistant professor of philosophy How long have you been at UAA? This is my second year. What have you taught at UAA? Introduction to philosophy, history of philosophy I, ethics, eastern philosophy and...

Light: nature’s solution to the winter blues

As winter approaches so does depression, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression, is not uncommon, especially in Alaska. Decreased energy, fatigue, appetite change, difficulty concentrating and...

Smooth, silky and sinful

If you were anywhere near the campus bookstore last Thursday afternoon you probably noticed the mouthwatering and unmistakable aroma of chocolate overpowering the clean scent of new books. If you were there between 1 and...