Community gathers to share affection for poetry

The Student Union Den transformed into a mellow, candle-lit poet’s corner Oct. 21 as UAA students, faculty and members of surrounding communities came together for an evening of poetry. Twelve people, including Chancellor Elaine...

Mystical Art of Tibet Tour

Eyes closed, emanating the “eternal sound” from deep within, eights monks stood in a curved line in the dim light, facing the vibrant colored sand mandala. Their chanting and music vibrated through the room...

Tlingit storyteller relates mythologies

Walter Porter, in Anchorage from Kotzebue, Alaska for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention, was brought to camus by Alaskan Native Studies and Alaska Natives into Psycholgy Oct. 21 to give a lecture...

The facts about fasting

UAA journalism student Linda Hardyman is spending a year abroad in Egypt. Each week, the Northern Light prints first-hand accounts of her experiences in the Middle East. This week Hardyman discusses her experience with...

New club helps members get certified and stay that way

UAA has a new club on campus, and it just might save your life. The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Club was officially recognized by the UAA Club Council this month. The club’s...

{Getting to know}

Northern Light: How long have you been teaching? Ellen McKay: Twenty-four years – four years as an adjunct and 20 years as a full-time faculty member. How have you changed your style since you started...

Studio 68: Good vibes, beer, food near campus

Studio 68 is a relatively new establishment, which has brought live music, a mix of flavors and a laid-back atmosphere to Anchorage residents young and old. Studio 68 dishes out delicacies from calamari fritters...

Theater professor Fran Lautenberger

How long have you been teaching? This is my 19th year at UAA. Have you changed your style since you started teaching? Yes, certainly. When I first started out, I know I was much more...

Where’s that Seawolf spirit?

Homecoming is a time for students to come together, drawn by the unexplainable force of school spirit, to energize and encourage their home team during events the week before the big game – or...

Mambo Italiano

“I don’t know about you, but this one definitely has a lot of frou-frou on it,” said auctioneer Gene Raiford, describing a decoratively wrapped package with ribbons and bows. Raiford added a certain...

Ballot Box Bravado

Each year, election or not, the Fly By Night Club dives into the deep end of sleaze and brings its Spenard audience a truly entertaining look at the world of politics. The Ballot Box...

Homecoming boogie riles up Seawolves past and present

For more photos, see the Homecoming slideshow! Mix together some wine, beer, soda, a towering chocolate fountain the size of a small child and 100 students and ex-students raising the proverbial roof, and you've got...

Keeping clean in Cairo

University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student, Linda Hardyman, is spending a year abroad in Egypt . Each week, the Northern Light prints her first-hand account of her experiences in the Middle East . This...

Panelists disagree on frontier disappearance

Some think Alaska is a land of adventure and those who live here embrace all it has to offer. Alaskans are considered the last of a dying kind. With 70 percent of the state's...

{Getting to know}

How long have you been teaching? Eight years; three at the University of Alabama Huntsville (late '70s) and five years at UAA. Most of my career has been in the aerospace and environmental industries...

Mountain climber, author tells survival story

The term “sacrifice” often relays images of slaughtered pigs or dead goats presented on hilltops exalting Gods unknown. However morbid the sacrifice, they are performed in hope that some great reward will be given...

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...

Getting to know…

Northern Light: How long have you been teaching? Jocelyn Krebs: Four years at UAA. NL: How have you changed your style since you started teaching? JK: I’ve tried to maximize student teamwork with...

Chaos in Giza

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

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...

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...

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...

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...