Halloween affected positively in response to terrorism

Before last month's terrorist attacks, Jesse Gallaher was going to dress up as Aladdin. Now he's changed his mind. “I'd probably get my ass kicked,” said Gallaher, a junior history major. A little over a month...

We are the Mother culture children

The conflicts that arise between taker (modern, industrial) and leaver (ancient, subsistence) societies and the earth are treated in “Ishmael” as an unwritten, ongoing debate between Mother Culture and Mother Nature. Daniel Quinn, author of...

Lurking moose, decreased crime

Aside from the ever-present danger of a moose mauling, the University of Alaska Anchorage is a relatively safe place. According to 2000-2001 UAA Campus Security Report, crime is not as prevalent as one might...

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...

Join the movement

What better way to help others than by enjoying yourself with friends and music? On Oct. 25, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, along with Student Activities and charities Nine Star, United Way and Americorps, is sponsoring...

A Halloween dose of Victorian suspense

One of Alaska's top-10 arts organizations will be holding audiences in suspense at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium this week through Halloween. The Alaska Theatre of Youth will be presenting “The Monkey's Paw and Other...

Did you know?

Facts about Sigma Alpha Epsilon Did you know that: • SAE was founded at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, on March 9, 1856. • SAE has the highest number of initiates of any Greek-letter organization, with more...

Keep Drinking Beer

Studies all over the world prove that moderate consumption of beer and wine--2 to 3 glasses a day, preferably with your meals-- is an excellent contribution to your health. In the Middle Ages, beer...

Rage is not a one-day thing

Teachers are seen by their communities as vast wells of knowledge to draw from. Because of that professional stereotype, we often take what we are taught in school at face value, without ever challenging...

Laboring over the land, battling oppression

“Under the trees a dusk still held, and the earth was dark, as though the light had to be sucked in slowly. Now that they could see, the guards had given up their pacing....

SAE brothers adds to the family

Sigma Alpha Epsilon's bid night took place on Sept. 28. Official invitations were extended to men asking them to join SAE. On Sept. 25 SAE brothers dressed in shirts and ties met up in West...

Using PFD a no-brainer for students

Roxanne DeMoss has spent her Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend on tuition at the University of Alaska Anchorage for the last several years. This year will be no different. “UAA pretty much owns my Permanent Fund,”...

Cohn’s next adventure is Alaska-exotic

“I love finding out things people don't want me to know,” says Gary Cohn, the new Atwood Chair of the Journalism and Public Communications Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Cohn, a Pulitzer Prize...

Bringing people closer to God

Aaron Bacon says a University of Alaska Anchorage organization has changed his life. A natural science major from Willow, Bacon has served as the president of Campus Crusade for Christ for the past year...

Visionary writing borders on new genre

The wolf must have come from the south. The New Mexico ranchland had been cleaned of wolves, but she was killing cattle and had to be caught. Young Billy Parham traps the wolf but...

Meet the Provost: James Chapman, Ph. D

The desk of University of Alaska Anchorage Provost James Chapman faces the impressive and protecting Chugach Mountains. Scattered about his office are personal guardians: a gargoyle statue, a leprechaun and a statue of Apollo,...

Soldiers dying to go home

"Hitler had been sure his young men would outfight the young Americans. He was certain that the spoiled sons of democracy couldn't stand up to the solid sons of dictatorship.” This is a story of...

Drink eight cups a day

When you think about nutrition what comes to mind? Most people think of vitamins, minerals and protein, calcium and iron, and not eating too much fat. Although it doesn't necessarily contribute to the nutritional value...

Are you experienced?

“For every one... has a cave or a den of his own, which refracts and discolours the light of nature, owing either to his own proper and peculiar nature, or to his education and...

Disgusting dinner habits

Dear SAIG, I am a very nice young man who believes in treating my dates well. When we venture out for dinner I take my companion to the nicer eating establishments in Anchorage such as...

Radio company denies censoring

Mark Murphy knows the biz. He's been in radio for more than 10 years as a program director for KGOT and he's now director of programming for Clear Channel Radio's six-station Anchorage operation, including...

Banned books: A must read for Americans

Low lighting and wine sipping greeted Anchorage locals who attended Cyrano's Bookstore and Off Center Playhouse on Monday, Sept. 24 for readings from some of the most frequently challenged works of literature in America. Volunteers...

No talking in class

The third floor hall in the College of Arts and Sciences Building is quiet on Thursday evenings. If speaking is necessary it is whispered. Students kneel on round pillows, face the wall and remain...

Oxfam Alaska brings new spirit of activism to UAA

In these days of uncertainty and national crisis, students all over America are looking for ways they can help. Fortunately, the University of Alaska Anchorage now provides a way. A new club, Oxfam Alaska, dedicated...

For a healthy semester

“The misdirected, confused and wasted energy of everyday human life is, without a doubt, the most tragic and amusing scene in all nature.” | -Black Elk Medicine Man You have been working hard, studying diligently, paying...

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...

Part two of “The First Year”

Hello freshmen. This is the first week of the rest of your lives, or maybe just the next four years. You will be experiencing all kinds of new things. Hence the reason for the...

Can I get some fries with that shake?

Burger Cache may seem like a typical burger joint, but this establishment has a unique niche: Each time you dine you have a chance to win a thousand bucks. Sweet deal, especially if you're...

Basketball Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Slo-Mo! By Rick Reilly Professional athletes are known for their pension to live the good life. They are also known for the their ability to be prima-donnas and bad boys. In his book Slo-Mo! Rick...

Journey into the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Ninety years after the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is still a moonscape of ash and volcanic rock, without a tree or a shrub. The valley,...