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...

{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...

Oh, the places you’ll go…

If Alaska is not foreign enough, take a journey overseas with one of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s study abroad programs. Whether students travel to meet new people, learn about different cultures or simply enjoy...

Wisdom discovered at Gas Pump 9

Enlightenment can happen in the most unlikely places. It doesn’t wait for you; it comes after you like a NFL linebacker hungry for a Super Bowl ring. When it hits you, there is no mistaking...

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? Assistant Professor How long have you been at UAA?  Since 1998 in various capacities What have you taught at UAA?  ESL and PRPE courses What do you currently teach?  ESL courses Where did you go to...

Combat the cold temperatures of winter

Common sense can keep you warm during the frigid months Just because winter is running late doesn’t mean it’s not going to get here. Before long, you will notice white fluffy powder on your front...

Say hello to good times: How to buy a new car

Often the benefits of purchasing a new car outweigh those of purchasing a used car, such as the possible rebates, zero percent incentives and there is no need to buy an extended warranty. But...

Prepare yourself for life after school

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Workforce and Community Education Program offers courses to prepare you for the “real world.” Offered through the Community and Technical College, classes cover everything from Microsoft Word to Dreamweaver....

Published authors in our midst

There is an adage in academia, “publish or perish.” Few students realize that while we sweat over essays and midterms, our professor counterparts slave over papers and research of their own. The difference is that...

Say goodbye to lemons

You’ve been through good times and bad times together. You’ve bonded over road trips and fought over flat tires. But there comes a time in every car’s life when it can no longer satisfy...

Pamyua brings old music to new media

With an uninformed glance at any of the posters around town advertising their Performing Arts Center show this fall, one might pass too quick a judgment and think that Pamyua is an Alaska Native...

Make this one your best shot

You know that skipping class is not going to help your grades or your knowledge. Considering you’ve already missed a few days back when you were, hmm, celebrating, now you have to be at...

Superhero savvy

We have a fascination that almost seems unquenchable. There is something deep inside some of us that just aches for the life of the superhero. Our culture can’t get enough of them, and I’m...

Aviation Professor Michael Buckland

Official title: Assistant professor of Aviation Technology   How long have you been at UAA? After teaching as adjunct faculty for 16 years, I joined the UAA faculty full time as an assistant professor of aviation technology...

Getting to know…

Official Title: Associate Professor & Department Chair How long have you been at UAA? 15 years What have you taught at UAA? * Introduction to Anthropology * Biological Anthropology * Evolution...

“Shadowlands” sheds light on love and loss

As the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaches, the nation begins to reflect on the past year. A theater group in Kodiak has found their form of therapy in their production of 'Shadowlands,' the award-winning...

Harvey adds UAA to list of national stops for Guinness record

Boston native performer Lis Harvey not only sings and writes music, but she is currently attempting to become a Guinness record holder. Harvey recently started on her 'Fifty State Tour' trying to break a...

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...

Vagina, vagina, vagina

The celebrated and provocative play 'The Vagina Monologues' will entertain Anchorage audiences this weekend with seven scheduled performances at the Discovery Theatre. 'The Monologues' originated when playwright Eve Ensler interviewed over 200 diverse women...

Freshmen embark on college education

The first day at a new school can be one of the most nerve-shattering experiences to deal with, especially if it’s your first day at college. For many freshmen, the promise of attending college...