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...

Florida Spring Break cements military group’s bond

Many of the 35 college students in the Air Force ROTC could tell you in one word why they joined the program: opportunities. One opportunity for the University of Alaska Anchorage's ROTC group knocked...

Tips for interested Peace Corps applicants revealed

On September 24 and 25, the Peace Corps' regional recruiter from Seattle, Melissa Lawent, was on campus raising awareness about the organization and providing information on recruitment. Lawent spoke both on campus and at the Loussac Library, where she spoke about her personal experience as a former volunteer as well as the misconceptions about the organization and its lengthy application process.

Amateurs let it all hang out for Bush Company contest

The jay bird, we are told by cliche fabricators since the days of old, is an unclothed animal, a beast so nude, in fact, that to be naked as a jay bird is to...

Radical Recreation: Boards and bats

Arielle Neithercoat strays from groomed runs on the mountain

Three winter day trips

In spite of how it can feel sometimes, Alaska does not shut down in the winter. Although it takes a lot more planning and packing, winter travel can be done safely. Here are three trips that you can make in a single day from Anchorage.

UAA | University Art Analysis – A hare’s breadth from the bus

Among the new and returning faces to the UAA campus this fall is a not-so-furry hare. This giant bunny measures 5 feet tall and 7 feet wide. Five pieces of bolted together aluminum with...

Meet the TNL staff

Caleigh Jensen Executive Editor I joined the staff at The Northern Light in October of 2017 as a freshman. During my time here, I’ve held the positions of Staff Reporter, Assistant A&E Editor, Copy Editor and...

Orange Rhymes With: The slightly uncomfortable personification of a computer

This is a column about the worst loss a college student can face. Having grown weary of his complex role as gatekeeper to all of my most important memories, an occasional coaster and door prop, my laptop Reginald spontaneously combusted early this Sunday.

The legacy of Francis Xavier “Dale” Tran

Father. Husband. Community activist. Dale Tran’s profound legacy lives on through his family and through his lasting impact on the Anchorage community. He passed away in January of 2017. A refugee from Saigon, Tran came to...

Uncovering the truth, urging awareness

“In troubled times I am fearless -first son of Wiwa.” This is the English translation of Ken Wiwa's given name—Kenule Bornale Tsaro-Wiwa. Six years ago, this fearless Nigerian's life and the lives of thousands of...

An interactive blend of health care and fitness

UAA's "Exercise is Medicine" club helps to incorporate physical activity into the prevention and treatment of healthcare concerns.

Minimalistic exhibit reflects journey through sex, religion

January in Alaska is pretty frosty, and as a result, many people do not have the opportunity or the guts to spend a lot of time outside looking at trees. This is part of the reason "Wood Metal," which opened Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Student Union Gallery, was especially revitalizing.

‘Snow’ many adventures with Explore More

Sledding, a "bring your own sled" event, will be on Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. Two tickets to BANFF Film Festival will be rewarded to the individual who brings or makes the most creative sled. The event is free and will be held at Service High School. Transportation to the site is optional.

Debate team highlights curiosity, questions and answers

The dark, frozen months that kick off the spring semester create a challenging environment for students to become engaged in classes. University clubs and activities offer an invigorating new social scene that can help students survive until spring. The UAA debate team held the start of their third annual Cabin Fever Debates last week.

Sigma Tau Delta offers workshops to kickstart professionalism

Sigma Tau Delta, is an international English honors society. At UAA's chapter, Alpha Epilson Nu, the members are hosting workshops to help students learn professional skills. For the rest of the semester, Sigma Tau Delta...

Cambodian experience inspires action, not apathy

I went to Cambodia to learn more about genocide. From 1975-79 a communist party called the Khmer Rouge killed over 2 million Cambodians in what has come to be called "The Killing Fields." I wanted to hear the stories of survivors and their children. I wanted to know how people can keep living after they'd lost everything.

AEDC provides training for students and recent graduates to help pursue job after college

On May 17, the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation will be providing a job training titled From College to Career: How to get a great first job. This event will be located at Bear Tooth...

Homecoming is in the air

It's that special time of the year. Leaves are falling, the air is chilled and UAA's Homecoming festivities are well underway. Amidst all of the shopping cart parades and dodgeball tournaments, though, it's easy to...

BANFF is back for annual showing at UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium

One of UAA’s biggest events is approaching this weekend on March 3 and 4 starting at 7 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Every year, UAA hosts the BANFF Mountain Film Festival, which is...

What can you do after graduation?

For Caitlin Cheely, a UAA alumna who earned her major in Russian last year, the weeks following graduation were a difficult and uncertain time. “Life after college can be equally exciting and frightening,” Cheely said. After...

Denali National Park road lottery

Denali National Park: A wild expanse covering over 6 million acres of pristine wilderness. Home to the tallest peak in North America, the park is the embodiment of the Alaskan spirit. During the summer season,...

Sustainable Seawolf: Three easy homemade remedies

With rising healthcare costs, many people have been turning back to traditional home remedies. While it’s important to see a doctor for big issues like broken bones or infections, running to the hospital for...

Learning Commons: more than a tutoring hub

“People if students came to us, they must be deficient in some way,” Learning Commons director Cameron Nay said. “That mindset is changing.” Located in the Sally Monserud Hall, what was first known as...

Record revival: music’s comeback kid

How our parents' technology is making waves in the 2010's

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...
UAA Dance Club members at the PSB dance studio. Photos courtesy of UAA Dance Club.

UAA Dance Club adapts to physical abilities

Most students hear about Dance Club through UAA’s dance program, which allows them to continue to dance outside of classes and performances. However, the group is also for students and non-students outside of the...

The curse of the man flu

  I write to you, dear reader, surrounded by a cluster of supplies that have become increasingly vital over the past few days. Namely, a mound of empty Powerade bottles, two separate heating blankets, a...

Stress free snacks for your grad party.

Easy and simple party snacks to for graduation party guests

An Arctic Spring Break

In the vast barren white of the arctic plain winds blew snow across the seemingly endless gravel road that pointed north to Prudhoe Bay. Visibility was close to a quarter-mile and 18-wheelers appeared without...