AWAC explains the trends of domestic violence

A call came through on the crisis line from a frantic woman on St. Paul Island. "I need someone to come get me right away," she said.  "If I stay I'll be killed.” Before her partner...

Greek presence grows at UAA

There is an active and growing Greek presence on the UAA campus. For some people, this growing presence conjures up many old stereotypes and movie depictions such as Animal House, but Greek life on...

Take a hike for your health

We have heard of the benefits of exercise but much of the population doesn't have the time, motivation or desire to commit to an exercise program. So, is there a solution? As a matter...

John Strohmeyer, civic journalist in pursuit of steel, oil and fish

Behind the dozens of history-stocked shelves in the Alaska Room at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Consortium Library, some people may not know that a living testament of history is seemingly hiding in the...

Get away from UAA with UAA

The University of Alaska Anchorage's International Exchange Program allows students to study in more than a dozen countries around the world. For many college students, studying abroad is an opportunity to experience new cultures...

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...

Critters haunt Campus Center

Witches, action heroes and lots of monkeys haunted the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Center last Saturday.The 13th annual Haunted Halloween Fun Night was a hit. The event included a haunted house, various games...

LRC reaches out to help students

He doesn't do it for the money. And he doesn't receive any special benefits. Math tutor Justin Greeneaux uses his knowledge of mathematics to help his fellow students for the pure enjoyment he finds...

No hazing for Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Straight out of the Webster's dictionary is the following definition of hazing: “The subjecting of (a recruit) to treatment intended to put in ridiculous or disconcerting position.” The most frequently asked question about the fraternity...

He tames wild butterflies

Daniel Henry has a mission to help students overcome their fear of public speaking. “All speakers are somewhat shy. I still get nervous before I speak, and I have been doing this for years,” said...

UAA sends breast-cancer awareness message

Young 20-somethings, men and women alike, usually think themselves invincible. We can consume gallons of caffeine in a day, dine on fast food for all three meals and take a shuttle from their car...

Hitler’s army destroyed

In the summer of 1942, Hitler's vaunted army had captured the European continent and penetrated deep into Russia. The First Panzer Army was poised to capture the oilfields in the Caucasus Mountains while the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...