College Cookbook: Roses gone wild

Bring food and drink to another level with this burst of floral flavor.

Radical Recreation: Head in the clouds

Aviation enthusiast Maksim Mayer's passion for flight began during childhood.

Book of the Year Goes Beyond the Shelf

The Consortium Library is filled to the brim with all sorts of content, from books to encyclopedias to newspapers.  Among all these works, two were handpicked by a select group of eight faculty members...

Irish block party puts crowd in jiggy mood

It’s the luck of the Alaskans to have the honor of the Irish. Downtown Anchorage celebrated its fifth annual Galway Days Festival Aug. 6. And people did celebrate. Smiles were on every face, hot dogs...

Kent Spiers: Q&A with the Commencement Speaker

On the night of Commencement, a lone individual will stand in front of 2,323 of his fellow graduates and give a speech. This speech has been prepared well in advance, and the young man — a sociology major, Leadership Honors award-winner and Canadian citizen — will commemorate the class of 2012 on a night of celebration as they accept their diplomas and walk across a stage to the next chapter of their lives. Kent Spiers has spent the last four years at UAA, and in that time he has plumbed the school to its fullest potential.

Helping and healing hands

Two young adults are spending their time and money to reach the homeless in Anchorage and are hoping for others to become involved.Danyelle Collins and James Stump, two working young adults, are hoping to...

Xavier Mason: A Promising Voice for UAA’s Future

He was born on the east side of Anchorage with a normal childhood, playing video games like “NBA Live” and enjoying his youth. His name is Xavier Mason, and he is the Spring 2015...

Writer’s Block and the Spenardian Renaissance

Adults Only pornography shop is being transformed into local community art haven, then bookstore and cafe.

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...

Undergraduates study swallow colony on base

Several miles north of JBER's military gates you can find a small body of water tucked away, called Otter Lake. This lake almost felt like a military secret kept away from your average Anchorage...

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...

Tofu Breakfast

It’s a well-known saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Despite this, many people skip breakfast for different reasons. Some may want a few extra minutes of sleep, while others...

First Friday show offers eclectic mix of artwork

The First Friday art walk on Feb. 3 contained several lessons for those aspiring to contribute to Anchorage's art community. The first lesson: the power of small beginnings. At Side Street Espresso, owners George and Deborah...

Alcohol Awareness Week educates

Alcohol and college are a common combination. Students both of and under the age tend to drink sometimes. Every year, UAA gets the opportunity to host Alcohol Awareness Week, an annual event that is designed to help students develop a good understanding of how to drink responsibly.
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Steward of bones

Every person has a passion that drives them. Whether it is the Alaskan wilderness, certain bands or a favorite athletic team, any human can identify at least one thing that drives them to research...

Nine in the Spine: A hole-in-one when it comes to connecting

UAA's Alumni Association hosted their third annual Nine in the Spine on Feb. 24 - a friendly round of mini-golf among current and former Seawolves. The event is designed to provide networking opportunities. A...

Pieces Of Turkish Delight

In the midst of heinous midterms last fall, on a whim, I decided I would kick out 2008 and welcome in 2009 someplace far away from campus. Thus I bought myself a roundtrip ticket to Istanbul, Turkey. A new world for a new life in a new year. My best friend for the past 22 years, Sam Atchley, has been living in Istanbul for the past several years studying and performing Turkish clarinet.

Lunch Break: Thai Kitchen

This week’s Lunch Break takes us to Thai Kitchen, which is located in the west end of a strip mall that sits right on Tudor and Elmore. Feeling starved after a long day of...

Great-grandma’s gooseberry tart

Full of recipes that require gooseberries, my great-grandmother's cookbook is this weeks College Cookbook challenge.

Young Over Yonder: Driving the Denali Park Road

In Alaska, you can never really know what to expect. What I imagined to be a smooth and sunny drive on a paved road turned out to be a foggy and snowy six hour...

Avgolemono soup

Steamy simple soup to warm up your winter

Get off the couch!

Putt-putt golf, chamber music and book talks help make the week anything but boring.

UAA alumna joins Cornell Debate staff

As college students return to the grind and the semester begins in full tilt, UAA alumna Johanna Richter is embarking on a new journey as part of Cornell’s debate team coaching staff. “I’m really excited...

First field ROTC training exercise ends with success

Only four weeks into school, cadets armed with M16s firing blanks executed objectives for their training exercise on Fort Richardson. Unlike most college classes, Army ROTC teaches cadets not only in the classroom but also...

Guru Kate: Surefire ways to cure homesickness

Homesickness is an ailment known throughout the centuries. It was first characterized by Johannes Hofer of Switzerland in the 17th century. Hofer, a psychology student at the time, called it, "the quite continuous vibration of animal...

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...

College Cookbook: My complicated relationship with cooking

You'd think that someone with a cooking column would love to cook, right?

College Cookbook: Celebrate with a slice of jackfruit cassava cake

Whenever there was a celebration of some sort, my mother would make her famous jackfruit cassava cake. Before I lived in Anchorage, I spent the first four years of my life in Utqiaġvik, that...