Arctic Spring break, part II

When I left you last week, my truck had broken down en route to Prudhoe Bay and was towed to a Fairbanks GMC dealership. Tired, blurry-eyed and shivering in the snot-freezing cold, I waited outside...

New cook in Cuddy serves it up with a smile

Do not be alarmed if Mike Aughtry slips a little barbecue sauce alongside your french fries. Just accept the gesture and realize that he only does it for people he really likes. “It helps the...

How’s your sex life?

While many students agree that UAA offers a multitude of services to help students, most don't know that in the Business Education Building, they can also find advice on being a good lover. “Sexuality affects...

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...

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...

Protect yourself from date rape drugs

Date and campus rape has become more prevalent. College women have had to learn to be more wary and protect themselves. Recently, a new danger has been added into the mix: colorless, tasteless, odorless drugs...

Avalanche Awareness

Contrary to popular thought, experienced backcountry enthusiasts are most often candidates to become avalanche victims at 75 percent, according to the National Snow and Ice Date Center.            Program director for the Alaska Outdoor Education...

360’s made easy

Spring is here early this season, which brings us soft, snow perfect for throwing down some spins whether your backcountry or resort bound. This time of year the sun is out longer, the snow...

Spring Break Web sites

1. When people say "Spring Break," they mean Panama City Beach, Florida. Located on the Florida panhandle, Panama City has over 27 miles of dazzlingly-white beaches on the Florida Gulf Coast. It's natural beauty,...

The Media Chronicles: The Gamecock

What Brock Vergakis loves about working at a student newspaper would make just about any student jealous.              He said he's had a chance to “impact the university, meet famous actors and musicians, cover hurricanes,...

The Media Chronicles: Rebel Yell

If you thought that with a name like The Rebel Yell, a college newspaper would have no trouble recruiting students, you'd be right. “We have about 40 of 40 positions filled. I did recently...

Campus Media Chronicles

All of the paid positions at the Whalesong student newspaper in Juneau, which includes the editor, production manager and advertising manager jobs, are filled. Staff writers at the paper, about three to four students...

Frequently asked questions about the Student Health Center

1. What is the Student Health Center and who can use it? The Student Health Center is an outpatient facility that opened during the fall semester of 1991 as the result of a student initiative...

Late-starting classes still available

Looking for a late-starting class? If you need to change your schedule in an effort to finish well this semester, you still have some options if you act quickly. The University of Alaska Anchorage offers...

Gen-X alternative to the single life

With masked contestants and embarrassing moments, University of Alaska Anchorage students enjoyed their single lives in a night of laughter and fun when the Department of Residence Life put on the student game-show Singled...

Winter biking conditions ideal

For many this might come as a surprise, but conditions on the roads and trails right now are ideal for biking. Factor in the unseasonably warm temperatures, and a winter bike ride can be a...

Controversial bishop advocates sex, questions Christianity

When a bishop makes public appearances to talk about sex, one might sense conflict. Bishop Jack Spong, best-selling author and retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, New Jersey, visited Anchorage last week...

UAA public relations student takes on the Special Olympics

Public relations major Stacy Schubert has a lot to be happy about these days, in fact you could say she's feeling pretty “special.” As public relations assistant to the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter...

University of Alaska Fairbanks Sunstar

The three-year-old University of Alaska Faribanks (UAF) newspaper "The Sun Star" doesn't have a staffing problem. It has a budget problem. “We have a hard time maintaining a large staff because of our limited...

Alternative V-Day Tips

Why isn't there a movie that has a Grinch stealing the pants off of Valentine's Day? If somehow he could accomplish the task, I bet a lot of single, lonely sods would pay to...

The campus media chronicles!

Shana Sheehy, station manager, said the University of Alaska Anchorage's student-run radio station has only one major goal: “We want to be heard.” Though the station is on air from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m....

Babson College Radio

While most college radio stations are trying to get online, Scott Hirsch, general manager of Babson College Radio, said his station is trying to off the net and on the airwaves. It has only...

UAF radio station run by biologists and engineers

Few people picture a Wildlife Biologist major working at a college radio station, but Paul Ollig, program director at KSUA student radio station at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, loves it. In fact, few...

KRUA staff: “We just want to be heard”

McHugh Pierce Promotions Director Major: Journalism and Public Communications Year born: 1979 Where he learned his craft: I was born with it What he'd like to see changed or added to student media: I would like to see more...

I’m not crazy; I’m just not you

Do you sometimes feel like a square peg in a round hole, or a round peg in a square hole? What is “normal”, anyway? If we really think about it, most of us would...

History of KRUA

Student radio at UAA began with KMPS back in 1987 with a small transmitter borrowed by Augie Hebert of Northern Television, Inc. The signal could only be heard in specific places because the signal...

When you’re far away for Valentine’s Day

He drove his snow machine in the fresh snow creating a large message that read: “I love you, Happy Valentines Day.” Four hundred miles away, his girlfriend, Kim Shillinger received a digital picture in her...

Cholesterol: The Good the Bad and the Other Stuff

It seems that a conversation with a health care worker always comes around to things like diet and exercise. Yet, television bombards us with commercials showing succulent foods in large quantities, cooked to perfection,...

Linking northern voices

Shannon Gramse, a 1999 graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage Master of Fine Arts program and co-editor of the recently-released poetry collection “ICE FLOE,” focused his degree on poetry. He's taught in the...

Foam rave attracts youth, steals dance crowd

Only 32 people showed up for the '70s Retro Dance at UAA on Friday. Instead, a new age generation of the twenty first century, including, candy kids, ravers, and borderline exotic dancers, got their...