Hip new venues flourished during the long winter

While students were studying during fall and spring semesters, Anchorage's commerce scene blossomed into something resembling a real cosmopolitan city. Some may scoff at this, but Anchorage residents are witnessing a real renaissance and...

33 years of gymnastics coaching

The one and only head coach of gymnastics, Paul Stoklos has given UAA an impressive 33 years of gymnastics coaching experience.

‘Dancer in the Dark’

It is a shame Bjork will never do another movie after having done "Dancer in the Dark." She has a tremendous talent in acting as well as a genius in her music, unlike some...

Rainy days in England still shed light on culture

The past few weeks back home, in America, were full of not only Halloween celebrations but also the Election. My schedule has also been consisted of holidays and a busy agenda here in England as well. I spent last weekend on the seaside of Great Yarmouth with other members of UEA's Christian Union, where we spent late nights walking the beach in the rain.

NL writer explores the world of guns and roses in Anchorage

My photographer and I descend the stairway leading to Sullivan Arena’s security entrance. We pass a sign telling us all weapons are prohibited. Ten seconds later, though, we’re buzzed through the heavy yellow security doors...

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...

Orange Rhymes With: Sweet vengeance

Vengeance is a funny thing. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t mean that vengeance is odd or peculiar. I mean that the act of getting revenge is so funny to me that a good bit of vengeance can leave me with an excited buzz for days.

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,...

Small climb with big rewards

Connecting with nature in Alaska is as easy as looking at skyscrapers in New York City, because mountains are everywhere and if you drive a couple minutes out of Anchorage you will run across...

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...

Meet the artist behind Alaska’s newest license plate

21-year-old UAA student and Palmer local used her graphic skills and love for Alaska to design the new state license plate.

Beware the dreaded parking ticket

Every UAA student dreads the battle for parking spots before class. When a spot in the very front opens up, there is no hesitation to scoop in and claim the space before it is...

The Force is strong with Episode III

“Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith,” is a film with a lot of high expectations attached to it; the good news is that it’s able to meet or exceed them. The movie starts...

Love comes to light through personal definition

The words “love,” “soul mate” and “marriage” are words that people hear their whole lives.  There have been numerous books, poems, movies and even a multi-million dollar industry – the wedding industry – that...

Title Wave decides to stay in Spenard

The used bookstore decides to stay in The Northern Lights Center strip mall despite rising rent prices.

Effects of oil price slumps

Alaskan oilfield employees are shaking in their boots, and not just because of the recent earthquake. In February of 2009 oil prices began to drop at a historical rate. Almost every year since, Alaska...

Inclusive bathrooms on campus

As summer approaches, the need for inclusive bathrooms on campus increases. School is out for children in the summer, but many adults may still choose to earn college credits during the summer. If a parent...

Putting your Wolfcard to use

Little do Seawolves know, carrying a Wolfcard can acquire many benefits. Many students use their UAA ID in a variety of ways — but some are unaware that there are many student discounts available...

Orientation preps new, tenure-track faculty members

Orientation isn't just for students. Lucy Cuddy tables cradled around 50 attendees this year for UAA's new faculty orientation Aug. 14. Not all the faculty were new. During the day's introductory remarks, familiar faces gazed...

Locally made French desserts take markets and social media by storm

Alaskan-made French delicacies a popular favorite at local farmer's markets.

Are you prepared for the next earthquake?

As the anniversary for the 1964 “Good Friday” Alaska earthquake looms, Alaskans are reminded it could happen again. Sourdough Caleb Albeman recalled how the 1964 earthquake — the second-largest in world history — ripped through his Wasilla neighborhood, slamming trees sideways and tearing homes in half. It was on his tenth birthday.