Guru Kate: Why do people say that coconut oil is so good for you?

Coconut oil is a unique fat. It’s solid at room temperature, like butter, but has purported health benefits, like olive oil. Many doctors used to warn against consuming coconut oil because it looks like butter at face value.

Easy puppy birthday cake

Treat your furry friend to a special, homemade birthday cake that only your four-legged companion will enjoy.

With MJ covers, Campus Kick-Off signals school start

You know school's literally right around the corner after attending the annual UAA Campus Kick-Off on the Cuddy Quad on Aug. 22. The event brought in over 100 University clubs, organziations, departments and vendors from across Anchorage. It was all part of UAA's Welcome Week, which included Freshman Convocation, Kick-Off Comedian Judah Friedlander and live band "My Dear Disco.

Bountiful breakfast baguettes

This one goes out to the breakfast hounds out there. The notion of slashing a baguettes into shiploads of breakfast ‘nom was foreign to me only until recently. Then this rendition of baked egg boats from the food blog Spoon Fork Bacon popped up on Tumblr.

Making the last minutes of summer count

Summer is coming to a rapid finish, and the race to make every minute count continues. With this roundup of Alaska events and activities, even the most avid of couch potatoes can ensure that...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Unidentified: Mysterious art at UAA

There is an unidentifiable statue outside of the university bookstore that often goes unnoticed. The statue depicts a little girl sitting on a rock and reading a picture book. There is no plaque or...

You know you grew up in Anchorage when…

Education, Facebook and community are three things that rarely come together in a harmonious way. But on the Facebook page called “You know you grew up in Anchorage when…” that is exactly what one...

Saber of love

The Star Wars movies have turned Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca and other characters into cultural icons. But one object has transcended the great personalities of those characters: The lightsaber. The lightsaber, and the battles fought...

{Getting to know}

How long have you been teaching? I taught in graduate school from 1979 to 1985, for a semester at the University of Hawaii in 1990, and have been teaching at UAA since 1994. How have...

School of Nursing and Health Center put on Healthy Sexuality Resource Fair

Snacks, games and condoms at the Healthy Sexuality Fair

Word of Mouth: UAA’s new food truck scene boasts Texas-style barbecue and Filipino favorites

When we list places with great food truck scenes, we think East Los Angeles, Portland and New York. Enter: University of Alaska Anchorage, the newest addition to the list. Starting this fall, Seawolf Dining introduced the...

A PFD-less state unthinkable to most Alaskans

Two weeks ago, Alaskan residents sat anxiously in front of their televisions and computers, tuning in for the 11:00 p.m. announcement from Governor Sean Parnell regarding the 2011 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) amount.  This...

Celebration of the past, present and future

UAA will be hosting a Juneteenth celebration June 14-15

Stress free snacks for your grad party.

Easy and simple party snacks to for graduation party guests

Anchorage Museum expands, renovates

The Anchorage Museum will be opening a new wing featuring an expanded art collection as well as a long-overdue update to its history exhibition.

New club helps members get certified and stay that way

UAA has a new club on campus, and it just might save your life. The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Club was officially recognized by the UAA Club Council this month. The club’s...

New building can’t house more hopeful nursing students

The School of Nursing has evolved from a small associate’s degree program started in 1971 into booming bachelor’s and master’s programs. It has officially taken another step forward to becoming the prominent nursing education institute in Alaska with the opening of the Health Sciences Building and the expansion of the program for Fall 2011.

‘Do it for Duir’ concert raises funds for family

As the snow melts, flower buds sprout and reveal signs of life. Just like a flower that thrives on water, Mabil “Mo” Duir’s legacy thrives on the love people have for him.

Science student takes break to be Miss Alaska

Stephanie Wonchala, a 20-year-old natural science major at UAA, was crowned Miss Alaska 2006 in June. Wonchala didn't always have what it takes to be perfect. "There was a time in Stephanie's life when she wore...

How to follow through on new New Year’s fitness resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are a staple for many Americans this holiday season, Losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions each year, according to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology. Health food sales have surely risen and the gyms are packed with those trying to shed unwanted pounds in the upcoming year. Considering all the motivation for healthier living in the New Year, the question becomes how to continue the progress beyond the month of January. The following are a few tips on how to keep your New Year’s fitness resolutions alive throughout the year.

‘SuperFreakonomics’ co-author to speak at UAA

Can global warming be stopped with an 18-mile-long fire hose? In their second book, “Super Freakonomics,” authors Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt offer a plan to do just that. Instead of reducing carbon dioxide emissions to...

‘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.

Anchorage go-go trend originates in martini bar

Meaghan Howard The Northern Light   On a Friday night in the amber light of the Paradise Room at Bernie's Bungalow Lounge, techno music throbs in the background. The glossy patrons of the bar are buoyant, mingling...

Chipotle-lime foil salmon

A great tasting salmon recipe in under thirty minutes.

The many benefits of earning a college degree

A college education can bring more than just a diploma

Seawolf Pack: Elizabeth Arnold

Seawolf Pack is a feature which spotlights members of the student body, faculty, and staff of UAA and examines what is they consider essential for their day to day activities.Elizabeth Arnold's list of accolades...

Couple opens quality menswear store downtown

The Mercantile will carry quality menswear, accessories and leather goods, along with a handful of locally made products.

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.

I Heart Kids and Cows 5K Fun Run/Walk

Picture a hectic day at school and work. Think of the whining and the self-pity that often accompanies a “crummy day.” Now, imagine life as a homeless 13-year-old. Changes your perspective, right?