Filipino-American population thrives in Alaska

All it takes is one. Like other Asian and Pacific Islander groups, one Filipino-American in Alaska today could turn into one Filipino-American with dozens of relatives in Alaska the next.

Preserving Alaska’s native culture

Aside from their biweekly meetings, the Native Student Council hosts cultural events, one being dance groups. They feature volunteer community members from different regions of Alaska, who teach traditional songs and dances.

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...

More to guns on campus than meets the eye

The issue of whether carrying concealed firearms is safe, legal or prudent on UA campuses is at once alarming and divisive. A protest of the regulation of firearms on UA campuses took place on Wednesday...

‘Education is important’: Geser Bat-Erdene reflects on the last four years of college

As the semester comes to an end, so does the college journey of many students, including USUAA president, finance major and commencement speaker, Geser Bat-Erdene. Bat-Erdene will be giving a speech to his fellow...

Adulting 101

Things adults should know

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...

White chocolate chip matcha cookies

Enjoy the traditional green tea flavor in a sweet and chewy cookie

Chaos in Giza

University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student, Linda Hardyman, is spending a year abroad in Egypt as an exchange student. Each week, the Northern Light prints her first-hand account of her experiences in the Middle...

Keep an open mind – studying abroad isn’t always exotic

When I wrote my previous column, I'd been in England for a grand total of two days, and I was still jetlagged and exhausted. Beginning a semester in a foreign country that way is a good way to overwhelm anyone. Since then, I've settled in; I've been to all my classes twice, I know my way around campus, I've unpacked and decorated my room so it looks less like a prison and more like a place where someone actually lives.

Men to wobble in heels through spine for sexual assault victims

On average, 17 Alaskan women are sexually assaulted every day. This grim statistic, compiled in a survey by the UAA Justice Center, reflects a statewide dilemma. With a sexual assault rate 2.6 times the national average, Alaska is caught in an epidemic.

The Academic Coaching Center eases the college transition

The Academic Coaching Center focuses on skills like note taking, studying, and time management.

Camp Hard III: Camp hard with a vengeance

On TNL’s website last week, I promised you all a heroic action column. Now, assuming you’ve all significantly lowered your standards for the words “action” and “heroic,” I’m ready to deliver.

Quick and easy Chicken yakisoba

Ingredients Packet of Top ramen noodles Chicken broth Desired veggies: personally I like the boxes you microwave that already have some kind of sauce/seasoning, but any kind will work Chicken Directions: The first week of classes while exciting can leave...

The Orange endures a night of The Great Flood

Sometimes life has odd little cycles that seem to repeat themselves. This story is about one of those cycles. It was a night that began like any other. I had just come home from a...

Powder runs and spring slush; an unexpected comeback for Alyeska

Halfway up the stairs to my bedroom I came to a grinding halt soaked in sweat, desperately trying to squeeze another couple of vertical inches out of my aching calves. Coming to the startling...

Sex and the Seawolf: How to overcome ‘trust issues’

Trust is one of the basic foundations for having a strong connection with a partner. Trust is a valued act between two people, and once that trust is broken we begin to question whether we should place the same trust in that person as we did before.

Italian-inspired Citrus pistachio cookies

Enjoy these small, sweet cookies, inspired by Italy's best pistachio, at any occasion

Revived club offers public relations help to student organizations

A core of fresh young disciples is on a crusade to bring the power of public relations campaigns to UAA. In the process, they're learning the art of resurrecting the dead. The UAA chapter of the national Public Relations Student Society of America already has a few Anchorage non-profits on its client roster, and its members are eager to add student organizations to the list.

Meet the Seawolf: Audri Pleas

At only 22 years old “Audri” is the Station Manager for the UAA radio station KRUA. A well known personality on campus, you have probably seen her “creeping” around, seeming to pop up anywhere and everywhere at once, always entertaining and well informed on whatever is going on in your office.

KRUA celebrates 19 years of local broadcasting

Maybe it was an ode to all the lonely lovers or just an attempt to make the first transmission count. But 19 years ago, R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of the World As We Know...

Sex and the Seawolf: Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

It is Valentine’s season. Stores are setting up the best chocolate deals, restaurants are opening up more reservations and jewelry stores are practically throwing their diamonds out of their cases. Romance blooms more during this time than any other holiday. But if you are looking for a boost in romantic intrigue between you and your partner, consider trying aphrodisiacs for the special occasion.

Courting overseas: International dating review

The rules of attraction differ from region to region. Varying methods of capture and subsequent peculiar dating habits exist all over the world. While I was studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, for instance, I went on a date with a young, attractive and impressively wealthy real estate agent.

ASD opens opportunity for students to become baristas

  Located on the first floor of the Anchorage School District Education Center is the Transitions Coffee Shop which helps students in the Adult Community Transition program learn workplace skills and how to make a...

Kim Sunee’s just-in-case key lime pie

Step into summer with this citrus packed pie.

Note-taking battle: pen and paper vs. laptops

When the semester started last spring, history professor Curtis Murphy made one thing quite clear: laptops were not to be used in his classes. “I established a no-laptop policy for my classes last spring after...

Localize It: 100 stones that healed 100 Alaskans’ hearts

Sarah Davies opens up about her '100 Stone' project, and its journey from Point Woronzof to the APU campus

The end of autumn

The final days of fall offer a last chance to explore before the treasures surrounding Anchorage are buried in snow. Drive south out of Anchorage toward Girdwood, and Potter's Marsh contains a slew of...

The Sourdough’s sourdough starter

Make your own sourdough starter to create sourdough bread and pancakes.

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...