Anchorage hunkers down with a new mandate

Anchorage is hunkering down for December as a new mandate is imposed for the rising COVID-19 cases throughout Alaska. The acting mayor of Anchorage Austin...

A quick recap of the 2020 election as it unfolded throughout the week

2020 has been way more turbulent than any other year in recent memory. A big source of anxiety this year was the 2020 election....

Students can vote and make their voices heard at UAA

Election Day is on Nov. 3, deciding if Donald Trump will remain the President of the United States or if a newly elected leader...

An irate news anchor and abrupt resignation usher in a new mayor of Anchorage

Anchorage Assembly member, Austin Quinn-Davidson, has become the first woman and openly gay acting mayor of Anchorage after the abrupt resignation of the current...

UAA ranked No. 6 for best online bachelor’s programs

The University of Alaska Anchorage is currently ranked No.6 on OnlineU’s top 10 best colleges for bachelor's degree rankings. OnlineU is a free guide offered...

Enlaces makes efforts to get the Latino votes before the November election

The Latino community is very prominent in Anchorage and has been growing each year. With the presidential election coming in November, many community members...

Polaris — UAF’s rebranded newspaper

In the 1980s, a newspaper called Sun Star was established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The paper hadn’t gained much traction or community...

UA Update: Final sports cuts announced

The Board of Regents and Chancellor Sandeen announced the official budget cuts to multiple sports programs earlier this month. Sports being discontinued include men’s...

ACS Alumni speak up about racist experiences

Controversy surrounding Anchorage Christian School, or ACS began this past summer when former students revealed information about racist experiences and the curriculum. Many students...

New Student Regent delivers “love letter” to all UA Students

With the new school year starting, the new student regent Cachet Garrett sent all students a letter regarding her new position and what that...

Chancellor Sandeen announces new budget proposal

Right before the semester started, Chancellor Cathy Sandeen and Director of Athletics Greg Myford announced their financial plans going forward. This included cutting the...

Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live highlights

Gamescom is an annual video game convention typically held in Cologne, Germany. Due to Covid-19, the event went digital this year. Gamescom 2020 began...

NASCAR bans confederate flag after years of tiptoeing

In 2015, NASCAR asked that fans refrain from bringing confederate flags to races. But in June, Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time African American driver...

Summer 2020 video game announcement highlights part two

The last few weeks have seen even more game companies host livestreams announcing upcoming games instead of at their regular Electronic Entertainment Expo, or...

Summer 2020 video game announcement highlights part one

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, was scheduled to take place in June this year before being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

UA Update: UA President Jim Johnsen resigns

The University of Alaska, or UA, Board of Regents confirmed UA President Jim Johnsen’s resignation by email on June 22. The board accepted his...

Emergency mask mandate begins June 29 in Anchorage

Anchorage residents will be required to wear masks in indoor spaces starting on June 29 at 8 a.m. The emergency order was announced on...

All 50 states hold protests for the Black Lives Matter movement

Alaska’s residents are joining the rest of the lower 48 in protesting the death of George Floyd. The three largest cities in Alaska held...

UA Update: 13 majors are discontinued at UAA and the COVID-19 plan changes

In the past few weeks, a lot of information has been released about the University of Alaska budget and COVID-19. The UA Board of...

COVID-19 cases go up as Alaska reopens

A spike in COVID-19 cases accompanied the reopening of the State of Alaska. Cases all over the U.S. have gone up since loosening restrictions...

UA update: COVID-19 five-phase on-site operations plan

The University of Alaska, or UA, office along with the UA universities developed a five-phase operational plan for reopening the UA system. From most...

Alaska could be reopening too soon

The COVID-19 global epidemic has decimated public health as well as economies. Deaths in the U.S. are projected at 100,000 deaths, according to The...

UAA College of Arts and Sciences receives unequal cuts

Budget cuts affected many programs and colleges within UAA. UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences, or CAS, has seen repeated cuts over the last...

Stock update: Streaming platforms have seen major gains

Stocks have been changing rapidly as more news about COVID-19 is released. Streaming companies such as Netflix have seen major growth during the quarantine....

UA Update: BOR Academic & Student Affairs Committee releases program recommendations

The last recommendations for the expedited program review before the Board of Regents, or BOR, makes their final decisions in June have been released...

UPD Report: March 30–April 6

Total calls for service: 503 March 30: Trespass in the Engineering Parking Garage. Trespass in the Engineering Parking Garage. March 31: Trespass and violation of conditions...

COVID-19 Update: Alaskans are encouraged to wear masks

The reach of COVID-19 continues to grow in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska, including Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau. The total number of recorded...

Unemployed Alaskans can receive relief with expanded unemployment insurance benefits

Jobless Alaskans due to COVID-19 have turned to unemployment, with 36,000 applications sent into the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

UPD Report: March 16– 30

Total calls for service: 885 March 18: Suspicious person on Providence Drive. March 20: Theft in the Fine Arts Building. March 23: Suicide threat or attempt –...

Stimulus bill checks could take up to 20 weeks to arrive

President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package to aid the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus, signed on March 27, is the...