Democracy requires involvement

Many young Alaskans don't bother to vote. The excuses are endless, like those offered by school children that didn't do their homework. There wasn't...

SHAD campaign provides open forum for student questions

Oct. 11, exactly one month from the terrorist attacks on America, UAA's Shad campaign met in the Campus Center cafeteria to discuss views of...

Golden foliage is here, blues may follow

Alaskans have said goodbye to tank tops and perpetual sunlight and welcomed sweaters and cool autumn breezes. As temperatures drop, however, enthusiasm evoked by...

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Sept. 27 Slingin' rock 12:27 p.m. A student contacted the University Police Department after observing a drug deal on campus. An officer is investigating.   Sept. 28...

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Library celebrates The Government Documents department of the Consortium Library is celebrating 40 years as a U.S. Government Depository.  The Depository receives 40 percent of...

Red Cross harmonizes with Concert Board

The Acappella Festivella was an occasion of full of laughter and mirth. On stage performers sang and danced while a Red Cross flag loomed...

UAA receives pollution prevention award

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's commissioner gives out annual awards each year to various Alaska businesses in honor of Pollution Prevention week. In...

Alaska puts on the purple ribbon

Last year in Anchorage 20,399 women over the age of 18 experienced domestic violence, according to findings from the National Violence Against Women survey...

Auditorium is old, neglected by UAA

Walking through the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage invokes a creepy, Halloween-like mood. The spookiness comes complete with decrepit equipment,...

SHAD promotion sparks campus curiosity

Last Tuesday's weather forecast called for rain. That morning, graduate student Anne Dubber and her friends prayed for good weather, got on their bikes...

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Sept. 20 Ain't nothing going on but a party 1:30 a.m. University Police Department officers were contacted about youths on campus possibly carousing. Upon further...

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Wilderness first aid University of Alaska Anchorage's Alaska Outdoor & Experiential Education department is offering a wilderness advanced first aid course in October. The non-credit...

Speakout showcase Seawolf skills

Debate teams from all over the nation converged in Anchorage on Sept. 28-29, competing in the fourth annual Great Alaska Speakout. The Speakout is...

UA’s student regent barters for a new charter

The Coalition of Student Leaders, a group that represents university students from around Alaska, will vote on a revised charter that could implement new...

Teach-ins foster `dissenting opinions’

On Sept. 11, University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton wrote a letter to the UA community in response to the terrorist attacks on the...

Industry education provides jobs for graduates

“You really get your foot in the door better when you meet the people who might hire you face to face.” The University of Alaska...

Deaf culture is `DEAF-initely’ part of history

The concept of forming the huddle in football originated when a group of deaf players who used a series of signals and hand gestures...

My stereo is bigger than yours

The use of student fees to pay for the new sound system in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium has created controversy at the University of...

Take a ride

If it's too cold to walk between classes, now you can take the shuttle. It's been a work in progress for many years, but...

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Sept. 13** Parking heat 1:25 a.m. University Police Department received a call reporting broken windows in the aviation complex. Estimated damage is $1,500. 5:06 p.m. A...

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State compiles list of specialized relief assets The Alaska Division of Emergency Services has begun compiling a list of their capabilities and specialized equipment that...

Fanning the flames of banned books

Some people claim forbidden ideas lie in their pages. But next week when people throughout the country participate in Banned Books Week events to...

Taking PRIDE in diversity

In times where Palestinians openly chant anti-American slogans, some white Americans can be seen harassing Arabian-Americans out of fear and anger in response to...

P.R. in O.T.

Joette Storm was on the treadmill the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when she heard the news. That morning and the ones that followed...

Never cry WOLFcard

Beginning this fall semester, the WOLFcard became the new official student ID card. Its possibilities range from free bus rides to paying for a...

Reschedulings lead to relocations

For some University of Alaska Anchorage students, it's back to high school. Evening classes on Elmendorf Air Force Base have been moved to classrooms...

Magic and witchcraft, Alaska Pagans unite

Following in the footsteps of the Gay Pride Movement, Pagans are coming out of the closet. The broom closet, that is. Paganism, according to...

Evolution explained

The Scopes Trial isn't over. John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolutionary science in the high-profile 1925 case not because his lawyer...

Military high alert closes classes

Audrey Foster missed all three of her classes Tuesday through Thursday last week. Her education was interrupted while the Anchorage community struggles to deal...

Alaska eyewitness shares story

When Annalisa Hood comes home to Alaska from New York this week, she returns as an eyewitness to history. Hood, a 23-year-old journalism student at...