Like junk food, some video games are easy to enjoy but...

It’s only the fourth week of the semester, and I’m already beginning to feel that sense of being constantly overwhelmed with homework and only...

KRUA Album Review: ‘The Astronaut’

“The Astronaut” by Wax Fang is a concept album about a man falling into a black hole. The album progressively gets more and more...

KRUA Top 30: Week of Jan. 19

This month has been great for new releases. Some notable indie bands that released new albums include Pinegrove's “Marigold,” Of Montreal's “UR FUN” and...

Stagnant and anachronistic, Pokemon video games desperately need to innovate

The first Pokemon games released outside of Japan were Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Red in 1998. It’s incredibly shocking that after over 20 years,...

Use S.M.A.R.T. to keep New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be difficult to keep, especially when they’re not fully thought out. Most resolutions likely fail because they aren’t specific, measurable,...

Anything Helps

It is no surprise that the Anchorage Municipality has a big homelessness problem. As of January 2018, Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department...

Letter to the editor: Get paid to launch your startup

Across the country, rates of entrepreneurship among 20-somethings are declining. Gretchen Fauske, associate director at the UAA Center for Economic Development, or CED, says...

Addressing three major criticisms of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have been met with a critical reception from fans since their release on Nov. 15. Among the issues compiled...

Letter to the editor

As Alaskans, we all care about education and workforce training. Our state is both very large and very small, which can make providing timely,...

What makes a good video game award show?

Geoff Keighley’s annual “The Game Awards” returns next month, so I think it’s the perfect time to examine what makes a good awards show....

It’s time to fight back against the horror in video games

A lot of horror games force the player to run away from homicidal patients in a hospital, underwater monsters or a ghost. This Halloween,...

2020 NBA awards predictions: LeBron’s last viable shot at MVP? Zion...

UPDATE: This story was written before the Oct. 21 announcement by the New Orleans Pelicans that Zion Williamson had undergone surgery to repair his...

Loot boxes are not valid replacements for earned in-game rewards

Loot boxes are containers of randomized, digital items that can be purchased in-game with real money. The items in the loot boxes could be...

Ask Aurora

Hello, I've been very stressed recently. Between school, homework and work, I have almost no time to de-stress, which I usually do by playing video...

Letter to the editor: Promoting economic growth through Upstart Internships

The total number of internships a student completed as an undergrad is one of the major predictors of initial outcomes, according to the NACE...

Ask Aurora

Hi Aurora, I'm new to UAA and Anchorage. Kind of bummed that I don't really know anyone here, and I'm not really sure what I...

Letter from the Chancellor: Campus Kickoff

Dear UAA community, Welcome back to the fall 2019 semester. What an eventful summer it has been. As you are well aware, the University of...

Letter from the editor: UAA is what you make of it

The decision to start my collegiate journey at UAA was, like many other students’, based solely on finances. I wanted to graduate from college...

The problem with presidential primary debates

Democracy stands out from other systems of government because it features collective deliberation. In an ideal democracy, policy decisions and representatives are only voted...

An algorithm for success: The best study spots ranked

The UAA campus is vast, with many potential spots to study. Studying is worrisome enough without trying to figure out where to set up....

The three main arguments for Gov. Dunleavy’s UA veto — and...

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his final vetoes to the budget passed by the Legislature. There are dozens of cuts to lament, most...

History could soon repeat itself in Iran: What has 17 years...

Listening to the news media and state officials discuss how to respond to recent turmoil with Iran feels a lot like stepping into a...

Alaska must embrace tribal sovereignty: Sovereignty must exist in practice, not...

Alaska has struggled to improve its relationship with Alaska Natives for a long time now. Since the inception of the state, admission of the...

People Mover 101: How to make the most of your free...

The University of Alaska Anchorage has provided free bus passes to anyone with an active Wolfcard for over 20 years. As long as you...

Standardized admissions tests are the quiet killer of college affordability

For over a decade now, a debate about college affordability has been erupting across the nation. As of right now, over $1.5 trillion dollars...

Thanos did nothing wrong

Villains in the Marvel Universe —  particularly the movies — tend to have one thing in common: they all want to destroy the world....

To beat automation, education must emphasize oracy

If you were to take a survey of the American public and ask them what the most important job skill is, they’d probably prioritize...

Letter from the Editor: TNL staff wins 11 state awards

Every year the Alaska Press Club awards state media for their journalistic efforts in everything from business reporting to best illustration. Every year, UAA...

Analysis: Is the chancellor hanging off a glass cliff?

Most people have heard of the glass ceiling; it’s the concept that women are seldom offered or elected to senior level positions. Chancellor Cathy...