Building Excellence at UAA

Welcome to campus and the opening of the fall semester. I am excited by the prospects of having a great year at UAA, and...

HIV Facts

World AIDS Day is celebrated on Dec. 1. This annual event draws awareness to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic, which continues...

Stroke risk with use of common medicines

People who use medications containing phenylpropanolamine, or PPA, may be at higher risk for stroke, the Food and Drug Administration ...

Giving the perfect gift

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes thoughts of gift buying. The holidays are...

Sin tax packs less punch than DUI court, probation

This holiday season, numerous Anchoragites will play the game. They will drink and drive. High school and college students, the working class...

Making the most of useless gifts

It's that time of the year when normally rational people drag dead trees into their homes and decorate them with ornaments, tinsel...

Mike McQuillan’s response

Part of my job is to be thick-skinned, and I consider these three letters to be fan mail. I appreciate readers who...

{Your Perspective}

Unbearable review of Orso OK, so Mikey doesn't like it! Orso's fabulous d?cor does not fit to everyone's tastes, but those walls are...

{Our Perspective}

At the end of the political trail, voters are wondering why the 2000 presidential election results were so split. One reason...

Stop looking for him

Hello ladies. This week I have been out and about campus asking you questions about men. The buzz on campus this week is...

Great American Smokeout: Is it Your Time to Quit?

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live? If you have ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise program, change...

The notebooks and baby bottles:

Midterms are over and the semester is nearly at its end. Term papers are almost due and final exams are keeping us...

Thanksgiving dinner disasters

Next week, most of us will be sitting down to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I know there...

{Your Perspective}

Haunted Halloween Fun Night thank you As the chair of UAA Club Council's 13th annual Haunted Halloween Fun Night, which took place Saturday 27 October,...

Consumer confidence is key to flagging economy

Ask not what the economy can do for you, but what you can do for the economy. That seems to be the consensus among those...

Fear of flight is hard to justify

If Sept. 11 has instilled a fear of flying, it's time to get over it. There is no reason not to fly. A recent...

To call or not to call

Dear SIAG, A girl gave me her number and I want to know how long I should have waited to call her. I already called...

A world of ideas

“The world is my idea: this is a truth which holds good for everything that lives and knows, though man alone can bring it...

Exceptions make the rules

“We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something. Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if...

Uncles and aunts must keep Halloween traditions alive

This is the best time of year to be an uncle or aunt. Aunts and uncles are essential for the socialization of their sibling's...

Looking for Mr. Right

Dear SIAG, I have just recently gotten out of a relationship that ended on bad terms. So, about two weeks before it really ended, I...

Details plague the municipality

Anchorage is, in some ways, living in the past. While the new war and biological-weapon scares embrace much of the nation, Anchorage is still...

Knik Arm bridge crosses troubled water

There are a lot of things the Municipality of Anchorage can do to enhance the city and its infrastructure. Building a bridge across Knik...

{Your Perspective}

War can be non-violent Robin Inman, in a letter last week said that "non-violent warrior" is an oxymoron. Actually it isn't. Proof: during the war...

Falling in an ink pool

The pen is truly mightier than the sword and capable of executing the deadliest blows known to humankind through the immense power of words....

Lesbian or bored?

Dear SAIG, I've been involved in a relationship for five years. We decided last year that our relationship needed some spicing up, so recently we...

UAA athletic department making progress

The University of Alaska Anchorage's athletic department is making the right moves. Athletic Director Dr. Steve Cobb and his staff are working to develop...

{Your Perspective}

If you don't believe him, read it I thought "Bush must pay attention to history" was a pretty good editorial. I suspect President Bush is...

Bursting into the university bubble

The University of Alaska Anchorage breathes a fresh, crisp air of peace despite the explosive headlines of activity in Afghanistan. Students walking to and...

Communication in relation

Dear SIAG, My boyfriend of two years and I have communication problems and lately they've been bothering me more than usual. About six months into...