UAA fight song about good times

The “Seawolf Song,” composed in 1987 by Carl Scott and Dan Cox, is a very unique University fight song in that it was written...

Getting to know history professor Steve Haycox

Stephen Haycox isn't merely accomplished; he's distinguished. The history professor, author and UAA faculty member for 38 years was recently honored with the Distinguished Professor Award. "UAA has never had a Distinguished Professor," said professor Jim Muller, a close colleague of Haycox's.

Seawolf Rugby club’s first tournament results in ‘a resounding success’

On March 23, the Seawolf Rugby club was able to host their first ever rugby tournament, that resulted in a unanimous success. The club,...

RED ZONE: rape in film reinforces sexist ideals

Rape and sexual violence have had a place in cinema since it began. Women have predominately been the victims of this violence. Women have...

Prof-iles: James Muller, the Richard Gilmore of UAA

Political science professor, James Muller, has lived the life of a TV character

Yes, ‘Gantz: O’ is as crazy as it looks

There's no way around it, the 3-D CG action flick “Gantz: O” is nuts, just like the manga it's based on.“Gantz,” the movie is...

Tarantino tops with ‘Snatch’

A new name has unexpectedly risen from the depths of the crime-drama genre, and he has delivered one of the most raw and hilarious...

Students act bizarre to the commands of hypnotist Sailesh

It's not very often that the party begins after everyone goes to sleep. But this was the case on Feb. 8 when students flocked to the UAA Student Union cafeteria to be dazzled by world-renowned hypnotist Sailesh. The comedic performer, with 17 years of experience in countries including Canada, Sweden, Iceland, England and Finland, gave a group of 20 student volunteers the opportunity to be the stars of the show.

Prof-iles: Economics professor finds his calling on a mountain in Nepal

Before economics professor Jim Murphy knew about economics, he was working in the San Francisco bay area. A recession hit the company he was...

Rock-climbing options abound for UAA students

Fingers blotted with blood and skin-cracking chalk. Forearms so pumped climbers can barely make a fist. It's busy for a Tuesday night. The masses of teens, college kids and 30-somethings congregate at the Alaska Rock Gym to get a workout that differs from that American majority.

Despite appearances, ‘The Mermaid’ is a dark journey

The age of Looney Tunes is long gone and with it a class of slapstick comedy that defined a generation. Stephen Chow is one...

Express Studio hopes to expand Anchorage’s break-dancing scene

Express Studio is currently Anchorage's primary break-dancing studio, located downtown on fourth Ave. The studio opened its doors for the first time last month...

Open your eyes to the ‘Vibrant Violence’

Artist Levi Oyster's current show at UAA's Hugh McPeck gallery looks at the dark side of America

UAA should have a chaplain

Students of UAA have the ability to visit the Student Health and Counseling Center to receive a large variety of services that benefit them...

Prof-iles: UAA professor chases dreams and dates rocks

Walking into Erin Shea’s office, the object that catches your eye first is a model NASA space shuttle, followed by a signed picture of...

40 years later and all that jazz

Karen Strid-Chadwick will direct her last jazz show on April 25.Strid-Chadwick has been teaching at UAA for 40 years. She started as an adjunct...

Prof-iles: A love of language and cats

Chair of the Department of Languages, professor Natasa Masanovic-Courtney didn’t speak her first word until she was four years old. In the time...

Native art blankets on campus benefit scholarship fund

They're popping up everywhere. There's one in the Commons across from the fireplace. There's another in the honors department. And in the Native Students Services inside the Rasmuson Hall, they are spread throughout the space. They're Pendleton wool blankets, designed by top Native designers and sold by three of Alaska's largest Native corporations.

Pirate band drifts away

Pirate bands are as scarce as the treasure-pillaging rogues that inspire them. Darby O'Bill and His Matees 3 have entertained the music scene with their original pirate tales and rock and roll influences. Their music presents catchy bass hooks, drumbeats and an accordion player that is known to cause audience members to dance a pirate jig.

The Mountain Goats climb the ranks of folk rock

After lengthy solo stints and occasional band members, songwriter John Darnielle and bassist Peter Hughes have been touring since 1995 as The Mountain Goats. The folk-rock duo has released several albums, including "The Sunset Tree" and "Get Lonely." Their new album, "Heretic Pride," a culmination of Darnielle's imaginative lyrics about pulp fiction, mythical creatures and slasher films, will be released the day of their show at UAA.

‘Sea Fog’ wastes its potential by trying to be a blockbuster

Handling tragedies as horrific as the deaths of 25 Chinese-Korean immigrants on the fishing vessel Taechangho in 2001 takes nuance, reflection, and honesty. “Sea...

Anchorage Lacrosse Mens’ League Photos

Here are some of the pictures of the Anchorage Lacrosse League taken on March 23, 2010 at the AT&T Sports Center.

Pink Conkrete boutique offers edgy, feminine clothing

Nothing can stand between determined shoppers and their destinations. So despite a sporadic snowfall on April 5, consumers still flocked to the grand opening of Anchorage's newest boutique - Pink Conkrete. The event offered first-time customers the chance to eat, drink and update their wardrobes, just in time for the warmer months.

Aristocratic antics ensue in ‘She Stoops To Conquer’

As two characters enter a credible upper-class manor, a cell phone noticeably goes off in the audience, and the interrupter apologizes for the disturbance. Suddenly, one of the actors angrily grabs the fellow and forces him backstage. The audience realizes the charade is merely a pre-show act similar to the movie previews that suggest all cell phones should be turned off.

Babes in the Woods gallery a fresh take on art

Tucked away inside the Ship Creek Center, recently opened gallery Babes in the Woods celebrated their second First Friday show, "Unexpected Palpitations." The gallery featured vibrant paintings and beadwork by Katie Sevigny and Bonnie Wendt. Babes in the Woods is home to an assortment of organic printed shirts, framed photography and handcrafted jewelry.

Simplicity makes ‘The Red Turtle’ a masterpiece

Making something as straightforward as “The Red Turtle” is no easy task. Making something so simple and as incredible as “The Red Turtle” is...

Prof-iles: Meet David Bowie, the UAA professor, not the singer-songwriter

Sharing his name with a glam-rock star and flunking out of college led Bowie to find success in linguistics.

Metal band Glass Halo rocks Alaska with new album

Five polarizing personalities, one band, one garage and an anxious crowd: That's the blunt and brief of Glass Halo. In a quest to balance the brutal and the beautiful, the accessible and intangible, Glass Halo is set to release their debut album in 2008. What moms would consider a loud racket and a veteran metalhead might call experimental-all-in-one metal, Glass Halo's new album, tentatively titled "Waiting in the Shadows," is being produced by Steve Holt of Portland-based, Alaska-formed 36 Crazyfists.

Empower your vagina: Vagina Monologues

What do you call your Vagina? Pussycat, twat, poochy, tamale, split knish, taco, coochi or snorcher? Our university neighbor, Alaska Pacific University, hosted the play...

July 2017 message from USUAA President Alec Burris

While I can’t say that I have escaped getting sunburnt this summer, I can say that meaningful progress has been made to improve the...