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Sunday, March 26 Shadowy character 2:59 a.m. _" A patrolling UPD officer saw a male acting suspiciously near the Science Building. The officer approached the man,...

ORW Mini: Work it buddy, work it

As set down in the Undisputable Woman Code, in order to be found attractive, a man must be as swift as a coursing river, have all the force of a great typhoon, all the strength of a raging fire, and be mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

Getting to know constructor worker Phil Jensen

Everyone on campus knows about the new ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, under construction near the Administration/Humanities Building, but who are the people building it? Carpenters from the Alaska Regional Council of Carpenters are doing the metal framing for the building and putting up the interior walls, exterior walls and drywall.

Don’t Panic

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Homebrewed mayo quagmire a success for freak-folk duo

Imagine that something forced a couple of musical novices to record a 72-hour drinking binge, replete with the requisite meltdowns, ineffective eruptions, and moments...

Bar has good food, great tap

Mo's O'Brady's (O'Brady's to its friends) is a relatively new face in the strip-style Carrs mall on Huffman Rd. This business was transplanted, effectively, from an old location on the east end of Tudor. O'Brady's is a full food and drink establishment, with everything from appetizers to desserts and a wide range of adult beverage options.

Lack of voter turnout merely a symptom of uninvolved campus

With the passing of another election at UAA, most students might respond with "There was an election?" Technically, yes, there was an election. A little over 300 people out of the entire UAA population took the time to participate in the process. However, the results would have been the same no matter how many or how few people voted.

Is Begich campaigning dirty already?

Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich definitely has a sense of timing, perhaps just not tact. It's been whispered around town for a while now that Begich has had his eye on the Senate seat currently held by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens. That's why it came as no real surprise to me that Begich immediately attached himself to the investigation of a possible ethics violation involving Stevens.

National TRiO Day: Know your resources

Students who are savvy with campus resources seem to have fewer headaches and more cash in their pockets. Attending a single campus event can open doors to an array of opportunities. On Feb. 18, UAA will take part in the National TRiO Day of Service by hosting a free gathering in the Student Union from 10 a.m-12 p.m. packed with information on campus resources and food.

Student in hedge fund scam gets 3 1/2 years

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A former New York University whiz kid who posed as a Turkish heir and persuaded sophisticated investors to pour millions into a nonexistent hedge fund was sentenced April 11 to 3 1/2 years in prison. Hakan Yalincak, 22, who has already served 20 months, needs the time in prison to reflect and find his "moral compass," U.

Gymnasts come home to take on Brown

The first half of the season has garnished some rather disappointing results for the Seawolf gymnastics team, with their early-season woes attributed to a...

McGinley’s pub brings a little Irish theme to downtown

Downtown on G Street and West 7th Avenue across from the new Dena'ina Convention and Civic Center sits McGinley's Pub. As the name suggests, this establishment projects an overt Irish motif with a Guinness shaped sign, green padded stools, and clovers aplenty.

Nothing ‘Common’ about collaboration with hometown producer

In 2002, after a decade of conscious rhymes filled with clever metaphors, rapper Common got a bit too experimental for his fan base with...

Portland band with Alaskan ties brings fresh sound to UAA

The band from Portland known as The Builders and the Butchers has more in common with Alaska than most would think. In fact, four out of five of the band members call Alaska home sweet home. The members Ryan Sollee (lead singer, guitar), Harvey Tumbleson (mandolin, banjo), Alex Ellis (bass), and Ray Rude (snare drum) can all claim roots in Alaska, but Paul Seely, their bass drum and trumpet player, might not be from Alaska, but he is still an important aspect to the band and their unique sound.

Say What?

Police taser nude man outside church BAY CITY, Mich. -- Going to church brought no peace to a man tasered by police as he stood in the nude in 27-degree weather. A funeral Mass was being held inside St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church when police received 911 calls about a naked man Friday morning.


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Getting to know..

Karl Wing said he is grateful for the support he has been given and the events that have helped to make him who he is today: the newly elected student body president of UAA. And he's come a long way to get there. As a child in Fairbanks, Wing was always hyperactive.

Anchorage film festival reels in local and international talent

Bring on the snow. The seventh annual Anchorage International Film Festival is just around the corner, bringing 170 independent films together for 10 days of "Films Worth Freezing For." The winter festival, nominated as one of the top ten film festivals in North America, began seven years ago with a bored filmmaker and a dash of intuition.

It starts with the letter ‘V’ and it’s not vagina

It may not be the perfect thing to bring your valentine to for a romantic evening, but it will be entertaining. "The V Word," a production put on by the UAA club Voices for Planned Parenthood or VOX, opens Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

Lou Reed — Transformer

While Transformer may be the single album that put Lou Reed over as a solo artist after his departure from the Velvet Underground, and...

Bar Review: Blues Central

The backdoor music club is alive and well in Anchorage. Blues Central, located on West Northern Lights across from the two-story McDonald's and the old Matanuska Maid plant, is a well-preserved throwback to the days of slinky full-length dresses and folks wearing their sunglasses inside.

Lawsuit seeks to shut down Facebook

The owners of a rival social networking Web site are trying to shut down Facebook.com, charging in a federal lawsuit that Facebook's founder stole their ideas while they were students at Harvard.

Seawolf Killer now in an Aces sweater

Dion Knelsen, formerly of UAF, and Nils Backstrom, formerly of the top defensive pairing for the Seawolves, are now teammates for the Alaska Aces...

Miss. Woman gets shot in head, then makes tea

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Mississippi woman who was shot in the head not only survived but made herself tea and offered an astonished deputy something to drink, authorities said Friday. Tammy Sexton, 47, remained hospitalized three days after being wounded by her husband, who killed himself after he shot his wife.

Top dumbest moments of ’10-’11

Since this fall when the school year commenced, we have been subjected to some extremely annoying, and just plain stupid things from popular culture. Here are a few reminders, just in case you've forgotten. 1) Rebecca Black's “Friday.” It has already had enough bad publicity for how horrible her voice is and how bad the lyrics to the song are, so I'm not going to put it down anymore. Just go watch it yourself, but keep in mind before you post the lyrics or video on your Facebook you may lose a friend or two.

FC March Madness – How the West will be won

West Region - Salt Lake City, UT #1 Seed - Syracuse Orangemen (28-4, Big East Regular Season Champs) Upset Alert & Most Intriguing Matchup - #5...

Thirteen days: An evening with the Kennedys and Gump

In case there is somebody out there who doesn't get all warm and fuzzy at the mere mention of the name Kennedy, the new...

Strong performances can’t help the mediocre ‘The Ones Below’

Here’s a good litmus test for average movies: a day after the credits roll, how much can you remember? I’ll tell you what I...

Chancellor Fran Ulmer represents UAA with style, professionalism

The Alaska Journal of Commerce has named her as one of the most powerful Alaskans. More surprising is her approachable demeanor and no-fuss fashion sense. UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer has served as the mayor of Juneau and as the first female lieutenant governor of Alaska.