Juried art show brings out students’ self-interpretation

More than a dozen people mulled around the Student Union Dec. 2, waiting for the 19th annual “No Big Heads” juried art show to...

Keys to UAA success in Governors Cup tonight

Alright so all the talk this week around here has been about the UAA/UAF Governor's Cup Series that kicks off tonight from the Sully....

Don’t sleep on overnight theater

There were only about six first-timers in the room. Producer Shane Mitchell carefully chose the first thing to say to them: “Don’t worry.” If Mitchell was trying...

Getting to know . . .

What most students aren't aware of each day as they attend class is that they are walking the halls with a big game safari hunter. She has had the opportunity of hunting a variety of game all over the world from the exotic game in South Africa, such as gazelle, kudu, and wildebeest, to what we are more familiar with in Alaska, such as moose, big horn sheep, and mountain goats.

New ID rules may complicate air travel

WASHINGTON - Millions of air travelers may find going through airport security much more complicated this spring, as the Bush administration heads toward a showdown with state governments over post-Sept. 11 rules for new driver's licenses. By May, the dispute could leave millions of people unable to use their licenses to board planes, but privacy advocates called that a hollow threat by federal officials.

GoSeaWolves.com Briefs

UAA men add former Metlakatla star UAA men's basketball coach Rusty Osborne announced April 18 that former Metlakatla standout Chris Bryant will join the Seawolves as a transfer in 2007-08. The 6-foot-3-inch, 190-pound guard will have one year of eligibility at UAA, following three seasons at Division I Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Concretes carve a fresh niche in exhausted genre

The Concretes aren’t just another Swedish rock band mining the past catalogs of American rock music and selling it back to us with a...

Producers team up for good-looking sound

Handsome Boy super producers Nathaniel Meriwether and Chest Rockwell return after a five-year hiatus with their newest release “White People.” Meriwether, aka Dan “The...

About the Northern Light

The Northern Light is a weekly University of Alaska Anchorage student publication funded by student media fees and advertising sales. Published every Tuesday during...

ODD SPORTS & SORTS

Kite-surfing championships The 2006 Freestyle National Championships of the Australian Kitesurfing Association opens Jan. 19 in Melbourne, Victoria and St. Kilda Beach, Australia. Kite surfing_"sometimes...

Student filmmaker leaves his mark on Alaska

Isaiah Woods likes a good sunset. He also likes to make movies. His latest, "Villagers in the City" depicts four UAA students (including Woods) from Unalakleet, Alaska, adjusting to life in Anchorage. Unlike the commercials for the University of Alaska you see on television, this film isn't hyping the UA system, it's promoting the college experience in general.

Proposed bike plan needs our support

Both citizens and assembly members are pushing for a new bike plan to be instituted in Anchorage. This new bike plan could potentially introduce numerous...

PA Politician greets from drive-through window

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A politician in northeastern Pennsylvania has been getting some ribbing from his colleagues for it, but he said having a drive-through window at his office is working great. State Rep. Kevin Murphy said his office in Scranton has the drive-through to make it easier for his constituents to see him.

Gritty UAA Women will have targets on their jerseys as they look to defend...

Since the arrival of UAA Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Moser six seasons ago, you can count on three things every year from the 12th ranked Seawolves. Teams under his direction were going to be gritty, play tough defense, and make the NCAA postseason every season. And with a 84 winning percentage (135-27 record at UAA), the highest for an active coach in Division II women’s basketball, why change a winning formula?

Job for a Cowboy speaks on origins, new album

Job for a Cowboy may sound like a name for a country band, but this extreme metal unit from Glendale, Ariz., is nothing of the sort. Released on May 15, 2007, their debut independent album, "Genesis" on Metal Blade Records, showcases a brutal sound that combines death metal and grindcore and places them squarely on the front line of extreme metal.

Orso’s leaves bad taste in mouth

Orso – the Italian word for “bear.” Funny, I thought. Bear is not an Italian dish. When I got my $18 plate of tomato...

The Presidents run for re-election with new album

After a four-year hiatus, The Presidents of the United States of America have resurfaced with new music, to the delight of their long-term fans. The trio just finished working on their fifth studio album, "These Are the Good Times People," and will be returning to Anchorage to play at Chilkoot Charlie's on Feb.

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Regents pass budget request to governor The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved its $790 million budget for the 2007 fiscal year Nov. 3....

An ode to my fallen car

Once upon a time there was a baby-faced, poorly dressed high school boy who got his first car, and it was the most beautiful...

Say What?

SC auction to have paintings by penguin COLUMBIA, S.C. - This art is created not by hands, but by paws and claws. Paintings featuring the brush strokes and paw prints of animals such as snow leopards and sea lions from zoos around the nation sold Tuesday for surprising amounts of money.

UAA Jazz Ensemble joined by Barney McClure

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the University of Alaska Anchorage Jazz Club sponsored a night of jazz featuring Barney McClure, pianist and organist, to raise...

Around the Globe

"The tragedy of love is indifference." -"The Trembling of a Leaf," chapter 4, William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British novelist Shoppers taking the stairs LONDON - Attention all shoppers: Taking the stairs protects your heart. That's the message researchers tried at a suburban shopping mall by putting up colorful signs along the steps of a staircase, and it worked.

Colleges keeping an eye on troubled students

LEXINGTON, Ky. - On the agenda: A student who got into a shouting match with a faculty member. Another who harassed a female classmate. Someone found sleeping in a car. And a student who posted a threat against a professor on Facebook. In a practice adopted at one college after another since the massacre at Virginia Tech, a University of Kentucky committee of deans, administrators, campus police and mental health officials has begun meeting regularly to discuss a watch list of troubled students and decide whether they need professional help or should be sent packing.

Deft punk rockers make music few can master in ‘Shake the Sheets’

The new Ted Leo album, “Shake the Sheets,” kicks off sounding like last year’s “Tell Bageary Balgury is Dead” EP; the singer-songwriter is accompanied...

Letters to the Editor

The Northern Light welcomes letters from its readers. Submissions must include the author's name and telephone number or e-mail address. Letters should not exceed...

Local Player Works Her Way to the Shootout

For many young Alaskan hoopsters, the Great Alaska Shootout is a big deal.  It’s the talk of the town for the state’s baby ballers:...

Anchorage locals play intimate concert

Candlelight flickered on the walls of the Student Union Den Sept. 16 as three local musicians strummed and sang their way through an intimate...

UAA lets another slip away, loses 84-70 to Flyers

The Seawolves seemed to have found themselves in a bad Hollywood script and are desperately looking for a rewrite. UAA seems to have found a...

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Colleges try to increase student aid Duke University Many institutions across the nation are increasing their financial aid packages, making it more affordable for more students...

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