Spoken word performances aim to connect with college crowd

Performance poetry has been a regular event around the community for years, and yet it tends to remain largely underground when it comes to UAA. While students may have heard Saul Williams speak out last semester or are planning to see Anis Mojgani in February, the extent of spoken word artists on campus is limited.

Creating an election network could boost votes

It's January in an election year, sweeps week is just around the corner and the presidential primaries have just begun to kick into high gear - it's high time we turned prime time into primary time! The Writers Guild of America is still on strike, and numerous television networks are resorting to the ever-expanding niche of reality television to fill the void.

VIDEO: UAA Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Moser post-game interview Nov. 14.

UAA Women's Head Coach Tim Moser speaks about the team's performance tonight against TWU and their overall performance in the 2010 Disney West Coast...

Regular people and recent events come together in ‘Sway Me, Moon’

"Sway Me, Moon," the debut play from Alaska poet Arlitia Jones, tells the story of a demolition crewman struggling to balance taking care of his aging mother and the weight of a crumbling world. But it's not all grimness and grit; Dean Martin makes a few cameos.

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...

Only the good die young

Great bands are dropping like flies, and at the worst possible times. It's understandable some groups get washed up and quit after decades of...

Seawolf Pride and Chide

UPD and Parking Services Call Teams . . for helping students and staff in need by providing safety escorts, vehicle unlocks and jump-starts.

ANSEP: Kids build computers on campus

Last Thursday and Friday, the newly remodeled ANSEP Academy Building buzzed with excitement as 48 middle school-aged students made empty computer towers come to...

‘A Dark Song’ shows what horror can achieve

It may be tempting to call “A Dark Song,” the first feature from director Liam Gavin, a supernatural drama instead of horror. It has...

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One bolt of lighting kills 52 cows MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Lightning struck only once - but 52 cows are dead at an Uruguayan ranch. The newspaper El Pais reports that the cows had pressed against a wire fence during a storm when the lightning bolt struck in the northern state of San Jose.

Alaska will challenge polar bear listing

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says the state will sue to challenge the listing of polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Palin on Wednesday said there is insufficient evidence to support the decision U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne made last week.

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'Dead' man found alive LONDON - Police said they had begun an investigation after a woman oversaw the cremation of a body she believed was her son - who turned up alive the next day. Greater Manchester Police said the mix-up began when the body of a man in his 30s was discovered in Manchester, northwest England, on Oct.

Do not go out looking to confront H1N1 head on

Making my way down the aisle at Carr's earlier today, I overheard an older gentleman talking to a physician in the pharmacy. He was...


"I will veto it if it comes to my desk." -President Bush, on a bill passed by the House to withdraw American troops from Iraq by September 2008. (New York Times) "I prove the fact that there's no literacy test to run for office." -Montana Rep. Dennis Rehberg, joking during a hearing on education issues.

UAA employee salary info to be included in state records database

The salaries of public employees are a matter of public record — but that doesn't always mean these records are accessible to the average...

Palin puts Alaska in the spotlight but not for the best

A once largely ignored state is suddenly thrust onto the world stage. Out of the darkness, it has been unceremoniously cast into the spotlight, an unexpected and unsure candidate for such attention. People are trying to understand this strange, foreign entity.

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Police: Man beheads tame hotel duck ST. PAUL, Minn. - A man was in custody Sunday after police said he ripped the head off a tame duck that lived in a hotel lobby's ornamental pond. Scott D. Clark, a guest at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul, cornered the duck early Saturday morning, grabbed the bird and ripped its head from its body while a hotel security guard and others watched, police said.

Taking on new shapes with art

In the Kimura Gallery upstairs in the University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Building, Lisa Hart's 'Eternal/Ephemeral' exhibit takes on a life of ...


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Guitar students make showing in Potpourri The UAA Guitar Ensemble performed Feb. 16 in the Student Union Den. The performance was the second installment of...

Inspiring sophomore album shows a personal view of Midwest

Kid Dakota is one of the most perfect bands out there. The lyrics, vocals, guitar work and songwriting are all not only excellent, but...

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Getting out in AK is the key to getting healthy

Poor Richard once said, "Keep thy shop, and thy shop shall keep thee." Though Benjamin Franklin may have been speaking from a business standpoint when he wrote that oft-quoted line, his idea is indeed transitive between both business and body. Thus, we can take from that statement the general truth that, if we take care of ourselves, our bodies will last and work properly, even into elderly age.

Furtado’s low not bad

Despite what radio and the pop market think, "Folklore" is damn good. That's what you get when Nelly Furtado does her thing. "Loose," Furtado's third...

Assault at the University Center

Sent out by the Campus Response Team: This afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m. an unknown assailant attempted to physically assault a student walking inside the University Center near the entrance to the furniture store. The student was able to defend himself against the attacker, who had thrown his backpack at the student and was attempting to punch and kick the student. The suspect was described at a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair. He was wearing a dark green jacket with a gray hoodie under the jacket. He was carrying a black or dark-colored backpack.

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Court orders apology for insult to dog WARSAW, Poland - A Warsaw court has ordered an opposition party to apologize publicly to the speaker of parliament for making what the court said were false claims about him and his dog in a campaign ad, a court spokesman said recently.

Slipper fits with ‘Cinderella Man’ fans

“Cinderella Man” is the sophomore collaboration between veteran filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Russell Crowe. Their first meeting, as you might recall, resulted in...

Outdoor activities still option in interesting weather

Winter in Alaska is a beautiful time. A long, cold, beautiful time. With breakup almost here, there is still some time to get out and enjoy what Anchorage has to offer. Anchorage as a city is a unique place. It offers all of the amenities of an outdoor enthusiast's dreams within a 15-minute radius.

In equal step with Jessie Brown

Jessica Brown was commissioned to do the show in late August, became a recluse, and finished recently. She shares with TNL what she thinks of all her pieces, why she never names them, and how they represent 'Pari Passu.' "Are we just a body?" This question has been at the core of the human dialogue since the beginning and the pieces in this exhibit are part of an exploration into the deep issue of identity and spirituality.

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Registe named Most Outstanding Male Performer Senior David Registe was named the Most Outstanding Male Performer May 14, 2011 at the conclusion of the 2011...