Lieutenant governor candidates rendezvous at early public forum

“What do you think was the best idea ever hatched in Alaska politics?” KTVA-TV’s Rhonda McBride asked the three Alaska lieutenant governor candidates seated in front of her at last Tuesday’s public forum held in the downtown Anchorage YWCA. “I brought a copy with me. It’s the Alaska state constitution. It’s an act of genius,” answered State Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, waving a pocket-sized edition of the document in the air.

UAA to eliminate equivalency exams for history courses

As of Jan. 1 UAA will no longer grant credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams for Western Civilization I and II, and United States History I and II. Western Civilization I and II and either United States History I or II are general education requirements for all Bachelor of Arts degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in the university system.

USUAA hosts 5th annual Legislative Luncheon

USUAA and Alaska state legislators persevered through a handsome ice storm to sit down for lunch Friday afternoon in the Student Union Den. All but two guests were able to attend the event, which was cut short by campus closures.

Soda smorgasbord

A drink review of Sioux City Sarsaparilla, Kickapoo Joy Juice, Bawls Guarana, and Waialua Soda Works Mango Soda!

Baked pickles, a crunchy delight

If you’ve ever tried the fried pickles from Buffalo Wild Wings, you know they’re amazingly delicious. Making them yourself is much cheaper and a fair amount more healthy, too! Pickle lovers be warned: You might want to make more if you plan on sharing a batch with more than two other people.

Tune into ‘AM’ by Arctic Monkeys

You don’t have to believe an Al Gore supporter to see the ugly truth that global warming is real, and it’s affecting humans and our environment. But it also poses a particular threat to a certain rebellious and certainly misplaced species: arctic monkeys.

‘Tumblr,’ what is it?

Guess what site was the winner of the Best Community, Best User Experience and Best Tablet App awards at the 2013 Webby Awards? No, it’s not Facebook or Twitter. It’s Tumblr.

USUAA shuffles leadership

In the wake of former USUAA President Andrew Lessig’s resignation, former Vice President Drew Lemish has taken over the position. Lemish explained the transition at a press conference on August 29th. Andrew Lessig had cited an inability to keep up with the demands of being USUAA president as a reason for stepping down.

UAA Construction Corner

Updated news on the campus construction. Includes parking openings and alternatives as well as road closures.

The Campus Kick-off kerfluffle

Campus Kick-Off is a time of celebration. Clubs and organizations all around campus will have booths and activities for both newcomers and campus veterans...

La Belle Couture: Pop ’til you drop

The past few weeks have been glorious sunshine and cheerful smiles.  But lately, the familiar “true Alaskan” summer gloom has set in. The lack of...

First Edition: La belle couture

Since the dawn of time, human beings have expressed ourselves through the clothes we wear. Although style trends are constantly changing each season, clothing...

UAA’s long awaited sports complex named Alaska Airlines Center

Chancellor Tom Case stood in front of a crowd of about 50 students, staff, faculty and members of the community on March 21 to make a big announcement about the highly anticipated sports complex. It is officially named the Alaska Airlines Center.

USUAA hosts Chat with the Chancellor

Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to attend a Q&A session with students this week, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about the future of UAA. The event is at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Student Union, directly outside the Student Life and Leadership office in Room 218.

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.

Valentine chocolate fun at the bookstore

Chocolate. Some revere it as an aphrodisiac, a food of love or lust. For others it is a sinful pleasure that evokes guilt and self-loathing. Then there are those who simply enjoy it and move on.

UAA Sports Briefs

UAA repels Regis rally, 70-67 ANCHORAGE Point guard Sasha King had another big game and forward Kylie Burns recorded her first career double-double Saturday to...

Cooking In College: Cooking fall dishes from family memories

This meal is like the tryouts for hosting a Thanksgiving get-together. If you can make it through this recipe without setting the kitchen on fire, you’re all set for seating six to eight people at your dining room table on the third Thursday of November.

Lady Seawolves beat Alumni in annual pre-season game

The UAA women’s volleyball team took home victories in four of the five sets played during the first scrimmage of the season Saturday. The Lady...

“Blood and Bone China” an enjoyable indie release from the UK

What do vampires, Victorian era England and a country veterinarian have in common? They are the three main components of an award-winning television web...

Guru Kate: Beer, Wine & Liquor…Not Nutritious??

Why are there no nutrition facts on beer, wine or hard liquor? Drumroll, please ... Alcohol is not nutritious! While this isn’t a big surprise,...

University cuts Recreation and Activities program due to budgetary concerns

Since 2005 the UAA Housing Recreation and Activities program has provided residential students with a chance to experience Alaska and gain a much-needed break from studying. However, on Friday, April 6th it was announced that the program had been cut and would cease operation after the current semester. The decision was announced by Business Services, the organization responsible for UAA’s auxiliary services, and was justified by budgetary concerns.

Meet your new USUAA presidential team

Alejandra Buitrago and Andrew McConnell have been elected as USUAA President and Vice President, officially announced on Friday at 5pm. The two will assume...

“Chat with the Chancellor” offers students chance to have voices heard

Last Thursday, USUAA hosted “Chat with the Chancellor,” an event that allowed students to directly ask questions to UAA Chancellor Tom Case and other faculty. The event was created as a way for students to gather firsthand information from the University.

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.

The code behind rose colors

Roses are red, and they are blue, what do they mean, when given to you? Dark Red Roses: Symbolically this color has always been portrayed...

Cyber love: students use internet they chase romance

Dating isn’t what it used to be. There was once a time when a gentleman could only be in the presence of a young lady if she was chaperoned by a relative; fast forward approximately 150 years, and couples go out on their own for days at a time if they can afford it. Meeting new people has changed as well. Friends and couples meet in bars, at concerts, sporting events, in classes and even online. Online dating websites such as eHarmony and Match.com have become more popular over the past decade, and are capitalizing on this fact by targeting a wider range of personalities. But are partner-seeking college students jumping on the bandwagon?

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.

ORW: Unnatural Odors

A smell wafted from our refrigerator. No one was sure what it was or where it came from. But it was THERE, without a doubt. Lingering, spreading, pooling out in invisible noxious clouds whenever the fridge swung open.