Celebrate graduation at home during COVID-19 pandemic

Graduation is a rite of passage that graduates and their families often look forward to for years. Even though UAA’s spring commencement will look...

Hitbox Review: Forza Horizon 4 — The fast and the exhilarating

Sometimes you just want to drive a suped-up taxicab around the English countryside. Developer: Playground Games Release date: Oct. 2, 2018 Platforms: PC and Xbox One Price:...

Quarantine playlist part two: Jazz up boredom with music

Whether classical, rap, country or pop is your musical cup of tea, listening can be a great quarantine activity. Hanging out around the house,...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: UAA professor recommendations part two

Continuing from the list of entertainment recommendations from professors, here is what a few more are up to between Zoom meetings and grading. Tara Lampert Adjunct...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium contains a world and story with more depth than the Mariana Trench. It also has more replayability. Developer: ZA/UM Release date: Oct. 15, 2019 Platforms:...

Occupy your quarantine days with learning new skills and hobbies

Have you ever wanted to learn something new or pick up a fun hobby but just couldn’t find the time? Quarantine has cleared our...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: UAA professor recommendations

Students aren’t the only ones struggling to stave off boredom during this ‘hunker down’ period. I emailed a few UAA professors to ask what...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Resident Evil 2...

Zombies, lickers and Tyrant — only two are killable, the other is a nightmare that shakes me to my very core. Developer: Capcom Release date: Jan....

Quarantine Playlist: Boost your mood with music during the hunker down

If you're looking to boost your mood with an entertaining activity while hunkering down, music is a good option. Music can have powerful psychological...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Sekiro: Shadows Die...

This is the first entry in a new Hitbox series called Waste Not, Want Not. I’ll be playing critically-acclaimed games that I’ve bought, but...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: TNL staff recommendations

It’s been another week hunkered down, so here’s another list of entertainment recommendations. This time, it is courtesy of the staff at The Northern...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: The second dose

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz extended the emergency “hunker down” order until April 14 in a telephone press briefing, according to ADN. Clearly, only one list...

Enjoy spring weather with no contact outdoor activities

Spring has finally arrived in Alaska. The snow is melting and temperatures are reaching the 30s and 40s. Even with the current COVID-19, Anchorage...

Defy boredom during the ‘hunker down’ period with a bounty of...

It can be easy to become bored when we stay indoors for an indefinite amount of time. Thankfully, there’s plenty of entertainment to be...

UAA | University Art Analysis — The man who brought the...

While walking the halls of UAA’s Professional Studies Building, or PSB, students and faculty can observe the array of pictures and artwork hanging on...

Hitbox Review: The retro, the old and the remastered

I found myself playing a few games this week that roughly fit into the formula of the classic 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western film,...

Hitbox First Impressions: Heavy Bullets — fire, retrieve and repeat

Heavy Bullets is a roguelike, first-person shooter game about picking up after your gunfights. Developer: Terri Vellmann Initial release date: Sept. 18, 2014 Platform: PC Price: $9.99 In Heavy...

Winterfest 2020 events calendar

In celebration of winter, UAA is hosting its annual Winterfest extravaganza. Events began Feb. 22 and will continue until March 7. Students and UAA...

UAA Art Analysis | A French physicist’s discovery hangs in UAA/APU...

While perusing the UAA/APU Consortium Library, it’s hard to miss the 240-pound brass pendulum swinging back and forth at the base of the library’s...

‘2D/3D Invitational Art Show’ brings together art of all mediums

The annual “2D/3D Invitational Art Show” displays work created by upper-division art students at UAA chosen by their professors. Each piece is made in...

Celebrate the end of winter with the Fur Rondy festival

Fur Rendezvous, better known as Fur Rondy, is an annual winter tradition in Alaska since 1935. What began as a three-day sporting event has...

UAA | University Art Analysis — Husband and wife duo support...

UAA students and faculty don’t have to stray far from campus to catch a glimpse of Alaska’s magical northern lights. The Engineering and Computation...

Embrace your inner rat this Chinese New Year

This Chinese New Year celebrated the year of the rat and China’s most important holiday, according to History.com. Chinese New Year is widely revered, with...

Get off the couch!

It may be cold outside, but there is always something to do on campus or around town. Here are a few events happening this...

KRUA Album Review: ‘The Astronaut’

“The Astronaut” by Wax Fang is a concept album about a man falling into a black hole. The album progressively gets more and more...

Hitbox Review: Untitled Goose Game — Goose on the loose

Why be a human when you can be a goose? Developer: House House Initial release date: Sept. 20, 2019 Platforms: PC , Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A famous artist from Ohio...

Alaska’s beauty and wildlife remain preserved in the scenes painted by a distinguished Alaska artist, Fred Machetanz. One of Machetanz’s prints, “Golden Years,” hangs in...

Lighten up a winter weekend with the northern lights

Winter is the prime time to view the colorful dancing lights that cover the night sky all over Alaska. The bright, multicolored and fast...

Get off the couch!

Not sure what to do this weekend? Here’s a list of events both on campus and around town that are sure to get you...

UAA’s Clay Body Club aims to inspire students with annual art...

The UAA Clay Body Club’s annual Ceramic Invitational offers a free experience for anyone from art connoisseurs to the average Joe. The Hugh McPeck...