To Our Readers

This year’s edition of True North is built on the talent of an eclectic collection of writers, journalists, and multimedia know-it-alls. We are students, yes, but we are defined more so by our craft than our tuition bills. We take pride in our work and strive for the highest level of professionally construed content one…

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49th in Fashion

Once voted the worst dressed state in the nation by Travel + Leisure, Alaska does a great job of living up to that title as comfortable clothing and outdoorsy accessories dominate everyone’s closets. The pops of color, bright labels, stylish boots and excited attitudes of Jordan Keosodsay, Daija Sypakanphay and Jovelle Emperador looked out of…

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Talkeetna’s Treasures

A sleepy town with a population of 876, Talkeetna is famous as a pre-base camp of sorts for Denali climbing expeditions. Summer months are the busiest here; long lines of buses arrive with cruise ship passengers eager to explore the old buildings and rich wilderness that surrounds Talkeetna. Professional and amateur climbers meander the streets,…

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A Portrait of Alaska Coffee

Dawn is breaking over Anchorage. Joined by my family’s yellow lab, Lilly, we drive down Jewel Lake Road toward Dimond Boulevard at 7 a.m. The sun isn’t quite over the mountains yet, but the line outside Java the Hut is already four cars deep at both windows. The unmistakable lime green hut is one of…

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Wool Socks and the People Who Wear Them

Anchorage is a city populated with different people, and each of them has a different story to tell. Mikey Huff, a 23-year-old photographer based in Anchorage, has his own story. But he seeks to tell the stories of others — people whose stories don’t often get told. Meeting and talking with Anchorage’s homeless population, taking their…

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A Welcoming Anchorage

Fostering community with tradition Every month at the Z.J. Loussac Library, the community gathers to celebrate and learn about one of the many cultures in Anchorage. Started by the Mayor’s Office, Tradition Tuesday is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the history and customs of the different cultural groups who call Anchorage…

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Spring Into Hut Season

As the sun starts to come up for longer hours and melt away the snow from the mountains, many outdoor enthusiasts, becoming antsy after a long winter, are finding their way into the highlands. Hatcher Pass is about 50 miles away from Anchorage and provides an easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the…

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