Lifestyle

Coming to Alaska, then and now

The 49th State keeps attracting newcomers Alaska is unlike the rest of the country. Alaska beats all of the other states in size with a land mass stretching over 650,000 square miles. Although it has a vast landscape, the state is among the smallest five in terms of population. Alaska, and its biggest city, have […]

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Lifestyle

Alaskans swipe right on love

More and more of us use online dating sites and dating apps like Tinder to connect. Looking for love in Alaska? There’s an app for that! Alaska may be an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts, but the dating pool remains shallow. It’s never been easy to find love in the far north. Through online dating sites […]

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Changing momentum

“TRIO programs do whatever it takes to get students a higher education.” Diana Reyes’ parents never went to college. Her mom finished high school, but her father never got the chance: civil war in her parents’ home country of El Salvador put a stop to that. Their story is not uncommon for first generation Americans. […]

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Art & Culture

TapRoot: A venue with a vision

”To be the coolest music venue in the state.” That’s the goal of TapRoot owner Martin Severin toward his recently acquired establishment. Arguably, TapRoot was the coolest spot before Severin bought it in 2015. The venue has managed to remain one of Anchorage’s most recognized landmarks for music and events. If you are following the […]

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Hidden talents of Alaska

“We want to become drug dealers of this world, and we want inspiration to be our drug” What do you like about coffee shops? The cozy atmosphere, the smell and taste of the first sip of a coffee, the sound of falling coffee beans, or the flavor of baked buns that a barista just took […]

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Dear Alaska: A Letter from the Staff

Dear Alaska, Our state is going through many changes, and so is the University of Alaska Anchorage. We are facing concerns such as budget cutbacks, climate change, marijuana legalization, fleeing refugees, gun violence, equality for all people, an unusual race for the U.S. presidency — the list continues. However complicated the world is, all of […]

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Lifestyle

Building Tiny

The trend happening across the country has made its way into Alaskans’ backyards.  From college students to senior citizens, more people are seeking out tiny homes. For many, the financial stability due to lower utilities and big environmental impacts, like shrinking carbon emissions by 36 percent move people into going small. Tiny homes are not […]

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Art & Culture

Capturing the boys of summer

Leading off He can still recount the conversation nearly two decades later. As he sat in the bleachers of Anchorage’s Mulcahy Stadium one summer with his father, Robert Barr complained about the absence of any major media coverage for the Alaska Baseball League. After all, this was an amateur league that saw the likes of […]

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