Support local restaurants

By Andrea Zettler Without a doubt restaurants in Anchorage are suffering during this COVID-19 pandemic. All dine-in services are banned in the city, but many restaurants have decided to remain open and are providing pick-up and delivery options. Here is a list of some amazing local restaurants Anchorage residents can order from during these difficult…

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Preparation Quake: The Facts

By Taylor Olson EARTHQUAKE earth·​quake  Noun | \ ˈərth-ˌkwāk \ Definition of earthquake    1: a shaking or trembling of the earth that is volcanic or tectonic in origin For Alaskans, experiencing the occasional rumble and shake of an earthquake is no different than glancing outside and realizing that it’s begun to rain. As the most…

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Preparation Quake: What to Do

By Taylor Olson Earthquake Safety: What to Do First and foremost—what should you do in the event of an earthquake? The short answer, according to the Earthquake Country Alliance: Drop, Cover and Hold On! Drop where you are, onto your hands and knees. Cover your head and neck with one arm. Crawl underneath a sturdy…

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A letter to readers

Dear Reader, Thank you for picking up this year’s copy of True North. We are an Alaska magazine produced by students at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Over several long months we’ve researched stories, gathered photos and painstakingly labored over the layout. I must admit while it can be frustrating at times it was an…

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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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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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