JPC students produce capstone projects

Students in the Department of Journalism and Public Communications produce capstone projects that demonstrate their skills and ethics in journalism and mass communications. Here are a few of them. A story about a mom and her transgender daughter, produced by students Jason Herr and Krizelle Solidum. What it means to “stay local” by Jennifer Lincoln.…

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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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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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The ‘zine Scene

With a lack of publications, journalists take reporting into their own hands During a time when media is changing to cover the underreported or not reported at all, a new form of journalism is emerging. From the dozens of staff laid off at the state’s largest newspaper to Anchorage’s alt-weekly written solely by contributors, Alaska…

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