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  • By Zack Sherman on September 14, 2016
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  • ‘Whereas’ Senate kills off ‘freshman’

    By Zack Sherman on May 10, 2016
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    Student perspectives varied on the decision. “While I appreciate the sentiment as good, I don’t feel that freshman is a sexist term in modern usage,” Andrea Knowles, a first year student at UAF studying emergency medicine, said. “I would want to know how much work and money it would take to make these changes, and where else that money could be used.” “Any move towards inclusivity is a good thing,” Stephen Greenlaw, a UAF senior studying fisheries, said. “While it is a low hanging fruit, it is a start.”
  • ‘Guarded’ women: Defense as Art

    By Kyrie Long on May 9, 2016
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    “I think it’s really eye opening to the community,” one UAF student said of the show. “Just to see like, common objects and how people think of them as good weapons to use.”
  • Eagle Summit: Mushing reflections with a side of overflow

    By Amanda Byrd on May 4, 2016
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    Eagle summit is notorious for high winds, blowing snow, and unnervingly whiteout conditions. This day, it was hard to imagine this place more beautiful. Blue sky and dead calm made the notorious mountain seem like a great place to pitch a tent. We kept walking for about a mile until we saw the trail down below, marked by sturdy tripods, permanent markers placed on the top of the summit to give the mushers and their dogs a clear trail to follow. The 5-foot tall, angular, tripods stand out in the smooth, glowing white snow. The trail below crossed through a broad slot in the mountain ridge's. As we began our descent, a team trotted briskly over the 800-foot wide summit, which was still in the far mountain’s shadow.
  • Smokejumpers: Badass Firefighting

    By Sarah Dubowski on May 3, 2016
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    “Depending on the fire behavior we can be working up to 36 hours straight,” Donley explained. “Then switch over to working 16-hour days, we will go three days before needing to be re-supplied with food and water.”
  • Feeling passion’s pull: Taylor Vidic eyes detour

    By Dillon Gillespie on May 3, 2016
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    “I feel like I’m teetering on the edge,” said Vidic, who has doubts about making it as a musician, yet feels that life pulling her back.

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