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  • April McKee photo of Northern Lights

    Picture perfect nights

    By in Alaska, Arts, News on

    Motivations for relocating to Alaska moving are to as diverse as the people, born elsewhere, who’ve found their way here. Some are here because the military ordered them to assume duty here, or they’re accompanying spouses pursuuing military career, my own story. Some came North to study at one of University of Alaska’s  campuses. Others are here for job opportunities.

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  • ‘Whereas’ Senate kills off ‘freshman’

    By in Campus, News on

    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…

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  • ‘Guarded’ women: Defense as Art

    By in Arts, Campus, Dark Winter nights, News on

    “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.”

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  • Eagle Summit: Mushing reflections with a side of overflow

    By in Dog Races, News, Outdoors on

    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…

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  • Smokejumpers: Badass Firefighting

    By in Adventure, Alaska, News on

    “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.”

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