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Fourth annual debate aims to spark public discussion

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press. A hot-button topic throughout the 2016 election and one that continues to bring out strong opinions in Facebook arguments and family dinners is immigration policy in the United States. On Nov. 13, the Seawolf Debate Program and Alaska Dispatch News are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Arguing Alaska Debate Series. Picking a topic that sparks public debate and has experts readily available is the job of Steve […]

RED ZONE: Faculty, students react to mandatory training

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light. The University of Alaska has entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. In February of this year, President Jim Johnsen received a letter from the OCR advising the university of the resolution of the compliance review system. This agreement results from OCR’s review of the university’s handling of sexual assault and sexual harassment incidents. According to UAA’s November […]

From octagon to hexagon: AFC embraces new ring, venue at Alaska Airlines Center

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   Oct. 18 was Alaska Fighting Championship’s 134th match, but the second one held at the Alaska Airlines Center. Fighters like Isaiah “Midnight Shadowz” Edwards and Rob “Calm Bomb” Rovera took to the ring to put their gloves to good use. Sarah Lorimer, president of AFC, said the move wasn’t easy. A lot of memories and fights have happened in the Sullivan’s cage. The Sullivan has […]

New route system aims to increase efficiency, ridership

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This story was originally written for the Anchorage Press.    People Mover is debuting its new route system come Oct. 23, which will have more consistent stops on major roads and fewer in neighborhood areas. The change hopes to deliver riders more efficiently to their destinations. Anchorage resident George Hyde’s main source of transportation is the bus, which he has been riding for the last six years. He typically takes Route 75 to go to […]

Campus security coverage questioned after series of hit-and-runs

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   With the lack of security cameras around UAA’s campus, many hit-and-runs, vandalizations and burglaries have gone un-surveillanced and undocumented. The lack of security gives the opportunity for theft and destruction of property, leaving students with no alternative but to accept the fate of a fender-bender or other damage. Johanna Richter, an economics major at UAA, was studying late on campus when her car was hit. When […]

UAA places at World Universities Debating Championship

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   The University of Alaska Anchorage was substantially represented at the World Universities Debating Championship by Johanna Richter and Jonathon Taylor. Johanna Richter, economics major and Jonathon Taylor, USUAA president and political science major placed 33rd as a team at the tournament over winter break in Thessaloniki, Greece. There were 400 teams at the event. Richter and Taylor were recently crowned as tournament champions at the […]

The Black Angus: A work in progress

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   Anchorage police say community policing has made a once notorious hotel in Fairview a less severe threat. The Black Angus Inn sits on the corner of Gambell and 15th Avenue. The inn was established in 1960. Guests can rent it by the week, paying approximately $305.76. The location has historically been a magnet for police calls. At its peak over the last five years, officers visited more […]

RED ZONE: The push for a gender-neutral environment

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.    Gender-neutral bathrooms are becoming more normalized in American culture. An elementary school in San Francisco introduced gender-neutral bathrooms to its students. The University of Missouri recently implemented gender-neutral restrooms and housing. Several months ago, Boston City Hall initiated their unisex bathrooms for the public. The question is, is gender-neutral going to impact UAA? Sarah Hyland, a transgender student and electrical engineering major, started her transition in […]

‘Love is more powerful than hate’

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., original Freedom Rider and Civil Rights activist spoke Thursday night at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Friday, he shared experiences at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Appreciation Luncheon in the Student Union. “Color is beautiful, it’s like this audience I’m looking at. Beautiful color, okay?” Rev. Lafayette was selected by Martin Luther King Jr. to be national coordinator of the Poor […]