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49 Voices: Nile Morris of Anchorage

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   This week we’re hearing from Nile Morris of Anchorage. Morris is a UAA student and is involved in Black Student Union, Planned Parenthood and the Title IX board. MORRIS: I was a residential adviser at an assisted living facility for people with mental illnesses. I was searching for tools that would empower both myself and the residents. I had read somewhere that yoga was really good, […]

49 Voices: Joey Shugarts of Anchorage

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   This week we’re hearing from Joey Shugarts in Anchorage. Shugarts moved to Anchorage three years ago from Michigan. SHUGARTS: Moving to Alaska has been a dream since a kid, and I know it may sound funny but when I saw Balto as a kid, it kind of piqued my interest and the Northern Lights and everything. And then I really love to hunt and fish and […]

Tracy Kennedy-Jodwalis on being a counselor at America’s most culturally diverse high school

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This story was originally written for Crude Magazine.   Tracy Kennedy-Jodwalis’ office is a mix of comfort and clutter. Graduation announcements of past students cover the border of her window and tassels of East graduation caps line her wall like an art piece. Tracy’s desire to help others stems from a job in retail so many years ago. When the Jay Jacobs in the Fifth Avenue mall opened, she was a manager working on her […]

49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.    This week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School. STANGE: I was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and I was adopted by a family that brought me to Alaska. I grew up in Juneau and then came to Spenard in 1975 when I was nine and went to Woodland Park Elementary, which is a close school […]

Faces of Spenard: Michelle Wilber

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This story was originally written for The Spenardian.   Michelle Wilber has been a member of the Spenard community since 2008. “I really found that the downtown/midtown/Spenard area was sort of the center of the universe for me,” Wilber said. Wilber grew up in Anchorage and left for college, but moved back to the state after getting her degree in physics from Caltech Institute of Technology in Pasadena. She is currently a masters student at […]