All posts tagged: The Northern Light

Plant, garden and grow: Yarducopia digs a connection in Anchorage community

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This story was originally written for The Northern Light.   Living in a housing complex or a highly condensed area of Anchorage can make it difficult to garden without the extra yard space. Yarducopia is a project of Alaska Community Action on Toxics that connects individuals who aspire to garden but have no place to do so with those who have the yard space. This is Yarducopia’s fifth season facilitating the program. Michelle Wilber is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Keep your soul and spirit alive’: Charles Bradley’s Q&A with The Northern Light

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This story was originally published for The Northern Light.    Charles Bradley started his career in music as a James Brown impersonator by the name of Black Velvet. Bradley was discovered by Gabriel Roth of Daptone Records while working as Black Velvet. Bradley spoke with TNL before his upcoming performance on Feb. 20 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.   Are you excited to visit Alaska? Bradley: “Yes, Alaska is one of my favorite places. I […]