Columns

Calendar March 10-17

By Chase VanFlein-Hage Sun Star Reporter 03/10/2015 Tuesday 10 1:10pm-1:50 p.m. Leadership Lunch: Dave Klein, Legend. Seventy-one-year-old biologist and professor emeritus who directed 66 student theses will speak at the Alumni Lounge, 201 Constitutional Hall Food will catered by CTC Culinary Club Read more at: http://uafcornerstone.net/dave-klein-53/ 7 p.m. Leadership Workshop: Building an Inclusive Community Mae Marsh from the […]

Looking Inward: Why last week was my week

Looking Inward: Why last week was my week

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist 03/03/2015 The last time snow graced the skies and blanketed the streets of Fairbanks, I cried. The serenity of the softly-falling snowflakes unsettled my freshly acquired status of a single woman in Alaska. Such moments were meant to be shared and admired with a partner. Instead, I sat alone […]

Looking Inward: An Ode to Girlfriends Everywhere

Looking Inward: An Ode to Girlfriends Everywhere

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist 02/24/2015 Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and thank goodness for that. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, I was quickly overwhelmed by commercials luring men into purchasing products or setting reservations for the perfect compliment to their apparently expectant girlfriends. I consider myself lucky that the […]

Looking Inward: What Music Can Do

Looking Inward: What Music Can Do

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist 02/10/2015 Music can inspire, it can empower, it can start revolutions and riots, but it can also bring you down. If you happened upon my last piece in the Sun Star, you would know that I’m recovering from the end of a two- year relationship, leaving me highly susceptible […]

Looking Inward: The Bright Side of Life

Looking Inward: The Bright Side of Life

Emily Russell Sun Star contributor The night before it happened, we sang the song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” from the Monty Python movie, “The Life of Brian.” Then the next day broke, and so did we. This was my third serious relationship, but the first one that I hoped would be […]

Looking Inward: Celebrating away from home

Looking Inward: Celebrating away from home

by Emily Russell Sun Star Columnist December 10, 2014 I moved to Alaska over two years ago, not knowing a single soul in a state that is two and a half times the size of Texas. Intimidated? Of course I was. But the pull was too strong to resist. I’ve been lucky enough to slowly […]

The Choice to Live Despite the Darkness Pt. 2

by Katrina Howe Part 2 Katrina Howe is a 28-year-old electrical engineering student and art minor who has lost three friends to suicide and survived an attempt herself. She held an event in the Great Hall on Nov. 1, showcasing an art piece she created as a way to express her emotions from her experiences. She hopes to […]

The Choice to Live Despite the Darkness

by Katrina Howe for the Sun Star Katrina Howe is a 28 year-old electrical engineering student and art minor who has lost three friends to suicide and survived and attempt herself. The Sun Star is running an article in two parts by her about engaging in healthy discussions about suicide. On Nov. 1, I presented […]

Miss Euphoria: Halloween Special

Miss Euphoria: Halloween Special

Miss Euphoria, because Halloween seems to be about sexualizing everyday-drag, I’m trying to figure out what my costume should be. I’m an overweight woman, what are your suggestions? P.S. this costume needs to help me get laid! You should dress like a potato… a sexy potato! When you’re flirting at a party, I suggest lines […]

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