College Survival Guide

Jolene, here for summer, here forever

Jolene, here for summer, here forever

Jason Hersey/Sun Star Columnist May 6, 2014 Over the years, I have always been baffled by how many students at UAF spend the cold, dark winter trudging through school, and the snow, and as soon as May hits and finals are over, leave the state. Fairbanks has always been a place where people come from […]

College Survival Guide: Spring Fever

College Survival Guide: Spring Fever

Jason Hersey/Sun Star Columnist Nowhere in this country do the profound seasonal mood swings, from summer, fall, winter and spring, manifest themselves so flamboyantly as they do in Alaska—and, especially so, the farther north you get. In Fairbanks, everyone is already talking about it, and if you are not, beware. Most of us have seen […]

The blah, blah winter blahs

The blah, blah winter blahs

Jason Hersey/Sun Star Columnist It’s called the winter ‘blahs,’ and they hit hard in February. You know, that post Valentines, no sentimental holiday to look forward to, I haven’t seen the sun and it’s still fricking cold…February blahs. It is a phenomenon that spreads itself like a rumor by the lips of old-timers, house-husbands, UAF […]

Alaska to New York in the winter…on a motorcycle?

Alaska to New York in the winter…on a motorcycle?

Jason Hersey/Sun Star Columnist Feb. 4, 2014 For the third time since September 2012, Fernando García of Spain, known as El Búfalo, passed through Fairbanks on the same beat up Kawasaki motorcycle with another crazy travel scheme—this time: Alaska to New York in the middle of winter. This winter break was cold, dark and it […]