Editorial

Cuts to Education

Cuts to Education

By: Zayn Roohi Photo Editor 04/28/2015 I remember the moment I graduated high school. Just like every other student, I was excited to move on with my life and see what happens. Even more than that, I was excited to be out of a place where the quality of my education was based on money, […]

Formatting news like mindless media causes mindless consumption

Formatting news like mindless media causes mindless consumption

By Danny Fisher Layout Editor 03/10/2015     Maybe Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post isn’t dumb enough to believe that Alaska Representative Don Young actually wants to use wolves to reduce the homeless population in cities, as she extrapolated from his comments during a House Natural Resources Committee meeting on Thursday for her March […]

When’s the last time you made a good mistake?

When’s the last time you made a good mistake?

Sam Allen Editor-in-Chief   To paraphrase former Anchorage Daily News Editor, Howard Weaver, a good mistake is not showing up drunk and misspelling the names of everyone in your story. Rather, it’s something worth trying that teaches you a lesson you couldn’t have learned otherwise, leaving you equipped to do better in the future. Since […]

Case of the missing cameras gone cold

Case of the missing cameras gone cold

By Zayn Roohi Sun Star Photo Editor After a process that seemed almost like a scene out of Mission Impossible, the mysterious safe was finally opened, revealing almost nothing. UAF journalism student Jeff Bushke responded to the Sun Star’s call for a safecracker early last week. He took the safe to local Fairbanks company Action […]

Stuck in the middle with nothing: how middle-income students fall through the cracks in the scramble for financial aid

Stuck in the middle with nothing: how middle-income students fall through the cracks in the scramble for financial aid

By Danny Fisher Sun Star Layout Editor Students who come from middle-class families that cannot afford to contribute to a child’s education are often left out in the cold when it comes to financial aid availability. The cost of college attendance continues to rise in the United States.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the […]

The case of the lost cameras

The case of the lost cameras

By Zayn Roohi Photo Editor As a photographer who has worked three different jobs in media, I can say that while hard, being the Sun Star Photo Editor is also an extremely fun job. I’ve been paid to go to concerts, attend hockey games and play with cameras. The best part about working at any […]

The opposite of empty

The opposite of empty

Lakeidra Chavis/ Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2014   This issue marks the 26th issue of the Sun Star for the 2013-2014 school year. It also signals the end of my career at this newspaper. I’m excited to know what a Sunday without work feels like for the first time in two years. I began working at […]

There are no words

There are no words

Lakeidra Chavis and Julie Herrmann April 29, 2014   There are moments in our lives, in which words are not enough to fill the empty spaces that have been left behind. On April 26, a UAF student named Jason Bourne shot himself behind the Culter Apartment Complex near the ski trails. Bourne has the same […]

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