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Minimum wage increase

Minimum wage increase

Eric Bennett Sun Star Copy Editor 03/09/2015 On Feb. 24, the minimum wage in Alaska was increased from $7.75 per hour to $8.75. Ballot Measure 3 was approved on Nov. 4, 2014 with 194,654 yes votes and 86,040 no votes. It stated that the minimum wage would be increased to $8.75 on Jan. 1,  but […]

League of Extraordinary Fandoms hosts book day

League of Extraordinary Fandoms hosts book day

By Zayn Roohi Photo Editor 03/10/2015 Saturday’s meeting of The League of Extraordinary Fandoms had three things: tea, books and board games. The League of Extraordinary Fandoms was founded by Lindsey Klueber in late February 2013, and it aims to be a place where all fandoms, a group enthusiastic fans who incorporate aspects of culture […]

Berry papers collection emerge from archives

Berry papers collection emerge from archives

Karen Simmons Sun Star 03/10/2015 Works of a famous Fairbanks artist are on display for the first time. Drawings and paintings by Bill Berry are hanging in the Rasmuson Library and remain on display until March 19. The long archived works resurfaced at the request of the late artist’s family. Most people know Bill Berry from […]

Woman on the Street

Woman on the Street

Addis Gonzalez/ Journalist “How do you plan to spend your spring break?” “Working here as a DA (Desk Assistant) making a lot of money because I can work 40 hours. Normally I can work 20.” – Averi Cokeley, sophomore Japanese studies student “Working and probably trying to get ahead as far as school work goes. I am […]

University hits historic milestone

University hits historic milestone

By Chancellor Brian Rogers For Alaska and its university, this week marks a milestone born out of grit and determination. One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act reserving land for the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, but it wasn’t without opposition. The week of the actual signing, Alaska’s territorial legislature […]

Agriculture conference to educate interior

Agriculture conference to educate interior

By Eric Bennett Copy Editor 03/03/2015 Starting on March 3, the Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, consisting of workshops and seminars about increasing the sustainability of agriculture in Alaska, will be held at the Westmark Hotel. The sessions taking place over the three-day conference will cover topics such as meat and fiber production, marketing, starting a […]

Some coaching changes influenced by NCAA violations, athlete input

Some coaching changes influenced by NCAA violations, athlete input

 by Aaron Walling Sun Star 02/24/2015 The winds of change are sweeping UAF athletics with two huge announcements made last week. There was the firing of volleyball coach Mallory Larranaga after two seasons, and the continued leave of absence for two-sport coach Scott Jerome who coaches both cross country and the ski teams. His contract expires June 30. Larranaga […]

Police battle ice storm

Police battle ice storm

by Heather Penn Sun Star 03/03/2015 UAF officers had their hands and cars full during Monday’s ice storm. Numerous calls came into the station of stranded cars and people. The ice had been wreaking havoc all over campus and surrounding areas. Officers gave aid to those who called in as timely a matter as the […]

Co-ed housing slated for Fall 2015

Co-ed housing slated for Fall 2015

by Anessia Hubler Sun Star  03/03/2015 UAF plans to select a floor of Bartlett Hall where people of all genders may share rooms in Fall 2015. The bathrooms on this floor will also be gender neutral, meaning people who identify with any gender can use them. UAF will be the first college in Alaska to do […]

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