Op-Ed

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 […]

Looking Inward: Clogs and Carhartts at the DMV

Looking Inward: Clogs and Carhartts at the DMV

Emily Russell/ Sun Star Columnist Feb. 25, 2014 Not until you spend your lunch hour, or make that three hours, at the Fairbanks Department of Motor Vehicles can you truly appreciate the chaos and diversity of the city that we call home. As you may be able to guess, I recently did just that. I’ve been […]

The use of drones to survey moose populations

The use of drones to survey moose populations

Sen. Click Bishop Feb. 11, 2014 The University of Alaska Fairbanks, which has an interesting drone development program, has recently been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration as one of six test sites established around the country to help integrate “drones” into U.S. airspace.  The expansion, utilization and more importantly, the non-military use of drones […]

What dads can learn from a breastfeeding class

What dads can learn from a breastfeeding class

Kevin Phillips/Sun Star Contributor Dec. 10, 2013 Breastfeeding class. Sounds like a class only for expecting mothers right? You’re a guy. You understand why you should attend a car seat installation class, a Lamaze class and a parenting class to help you be a successful first-time parent. But a breastfeeding class? C’mon what could a […]

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