Sun Star Picks, Nov. 3 – 9

Tuesday, November 3

Volunteers for Santa’s Helpers are meeting up at the Noel Wein Library auditorium at 6 p.m. The organization, which helps give food and gifts to families during the holiday season, is hosting the meeting in the library auditorium. Volunteers are wanted for food and toy packing, as well as delivery and other duties. I recall looking over letters sent to the Santa Claus House one year and noticing a pattern of children asking for gifts of clothing and food, not for themselves, but for their family members. The fact is, many people go without during the holiday season and I find that this is a fact often forgotten in this busy time of year. If you’ve got the time for it, offering a helping hand to those who could really use it is never a wasted day. – Kyrie Long / Copy Editor

Wednesday, November 4

REI is hosting a “Surviving Winter in Fairbanks event at 6 p.m. It’s free, which is always a good reason to go to something. Probably not a bad idea if you’re new to Fairbanks, because they’ll teach you how to NOT end up frozen solid in a ditch somewhere when it’s -40 outside. Ironically though, if the roads are too snowy it might be safer to just stay warm and cosy at home and watch a movie instead. Safety first! – Molly Putman / Layout Editor

Thursday, November 5

For students who are interested in expanding on their public speaking skills, there is a Toastmasters meeting at noon in the BLM building at 1150 University Avenue.  The Tundra Talkers meet every Thursday, except when it’s 35 degrees below zero, to help each other develop their communication and leadership skills.  Although I’ve never been to a Toastmaster’s meeting, I have been told (by my loving mother, who encouraged* me to join this group when I was a freshman in college) that it looks great on a resume! 😉 – Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

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Friday, November 6

Now that Halloween weekend is out of the way, what better time than tonight to go see UAF’s production of Stop KissDirected by Carrie Baker and featuring two graduating seniors, Sierra Trinchet and Katrina Kuharich, this production follows the shocking story of two women unexpectedly falling in love; their journey, their first kiss, and the violent response of the public. We watch their lives unfold before us as past and present are constantly intertwined throughout the play. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Salisbury Theatre. Tickets are $8 in advance for students ($12 for military and seniors, $16 for everyone else). An additional $2 fee will be charged for tickets bought at the door.  If you can’t make it to this performance, there is another show on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a final matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. – Lida Zakurdaew / Distribution Manager

 

Sunday, November 8

Interested in writing news? Have a story idea that we haven’t covered? Do you like taking photos of Nanooks sporting events? Want to get paid for any and all of the above? The Sun Star’s Freelancer Meeting is at 1 p.m. in Constitution Hall room 305. Pitch a story, take an assignment, or just say hi—the donuts and coffee are on us. – Spencer Tordoff / Web Editor

Monday, November 9

Register for classes! November 9 marks that that incredible day that we all look forward to where we can ponder about our future, whether we’re going to graduate, and what torture we’re going to subject ourselves to in the next semester.

Sorry. – Zayn Roohi / Photo Editor

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