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Cocktail for the broken heart

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Time to draw a line between fan and fanatic

Long lasting marriages of UAA

time apart before, so this By Alden Lee latest separation isn’t an Assistant Features Editor entirely new experience. For Love, in all of its a while during his graduate unbridled passion, schooling, Thorn lived in bonding and loveyNevada while Stephanie dovey mushiness, is a lived in California. And commitment. Several of for a nine-month period, UAA’s faculty can attest to his wife studied in Senegal, how deep a commitment it West Africa on a Rotary truly is. Fellowship while he stayed “Our marriage is a in the States. challenge,” said Andre “We felt like if we could Thorn, Director of the get through that early in UAA Multicultural Center. our relationship, you know, “It’s a daily challenge that with 17 years of marriage we both strive to make we can probably get work.” through this at this point in Thorn’s situation is our lives,” said Thorn. different than most: He On the opposite end and his wife of 17 years of the spectrum, close in live in separate states. Five physical terms as well as months ago, the couple emotional, are psychology made the difficult decision professors John Petraitis Lampman and John Petratius on vacation in Freiburg, for Thorn to move up to Claudia and Claudia Lampman. Germany for 25th marriage anniversary. Photo provided by Alaska and assume his Claudia and John. Celebrating their 25th director position, while marriage anniversary just his wife Stephanie remained in friends, which “then evolved into last June, the husband and wife Columbia, Mo. to complete her something a little more serious.” have offices right next to each Bar tests. She will be there for the In 1995, they were married. other and oftentimes teach the next six months. Thorn is originally from Las same classes. A well-built, smartly dressed Vegas, so the long-distance couple The two attended the and soft-spoken man, Thorn says will meet there or in other neutral same graduate school, Loyola the transition has been an ongoing spots such as Seattle. When University in Chicago, Ill., with coping process. they’re apart, technology is their identical degrees, and dated for “We’re still working through relief: phone calls, text, Skype only a month before deciding to it. It can be difficult, but we make and FaceTime help their ache for get married. They waited from the best of our situation. We make interaction. December to June before having sure we meet up at least every “Thank goodness we have the actual ceremony. other month, but still the distance unlimited minutes on our phones,” “It’s not really the greatest is tough. I did marry my best Thorn said. “We don’t have to career move to marry your friend.” worry about racking up long competition,” said Lampman. The two met each other at distance charges for that. And we “But we decided to go through a conference for New College try to tuck each other in every with it.” Admissions Counselors in Santa night over Skype.” Fortunately for the both of See MARRIAGE Page 4 Cruz, Calif. They became quick Luckily the couple has spent

The cost of a condom

SHCC, Res-Life & Bear Necessities all provide condoms for student use

By Teresa Kennedy Assistant News Editor

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, Student Health & Counseling Center dedicated the 7th through the 14th to being Health Sexuality Week, including the spreading of one particular supply: condoms. In the span of one year, SHCC will give out approximately 7,000 condoms at no cost to students, according to SHCC Director Bette Finn. As a part of their effort to promote safe sex, the center provides a basket with condoms that students may take with no questions asked that is if you are considerate in your taking. Last semester, SHCC had a young man entering the office and grabbing large handfuls of condoms and leaving. The individual did this several times. “We simply moved the basket

closer to the front desk and next time he came through my staff was instructed to ask this individual if he would like to make an appointment,” Finn explained. The young man declined and left, abandoning his weekly gig. “I can only assume he realized we were playing closer attention than he realized,” Finn said. “We moved our free condom supply because really it’s supposed to be a community minded available service by allowing people free access to condoms.” Included in the Health Sexuality Week was “Know Your Status Day,” advertising

the center’s services for students to receive free testing for some sexually transmitted infections, such as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis and HIV. Within the last 12 months, the SHCC received 220 requests for examinations specifically for STIs. Of those 220, 100 were female students and the remaining 120 were male. “I was surprised at the large number of female STD requests because most of them we see through GYN exams or annual exams,” said Finn. Alaska has a very low rate of STIs compared to other states. In 2008, Alaska ranked in the bottom quarter of AIDS and Syphilis cases and the bottom half of gonorrheal infections in 2008, according to STD Testing

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Highlights from UAA and Seawolf Ski Meets

Hey Beautiful. I’m a sticker. Put me here. Seawolves defend top spot against Vikings

Photo By Spencer Mitchell/TNL

UAA junior guard Sasha King defends against a Western Washington Viking on Feb. 9 in the Seawolves 72-50 win over their GNAC foe. King had 12 points, eight assists and three steals to help the ‘Wolves to their second win over the Vikings season.

By Ashley Smith Assistant Sports Editor

The Seawolf Women’s Basketball team extended its lead in Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings over the Western Washington Vikings with their 72-50 win over WWU on Feb. 9 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. This win kept the Vikings from trying to unseat the Seawolves from their No. 1 spot in the GNAC within the next couple of games and all but locked up the regular season GNAC title for the Seawolves. “Defense is the most important part of the game,” said freshman guard Gritt Ryder. “We let off on some important areas today and that’s not good enough, even though we won by a lot.” UAA came out to play in the first half with defensive intensity and quickly jumped out to a 17-2 lead with a few steal-to-points conversions. The game soon turned into run-and-gun plays and the second half looked more like a “playing not to lose” style according to UAA Head Coach Tim Moser. The Seawolves prepared for a tough psychological battle before this game and knew that, with their top spot on the line, the Vikings would be bringing their

all. “That’s what we talked about before this game, we knew that people were coming in and bringing their emotions,” Moser said. “If we just match it early with tenacity, with our effort and work load, that’ll go away and that emotion will turn sour on them pretty quickly.” The battle was evident on the court with both teams playing controlled but aggressive defense. “You just got to stay focused, you got to take their aggression and their emotion and make it play against them,” said junior guard Sasha King. “They came out and got on center court before the game started and you know that’s just added fuel.” The Seawolves succeeded in keeping their heads in the game and kept their 20+ winning point average up as well. Even so, the whole team has been working on putting in their full 40 minutes of defense in preparation for the GNAC and West Region postseasons coming up in March. “We’re a good team but we always know we have stuff to work on. Like Coach said, we haven’t put a full game together on defense,” King said, who came out of the game with eight assists, three steals and a block. “We’re confident if we do the little




News| February 14, 2012

NEWS briefs

Bill would require ultrasound before abortion (AK) - Women would be required to undergo an ultrasound before receiving an abortion under legislation proposed in the Alaska Senate last Wednesday. Under the bill, the woman, or the parent or guardian whose consent is required for a minor to obtain an abortion, would be informed of the right to view the ultrasound image during the exam and hear an explanation. They can decline to see the image or hear the explanation. The primary sponsor of the bill is Senate Minority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole. Sens. Charlie Huggins, Cathy Giessel and Fred Dyson, all Republicans and minority members, and Sen. Donny Olson, a Democrat, have also signed on to the measure. Coghill said he realizes he will have a tough time getting the measure, SB191, through the Senate, but he said the discussion is worth having. To him, it’s a matter of what he calls “informed consent.” “I think if people understood a little bit more about what’s going on in the womb, they might reconsider (an abortion),” he said. “The choice is the female’s, and I respect that as much as I can respect it,” he said, “but I’m also trying to bring as much respect for what a pregnancy really is.”

Los Angeles school reopens amid sex abuse scandal (CA) - A hubbub of controversy surrounded the reopening of an elementary school on Thursday where the arrest of two former teachers on lewdness charges led to the entire staff being replaced. Outside Miramonte Elementary School, about a hundred parents and children protested with signs saying “Give us our teachers back” and chanting “no new teachers” as TV cameras rolled. The teachers union announced it would file grievances on behalf of some 85 reassigned teachers against Los Angeles Unified School District. Parents also attended a meeting with the new principal, but many emerged dissatisfied, saying the district went overboard in removing all teachers. The school had been closed for two days while the entire 120-member staff was replaced in an unprecedented move by the district. Superintendent John Deasy is seeking to clear the school from a cloud of distrust and suspicion stemming from last week’s arrest of former third-grade teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who is accused of feeding 23 children his semen during bizarre “tasting games” in his classroom from 2005 to 2010. A second teacher, Martin Springer, was arrested four days later after two girls said he had fondled them in class in 2009. Deasy said replacing the staff, from janitors to principal, was necessary to restore trust among parents.

Wash. moves step closer to legalizing gay marriage (WA) - The last time same-sex marriage was debated in the state Capitol, the Legislature’s sole gay lawmaker watched as his colleagues passed the state’s version of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1998 banning gay marriage. Fourteen years after that “lonely moment,” Sen. Ed Murray stood in the wings as lawmakers approved his bill allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. “I didn’t think I would be in office to see marriage equality passed,” Murray, D-Seattle, said Wednesday night. “It was incredibly moving to watch a new generation of gay and lesbian lawmakers in the House standing up and carrying the torch.” The Washington House passed the bill on a 55-43 vote Wednesday morning. Wednesday’s vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is expected to sign it into law next week. She issued a statement saying it was “a major step toward completing a long and important journey to end discrimination based on sexual orientation.” The passage came a day after a federal appeals court declared California’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, ruling it was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian couples.

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By Audri Pleas Contributor

On the west side of campus, in the Professional Studies Building, KRUA 88.1FM “The Edge” is hidden away in a corner. Anyone visiting typically enters through a robust green door and goes up about fourteen steps. At the top of the stairs, they are immediately greeted by a blue wall with gold stars and signatures scattered on it. Adorning the wall are a mixture of names beckoning for attention and others that are KRUA studio wall. steeped in folk and lore. The blue wall represents the countless KRUA Volunteers, students and community members who have contributed to KRUA’s success as a noncommercial radio station over the last two decades. KRUA turns 20 on Tuesday February 14 leaving behind the trials and tribulations of childhood bliss and the experimental teenage years. KRUA did not initially start out as a FM station but as a carrier current station in 1987 underneath the call letters of KMPS operating through broadcast radio. KRUA on the frequency of 590 AM. Fast- utilizes the talents of our forward five years later in 1992 on volunteers to air exclusive original Valentine’s Day KRUA debuted as content as well as syndicated a FM station transmitting R.E.M’s programming from across the “It’s the End of the World as We United States. Know It” shortly after 5 p.m. KRUA enlists the help of Over the years, KRUA has various personalities to select the been the stomping grounds for best alternative, obscure electronic imaginative and artistic students and underground hip-hop that you as well as community members never have the option to hear on wanting to learn about and the commercial stations. participate in broadcast radio. As KRUA Production Manager Volunteers have been responsible Joshua Spring puts it, “As it stand for original content such as “Let’s KRUA ranks among the highly See Other People”, “Locals Only,” underutilized resources available and “We Are Friends.” to students at UAA. It provides KRUA alumni are inclusive clubs and individuals opportunity of Shana Sheehy who is the to express themselves and their founder of the Alaska Teen Media goals to hundreds of potential Institute, Dr. G.W. Kimura, the listeners. These resources are President and C.E.O of Alaska surprisingly easy for students Humanities Forum and Zac Clark, and staff to access. For example Concert Board Coordinator at the public service announcements for University of Alaska Anchorage. community and campus events KRUA’s original veteran disc can be requested through the jockey Ras Jah Real has been on, entire clubs the airwaves since 1992! can reserve an on air slot to talk The essence of college radio is about their interests. Inspiring students are the creative entities disc jockeys, audio production that garner the ability to influence designers, comedians, and the direction of the station. As a generally creative individuals can fully student staffed organization, go through the volunteer training KRUA’s primary objective is to program to create a mark on their provide entertainment for the resume that can last the rest of UAA campus and the community your life.”

Anchorage, an organization dedicated to awareness and prevention of sexual diseases in Anchorage. Alaska did however rank 2nd in the nation for the number of Chlamydia cases. Despite the number of students concerned with STIs, condoms remain one of the most successful barriers against the infections and contraception methods. “As a contraceptive, they’re 99.99% effective if used appropriately,” Finn stated. Yet she is speaking only of theoretical effectiveness. To accurately gauge the effectiveness of condoms, one has to take “user error” into consideration. Using “user effectiveness,” condoms are only 93-94%

effective, according to Finn. Resident Life also provides students with free condoms at times during the semester. The Bear Necessities convenience store in Gorsuch Commons sells condoms. A representative of UAA Dining stated that Bear Necessities sells about two packs a week, each containing three condoms and selling for around three dollars. SHCC will hold a Safe Sex Valentine project on February 14th in continuation of their Health Sexuality Week. The event will be in the Student Union from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Gorsuch Commons from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Chat with Dan Savage By TNL Staff On Feb 9, TNL and KRUA had the chance to chat with Dan Savage about journalism, politics, and Savage Love. Here are some excepts:

Dan on The Press dropping his column. “I’m not gonna pour napalm on them, or go nuclear, because I don’t want to position what could be a healthy relationship again. I run a paper we’ve picked up columns, we’ve picked up crosswords puzzles, we’ve picked up writers and dropped them for a variety of reasons. A paper has the right to do that. I’m not too infantile about it.

On the Republican Presidential candidates: It’s clown car, it’s just been such a shit show. You never want it to stop running. Santorum is a toxic theocrat, an American Taliban Romney is a lying shapeshifter. Gingrich is a certifiable lunatic Ron Paul is a certified lunatic

On coining the word “Santorum” “I think people respect people who fight for their rights, and fight for their position aggressively. Bob Dole famously said that a liberal is someone who won’t take his own side in an argument. Republicans are vicious, and they throw roundhouse punches, and they pull no punches, and they use loaded rhetoric. And if were as liberals are just going to stand their wringing our hands saying why can’t we all get along and why can’t we all be polite, people loose respect for us because we

seem won’t take our side in the freakin argument? “So when Rick Santorum says vile and disgusting things about me, I reserve the right to say vile and disgusting things about him, and that my response to be proportional. When someone punches you in the nose you have the right to defend yourself.”

Santorum: The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Former Senator Rick Santorum

“Some folks say oh look at this terrible thing you did to Rick Santorum because he opposes gay marriage—because you have differing views. No no no no, the president opposes gay marriage. We didn’t do this to him. Hilary Clinton opposes gay marriage. We didn’t do it to her. We did it to him because of all the vile and disgusting and over the top shit he says about us. “

On One Anchorage

People who are observing the debate want to see us aggressively stick up to ourselves. What we are asking for when we demand civil rights protections is that the culture stick up for us, that the state stick up for us, that the courts stick up for us. Well if we won’t stick up for ourselves why won’t these other institutions stick up for us?


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Say What? Judge: Buy wife flowers, then take her to dinner A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges. When Judge “Jay” Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, he issued a unique ruling. Hurley ordered Bray to buy a birthday card and flowers for his wife before taking her to dinner at Red Lobster and bowling afterward. Hurley ruled the couple should begin seeing a marriage counselor immediately. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Hurley felt this was a “better resolution” since the incident was minor and Bray had no prior arrests. Bray’s wife told the judge she’s not afraid of her husband. A police report indicates Bray pushed his wife during an argument but never hit her.

Mom in central China gives birth to 15 pound baby A mother in central China has given birth to a 15.52 pound baby, possibly the largest newborn on record since the country’s founding in 1949. The state-run Tianjin Post said Tuesday that the 29-year-old mother in Henan province gave birth to the boy Saturday by cesarean section. It said delivery took just 20 minutes and both mother and the baby, named Chun Chun, are doing fine.


The paper said Chun Chun’s parents are average size and there was nothing unusual about his mother’s pregnancy or diet. The paper said it wasn’t immediately clear whether Chun Chun made China’s record books. Guinness World Records says the heaviest newborn ever recorded was born to an Ohio woman in 1879 and weighed 23.7 pounds.

Alaska man accused of trying to extort gov’t

Authorities in Alaska say a man threatened to teach “crackheads” how to make “electromagnetic distortion devices” unless the state paid him $85,000. Stanislaus Grzeskowiak, of North Pole, is charged with felony extortion and threatening harm. He was in jail Tuesday on $2,500 bail. Sgt. Jess Carson says the 36-yearold called state troopers Friday and said he knew how to use discarded televisions to make devices that could block police radios, computer communication and cellphones. He also threatened to cut the communications of oil companies, credit card companies, and the University of Alaska if he didn’t get the money. Authorities say Grzeskowiak blames the state and companies for his financial situation, lack of education and marital problems. Grzeskowiak is represented by the public defender’s office. Officials there didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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them, two listings for the exact same job opened up at UAA—so in 1992 they made the move to Alaska. This similarity has its perks: holding the same positions and often teaching the same class, the couple routinely share PowerPoint slides, compare notes, cover for each other’s lectures and bounce ideas off each other. “It’s like having your own livein consultant,” said Lampman, “and it’s made our jobs much, much easier.”

Top: Mike and Becky Driscoll. Photo provided by the Driscolls. Bottom: Andre Thorn in PSB. Photo by Pat Brooker/TNL.

“At the start of our UAA employment, we didn’t collaborate that much,” Petraitis added. “Then one day we realized how stupid that was.” Petraitis is admittedly the better writer of the two, committing much of his time to crafting sentences and editing his work, while Lampman is the more productive, able to churn through her papers at a more rapid rate. The two met in graduate school. Petraitis was visiting a Social Psych class he was interested in, and Lampman happened to be sitting in on the class. Petraitis noticed a woman under the window at the far end of the classroom. “I said to my friend, ‘Woo wee, who is that girl?’ Apparently she didn’t notice me, but I definitely noticed her,” Petraitis said. “In the fall semester she ended up taking the class, and from there, the magic happened.” Petraitis and Lampman decided to keep their own last names upon marriage. Petraitis admittedly isn’t too fond of his, but Lampman definitely didn’t want her husband’s name. “Mine’s easier to spell,” she explained. “So we decided, hey, we do everything else together, how about we have this one difference? That did have some side effects though—when our kids were little, I think they thought all parents work together

and have different last names.” As psychologists, the couple’s marriage has been decidedly smooth. “We hardly ever fight,” said Lampman. “Actually, I can probably count the number of fights we’ve had on the fingers of one hand. And this works because we don’t make needless assumptions.” Deep-seated romance is found in the upper tiers of UAA management as well. Mike Driscoll, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been married to his wife Becky since 1984; coming up on 28 years. “Our marriage has been a great and wonderful experience,” Driscoll said. “I can’t imagine life without my wife in it.” Driscoll went to Michigan State University during his college years, and as a freshman spent many nights sleeping on the dorm floor of some female friends. The group all played Dungeons & Dragons together. As it turned out, these were Becky’s cousins, and during one of the cousin’s weddings she came up to visit from Las Angeles. Driscoll and Becky met, and both hit it off very well. When Becky returned to LA, Driscoll wrote her copious letters, and during spring break of 1984 he flew over to visit her. They had a “absolute wonderful time” in the Redwood Forest during his time there. Driscoll could contain himself no longer, and proposed to Becky in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Los Gatos, Calif. They skipped straight over the courting period and everything else; both simply knew things would work. “We spent an awful lot of money on long distance phone calls, so there’s that form of commitment,” Driscoll said with a laugh. “People told us we were crazy for doing things so soon, but I think in the end we were right and they were wrong. Just a guess.” The couple moved to Alaska in 2006. While Driscoll fulfills his duties as Provost, Becky is completing her Master’s in English and working as a teacher assistant for Freshman Composition. Their two children attend UAA as well. “There’s a rhythm to academic life that suits our marriage very well,” Becky said. “Although there are challenges as well—whenever the kids and I get together all we do is rag on the administration, and Mike has to cover his ears and go to a different room for that. He gets left out on that one.” Small work conflicts aside, the couple have maintained a deep and long lasting marriage. “We’re not the same people as we were when we first got married,” said Driscoll, “and that’s the best part about this whole thing. It’s been an amazing journey continually growing and changing together.”


The code behind rose colors

Roses are red, roses are blue, what they mean when sent to you

By Ashley Snyder Features Editor

Roses have been the symbol of love and affection for hundreds of years. However, few people know truly what each of the different colored roses actually mean. Dark Red Roses: Symbolically this color has always been portrayed as the deepest love possible. It holds the meaning of desire, passion, and commitment, conveying the idea of an everlasting love that can never be broken.

Red Roses: The traditional color symbolizing romance. Whether it is a single red rose, or a dozen red roses, the meaning is clear, that whoever gives them is truly in love with the person receiving them. Pink Roses: Pink is the color that is appropriate for a newer relationship. It tells the receiver that the sender really adores them and the time spent together means something special. White Roses: Normally associated with marriage, white roses take on the meaning of purity and innocence. It can also tell the

receiver that the sender is honored to have a person like them in their life. Purple Roses: This color is meant to represent enchantment and allure. This is why it is also said to be linked to the enthrallment of love at first sight, or continually falling in love over and over again with the same person. Yellow Roses: These can mean friendship and happiness. Yellow roses are a great color to send to friends and family to show the joy that they bring into a sender’s life, and how they manage to brighten even their darkest days. Orange Roses: Orange has been thought to be linked with desire. But it also shows a certain fascination that the sender has for the one they are giving the roses to. The message just depends on who is receiving them. Blue Roses: Not a natural shade of rose, it conveys the meaning of mystery and fantasy. A great color from a secret admirer to a person they have long felt feelings towards.

Alaskan ways to spend Valentine’s Day In Alaska there are ample ways to go out and have a unique and fun experience for Valentine’s Day ByAshley Snyder Features Editor

Flowers, dinner, and a movie. These ingredients all concoct the traditional combination that is a typical date. But living in a state like Alaska, there are so many other ways to show someone how much you appreciate them. This is dubbed the Alaskan way to spend Valentine’s Day. The only downside to spending Valentine’s Day the Alaskan way, is that it generally involves outdoor activities in the freezing cold. But with the weatherman predicting a heat wave through Anchorage (about 20-30 degrees) it is worth the shot to impress a loved one with a unique date. Ice skating can be a fun experience, and if neither person can skate very well, it makes the experience even more fun. Falling on top of each other can bring laughter and good times. It also gives the opportunity to stay close together in order to balance each other out. An indoor ice skating rink can be just fine, but liven it up the Alaskan way with an outdoor

ice skating rink on a popular lake like Cheney Lake or Westchester Lagoon. Go old-style with a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through Alaska’s snowy back trails. Bring a big blanket that two people can easily fit under and snuggle up together. After an hour or so of tromping through the white wonderland, find a way back to either a cabin or cozy up next to a fire pit and warm up with some cocoa and marshmallows. Take a drive up to the coastal trail and find one of the many parking spots that overlook the ocean. The biggest issue is that many others might have the same idea; so again, it might be a good idea to brave the cold and find a secluded area on the trail to hang out. Bring a picnic basket and keep it Alaskan with wild-berry salad, smoked salmon, sourdough bread, and apple cider. Watch the sun set or just watch the water under the glacial mass covering it. Head up to Flattop, and don’t forget to bring along some snowshoes for extended walks.

The trails are expansive and there are ample places to get away from the general public. Bring a thermos of hot coffee, tea or cocoa and after trek around the snowy trails for a while, take a break at a location with great views and share a drink together. If both people like fishing, then ice fishing would be a great way to spend the day. Many lakes around Anchorage allow ice fishing. Rent some gear, dress warm, and go fishing, spending time with one another doing something both parties love. This is a great time for new relationships to play games like 20 questions, or old relationships to talk about life and the future. Afterwards, if fish were caught, cook them and share the fruits of labor for dinner. Alaska has many opportunities to get outside year-round, but in the winter that can be difficult to do. So doing something new and exciting for Valentine’s Day will really add some fun into a relationship.

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By Kate Lindsley Contributor

Do aphrodisiacs actually work? For those of you who don’t know, an aphrodisiac is a food that is supposed to have one job and one job only: to increase sexual tension in a room. An au-natural Viagra. There’s some pretty fun ones tossed around: chocolate, figs, oysters, strawberries, almonds and bananas (tee hee). There’s some more scientific spices scientifically known to induce sexual hormones, like nutmeg and cloves, but who wants to eat a whole bunch of either of those? Plus, too much nutmeg can make you hallucinate and is actually detrimental to your nervous system. Having a bad trip is likely not the sexiest way to start Valentine’s day. Let’s go back to the oysters real fast. I have a personal vendetta against oysters because they look like giant boogers. Although they are actually the most reasonable aphrodisiac, I see no reason why they should be regarded as a sexy food. They are slimy carnivores. With the exception of Fabio, slimy

carnivores do not say “sexy time”. But I digress; if you do like oysters, take heart. They have high levels of zinc (necessary for men to make their man-juice) and certain amino acids that elevate estrogen and testosterone levels. So yes, aphrodisiacs have been shown to actually work. Keep in mind that force-feeding your crush an oyster won’t make them want to make out with you. I am willing to bet that shoving a giant booger in someone’s face will warrant a restraining order. Bring on the chocolates, bananas, and figs! Are there any consequences of aphrodisiacs? Let’s take a logical approach to this: calories and price. If you eat six medium sized oysters, you can expect to consume around 60 calories. That’s a piddly little amount. One banana has around 100 calories and one dark chocolate bar has around 650 calories. Holy bologna. Bear in mind that if your

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aphrodisiac works as planned, you may work off some of those calories. The average sack session burns between 50 and 100 calories. So you’re still in the red in terms of calorie count, but hopefully that isn’t what’s on your mind. It really isn’t a consequence. Each of these items are actually reasonably priced. One pint of oysters goes for around $10. It’s the most expensive of the investigated aphrodisiacs. Bananas go for anywhere between 70 and 99 cents per pound, and a chocolate bar can be bought for as little as one dollar. The average price for one pill of Viagra is between $10 and $11. To boot, you need to get a prescription and schedule your pill taking. So go for the oysters, bananas and chocolate! They’re more lighthearted options with a fun side for Valentine’s day.

Let’s Talk About Sex Baby By Danielle Haley Contributor

As most of my friends know, my mind is usually always on… well, the pepperoni so to speak. In almost all conversations I find myself leading into more of the “gutter” while spewing forth a multitude of facts relating to sex, or more specifically, sexual health. I’ve come to realize over the years this may have stemmed from the fact that I didn’t receive any information regarding sex when I was young, causing me to overindulge in finding out everything I possibly could about the subject and my body in general. My overactive appetite for information consequentially causes me to sometimes randomly divulge facts when the moment may or may not call for it. One of my earliest memories regarding sex was when I was in the third grade. A fellow student of mine came up to me and asked in the typical nine-year-old taunting manner, “Do you know where all of your brothers and sisters came from?” Since I grew up in an überChristian family, the only thing I had ever been taught in relation to reproduction was that we were “gifts from God.” “Well, from heaven of course,” I replied. “No stupid, your parents just

had lots of sex!” While I now think back about it, and taking away my inner horror that a 10-year-old had such intense knowledge of where children came from, this event was the spark to my journey of sexual scholarship. When I was 14 years old, my father decided it was probably time to have the big “talk.” This, however, turned into a conversation on the ride to soccer practice with my two older sisters and I sitting in the back of our 15-passenger van. “Girls,” my dad said looking in the rearview mirror at us, “petting leads to pregnancy.” And with that, he gave himself a pat on the back, smug smile and all and we continued on our way. Little did my father know that a year or so later I would actually divulge in sexual activities, or the fact that my older sisters already were, he nevertheless appeared content with the lack of information he actually was giving us. When my father found out that I was sexually active, instead of coming to terms with this news and finding a healthy, involved way to be a part of this change in my life, he reacted in a more or less negative way and labeled me as a “heathen” and a sinner. While this may not happen


to every child when they are growing through a milestone of an experience in their lives, it is another part of the reason I have become more active in educating not only myself, but those around me in taking care of themselves and in some cases, their little ones. Although talking about sex has become slightly more mainstream what with reality shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom, which practically idolize it, the subject nevertheless is still “taboo” in regards to dinner table banter. I will be the first to admit that other than my own personal research I do not have any expertise in advice-giving but I still am of the opinion that regardless of one’s discomfort with talking about it, sex is something that needs to be discussed, especially to one’s children. I cannot tell you when the appropriate age is to begin “the talk”, but I do suggest that earlier than later would be key—there are several pieces of literature available and in a range of which age groups they are directed at, although the best suggestion I can give is if you are uncomfortable doing the talk yourself, take your child to a professional who isn’t. There isn’t any harm in admitting you can’t talk about it—it’s the next step you take that could be.

HA! Understanding Women A Valentine’s issue special By Alden Lee

Assistant Features Editor

Men don’t understand women. There are a lot more differences between men and women than just breasts, buttocks, childbearing hips, monthly tantrums (women blame it on “periods,” but I have a theory it’s just an excuse to throw regular fits over food messes and the toilet seat being left up), attire and giant footwear collections. Women have different brains than men. Not to sound sexist, because soon I’ll be bashing on both sides of the gender gap, but women are constant schemers. Endlessly plotting. A woman could be having a wonderful date with the sweetest, sincerest guy ever, and throughout the entire dinner she’d be planning the various ways she’d go about mauling him should he ever forget to hold the door open for her. In addition, women have the ability to make men feel guilty in any situation—no matter where the blame may ultimately lie. They understand they hold a large amount of power sway in the relationship, and will use this to their advantage. Take this situation, for example: Female: “You broke my favorite lamp!” Male: “It was an accident! I didn’t mean to!” Female: “I can’t believe you did this.” Male: (ashamed) “I’m sorry.” And now the reverse: Male: “You lost my dog?!” Female: “It was an accident! I didn’t mean to!” (Translation: “The stupid thing kept slobbering on the floor. I did what needed to be done.”) Male: “I can’t believe you did this.” Female: “I already feel bad about it! Stop making me feel worse!” Male: (ashamed) “I’m sorry.” Men just don’t stand a chance when it comes to keeping up with women’s convoluted conversation tactics. Females, we’re not the greatest at picking out all your subtle hints. Little battings of the eyelids or quick pursings of the mouth (by the way, duck lip Facebook pictures are not hot at all) don’t mean the same things to us as they do to you—we generally assume you’ve got some sort of facial twitch. Ladies, there’s something you need to know: men’s eyes are

mostly just built for looking. Not every glance we throw your way has some sort of secret meaning behind it—sometimes we’re just LOOKING AT YOU. Can we be allowed the occasional blank stare? To be honest, usually we’re just trying to reestablish what you look like, so we don’t lose you in crowds and at the mall and such. And that way, when we take you out on dates, we know we’re being romantic to the right person. See? Being romantic in the first place is a tough job for most guys. We arrange the dates, pick out the restaurants, search for the best scenic make out’s a tough job. And girls get to sit back and let this planning happen—and if they’re not fully entertained by the evening, they reserve the right to get pissed. Then comes the further burden of picking out flowers. To our horror, men have found out there are different shades of roses, and different meanings associated with each color, all meant to express multiple forms of attraction to the woman being given said rose. Purple has a love at first sight connotation, full of longing and desire. Pink have a more flirty, lighthearted connotation, a sweet little gesture. Dark red roses are the ultimate sign of commitment. “Wait!” cries the man upon handing his significant other this rose in a manner he hoped would gain him a couple affection points and pay off later that night. “I’m not ready for that level of commitment! I thought I was just giving you a flower!” The man was lucky he even picked out a rose to begin with. Most of us don’t know the difference between a rose and a petunia—if it’s got a stem and some petals in a pretty color, it must be girl-worthy. And that’s just one more of those misunderstandings.

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Couple counseling: UAA’s study in couples psychology UAA offers a variety of information and services for couples interested in counselling for troubled relationships

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said freshman Corey Prewett. “It’s great that they [Psychological Valentine’s Day. It’s here Services Center] offer it for whether a person likes it or not, people.” and no amount of grumbling can Students have differing help anyone avoid it. With this day opinions concerning couples of romance (or lack thereof) many counseling, with some expressing couples are surely wondering, their support while others have “What is my partner thinking?” their reservations. “How can we connect?” and Gabe Rein, a full time “Should I have remembered her student majoring in geospatial birthday?” engineering, remains skeptical Well luckily of the benefits of for students, the couples counseling. answers may be “I think that closer than they counseling can be think. Several beneficial for some UAA faculty couples, but I think members have it’s more important done specific for the couples to research into the solve their own field of couples problems. It’s more psychology. Dr. enriching to the Mark Johnson, relationship,” said psychology Rein. professor at UAA, When asked if he has extensive would ever consider experience couples counseling, in dealing Rein admitted that with couples he “would feel throughout uncomfortable his years as sharing problems -Freshman Corey with a stranger.” a licensed Prewett psychologist. Kitty Mahoney, Dr. Johnson’s a theatre major, book, “Between has a different Two People: Exercises Towards perspective on the prospects of Intimacy,” presents several couples counseling. techniques to help counselors “I think that [couples improve the relationships of their counseling] is very useful and clients. productive,” Mahoney said. “My But Dr. Johnson isn’t the parents went through it and it only way to learn more about really helped their relationship couples psychology. Another grow” source of information is the UAA While many students would be Psychological Services Center apprehensive about trying couples (PSC) led by Director Patricia counseling for themselves, most Sandberg, PhD. For those who seem to agree that it has been are looking for help dealing with useful for many couples. The difficult relationships, the PSC key is letting students know that may be a valuable resource. couples counseling is a common A call to their information occurrence. desk reveals the clinic does in fact Between the information offer couples counseling on an provided by psychology professors appointment-based system. The and the assistance offered by the center reportedly offers a variety Psychological Services Center, of mental health services including UAA has a vast number of individual, group and couples resources available to students. counseling with all sessions being strictly confidential. “If you’ve hit something, a rough spot in the relationship, counseling may be a good choice,”

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“If you’ve hit something, a rough spot in the relationship, counseling may be a good choice. It’s great that they [Psychological Services Center] offer it for people.”

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February 14, 2012 | comics

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By Stella Wilder


Solution for cryptoquote from 02/07 issue “How can two gay guys be in favor of legal same-sex marriage and huge fans of the traditional family without wanting to marry?” - Dan Savage

The coming week is likely to reward those who step up and put themselves at the fore of current events -- those who are brave enough and confident enough to accept responsibilities and fulfill duties. Those with a certain panache will find that it is easy to make an impression this week simply by being themselves -and, indeed, that is precisely what others want from them, too! Style and substance can combine quite successfully. It’s a good week for a certain amount of experimentation -- but not for charging ahead blindly in the face of negative results. Indeed, any sign of failure is a sign that the wrong path is being followed -- and those who stay the course out of blindness, stubbornness or mere ignorance are likely to encounter very real personal or professional dangers. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You may be able to sneak off for a time this week and take care of some personal business, but you’ll want to tell someone where you are. (March 6-March 20) -- You mustn’t let another pass you up merely because you were not paying attention. ARIES (March

week ends in a way that adds to your personal stability. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are nearing a decision regarding your immediate future; focus on the information you receive at the last minute, as it really matters! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You needn’t be quite as careful as you had expected this week -- but neither can you afford to be careless. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -Your personal image is undergoing something of a transformation -- and not all of it is likely to be what you are really after. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can make certain changes this week that affect everything you are doing in subtle but lasting ways. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can expect to receive word about a future endeavor from someone in the know. You may claim to be uncertain, but you know it’s not true. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Your easy, casual manner is just what others find so comforting when things get tricky this week. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- The way you usually do things may not be enough; you’ll want to try something new -especially where a loved one is concerned. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You have been feeling

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21-April 4) -- You’ve not been taking care of yourself as well as you might, and this week much will depend upon your physical and mental well-being. (April 5-April 19) -- Keep yourself abreast of all news and information as it comes to you, and heed all warnings. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Others will be looking to you for the kind of guidance only you can provide this week. There is no substitute for your expertise. (May 6-May 20) -- What goes around comes around, so be careful that you are doing and saying exactly what you mean. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -You will want to tread lightly and avoid any kind of rash judgments -- especially where another’s personality is concerned. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be coming across as far too cavalier this week -- even though you do care quite a bit. CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Reality and perception may be competing for dominance, and you will know just what to do to strike a healthy balance. (July 8-July 22) -- What begins in an uncertain, even risky fashion this

shortchanged lately -- but this week you’re likely to get just what you deserve. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You can give yourself a little something that may make others envious -- though that is not at all what motivates you at this time. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You can focus on more than one thing at a time this week, so long as you keep a firm hold of the reins. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your environment is likely to play a more important role than usual in the week’s affairs -- and certain key realities are unavoidable. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -You may have to travel far from home this week in order to take advantage of a time sensitive offer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may be looking in the wrong places for that which has never been very far afield in the first place. Your surroundings tell the tale. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A disappointment must not be allowed to slow you down this week, especially if it affects another more than it does you.

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the northern light’s sports & entertainment section

Seawolves surrender to bad bounces, lose pair at home to MSU By Taylor Hall Sports Editor

The UAA Hockey team got a cruel reminder of just how unfair the game of hockey can be this past weekend. A pair of fluke goals turned out to be the game winners for Minnesota State as they took a 3-2 win on Feb. 10, followed by a 2-1 victory on Feb. 11 at the Sullivan Arena. Those two sets of scores sent both teams in two very divergent ways. For the Mavericks (8-15-1 WCHA, 12-19-1 overall), the four points over the weekend catapulted them past the Wisconsin Badgers and into tenth place in the WCHA standings—just four

points out of the eighth spot. On the other hand, the Seawolves (4-17-1 WCHA, 7-18-2 overall), who had just snapped their prior eight-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the top ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on Feb. 4, are left to scratch their heads over how in two games they were done in by bad bounces and their own effort level. “We got to find our groove and find that level of desperation and come out hungry, and even arrogant, and be a team that wants to win,” said sophomore goaltender Rob Gunderson, who was in net for both losses. “It seems like we’re just going out there to go

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UAA sophomore Matt Bailey digs in for an upcoming faceoff against Minnesota State center Zach Lehrke in on Feb. 11 at the Sullivan Arena. Bailey won 10 of 17 faceoffs on the night and had the Seawolves lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Mavericks.

out there. Kind of like ‘oh, we got a game tonight, let’s go play’ “It’s salt in the wounds.” The series opener started off promising enough for the ‘Wolves when the redhot Matt Bailey got a late power play goal in the

first period of the Feb. 10 game. Bailey, a sophomore winger, scored with just 25 seconds remaining in the opening stanza off assists from freshman defenseman Austin Coldwell and junior defenseman Scott Warner. However, the lead would

evaporate in the second period after a careless giveaway in the Seawolves end led to a 2-on-0 for MSU. Maverick senior forward Mike Louwerse would make no mistake off a feed from freshman See MISFORTUNE page B7

Cyber love: students use the internet as they chase romance With such busy lives, do college students consider online classifieds a viable way to help find true love? By Heather Hamilton A&E Editor

Dating isn’t what it used to be. There was once a time when a gentleman could only be in the presence of a young lady if she was chaperoned by a relative; fast forward approximately 150 years, and couples go out on their own for days at a time if they can afford it. Meeting new people has changed as well. Friends and couples meet in bars, at concerts, sporting events, in classes and even online. Online dating websites such as eHarmony and have become more popular over the past decade, and are capitalizing on this fact by targeting a wider range of personalities. But are partnerseeking college students jumping on the bandwagon? “You know, if there’s no cute girls in class, it’s an easy way to meet people. It’s an option,” said Stephan Jenkins, an aviation management junior. With college-oriented dating websites such as Campus Hook

requiring university e-mail accounts to register and boasting approximately 910,000 members, Jenkins would appear to be correct. But he doesn’t utilize online dating websites to find love. “I wouldn’t use an online dating site, just because there are so many other things that you could do,” he said. “There’s so many other ways that you can meet someone versus online dating.” Nancy Meyer, an accounting senior, doesn’t resort to online dating either. “It might work for some people, but I wouldn’t do it,” she said. And nor does Tijeoa Mathews, a senior physical education major, although she would consider it. “Maybe, just to see how it works,” she said. “I think it’s kind of creepy though; you never know what people put on there.” There are numerous reasons why students aren’t using online dating as a way to find romance, ranging from not wanting to appear desperate to safety concerns. “There could be a crazy person,

Left:Dionisi Maroudas, Right:Tinaaz Irani Photo Illustration By Vicinte Capala/TNL

like the Craigslist Killer, and you’d never know,” said Mathews. Catherine Helle-Moyer, a recent UAA graduate and former USUAA Senator, admits to using online dating while she was in school. Her website of choice was OkCupid, and her experiences ranged from all right to horrendous. “I was contacted by a vast number of men, mostly receiving messages containing sexual expletives spelled in a plethora of ways that I’d never seen before. I even had one guy declare his undying love for me; frighteningly, I think he was serious,” said Helle-Moyer. “I went on a couple of “dates,” but, putting it nicely, the guys were freaks.” Despite this, Helle-Moyer eventually found a happy ending

to her online dating fiasco, albeit in an unorthodox way. “One night I found a profile that looked semi-normal and contacted the guy. We agreed to meet and see a movie. He was nice and everything and I ended up seeing him a few more times, but ultimately he wasn’t really my type,” she said. “He did however, invite me to a party where this plastered guy ran up and stole my shoe off of my foot.” Helle-Moyer married the shoe stealer, Joe Helle-Moyer, on March 25, 2011, and attributes her happy marriage to an OkCupid accident, verifying what some students speculate about the effectiveness of online dating. “In the past I always thought it was for people who might be more desperate, but now in our time

where social interaction over the internet is so common, it might be more commonplace to use such a medium like online dating,” said Brett Krenzerok, an undeclared freshman. “I feel like if you do some research, you could find a good website that would actually help you find somebody.” Helle-Moyer, who just moved to Florida with her husband while he finishes training with the Air Force, had only one thing to say after her misshapen online dating adventure. “Thanks, OkCupid!”

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A&E| February 14, 2012 Drink review

Broken Hearts taste and smell ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ – John Green exactly like cheap bubblegum

By Teresa Kennedy News Editor

From the author of An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska comes a new-age Shakespearean tragedy, trading poison for cancer. The story revolves around Hazel Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Hazel has been sick for so long she now no longer has friends, doesn’t attend school, and lives her life by dying one day at a time. That is until Augustus Waters steps into the plot. Augustus is charming, witty (not to mention a

babe) and through him, Hazel begins to see a new way of living. Green strips away all pretenses surrounding dying adolescents by inviting the reader into a cancer support group; kids surviving, others dying, love gained and lost, and explicitly displaying the contrasting worlds between the healthy and the ill. Green forces the reader to explore death, the possibility of an afterlife and whether life holds any meaning as Hazel slowly approaches the answers. The story will make you laugh, cringe, scoff and, as you come to know Hazel, break your heart. At the center of Green’s novel, though, lies the question over who has control over our fate: the stars or ourselves? Here Green boldly opposed the Bard when he states in Julius Ceaser, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.” The paradox lies for Hazel and Augustus to discover together – meanwhile, the clock is ticking. Book: The Fault in Our Stars Author: John Green Release Date: January 10, 2012 Publisher: Dutton Books

Valentine’s Day isn’t fun for everyone; here’s a drink for those of us who need a sweet and nostagic pick-me-up

By Heather Hamilton A&E Editor

Not everyone is smiling this week. Valentine’s Day has suffered its casualties, and lonely souls are running more rampant than the sickly sweet couples no one can seem to avoid.

So why not bemoan this Hallmark holiday with the fantastic Broken Heart cocktail? It’s a fruity drink that will mock your love life with its vivid pink color, and your sobriety with its crafty buzz-inducing components. The Broken Heart is comprised of a shot of vodka, a shot of blackberry brandy, two shots of orange juice and a splash of grenadine. The ingredients are shaken with ice and then strained into whichever glass on hand is large enough to hold your liquid sorrow. On the bright side, as depressing as the drink sounds, it tastes amazing. It smells like cheap bubblegum, taking you back to happier, more carefree times when everyone in class got a plethora of Valentines and we all thought it would always be that

way. The initial taste is far more mature; the blackberry brandy stars as the centerpiece, eclipsing the orange juice and grenadine and leaving a sense of warmth in its wake. It’s rich and full as well, giving off a sort of figurative sense of calm when it rests on the tongue. The taste will bring a smile to your face long before the alcohol itself does. Then, the swallow and aftertaste revert back to the childish bubblegum flavor scented at the beginning, reminding you that you’re drinking away your lack of a romantic lover like a pathetic soap opera character instead of making the effort to meet someone new. You’ll never love bubblegum again. Note: TNL does not support or condone drinking away your sorrows; if you are feeling depressed, talk to a counselor, friend or family member instead. Drink: Broken Heart Average Cost: approx. $8




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Artfully taming the shrew


A classic romantic comedy for Valentine’s Day By Nicole Luchaco Assistant A&E Editor

If you are looking for a humorous and romantic movie to watch with your honey this Valentine’s day, take a trip back into the world of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Though the old English mixed with Shakespearian jargon is hard to comprehend clearly at first, within about ten minutes you have re-acclimated to the days of High school English class and “ye” sounds commonplace once again. Depicted beautifully by Director Franco Zeffirelli in 1967, nominated for two Oscars and winner of the Best Cinematography award, this epic re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic truly does it credit; starring the legendary Elizabeth Taylor as Katharina (the shrew to be tamed) and 60’s heart-throb Richard Burton as Petruchio (the man who does the impossible). Throughout the film, Taylor and Burton perfectly personify the fiery personalities that inspired the original playwrights’ characters.



AL Taylor as Katharina is a fearsome thing to behold, striking a surprising amount of fear into the audience (and her co-stars) with her outbursts on screen, she so embodies her character that you feel as though Taylor, at any given moment, might leap off of the screen. Set in the 16th century, “The Shrew” is a prime look at male sexism and female snarkiness (according to that day and age). Petruchio is an extremely poor man from Verona who has decided that the only way to graduate from his humble means is to secure a wife from a wealthy family; this whim alone takes him to the city of Padua where (through a series

of comical events) he encounters the shrewish Katharina. After (literally) twisting her arm into matrimony they embark on their “honeymoon,” which is anything but sweet, as the pair battles endlessly for the upper hand in their unconventional relationship. Absolutely hilarious from beginning to end, this is definitely a must see for the (classic) comedy lover.


Movie: “The Taming of the Shrew” Director: Franco Zeffirelli Original Release: 1967 Run Time: 122 Minutes Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

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Please be mine: last minute valentine plans By Nicole Luchaco Assistant A&E Editor

It happens every year on the same day, there are warning signs for weeks in advance and reminders in every shop window; but somehow it has caught you by surprise again! Oh Valentines Day, full of cupid, romance and chocolate (if a woman had invented V-day for arguments sake it could be said that it was just an excuse to receive free chocolate) regardless, here it is again and here you are again: no plan, and no backup plan in case your plan fails (and she is expecting some sort of plan). Now don’t be mistaken, it doesn’t have to be hundreds of dollars to be awesome. It doesn’t have to be fireworks or the most well thought out classy venture known to mankind. If you’re with a great girl, chances are, it just needs to be with you, and something you don’t do every day. So for those of you who need a little last minute help; TNL has got you covered: three different evening date packages for three different levels of romance (and funding).

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For a first-time Valentine we recommend this semi-casual date ensemble. This date should be sweet and fun. Something you can dress up for, but not feel awkward.

Want to win brownie points? Bust out your inner Gordon Ramsey (only with less profanity). Unless you have a food snob on your hands, she’ll be really impressed that you even tried a home cooked meal. You want this to be memorable more than anything; if it turns out terrible, you’ll laugh about it and bond over take-out.

Lunch: We recommend The Muse.

Well, obviously you want this to be the best V-day possible. If matrimony is your eventual goal, this V-Day could be the one to seal the deal.

Dinner: We recommend Seven


Price Range: $31.00-50.00 Reservation: Required for


If cooking terrifies you, go with something classic like steak and a salad, for intermediate (but impressive) fair, try something like Chicken Parmesan. And for the closet chef‌do whatever it is you do best.

complimentary tram ride.

Seven Glaciers is located within the Alyeska ski-resort and is reached by aerial tram. Surrounded by nature from every direction and providing tantalizing selections for the food enthusiast, this is a truly memorable experience.


Seven Glaciers offers a “Baked Alaska� that is to die for, consisting of alternating layeres of sponge cake and ice cream and topped with sweet browned meringue.

Price Range: $3.75-$15.75 Reservation: Highly recommended. The Muse is a lovely restaurant located right inside the Anchorage Museum, providing an interesting and romantic atmosphere. They are featuring a special Valentines Day menu consisting of four delectable courses and will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Stay there! The deserts are affordable and delicious!


The forecast for V-day is a high of 32 degrees and a low of 23. Browse downtown’s art district with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and your sweetie’s hand in the other or take in a movie.

All out baby


The world is your oyster! Get creative; what is that thing that she has wanted to do for forever? Now is your chance, slick; make it happen.


We recommend Modern Dwellers’ Chocolate Lounge. Don’t feel like going out? No problem, pick up one of their “Heart box� 8 truffle sets ahead of time.


Take in romantic flick or head on up to Flattop to check out the stars; don’t forget a blanket, thermos of hot chocolate or a bottle of wine.


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B7 BASKETBALL: UAA keeps Vikings at bay With the 22-point victory, Seawolf Women have all but locked up the GNAC regular season title Continued From Cover

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UAA senior Hanna Johansson goes up against against WWU’s Kayla Bernsen on Feb. 9 in a 72-50 win for the Seawolves at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Johansson had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.

things on defense then everything will flow with it.” King now ranks the first in GNAC for assists per game. The little things like moving the ball on offense, encourage each other and box out are what make the difference in games according to Ryder, who had five rebounds and five assists against the Vikings. Having started 24 games this season, Ryder is also on track for recording the highest number of games started for a UAA freshman, which is 28. “I think that they know now that if they are engaged they can beat a lot of teams,” Moser said.

“I’m hoping that they figure out that our defensive intensity kind of makes our offense look better, we live off of it. “If we just do the little things, the offense runs a little more smoothly so that’s what we’re trying to do with our kids.” The Seawolves will be on the road this week and look to move closer to officially clinching the GNAC title when they take on St. Martin’s and Western Oregon on Feb. 16 and 18, respectively. They will end their home games with a game against Alaskan rival University of Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 25 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

MISFORTUNE: UAA falls victim to bad breaks and poor effort clear the puck but, instead, had his attempt go off of forward J.P. Lafontaine Coldwell and into the net. as he ripped a shot past a Louwerse would receive sprawling Gunderson to credit for what would turn knot the game up at one out to be the eventual gameapiece. winner of the night. Then the wave of bad luck MSU junior forward and came crashing. Anchorage native, Eli Zuck, It started when a shot by said the Mavericks more MSU sophomore winger than welcomed the goal. Johnny McInnis fired a low “This whole season, usually, shot that redirected off of we’ve been that other team Warner’s foot at 11:36 of who aren’t getting the the second period and just bounces,” Zuck said, who inside the left post. Warner played in front of a large was busy tying up a MSU contingent of hometown forward in front of the net when the puck hit him and it supporters. “Tonight, we left the Seawolves suddenly got the bounce and we’ll be happy to take it and more down by a goal. like it.” UAA, who seemed to coast through the first two periods The 5’10” Anchorage native said the win was especially in comparison to their win sweet for him. over UMD the weekend “I have memories of playing before, came out firing in knee-hockey up in the rafter the third period. here when watching UAA It would be Warner himself games as a kid,” Zuck said. getting a bit of redemption “It’s great to come back and after his unlucky redirect. play, but even better to get His power play strike at the win.” 5:36 of the second period Though the bad bounces set the game to 2-2. were one of the main Less than four minutes culprits in the loss, UAA after tying it though, UAA Head Coach Dave Shyiak sophomore defenseman was more focused on the Quinn Sproule and his effort level that he believes blueline partner, freshman doomed his team. Austin Coldwell would be the next ones to be dealt the “I didn’t like our compete level in the first or second bad luck. periods, and we waited During a scrum in front of the net, Sproule attempted to too long to play to our Continued From Motion Cover

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UAA junior defenseman Scott Warner had a goal and assist in the series against the MSU Mavericks Feb. 10-11 at the Sullivan Arena. Warner also led UAA with nine blocks.

capabilities and with desperation like we did in the third period,” Shyiak said. “If we don’t play that way for 60 minutes, we’re going to lose hockey games, plain and simple. The following night, the team seemed to respond and had the desperation and much better chances. Early in the first peiord, MSU got an early goal from junior forward Eriah Hayes that was countered by a response from Bailey under a minute later. The game would remain tied all the way until just over six minutes left of the third period, when MSU captain Michael Dorr came in on a partial breakaway on Gunderson. “I tried to poke check the guy and we hit the puck at the same time. I had no idea where it went and I had hoped it had gone into one of the corners, but then I felt

it hit my back and found the net,” Gunderson said. More salt for those already open wounds. “That’s how sports go and you have to create your own luck,” Bailey said, who now is second for UAA with 13 points on the season. “You don’t win too many games with one goal though.” Now less than a month away from the WCHA Postseason, the Seawolves have to find answers in a hurry to salvage their season. According to Gunderson, the answer may lie in the team’s own locker room. “We got to battle it out because there are seniors in there who are playing the last games of their lives,” Gunderson said. “We need look at each other and play for those boys and for the guy sitting next to you and for ourselves.”




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“It’s only a game.” These are words that can trigger many emotions: disgust, anger and objection to name a few. However, one that should come to mind that is far simpler and requires far less effort. Realization. The world of sports is filled with different levels of fandom, some of which we can’t comprehend. But never should a sports story become worldwide front-page news. On Feb. 1, 74 people were killed after a soccer match in the Egyptian capitol of Cairo. The two rival teams, al-Ahly and al-Masry, and their supporters have had a long-standing rivalry. After their home side took a 3-1 win over the visitors, al-Masry fans stormed the field and chased players and supporters of the al-Ahly team

and cornered them in at one end of the stadium and began throwing rocks and bottles at them. People were trampled to death, beaten brutally, or stabbed while an outnumbered contingent of police and military personnel stood by doing little to nothing to deescalate the situation. Now while I acknowledge this horrific scene comes from a country that has been in political and social unrest for quite some time, this was not just simply another clash of soccer hooligans. And while I understand the in’s and out’s of heated rivalries, this was not just a random event of temporary loss of control between two sides. This was an open war on a field in which a win or loss and points in the standings was supposed to be the only thing waged, not life and death. Back in the US, there have also been a few instances recently of fans crossing the lines due to

A reminder to fans to keep sports and life in prospective sporting events. Flash back just a few weeks ago to the NFC Championship game between the eventual Super Bowl victors, the New York Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 22. Anyone who saw or heard about this game undoubtedly heard about the pair of foul-ups that 49er return man Kyle Williams suffered that played a big factor in the 49ers failing to make it to their first Super Bowl in 17 years. Hey, I know it and you know it, the guy blew it and that’s all there is to it. You know who else knows it? Kyle Williams himself. Within hours of the 49ers loss, however, the second year player out of Arizona State received thousands of death threats, some coming via Twitter: @KyleWilliams_10. You should jump off the golden gate bridge for that one

Jim Harbaugh, please give @ KyleWilliams_10 the game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car @KyleWilliams_10 I hope you, youre wife, kids and family die, you deserve it These are just a sample of some of the things sent to Williams, all of which are an absolute disgrace and have no place within our society, much less the realm of sports. Recount the March 31, 2011 incident in which a San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was attacked while leaving a game at Dodger Stadium. The attack, which was unprovoked, came when Stow was beaten by a pair of Dodger fans and resulted in doctors placing the 42-year-old man into a medically induced coma due to severe skull and brain injuries. Nearly a year later, Stow still

is recovering and undergoing extreme therapy. While some things may return to normal for Stow and his entire family and followers, Stow still continues to have trouble with memory, mobility and basic functions such as eating. Costs of his ongoing medical treatment have surpassed 50 million dollars. His life was forever changed, all because he was wearing the wrong jersey in parking lot of a rival team. These three instances of violence surrounding sporting events should serve as serious reminders to all of us that there are far more important things in life than the sports we play or watch. I know it’s cliché and I risk infuriating some, but these words may never have carried more meaning or made more sense given the recent trends of violence. “It’s only a game.”

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sports briefs Seawolves slip at WWU, come back to beat SFU Senior forward Taylor Rohde had game-highs of 26 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough Feb. 9 as 17th-ranked Seawolves fell 59-50 to 15th-ranked Western Washington in a battle of Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball leaders at Carver Gymnasium. The Seawolves saw their sixgame winning streak snapped despite another big night from their senior All-America candidate, who shot 10 of 18 from the field and 6 of 10 from the free-throw stripe. While Rohde did more than half of UAA’s damage, the host Vikings got a balanced scoring effort led by junior guard John Allen, who tallied 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Reserve forward Paul Jones chipped in 10 points on 8-of-8 free-throw shooting as well, helping WWU sweep the season series and gain a game-and-a-half lead over UAA in the GNAC standings. The game was a tight affair throughout, featuring seven ties and 10 lead changes. UAA held a 22-20 lead at halftime when senior Phillip Hearn scored a third-chance putback at the buzzer, and Rohde made it a 32-27 advantage midway through the second half with consecutive threepoint plays. However, Allen hit a three-pointer to spark a small Vikings spurt, and the game was tied for the final time at 3838 with 4:47 minutes left. WWU took the lead with a short jumper in the lane by Jones and made it a 9-1 run over the next 90 seconds, taking control for good. UAA got within 55-50 on Travis Thompson’s three-pointer with 20 second remaining but could get no closer. Thompson finished with 10 points and two assists, while senior point guard Steve White had five points and four assists for the Seawolves. UAA raced to an early lead and hung on to beat host Simon Fraser, 85-75, at the SFU West Gymnasium

on Feb. 11. Rohde scored 24 points on 10-of14 shooting as the Seawolves (18-5, 12-3 GNAC) connected at a blazing 65.2 percent clip from the field. The Clan got a game-high 28 points from senior guard Justin Brown, who played all 40 minutes in the loss. UAA, which swept the season series for the second straight time, jumped to early leads of 12-2 and 27-8. Senior Lonnie Ridgeway, a 6-3 guard, came off the bench to score 15 of his season-high 18 points in the first half, spotting UAA a 42-23 lead at the break. The hosts would not go quietly, however, as they started the second half with a 9-0 run and trimmed their deficit as low as 60-58 on Connor Lewis’s three-pointer at the 8:43 mark. UAA responded immediately with a three-pointer from sophomore guard Kyle Fossman to stem the tide, and Rohde scored layups on three consecutive possessions to push the lead up to 69-60 at the 6-minute mark. Rohde, who also grabbed a teamhigh six rebounds, became the 19th player in UAA men’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points. The Arizona State transfer now has 1,020 points - good for 17th place - in less than two seasons. Fossman finished with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting (4 of 5 3FGs), while White tallied 10 points, seven assists and just one turnover in 34 minutes. Junior guard Marcus Jackson also had a nice game off the bench, scoring nine points (2-2 FG, 4-5 FT) in just 11 minutes. Ridgeway, who missed eight weeks in December and January with a broken wrist, easily had his most productive game since returning a couple weeks ago, shooting 7 of 9 from the field and 3 of 4 at the charity stripe. UAA shot 31 of 46 from the field, including 7 of 14 from long distance, while holding the Clan to just 44.2 percent (23 of 52) marksmanship. The Seawolves also committed only eight turnovers to SFU’s 13.

UAA keeps on rolling, gets revenge over SFU Clan Freshman Gritt Ryder scored 14 of her career-high 20 points after halftime Feb. 11 to spark a huge second-half surge, helping the UAA Women’s Basketball team to a 77-57 victory over Simon Fraser at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The Seawolves (22-4, 13-2) also got big performances from seniors Hanna Johansson and Kaylie Robison as they avenged one of their two Division II losses and moved closer to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title. With three regular-season games remaining, UAA now holds a 2½-game lead on Western Washington and a 3½-game advantage on SFU in the league race. Both WWU and SFU have four games left. The Clan (14-8, 9-5) had their three-game winning streak stopped despite a 14-point, 14-rebound effort from junior center Nayo RaincockEkunwe. The GNAC’s leading scorer and rebounder put up big numbers yet again, but shot just 4 of 17 from the field. SFU, which knocked off UAA 77-69 in British Columbia last month, started hot from three-point range, hitting its first four treys. The Clan erased a 25-20 deficit midway through the first half and scored the final six points of the stanza to take a 36-30 lead at the break - UAA’s first halftime deficit on its primary home court this year. The Clan’s Erin Chambers hit a three-pointer with 18:44 to give the visitors their largest lead, 41-32, but the Seawolves clamped down on defense and made their run at that point. Back-to-back layups by Johansson and Robison drew UAA within 41-37, and Robison converted a three-point play off a perfect backdoor feed from junior Sasha King, trimming the deficit to 43-42 at the 15-minute mark. Junior Alysa Horn nailed a 15-foot jumper to give the Seawolves the lead, and King stole the ball and drove the length of

the court for a layup to force the Clan into a 30-second timeout. Tied at 46-46 a few minutes later, junior Tijera Matthews scored on a baseline drive to give the Seawolves the lead for good. Robison banked home consecutive layups on passes from King a few moments later to extend to a 57-47 advantage, and SFU could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way. After going scoreless with one rebound and two turnovers in the first half, Robison came alive after the break, scoring all 13 of her points on 6-of-7 shooting, plus five rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal. Meanwhile, Robison’s frontcourt partner, Johansson, provided a vintage performance with 13 points (6-8 FG), 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. It was the 10th double-double this year for Johansson as she moved into the No. 3 spot on UAA’s career rebounding list. Now with 747 boards, the 6-2 center from Sweden needs just 18 more to catch Wendy Sturgis (765 rebounds, 1988-92) for No. 2. With her pair of swipes, Johansson also tied for No. 5 on the career steals list with 181. King topped her career high in assists for the second straight game, dishing 11 dimes and adding a careerbest six rebounds, while Ryder was lights-out from the field, hitting 8 of 10 shots, including all four of her three-pointers. Ryder bettered her previous best of 15 points, helping the Seawolves shoot 55 percent (33 of 60) from the field.

UAA narrowly outdueled by Falcons in home meet Led by solid all-around performances from freshman Morgan

Cook and sophomore Melissa Doucette, the Seawolf Gymnastics team delivered a season-high score Feb. 12 as it dropped a 190.875189.300 decision to Air Force at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The Seawolves (3-6) got a careerhigh 37.775 all-around from Cook and a 37.725 from Doucette as they also topped their previous season-high of 188.125 by more than a point. The Falcons (2-4) earned their second dual victory of the year thanks to a winning 38.500 all-around from Katie Hawthorne, who also took top honors on bars with a 9.725. UAA was neck-and-neck with its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals after one rotation, trailing just 48.250-48.225, but the Seawolves struggled early in their bars lineup and the Falcons took control on vault. UAA sliced into its deficit slightly in the fourth and final rotation, getting a 9.6 from senior Shakea Sanders and a 9.625 from Doucette on floor, before Air Force clinched it on beam thanks to a 9.6 from Hawthorne and a 9.55 from Jessica Wallander. Doucette claimed the win on floor, while her career-best 9.825 vault was good for the win and equaled the 12thbest vault score in program history. UAA’s team total of 48.225 on vault also made the program’s top-20 list, tying for No. 15. Meanwhile, Cook recorded her career-best all-around for the second straight meet, boosted by personalbests of 9.625 on vault and 9.525 on balance beam. Sophomore Emily Petersen produced UAA’s best score on bars, finishing third with a 9.7, while Sanders was runner-up on floor.

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Photos By Krystal Garrison/TNL

Top: Senior Kaelei Spoor performing her routine on the uneven bars in UAA’s duel with the Air Force Falcons on Feb. 12. Bottom: UAA gymnasts congratulate one another after the vault excersize.

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Ski Team hosts pair of meets, continues to impress

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By Taylor Hall Sports Editor

The UAA Ski Team was able to claim a fourth place team finish at the UAA Invitational, taking place at both Kincaid Park (Nordic) and Alyeska Resort (Alpine) from Feb. 4-10. The University of Utah was able claim the team title convincingly with 898 points, a good bulk of which came from the men and women’s Nordic events in which they placed first in three of the four events held. Behind them in second was Colorado University (831 points), University of Denver in third (775), the Seawolves (718) and Montana State University (688) rounding out the top five teams. In the Men’s Nordic events, MSU’s David Norris finished first in the 5K Classical and second in the 10K Freestyle, earning the Bobcats 97 points from his

Top Left: UAA senior Jaime Bronga at the start of the Women’s 5K Classical race during the UAA Invitational on Feb. 4. Bronga would end up taking fourth place to lead the UAA team. Bottom Left: Colorado freshman Shane McLean coming down the hill during the Women’s Slalom in the Seawolf Invite on Feb. 11. Top Right: UAA junior Kayla Hoog-Fry races to her twenty-first place finish in the Women’s Slalom in the Seawolf Invite on Feb. 11. Bottom Center: Colorado sophomore Rune Oedegaard collapsed after his second place finish in the Men’s 5K Classical race during the UAA Invitational on Feb. 4. Bottom Right: Utah junior Miles Harvick reaches past the finish line for a time of 14:08.8 to take third place in the Men’s 5K Classical race during the UAA Invitational on Feb. 4.

efforts alone. UAA sophomore Lukas Ebner led the way for the Seawolves with his eighth place and fifteenth place finishes in the Classical and Freestyle, respectively. On the Women’s side, Utah’s Maria Graefnings and CU’s Eliska Hajkova both earned 97 points for their respective teams with first and second place finishes. Graefnings won the 10K Freestyle while Hajkova claimed the 5K Classical. UAA senior Jaime Bronga highlighted a strong team showing by the Seawolf Women. She finished fourth in both the Classical and Freestyle to earn the Seawolves 82 points on her own. On the mountain, the Men’s Alpine saw DU’s Espen Lysdahl take first in the Slalom and second in the Giant Slalom to gain 97 points for his pair of impressive showings. UAA junior Andreas Adde finished in sixth place in the Giant Slalom and in eleventh

place in the Slalom to lead the UAA Men. Utah’s Tii-Maria Romar claimed victory in the Women’s Slalom as well as a third place finish in the Giant Slalom to highlight the women’s competition. The UAA Women saw freshman Anais Urbain claim 41 points with her fourth place finish in the Giant Slalom while senior Alex Parker claimed eighth place in the Slalom to help pace the Seawolves. Action kicked off with all of the same teams competing in the Seawolf Invitational that took place Feb. 9-11. Utah was again the victors after they claimed a team score of 858 points to edge out Denver (806), who made a charge on the last day of the meet with a combined 240 points from the Men and Women’s Slalom events. Colorado (775) wound up in third place just ahead of New

Mexico (769). UAA would take the fifth spot to wrap up their second host meet. ­­­CU’s Rune Oedegaard and Norris battled for supremacy in the Men’s Nordic events. Norris claimed his third win of the week after he edged Oedegaard in the 10K Freestyle. Odeegaard exacted revenge when he claimed victory over Norris in the 20K Classical race. Both racers earned their teams 97 points apiece with their respective 1-2 finishes. Once again, Ebner would lead the UAA contingent with his pair of ninth place finishes in both the Classical and Freestyle events. Hajkova and Bronga went head to head in both the Women’s 5K Freestyle and 15K Classical races. Hajkova would claim first in both events and earn Colorado a max 100 points. Bronga continued her impressive senior year with a second and third place effort in the Classical and Freestyle events,

respectively. She earned 91 points for UAA and finished in the top-5 of all of her events over the week. At Alyeska, DU’s Trevor Philp took home the gold in the Men’s Slalom with a time of 1:24.49. Lysdahl would take second to help the Pioneers to a 1-2 sweep in the event. The Seawolves would be led by Harmanen who finished in tenth place with a time of 1:26.81. The Men’s Giant Slalom races would be cancelled due to poor conditions. On the Women’s side, Denver’s Sterling Grant would take home the win in the Slalom while Utah’s Jaime DuPratt claimed the Giant Slalom victory, both earning 50 points for their teams. Urbain finished her impressive week for the Seawolves by claiming second place in the Giant Slalom, only .44 seconds behind DuPratt. In the Slalom, UAA junior Kayla HoogFry was the top Seawolf with her twenty-first place finish.

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Dawn Dooley Care Team member Freshman Convocation member Tanaina Board of Directors liaison Director of Career Services Search Committee chair Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity member UAA Student Child Care Assistance Fund Committee chair Alaska Native and Rural Student Response Team chair Denise Eggers UAA Crafts Fair Committee co-coord. Dewain Lee Campus Safety Committee member Care Team member Campus Response Team member Associate VC for Enrollment Management Search Committeechair International and Intercultural Task Force member Accreditation Team member Lexi Prunella Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Month Committee co-chair National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month Planning co-chair National Safety Awareness Month coord. Office of the White House Youth Roundtable coord. Ellie Soto New Student Orientation Office Manager Search Committee member UAA Student Child Care Assistance Fund Committee member Student Union Crafts Fair Judging Committee member Michael Votava Care Team chair Linda Lazzell Scholarship Selection Committee member Leadership Honors Selection Committee member Constitution Week Planning Committee co-chair Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Integrity coord. Alaska Native and Rural Student Response Team member RESIDENCE LIFE

Maria Bonifacio Homecoming Committee member Residence Hall Association co-advisor Campus Kick-off Committee member Residence Coordinator Search chair Safe Zone Implementation Team co-chair Karla Booth Student Subsistence Summit Class Planning Committee member Take Wing Alaska Leadership Team co-advisor UAA Alaska Native & Native American Heritage Month member Alaska Native and Rural Student Response Team member UAA Native Student Council co-advisor Lacy Karpilo Student Union Operations Coordinator Search Committee chair Care Team member Campus Safety Committee member Freshman Convocation Committee member Constitution Week Planning Committee co-chair EHS/RM Director Search Committee member Student Activities Coordinator Search Committee member Alaska Native and Rural Student Response Team member MAP-Works Transition Team member Judi Spry Classified Council member University Assembly member Police Auxiliary Unit member Safety Awareness Committee member Jamie Vance Civil Rights Month Committee member The Family Student Club advisor Campus Kick-Off Committee member Safe Zone Implementation Team co-chair Residence Coordinator Search Committee member Stephanie Whaley International Student Association advisor Seawolf Community Service Award Selection Committee member Women’s History Month Committee member Homecoming Planning Committee member STUDENT LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

Anita Bradbury Commencement Volunteers Subcommittee Parking Appeals Board Campus Kick-Off Committee UAA Staff Development Day Planning Committee Daphne Brashear Campus Kick-Off Budget Subcommittee Commencement Committee Zac Clark Campus Kick-Off Entertainment Subcommittee Student Activities Coordinator Search Committee

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Devon Rust Student Affairs Conference Planning Committee

Student Leadership Coordinator Search Committee UAA Staff Development Day Planning Committee We the People Resource Fair Committee Ashley Durst Campus Kick-Off Committee Haunted Halloween Fun Night Committee Student Leadership Coordinator Search Committee UAA Staff Development Day Planning Committee We the People Resource Fair Committee Jessica Dyrdahl Center for Community Engagement Advisory Committee Commencement Volunteers Committee Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Awareness Committee UAA Staff Development Day Planning Committee We the People Resource Fair Committee Noelle Fabiano Campus Kick-Off Booth Subcommittee Commencement Committee Student Showcase Committee Paula Fish Campus Kick-Off Committee Constitution Week Planning Committee Homecoming Planning Committee Multicultural Center Director Search Committee Winterfest Committee Mike McCormick Campus Kick-Off Entertainment Subcommittee Alaska Civil Rights Month Committee Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Lecture Committee Domestic Violence Awareness Committee Winterfest Committee Homecoming Planning Committee We the People Middle School Competition Annie Route Alaska Civil Rights Month Committee Campus Kick-Off Committee Commencement Committee Special Needs Freshmen Convocation Committee Latino Student Recruitment/Outreach Committee Student Showcase Committee Student Support Services Search Committee John Skelley Campus Kick-Off Booth Subcommittee Commencement Committee UAA Staff Development Day Planning Committee Jill Taylor Parking Services Manager Search Committee

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David Murdoch UAA Homecoming Committee Student Union Operations Coordinator Search Committee Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month MAP-Works Transition Team Giselle Soto UAA Crafts Fair Committee OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS Ayeesha J. Hankins UAA Standing Scholarship Committee Student Affairs Conference Planning Committee Student Judicial Board Student Affairs Assessment Team Bruce Schultz UA Record and Information Mgnt. Governance Committee UA Information Technology Executive Council Diversity Action Council UA University Enrollment Group Accreditation Leadership Team Accreditation Student Success Core Theme Evaluation Team Red Balloon Project Development Team UAA International and Intercultural Laboratory UAA Strategic Enrollment Management Committee UA Student Services Council CAS Self-Study Steering Committee Student Affairs Assessment Team Cindy Marshall PFD Garnishment Appeal Committee Chancellor’s Awards Restructuring Committee David Weaver Student Affairs Conference Planning Committee Native Student Services Transition Advisor Search Committee Upward Bound Associate Director Search Committee MAP-Works Transition Team

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Thank you Student Affairs staff and faculty for your dedication and service to UAA in the 2011 academic year.


STUDENT AFFAIRS University Center 105 786-6108

February 14, 2012  
February 14, 2012  

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