The evening of September 29th the Anchorage Assembly passed an anti-discrimination ordinance, which expands protections from discrimination to LGBT individuals. The following evening the UAA Seawolf Debate team hosted a very timely public debate over whether “individuals and organizations ought to be free to refuse service to patrons on the basis of religious objection.” The debate, which took place at Beartooth Theater and was a fundraiser for the UAA Seawolf Debate Program, focused in large part on the passing of the ordinance. Arguing religious objection is a constitutional right were Jim Minnery, President of the Alaska Family Council, and Bernadette […]
Reporter Dylan Blankenship has been at it again. Thursday he was live in the KRUA studio with husband-wife folk duo The Well Pennies, along with the rest of their musical gang, to talk about their 2015 album release, their first experience in Alaska, and to hear a few wonderful tracks that they performed live for us and our listeners. There is also some advice in there for aspiring musicians. You can catch them tonight (Oct. 2nd) in the Discovery Theatre at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30PM, alongside the Anchorage Youth Orchestra.
Nearly every promotional album that KRUA receives comes with an insert or sticker extolling its virtues. I do my best to ignore these often-deceptive, always-flowery pseudo-descriptions and form a complete judgment of the album by myself before looking at it. I happened to glance down at a sticker this week and nearly choked on the water I was drinking. “Similar Artists: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mac DeMarco, Ducktails.” Well, whoever wrote that must have been extremely confident in this album, and rightly so. Homeshake’s new album “Midnight Snack” manages to blend each artist together and fashion a sensual experience out of […]
August 31st was a big day for Anchorage. The presidential visit brought out the best of everyone in the United States most diverse city. Tune in to hear about Rising Together the event hosted on Monday August 31st to welcome President Obama, and hear what Americas most diverse celebration sounds like.
Technology. Communication. Emoji. The main ingredients of Silicon’s “Personal Computer” mirror the obsessions of today’s youth. Necks constantly bent down, looking at their phones in anticipation of a notification, a lifestyle which Silicon simultaneously lives and mocks without mercy. R&B and electronic are fused consistently throughout “Personal Computer” with funky bass lines and simple yet ethereal synthetic melodies. Silicon’s vocal style harkens back to the 80s with a hint of modern heartache, often having the melody follows the lyrics, or vice versa. The first song “Personal Computer” begins with a somewhat jarring computer-like voice, but then draws in the listener […]
As you may have noticed walking through the spine this week, the Wells Fargo Sports Complex is being renovated. Curious how your tuition is being spent, or what happened to the Tanaina Center? Heard about the new stationary bike room yet, or how about the renovated dance classroom? Find out what is new and available for UAA students with us!
Did you go to this year’s campus kick-off? It was this reporter’s pleasure to cover it. UAA welcomed this year with, not a bang, but a howl. Want to know what students thought? What really happened at Fred Meyer night? Some advice from the older students? Here’s your chance to relive your favorite moments from Saturday’s shindig. Welcome back, everybody. I’ll see you in class, if I can get this waking up thing down.
Darlee Blankenship is one of UAA’s new incoming students. A transfer student from Riverton, Wyoming, she has come to Alaska to further her degree in education. Here what this student has to say about Anchorage, the University and why she came. For all the other transfers out there, I am sure you can relate
Have you been looking for an EP that completely encompasses the majority of KRUA’s music library? Well if you have, this is what you’ve been looking for. Hembree’s EP “New Oasis” provides a relatively broad range of musical styles within the context of modern indie rock, and it does so in an incredibly short amount of time. Only 4 tracks long, everyone can find the time to enjoy it. I must admit, I was not immediately impressed by “New Oasis”. The first song on the album, “Walk Alone”, opened with a generic Modest Mouse-style riff, and even the title of […]
If you are the observant type, you may have noticed the newest rock in our rock garden. It is a 26,000 pound limestone cat. The statue is made to represent the American Lion, the largest cat animal known to man. An American Lion skull was found in the Alaska interior in 1995 and was carbon dated at 19,250 years old. Sculptor Meg White was commissioned by UAA to build this artwork to draw passersby into the garden. I couldn’t help but get a closer look.