A Fairbanks Fairytale
On September 10th, the Czech (Mike), the German (Moose) and the American (myself, Sarah) drove down the ever-bumpy Chena Hot Springs Road to revisit a truck with a for sale sign that was sitting in the background of a garage sale that Philipp and I had gone to a week earlier, where we had scored a sweet cumbersome and boxy 1970’s TV that miraculously played 3 channels in exchange for five dollars, complete with an old air conditioning unit. Steal of a deal, right?! After exchanging a few texts with the owner, we had scheduled a time to take the Brick for a joyride, exuberant that the 1979 pile of yellow even started. We piled into the three-seater couch seat and took the beauty for a creeping, 10 mph stroll around the owner’s yard. We were sold instantly. After expressing our excitement and interest in the truck, we shook hands with the owner and planned on coming back the next day with cash to exchange for this timeless, priceless machine.Read full story
Grizzly Bears back to the North Cascades?
Are humans responsible for repopulating species that have been eradicated by human interaction in the past decades or centuries? Is that a problem that we could solve or is it a mistake of the past that will be left in the past, buried, and never brought up again? Salute to the lost species, it was awesome to have you around, but your time here is over, see you never, I guess?Read full story
A Tribute to the Fox Spring
It is not uncommon for students in Fairbanks to choose to live in a dry cabin for an affordable, memorable experience. For those who are unfamiliar, a dry cabin, quite frankly, is most often a glorified shed with heat, electricity, and slop bucket (more on that later). They receive no running water, hence the term “dry.” The low price of living in a glorified shed is the initial draw-in for most college students, but if you look a little deeper you’ll find a plethora of reasons why life in a dry cabin is extraordinary.Read full story
A Baby for One, a Baby for All.
Some teams have a mascot, look at ourselves, the Alaska Nanooks, travel south a bit and you’ll find the Seawolves of Anchorage, a bit further south the overbearing green and blue of the Seattle Seahawks will be scorched into your eyes. I am a proud member of the UAF Nordic ski team, while I am honored to call myself a mighty Nanook, I have a little different perspective of what a team mascot is, and I think my teammates will fall in line with this view as well.Read full story