This is #NanookNation.

's people have stories to share, stories about the relationships, experiences and learning they've found here.

 

 Mina C.
Mina C.

Quiet words in Japanese helped Mina find her way to the .

 

Luke M.
Luke M.

A collegiate chess club from Alaska has one advantage: Teams from elsewhere don’t know what’s coming at them.

 

Moody P.
Moody P.

As Moody sat in a coffee shop, they noticed — for the first time — the campus radio station playing on the café speakers. Suddenly, they had an idea.

 

Jaiden R.
Jaiden R.

Jaiden, who grew up in Fairbanks, has “never seen a real beach before.” But even though she pondered Hawaii for college, she didn’t feel the need to escape her hometown.

 

River S.
River S.

Just days after his discharge from the Navy in June 2021, River was in Alaska, following up on his interest in visiting the state. He thought he would try out college for a semester.