University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 750205
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6640


Phone: (907) 474-7540

Bios for the Spring, 2018 staff are coming soon!

Kyrie Long
Major: Psychology
Standing: Senior
Kyrie spends a lot of her time divided between note taking and reading Thomas Harris novels. She got into journalism for the editing opportunities and stuck around for the same reason. She has a dog named Luna that likes to write advice columns and bark at the cryptid that likely lives in the woods behind her house. Kyrie plans to find work after graduation and start saving up money for future travels and likely for a future, taxidermied death head’s moth.

Caitlin Miller
Managing Editor
Major: English/Art
Standing: Senior
Caitlin Miller is a senior at UAF, working toward a degree in English and Art with a minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies. Originally from Michigan, Caitlin moved to the Kenai Peninsula for the first time in 2009 and returned in 2011, maintaining residence there until transferring to UAF in 2015. Caitlin enjoys the arts, having been involved in art, music, and theatre while growing up. She also enjoys reading, writing novel length fiction and short stories, and hanging out at the pub.

Cheyenne Corty
Layout Editor
Major: English
Standing: Senior
Cheyenne is a UAF senior English major. She has two minors; American Sign Language and secondary education. She has finished her minors, plans to graduate in May, and will then be going on to grad school next fall. Cheyenne was born in Pennsylvania and has lived in Alaska for 14 years. She enjoys reading in her free time, as well as playing video games. She watches horror movies for fun specifically old slasher films. She has a cat named Nargle and they live in a cabin with Cheyenne’s boyfriend. As layout editor Cheyenne hopes she can master inDesign, as well as immerse herself in the AP style format, and build her skills in the journalism field while working for the Sun Star.

Ben Ellis
Web Editor
Major: Computer Engineering
Standing: Junior
Born and raised in Colorado, Ben moved away as soon as they possibly could, living in Wasilla for a few more years before finally settling down in Fairbanks. They plan on getting their degree in computer engineering, and then to move on to a postgrad degree in biomedical engineering outside of the states, before settling down in Ireland. For fun they enjoy fencing, listening to music way too loudly, and playing games with their friends.

Alex Frania
Photo Editor
Major: Psychology
Standing: Senior
When not freaking out about school and stuff, I like watching movies. Pretty much anything from 60’s onward. I like the more down to earth atmosphere of a lot of New Hollywood movies compared to the vanilla old school stuff. I like listening to music, mainly rap and rock. During the summer I like to longboard around town and I’ve wanted to get into more stuff like snowboarding this winter, seem like a logical next step. I used to do it all the time in upstate New York but I haven’t gotten around to doing it here. I like learning about weird facts like about buildering which is about climbing buildings but without using conventional methods like stairs or ladders, apparently it’s super dangerous. Reading is something I’m also into, when I’ve got the time. I’ve had a fix for reading books that have been adapted into movies. Here’s a secret, watch the movie before the book. You’ll be less likely to be disappointed. You might even be pleasantly surprised. Yeah, so that’s me in a nutshell. You can find me here at the SunStar willing and ready to satisfy all your photo editing needs.

Ali Macrae
Staff Writer
Major: English
Standing: Sophomore
Ali is a cat loving person who works for UAF’s Lost and Found, SAO, and The Sun Star. She is an English major who aspires to be a journalist/photographer. She also volunteers for the Nanook Traditions Board.