Features Article for University of Alaska, Anchorage newspaper The Northern Light
by Jessica Keil (maiden name)
Northern Light Features Editor
From beehives to bell-bottoms, it appears the 70s are making a comeback in a big way, so one might assume that the era’s favorite mode of transportation – hitchhiking – will be coming back, too.
But will anyone stop to pick up those restless souls?
Steve Connachen, 23, wondered the same as he stood with thumb poised by a Canadian highway. Tired of watching cars pass him by, Connachen decided it was time to pull out the heavy ammo.
Stepping behind a tree, he doffed his jeans and faster than you can say “shazam!” he was clad in his national dress.
Less than 45 minutes later, someone stopped and offered him a lift.