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Cable Conspiracy Theory Network

Long ago in the dark ages of last fall, I wrote an article about how the major news networks covered the situation in Syria, and it devolved into a rant pretty quickly. I thought that would be enough. But apparently, it’s not. So let’s talk about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, shall we? Before I begin, […]

It’s Like Ground Hogs Day: USUAA Election reflective of misinformed objectives

The spring USUAA elections are the political Mecca of the UAA community. Every year, USUAA presidential hopefuls rove around campus spewing inspirational language to secure votes and support for their campaign. Beware, because the things we want to see changed already have a bureaucratic process in place. On April 8 and 9, UAA students will […]

Iron & Wine

UAA’s Concert Board hosted nationally acclaimed folksinger Sam Beam, the artist of Iron & Wine, on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 P.M. at the Egan Center. Many of his albums have made it on the Billboard top 200 charts including “The Shepherd’s Dog” peaking at 24,”Kiss Each Other Clean,” which peaked out at no. 2 […]

Learning together through history

Anchorage observes the 1964 Earthquake’s 50th anniversary. At exactly 5:36 p.m. the museum’s proceedings had come to a pause, and the host speaker asked the crowd for four minutes of silence — the length of the earthquake, in honor of those impacted by it. Footage of Anchorage on the day of the earthquake played for […]

So you didn’t see an adviser, huh?

Amid final exams, projects and anticipation the warm, bright days of summer, graduation might seem far away — especially changing majors or taking a semester off can delay how soon one can get their degree making the wait seem even longer.

Silence not a substitute for speaking out

Forcible rape rates in Anchorage are the highest they’ve been in 30 years.

The name of the crime itself presents a problem.

It implies there is such a thing as non-forcible rape. That’s incorrect. The only other category of rape is stat­utory rape.

If you didn’t know any of that, we can’t say we blame you.

Where did the ‘amazing’ go and will it come back?

It has been five weeks since the introduction of the “Amazing Stories” campaign. The hype built up immensely through a week of festivities and promises of flashy commercials, great stories and a new chapter in UAA’s history.

It has been four weeks since the hype died down.

UAA Confessions page is not a counseling service

Recently, a Facebook page entitled “UAA Confessions” appeared on the TNL Facebook wall asking us to “like” them. We did.

Green Fee: It’s your money, spend it

Our voice was heard.

The student body collectively decided to add $3 to student fees for those taking three or more credit hours in the November 2011 general election at UAA.

Friends’ funerals should never trump birthday parties in frequency: Free STI testing on campus

A penis or tongue can fit into three holes commonly associated with the loss of virginity.

If you’ve been putting or receiving a body part in any of those holes, you should take advantage of the free STI testing taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Health and Counseling Center in Room 116/120 of Rasmuson Hall.

Editorial: UAA fails to light dark paths

Being afraid of the dark is not a childhood fear — not in Alaska and not in any city.

FAFSA offers free money for students

The government wants to give you free money. Well, in most cases they do.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is designed to help relieve the financial burden of college expenses people face and nearly every college attendee can apply for it.

The Northern Light gets a facelift

In the past year, The Northern Light has been through a lot of changes.

There were times when there was no executive or managing editor; times when writers had to put all hands on deck and design, take photos and draw graphics for the newspaper; and times when staffers were still working on the newspaper at 3 a.m.

Digital filing, a time saver

In the digital age, it’s easy to verify things purchased online via email or on a confirmation page, but it’s essential to keep a digital filing folder for important information.

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