Anchorage should be Alaska’s capital

Caleb Berry is a senator for USUAA. The debate to move the Alaska State Capital from Juneau to Alaska is nothing new. The debate began...

Autocrats before Theocrats: The Case for Supporting Bashar al-Assad

By Ben Edwards When the Arab Spring kicked off in 2010, President Obama was caught off guard. What followed was a haphazard scramble of inconsistent...

Why UAA should be a concealed carry campus

Under specific circumstances, even students are permitted to carry firearms on campus.

Greek life promotes success, community for students

Students who participate in Greek Life organizations tend to perform better academically than those who do not, Berry says.

Persecuted for faith: Christians in Egypt

It is a tragedy when human rights are violated. Targeted violence against a group of people is never acceptable. It is a sad reality...

Letter to the Editor: Why We Are Voting “No” on Proposition...

By Ben Edwards and Suzanne Snyder Many arguments have been presented as to why Prop 1 should be rejected, but there is one important argument missing:...

Why I will vote for Rebecca Logan

OPINION editor Caleb Berry says Rebecca Logan "is the superior candidate" for Mayor of Anchorage "due to her position on law enforcement and fiscal matters."

Philippine media: Silencing the press builds ignorance in society

OPINION: According to Mizelle Mayo's research, the Philippines was rated the third most “ignorant” country by Ipsos’s “The Perils of Perception 2017.”

TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? NO

“Common sense” gun control measures can be unconstitutional, restricting the rights of licensed gun owners

What a utopia

OPINION: "If every man, woman and child in this country would regulate his and her conduct to the teachings of the scriptures, America could be the most successful, functional and happy society the world has ever known."

TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? YES

The U.S. needs to crack down on firearm regulations and decrease their accessibility

A critique of power is not critique of identity

If you have had the misfortune to hear a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer, or heard conservative mouthpieces such as Tomi Lahren...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

Opinion editor Caleb Berry says Sen. Mike Dunleavy has his vote for governor.

An open letter to the Alaska State Legislature

Opinion Editor Caleb Berry asks Alaska's legislators to accept and pass the UA Board of Regents proposed budget of $341 million.

Live and let live: A defense of the Christian baker

OPINION: Every day, we awake in a nation where religious freedom is a guarantee to every person; rights rarely come free. One citizen by the name of Jack Philips is currently fighting for his rights and deserves our support.

An open letter to the NCAA

OPINION: "I am an amateur chess player. It is something I do for entertainment and personal enjoyment. I play without pay and do not receive benefits for my participation in events. A college athlete, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an amateur."

The US should withhold aid from Pakistan

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor There are times where I wish that the White House would block twitter from its Wi-Fi service. I have never observed...

Celebrities should not run for president

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor The election of former television personality Donald Trump to the office of president has led to the general public entertaining the...

February 2018 from Student Body President Alec Burris

Resolution #18-06: Regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant

A note from the editors

In the age of fake news and a strained trust of the media, it is important to be transparent when errors have occurred surrounding...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

Senate filibusters need to be abolished

By Caleb Berry cberry@thenorthernlight.org In the practice of creating political spectacles there is no technique more spectacular or theatrical than the filibuster. The mere threat by...

The concept of race is cultural, not scientific

The concept of race — that physical features determine intelligence, ability, character — does not exist in science.  The mapping of human DNA shows that there...

Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of...

Prescription Drug Importation Is Dangerous for Alaskans

It's rare that Republicans and Democrats see eye-to- eye on healthcare reform. And yet, in early September, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bernie Sanders...

Alaskans say yes to ANWR drilling

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat passes resolution in support The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is the largest wildlife refuge in America. Spanning more...

Letter from the editor: A season of awareness

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne suggests readers check in with loved ones and be aware of available resources as the cold and dark of winter sets in

Letter to the Editor: ‘Diversity is an institutional responsibility’

I hate to say it, but I feel compelled to say it anyway.  Bigotry, racism, hatred, and many other “isms” are alive in the...

Letter to the Editor: ‘DREAMers deserve the same opportunities as me’

My brother and I didn’t choose to become Alaskans. He legally emigrated with my parents from the Philippines before he turned five years old,...

August 2017 Message from Student Body President Alec Burris

Dear Seawolves, There is no better indication that the fall semester has begun at UAA than the thousand-fold increase in students in the Student Union...