Toe to toe: Rights are not requirements

Every four years, the United States of America must make a very important choice. This choice is one that will shape our nation for...

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones?

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones? That’s a question self-proclaimed ‘dating expert’ Dan Bacon answered back in 2013. The advice...

Why the PFD cut isn’t the worst

Governor Bill Walker announced Sept. 23 that the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend would be cut from $2,052 to $1,022. This has upset...

Dear President Jim Johnsen

I realize you're a busy man, and I realize life can't be easy right now. The Board of Regents needs you to make budget...

Frankenfish: Monster or misunderstood?

GMO salmon have received a lot of negative publicity. They might, however, be a solution to a problem instead of the problem themselves.

Moving on: A team effort

It was August of 2013 and I received a copy of the Freshmen Edition of The Northern Light newspaper at my home address in...

Don’t cut the Alaska Performance Scholarhip

Dear Alaska State Legislators,Seven of my 16 staff are able to go to school because of the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Without it each of...

A threat to the university

As the chair of the University of Alaska subcommittee, Rep. Tammie Wilson holds the future of over 32,000 students in her hands, and yet...

Kesha was doomed to fail

The Dr. Luke vs. Kesha battle is in full swing (and yes, she changed her name back to the regular spelling while she was...

Walk or Not: Should you go to your own Commencement?

TNL writers debate attending Fall Commencement

Can you feel the Bern?

As a journalist I’m told to keep my opinion private, to not let anyone on to my beliefs, but a man named Bernie Sanders...

Can’t stump Trump

In my official capacity as just some guy, I'm told that I shouldn't have deeply held opinions about complex issues that I have no...

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough”

Chris Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon with six guns. Upon entering the classroom, he shot the professor point blank. He...

She’s beautiful, all 20,310 feet of her

I don’t try to get involved in politics. Wow, everyone says that, I get it. Really, though. I ignore Facebook fights about abortion or...

Anchorage Public Schools will suffer immensely in result of potential budget cuts

Editorial by Danielle Ackerman,[email protected] As a lifetime Alaskan who was educated only in public schools and married into a family full of educators, I feel an...

Apartheid Israel? Injustice for Palestine.

Editorial by Maria Lilly,[email protected] Students on campuses around the United States and around the world are finding themselves in the middle of a rhetorical struggle between...

‘Doing it for Duir’: What it means to be a leader

On April 6, 2013, likely the most wonderful person I've ever met was stabbed to death. He was a friend, a son, a brother...

It’s about our future

By Nick Black, [email protected] Being a college student is exciting and challenging — it also can be a bit nerve-wracking as graduation gets closer. Considering...

Tanaina Child Development Center cut is a serious mistake

Universities across the country are aiming to create what UAA has already had for decades. Let’s not fall behind, but rather continue to lead. I...

UA students pay for their silent opinions

At the Feb. 20 Board of Regents Meeting at Gorsuch Commons, the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 to raise tuition at...

When faced with budget cuts, what at UAA would you cut?

Austin Bauer Freshman Music Education “I personally would cut funding to student loans. There are many scholarship opportunities, so we as students should take advantage of them. Diane...

Students cut short by UAA athletics again

With the recent release of the prioritization report plans for an expanded Seawolf Hockey area in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex has been announced....

Letter to the editor: Where do the priorities of UAA truly lie?

Submitted by Kyle Pace Where do the priorities of UAA truly lie? I have been to three different prioritization meetings since last week and I don't...

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

1. Jose Cardenas Sophomore Electrical Engineering “Most likely a movie date. If not, I plan to hang out with friends and enjoy good company.” 2. Hannah Wandersee Freshman Biology “Hang out...

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Who would win in a fight?

Logan Turner Freshman Undecided “Iron Man. He has more technology and armor.” Freddy Camarena Senior Psychology “Captain America would win because he can exploit Iron Man’s weakness in his narcissism, and...

If not the game itself, what do you plan on doing on Super Bowl...

Larissa Kramer Freshman English “Usually I tune in to the Super Bowl commercials, but the Puppy Bowl isn’t a bad option either.” Josh Byrd Senior Electrical Engineering “I play in a...

A lesson in ethics

Chances are we have all said something we wish would have never come out of our mouths. It happens to all of us. But...

RED ZONE: Hello, my name is not ‘slut’!

In a perfect world, rape and sexual assault victims would not be associated with terms like “slut” and “whore” and “asking for it.” But...

Advice from UA President Pat Gamble

UA President Pat Gamble has some ideas for us to bear in mind: Take your college education seriously … it is the major portal to...

Developments in the Gaza Crisis

Earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry was involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, prior to their collapse. Amid increasing tensions, Hamas spokesman Sami...