Will Steph win MVP? Young or Doncic for ROY?: 2019 NBA...

Only 10 games in, and the NBA is off to a roaring start. Records have been broken, hearts have been shattered, tempers have flared...

Student fee increases are unfair to students

On Oct. 29, students attended a forum at the Student Union on proposed increases to mandatory student fees. A variety of departments on campus...

A plan to save America’s democracy

By the time the 2018 midterms had wrapped up, everyone had won some and lost some. Republicans fell to the minority in the United...

The lesson of Kony 2012

It all started with a YouTube video. The small California-based NGO Invisible Children, Inc. published a short film titled KONY 2012 on March 5,...

A more agreeable Alcohol Beverage Control Board

Matt Kibbe, president of the nonprofit Free the People, once told me that beer is freedom. He posited that the alcoholic beverages industry is...

International students enrich UAA

American universities are at serious risk of losing a valuable piece of their enrollment. After years of steady growth, international student applications are steadily...

World War II did not end the depression

The fallacy that World War II ended the Great Depression in the United States is obnoxiously persistent. From high school history classrooms to renowned...

The president shares blame for acts of political violence

At first glance, the massacre that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Pittsburgh synagogue feels like an anomaly. Hate crimes of this...

Trump should sanction Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s death

On Oct. 2, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Khashoggi was there to finalize divorce papers so that he could...

LeBron in LA: “Matinee,” not “showtime”

Why LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will not live up to the hype this season

New governor: go sell that natural gas

Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope contains an approximate 35 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves, and an estimated 200 trillion cubic feet extra...

Face Off: Ballot Measure 1

Ballot Measure 1 is a no-brainer By Robert Hockema Corporate dollars and misinformation have hijacked the debate on the Stand for Salmon initiative. By now, you've probably seen...

Faculty Senate Represents UAA Mission and Values

From Scott Downing, Associate Professor of English The UAA Faculty Senate Executive Board appreciates the opportunity to address the op-ed article “UAA Faculty Senate Needs...

A case for the WFSC swimming pool

I urge the UAA administration to maintain the swimming pool in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. There are too few pools in a city...

#SPITGATE: Did Rajon Rondo spitting on Chris Paul start the Rockets/Lakers...

Most NBA teams have only played four games out of their 82-game schedule thus far. Out of those three games, we have seen 50-point...

How Trump should take on China

Trade wars and angry tweets are not the way to get China to behave

Capitalism needs more defenders

Capitalism is a convenient punching bag. From academia to politics, it is subjected to a constant barrage of denunciation but possesses no means to...

The problem with horror movies

Modern horror movies are consistently bad. A few make it through the critics, sure, but the majority of new horror films demonstrate extremely lackluster...

Keeping up with the Timberwolves: how Jimmy Butler is making the...

"You (obscenity) need me!" NBA all-star Jimmy Butler said to the Timberwolves general manager, Scott Layden, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Oct....

Decriminalize prostitution in Alaska

In 2010, a self-employed sex worker arranged to meet with a client in an Anchorage hotel. She was neither coerced nor trafficked into the...

Mass Produce Ivory

Poaching Earth's endangered animals is still a lucrative line of work. Spurred by high demand in China and the United States, poachers kill at...

Kavanaugh’s confirmation spells trouble for democracy

In many ways, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was indicative of the decayed state of American politics. The vote was...

Don Young’s time is up

Representation requires civility and respectability, two qualities Don Young is sorely lacking

Letter to the Editor: The new and improved home of Disability...

From Kim Bustillos UAA Disability Support Services is moving!  But not far. In fact, DSS is staying in the same building: the Rasmuson Hall. The exciting...

Laughing Kawhi, the latest laughing stock of the Twitter-sphere

How NBA superstar, Kawhi Leonard, became the internet’s favorite meme during the last week of September

Letter To The Editor: 1 in 8 is too many

From graduate student Mariah Seater, Young Alaskans for Anti-Poverty Initiatives. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

USUAA Presidential Message

Dear Seawolves, As USUAA, Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, we serve as your voice by protecting your rights, promoting general welfare...

Face Off: Should Palestinians have a state?

The ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians has yet to be resolved. Contentious debates and conflicts arise over mutual recognition, borders, security, settlements and...

The United States needs a Permanent Fund Dividend

For Alaskans, few things are sweeter than the sight of $1,600 in Permanent Fund Dividend money rolling into our checking accounts. Many of us...

UAA Faculty Senate needs restraint

The Faculty Senate at UAA serves as a forum for faculty to discuss, vote and recommend policy to UAA leadership. In the best of...