2020 NBA awards predictions: LeBron’s last viable shot at MVP? Zion...

UPDATE: This story was written before the Oct. 21 announcement by the New Orleans Pelicans that Zion Williamson had undergone surgery to repair his...

Loot boxes are not valid replacements for earned in-game rewards

Loot boxes are containers of randomized, digital items that can be purchased in-game with real money. The items in the loot boxes could be...

Ask Aurora

Hello, I've been very stressed recently. Between school, homework and work, I have almost no time to de-stress, which I usually do by playing video...

Letter to the editor: Promoting economic growth through Upstart Internships

The total number of internships a student completed as an undergrad is one of the major predictors of initial outcomes, according to the NACE...

Ask Aurora

Hi Aurora, I'm new to UAA and Anchorage. Kind of bummed that I don't really know anyone here, and I'm not really sure what I...

Letter from the Chancellor: Campus Kickoff

Dear UAA community, Welcome back to the fall 2019 semester. What an eventful summer it has been. As you are well aware, the University of...

Letter from the editor: UAA is what you make of it

The decision to start my collegiate journey at UAA was, like many other students’, based solely on finances. I wanted to graduate from college...

The problem with presidential primary debates

Democracy stands out from other systems of government because it features collective deliberation. In an ideal democracy, policy decisions and representatives are only voted...

An algorithm for success: The best study spots ranked

The UAA campus is vast, with many potential spots to study. Studying is worrisome enough without trying to figure out where to set up....

The three main arguments for Gov. Dunleavy’s UA veto — and...

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his final vetoes to the budget passed by the Legislature. There are dozens of cuts to lament, most...

History could soon repeat itself in Iran: What has 17 years...

Listening to the news media and state officials discuss how to respond to recent turmoil with Iran feels a lot like stepping into a...

Alaska must embrace tribal sovereignty: Sovereignty must exist in practice, not...

Alaska has struggled to improve its relationship with Alaska Natives for a long time now. Since the inception of the state, admission of the...

People Mover 101: How to make the most of your free...

The University of Alaska Anchorage has provided free bus passes to anyone with an active Wolfcard for over 20 years. As long as you...

Standardized admissions tests are the quiet killer of college affordability

For over a decade now, a debate about college affordability has been erupting across the nation. As of right now, over $1.5 trillion dollars...

Thanos did nothing wrong

Villains in the Marvel Universe —  particularly the movies — tend to have one thing in common: they all want to destroy the world....

To beat automation, education must emphasize oracy

If you were to take a survey of the American public and ask them what the most important job skill is, they’d probably prioritize...

Letter from the Editor: TNL staff wins 11 state awards

Every year the Alaska Press Club awards state media for their journalistic efforts in everything from business reporting to best illustration. Every year, UAA...

Analysis: Is the chancellor hanging off a glass cliff?

Most people have heard of the glass ceiling; it’s the concept that women are seldom offered or elected to senior level positions. Chancellor Cathy...

Open Pebble Mine

North America’s largest undeveloped gold and copper mine is right in our backyard. Located 230 river miles from Bristol Bay and just north of...

We should rethink tipping

Going out to restaurants and bars has become a bit of a painful experience for me. For years, a night out with my friends...

Abolish the sex offender registry

It’s not easy to come to the defense of nonviolent sex offenders. Any lawmaker that considers reforming the excessively-punitive registry will start out on...

Closing the School of Education is the right thing to do

It’s not the fun thing to do. The School of Education is such a significant and integral part of UAA that dissolving it feels...

Decriminalize personal drug use

The War on Drugs is an easy punching bag. It has been nearly half a century since President Nixon declared the crackdown, and there’s...

Letter from the Chancellor: Looking forward

Some memories stick with you. For me, one of those memories begins as I’m sitting in an airplane taking off from Ted Stevens International...

The pro-choice movement is losing the abortion debate

If there’s one reason why people hate engaging in debates with one another, it’s because nobody ever feels understood. As American politics becomes poisoned...

Let’s talk about climate change optimism

Policy discussions about climate change are usually just as toxic as the environment. Two partisan camps have fortified, one ringing the alarm about impending...

Whistleblowers need protection

It’s all over for Julian Assange. The founder and director of Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that publishes secret information, was arrested in London on...

We need Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy

There has been a strange shakeup in how partisan Americans view militarism in foreign policy. It used to be the case that Republicans would...

UAA must commit to free speech

We like to think of a university as a marketplace of ideas. Students engage instructors, as well as each other, in facilitating a massive...

To win back the Oval Office, Democrats must dream big

It’s hard to pick one particular reason why the Democrats lost the 2016 election. Among them was the perception that Hillary Clinton was irredeemably...