Taxation as theft

The position that taxation is a form of theft has floated around libertarian and anarchist circles of thought for quite some time. The reasoning...

Open a pub on campus

UAA often struggles to create a sense of campus culture. For most students, there usually isn’t a good reason to stay late on campus...

Stop asking about the cost of climate change

Politicians love to wax poetic about fiscal responsibility. Our own governor is cutting back on major social services and education funding to close our...

Alaska’s fiscal future will require taxation

Nobody likes taxes. I suspect those reading this don’t like being told they should have them. But if we’ve learned anything since the fiscal...

UAA Model UN should compete abroad

Ben Edwards is a member of the UAA Model UN Secretariat. UAA has been proud to host the Model United Nations of Alaska since 1993....

Anti-vax parents deserve to be punished

As of right now, more than 270 people across the U.S. have been affected by a massive measles outbreak. States like Washington are bearing...

Dunleavy’s budget proposal is a crisis in education

Those who have been paying attention to Gov. Dunleavy’s record on education knew his budget proposal would be rough. I’ve written quite critically about...

UA budget falls victim to superficial democracy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed his FY20 budget to the public on Feb. 13. Amidst the roughly $1.6 billion in cuts is a proposed reduction...

Make peace with Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 11. It was then, in 1979, that the country’s fate was yielded to...

Bring back Caliente

These days, it seems like UAA is in no shortage of controversy. The School of Education crisis continues to unfold. Gov. Dunleavy’s budget is...

Letter to the Editor: What you can do about the budget...

By Morgan Wilhelm On Feb. 13, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his budget proposal for 2020. This included a 40 percent budget cut for the UA...

Chief’s Corner: February Edition

Welcome to the February Chief’s Corner. First, I would like to thank you all for the positive feedback on last month’s column. A lot has...

Letter from the Chancellor: A response to the listening session

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation...

Everyone Deserves a Home

From graduate student Mariah Seater, Young Alaskans for Anti-Poverty Initiatives (YAAPI). Thousands of low-income working families in Alaska struggle because of our affordable housing...

Kids have rights

It seems like an undisputed matter of fact. The average parent would confidently proclaim that they exercise nothing but total respect for their children's...

Consider polyamory

People still seem to be suspicious of non-monogamous relationships. Despite evidence that more couples from diverse demographics are trying it, the majority of the...

Tear down Anchorage’s malls

Anchorage’s malls are dying. Let’s put them to good use. If you’ve been to the Dimond Mall lately, you’ve probably noticed things look a...

Bulldoze the cemeteries

Imagine that you are an alien visiting Earth. You are to identify facts about human civilization and submit a report to your homeworld. You...

Self-exile for Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela is volatile. The oil-rich country has experienced instability for years under the inept leadership of President Nicolás Maduro, but everything escalated on Jan....

Sorry, there is no ‘coup’ in Venezuela

Once again, President Trump’s administration has made a controversial foreign policy decision. On Jan. 23, Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the...

Ocasio-Cortez is right about a 70 percent marginal tax rate

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, freshmen congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated an idea that has produced much confusion and outrage. As part of a...

Acceptance: An open letter and response to the Chancellor’s apology

Chancellor Sandeen,   It has been over two weeks since the news broke about UAA’s  School of Education initial licensure program accreditation revocation. There have been...

Eradicate mosquitoes

Most Alaskans can pass mosquitoes off as an annoyance. Little things hell-bent on infiltrating your tent, buzzing in your ear and leaving you with...

Ratify UNCLOS

There are many reasons why the United States became the most powerful country in the world: a massive continent with abundant resources, a vibrant...

Dunleavy’s Board of Regent appointments are bad for university

It’s not always easy to grasp the consequences of an election. Last week, we found out what happens when you elect a public education...

Ban youth football

In March 2018, two California state lawmakers proposed a bill banning organized tackle football before high school. New York, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey...

Trump is right to pull out of Syria

A glimmer of hope has shown itself in the administration’s foreign policy. In December, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing its...

Scrutinize the accreditors

Losing accreditation was something that the UAA School of Education did not expect. As far as UAA officials were aware, most indications pointed towards...

UAA owes education students a refund

College students often complain that their degree is worthless. Some feel they aren’t learning enough to prepare them for the real world. Others feel...

Letter from the Chancellor

    To UAA Students, I am sorry. I know many of you are angry. I know many of you are disappointed and distressed over the situation with...