America needs free college

Here's a fact that's difficult to wrap your head around: 44 million Americans hold over 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. That's an...

Tumblr should reverse its pornography ban

Tumblr is a "place to express yourself, discover yourself and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your...

A process worth trusting?: Why the 76ers should trade Markelle Fultz

Let’s get one thing straight: Markelle Fultz is not a bust. Despite the curious case of Fultz's shoulder leading to horrendous looking jumpers and...

President Mike Pence: a better option

Donald Trump's presidency has its fair share of critics. Calls for impeachment have circulated since he assumed office, and pundits speculate about his resignation...

Humanity’s next step is outer space

Humanity is a species that always looks to explore and expand. Our ancient ancestors migrated out of Africa, the Europeans managed high-profile expeditions and...

America has a duty to accept migrants

The Trump administration's focus on the "migrant caravan" approaching the border feels like the next reiteration of their consistently misguided approach to immigration. Like...

Abolish the TSA

The TSA is awful. Let's get rid of it.

Houston, we have a problem: does Carmelo Anthony still belong on...

After only 10 games, the Houston Rockets decided to officially part ways with Carmelo Anthony on Nov. 15. Before deciding to hop off of the...

College basketball is back!: Preview of top five teams going into...

This is the best time of the year in the sports world. The MLB World Series just came to a close. college football, the...

Student loan forgiveness is a bad idea

Student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed unimaginable heights this year. Sitting at a whopping $1.5 trillion, this category of debt is now larger...

Bring back liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats

The divide between Republicans and Democrats is worse than it has ever been. The Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of Americans...

Universities should invite speakers with caution

For as long as they’ve existed, universities have acted as the protectorate of public discourse. In the pursuit of a healthy democracy, universities have...

Letter to the Editor: UAA is for education, not athletics

People attend UAA for education, not athletics.  The senselessness of competitive sports is responsible for so many broken dreams, broken bodies, broken lives. Yet...

Letter to the Editor: PTAB should reconsider

Dear Public Transit Advisory Board,   Over the last several months, the city of Anchorage has seen many changes to daily life. One such change is...

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