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...

What men want

Hello ladies. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season. Today we are going to take our hats off to the male population. They...

An open letter to the NCAA

OPINION: "I am an amateur chess player. It is something I do for entertainment and personal enjoyment. I play without pay and do not receive benefits for my participation in events. A college athlete, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an amateur."

Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of...

America cashes in on the enemy for honest profits

Contestant Madeline Quinn was under pressure. With more than $17,000 riding on the answer to the next question, the stakes were high. Which member...

If you’re lonely and you know it, roll your eyes

It happens on the first day of classes in the minutes before the teacher arrives, and when you step aboard the bus, when you...

Democracy masquerades as Constitutional Republic

“In a democracy like ours,” a history teacher begins his lecture. The Record of American Democracy (ROAD) is a website that has been gathering information...

Say “no” to the blow

I will not give a man a blowjob. Whew. That’s over with. I said it. It’s taken me six and a half years to feel comfortable saying that aloud.

Friday night fun

Recently, some new advertisements have cropped up on bulletin boards across campus, inviting us all to Friday night parties at various sports bars and...

Republicans taking over U.S. Congress

On Nov. 5 Americans took to the polls to decide the fate the country and the result was a significant change in tradition. Republicans...

Thanksgiving dinner disasters

Next week, most of us will be sitting down to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I know there...

UAA needs integrated science center fast

Senator Johnny Ellis is a longtime Anchorage resident, educated at Bartlett High School, UAA (where he served as a student senator) and Claremont McKenna...

The good book is a good read, no matter who you...

Everyone should read the Bible. Now before anyone goes running to his laptop to compose a scathing letter to the editor about the religious propaganda...

Stagnant and anachronistic, Pokemon video games desperately need to innovate

The first Pokemon games released outside of Japan were Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Red in 1998. It’s incredibly shocking that after over 20 years,...

Alaska permanent fund board corrupt

BY: Theresa Obermeyer

Letters to the Editor

USUAA wants to help concerned student Dear Mr. Jay Johnson (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 9), USUAA Student Government thanks you for expressing your concerns. Just to let you know, student government passed a new version of our standing rules two weeks ago and finalized an amendment to it last week.

Journalists for the busy modern students

Journalism should amplify the conversations that people are already having.  At The Northern Light, that’s what we try to do. Journalists often report on what...

Teen curfew law does not solve problem

So having police keep teens off the street after hours abridges their rights? What's a two parent working family to do? No answer has...

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...

Obama and Romney: capitalism’s race downward

The presidential election is heating up, and the candidates are putting forward their best solutions to our country’s economic woes, complete with fake smiles...

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...

ABT ‘goofs’ its taxes, doesn’t get in trouble

Taxes are like American baseball — even if you don’t it, you can’t exactly get away from it. That doesn’t stop people from trying,...

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...

Good Christian has more questions

I am writing in response to the opinion “One question. One answer” published in the Oct.12 issue of the Northern Light. I am a...

Islamic violence justifies ‘Islamophobia’

In the past month the world witnessed two barbaric acts of terrorism in the name of Islam. Arid Uka shot and murdered two U.S....

Presidential Message – August 2018

Dear Seawolves, The time has come when you feel the excitement of meeting new people, facing new challenges and getting closer to your goals. Here...

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....

Why I will vote for Rebecca Logan

OPINION editor Caleb Berry says Rebecca Logan "is the superior candidate" for Mayor of Anchorage "due to her position on law enforcement and fiscal matters."

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...

Welcome to college, cash or credit?

Remember how the first day of school used to be? Seeing friends you hadn't played with during the summer. Hoping your teacher didn't turn out...