Columnist Team-Up

America thrives on its size. Whether it's a rocketing obesity rate or obsessions with the latest fad diets, we can never have too much or too little. Our collective ignorance about health and proper dieting techniques have been so outwardly ridiculed by marketing campaigns, we ought to be embarrassed for being fooled as we are now.

Republicans campaign to strip women’s rights

There is an issue that has come up in this country, which honestly shouldn’t even be being talked about in this nation anymore.  There...

‘Phantom’ artist’s grafitti costing students money

If you’re on campus a lot, you may have noticed UAA’s new “phantom graffiti artist,” who has taken to decorating the university with markers and spray paint. Permanent marker stick figures have been found in men’s bathrooms in the PSB and BMB building, as well as short slogans such as ‘for a moment, the lie becomes the truth.’ The focus for the graffiti has been on restrooms and outside areas. While college is surely the number one place to find new ways of self-expression, trashing UAA’s campus with graffiti is not something that’s appreciated by other students.

Identity crisis

I know that writers are supposed to listen in on what's going on around them--scribbling ideas on secret notepads--but playing the part of the...

Seawolf Pride and Chide

Seawolf Pride Student Activities. .for bringing many successful events to UAA, including the Sept. 7 film presentation and lecture, Project Asiemut, and the Sept. 19 and 20 Bright Eyes concert. Seawolf Chide NANA Management Services/Sodexho... ...for upping the cost of drip coffee.

Tax increase on the wealthy is unjustified

There seems to be a movement as of late pushing for a tax hike on the wealthiest Americans. This coalition includes President Obama, the...

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...

The artists have not left Anchorage

The MTS Gallery is closing its doors after five years of operation. The gallery was the stomping ground of many local artists. A spot where creative minds could mingle, contemplate both art and current issues, as well as entertain. In other words, it was a community fixture, and it is now being demolished. Located in one of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods, the Mountain View gallery’s closing party aptly titled “The Artists Have Left the Building,” showcased that the artistic space was capable of bringing people together. MTS Gallery was not unsuccessful.

American citizens need to take back their government

Well, in the 11th hour, congress passed a bill designed to take from the middle class and give to the wealthy. It has proven,...

Letter to the Editor: Why We Are Voting “No” on Proposition...

By Ben Edwards and Suzanne Snyder Many arguments have been presented as to why Prop 1 should be rejected, but there is one important argument missing:...

Reinventing yourself, part 1

Hello ladies. This is going to be the first in a five part series on reinventing yourself. In this series, I will discuss what...

Americans try to shop their way to fulfillment

In this capitalist society, our function is consumption. Everyday, thousands of advertisements bombard our senses, validating our lives with a higher purpose. Whether it...

Legislation pushed in South Dakota to legalize murder

There seems to be a new go-to rhetoric in this country- that we should be able to kill those we don’t agree with. This...

Midterm frustrations multiplied by registration

Accompanying the stress that midterms inevitably causes students comes the stress of trying to form a game plan of classes for the next semester...

Big Brother present in today’s media

“If you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist. We are in the midst of a technological...

Senate employs political theater as unemployment remains at 9.1%

Last week Republicans and Democrats fought over who would get to vote on a bill that wouldn’t matter. For their part, Republicans wanted a vote...

Part 4 of 4: Increasing taxes on the rich

Part 3/4: Gross inequity hurts GDP Part 2/4: Making the case for the wealthy Over the last month, I’ve tried to convince readers that increasing taxes...

Even with advice, moving on is hard to do

TV shows, movies, songs - I have to think that without breakups none of them would exist. I've been trying to do emotional homework recently, and being young and unsure of what to do with emotions, I've turned to happy mediums that are supposed to ease my suffering.

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."

Baring breasts in public not always about sex

File this under 'things that never would've occurred to me.' My sister and I recently had a conversation in which she told me about the...

It’s Like Ground Hogs Day: USUAA Election reflective of misinformed objectives

The spring USUAA elections are the political Mecca of the UAA community. Every year, USUAA presidential hopefuls rove around campus spewing inspirational language to...

Looking Ahead to Summer

Some weeks are created better than others. Sometimes life decides to run at you, screaming and flailing like a bad Jackie Chan impersonator and...

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...

Knik Arm bridge crosses troubled water

There are a lot of things the Municipality of Anchorage can do to enhance the city and its infrastructure. Building a bridge across Knik...

And now, a world from our sponsors

After a tense period of negotiations, official spokesperson announced today that the Jell-O Corporation has attained exclusive sponsorship rights to the planet earth. "We believe...

Election-year issues are merely diversions

With Alaska's primaries out of the way, we can now all sit back and enjoy a thorough bout of political smear campaigning, accompanied by...

Outsourced to Micronesia

The sad fate of American music I don’t know about your childhood dreams. Maybe you always wanted to be an astronaut or a veterinarian or...

I have spirit, yes I do, I have spirit, how ’bout...

I am writing in response to Daniel Vallado’s piece entitled “Where’s that Seawolf Spirit?” I am a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and...

Save the albino squirrels

My name is Dustin Ballard and I am president of the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society at the University of Texas. Our goal is to...

Fans have responsibilities too

Apparently Seawolf hockey fans have taken a lesson in judgment from former captain Lee Green when it comes to what constitutes appropriate behavior. Last week...