Get to know your diction

That was an interesting little article on buying used cars. What caught my attention though, was the word “jipped” at the end of the...

Like junk food, some video games are easy to enjoy but...

It’s only the fourth week of the semester, and I’m already beginning to feel that sense of being constantly overwhelmed with homework and only...

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....

Television not evil, merely reflects who we are

To paraphrase a Modest Mouse lyric, television is the liquid that we’re all dissolved in. Television programs are the connective tissue of our culture....

Great American Smokeout: Is it Your Time to Quit?

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live? If you have ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise program, change...

Firing someone because of transgender identity or sexual orientation is wrong

Generally, opinion columns should not serve as a writer’s keyboard confessional. However, there are rare circumstances in which divulging personal information is relevant to subject matter. This week is one of those circumstances. I must come out in the open for what I truly am – a huge fan of the show “Glee.”

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...

Letters to the Editor

Alumni embarrassed by 'condom/porn star' edition I graduated from UAA in May of 2003 and had no problem claiming the Anchorage campus as my alma mater. That is until last week. I heard of the controversial condom/porn star edition of The Northern Light and became extremely embarrassed, not only for personally having an article published in TNL, but for merely being an alum at a school that would distribute and allow such trash to be displayed.

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...

Greeks are the next generation of leaders

In response to Shannon Orley’s Feb. 8 letter to the editor “Greeks aren’t fighting too hard.” The true gentlemen of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon...

She’s beautiful, all 20,310 feet of her

I don’t try to get involved in politics. Wow, everyone says that, I get it. Really, though. I ignore Facebook fights about abortion or...

Dear President Jim Johnsen

I realize you're a busy man, and I realize life can't be easy right now. The Board of Regents needs you to make budget...

Parnell shows favor for Palin over public interest

More nonsense out of Juneau this week. This time however, it had nothing to do with the Senate and House engaging in who-can-hold-their-breath-longer games. No, this time the shocking and disappointing behavior came straight from the governor’s office. As governor, Sean Parnell has made some bold moves this term, for better or worse. Most recently, his office announced that the long-awaited release of former Governor Sarah Palin’s emails would only be made available via one hard copy in Juneau, beginning last Friday.

A world of ideas

“The world is my idea: this is a truth which holds good for everything that lives and knows, though man alone can bring it...

Hanging in there at the end of a semester

The snow and slippery ice on the streets is becoming a permanent fixture around town. Next, turkey will be in our bellies, and holiday decorations will be carefully strung through trees and lining sidewalks.

Character outweighs party affiliations

Last week, there was a Candidate Forum at the Student Union here at UAA.  It was a chance for the students and the citizens...

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....

Republicans call a timeout from fast paced campaign

Last Tuesday marked the beginning of a three-week break in Republican presidential candidate debates. That’s a good thing for everyone, including the candidates and the voters.  Everyone needs a timeout.

Letter to the Editor

Abortion protest meant to inform, not inflame I feel compelled to address concerns and feelings of those opposed to the Genocide Awareness Project. First of all, Students for Life is not against anyone; we in no way want to hurt women that have had abortions or anyone involved in the act in any capacity.

What a utopia

OPINION: "If every man, woman and child in this country would regulate his and her conduct to the teachings of the scriptures, America could be the most successful, functional and happy society the world has ever known."

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...

Where did the ‘amazing’ go and will it come back?

It has been five weeks since the introduction of the “Amazing Stories” campaign. The hype built up immensely through a week of festivities and promises of flashy commercials, great stories and a new chapter in UAA’s history. It has been four weeks since the hype died down.

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Obama’s tight campaign hard to beat

Basically, if Republicans think it’s in the bag, they need to think again. The economic numbers may only be slightly improving, but so is...

Diary of a proactive procrastinator

Sunday 6 a.m. Dear Diary, I woke up early this morning so I could have the whole day to tackle the paper that’s due for my...

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ propagates inequality

Our nation’s military has fought bravely since anyone can remember, but issues have recently surfaced that suggest some of our servicemen are more worried...

Letter to the Editor: To The Northern Light

By: Daniel Ribuffo For those who don't know, my job is the USUAA Speaker of the Assembly. This position requires me to be...

Kesha was doomed to fail

The Dr. Luke vs. Kesha battle is in full swing (and yes, she changed her name back to the regular spelling while she was...

A critique of power is not critique of identity

If you have had the misfortune to hear a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer, or heard conservative mouthpieces such as Tomi Lahren...

{Your Perspective}

Letter from Ground Zero Editors note: This e-mail was received Thursday Sept. 13 from Jennifer Carr. Carr is a former UAA student and station manager...