Election Season is over, results are far from conclusive

Even though election season is over, the battle for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat has seemingly only just begun. After the Tuesday-night madness that is Election...

Why would anyone protect Bin Laden?

Floored by the fact that any human being would go to the trouble of taking out buildings with jets, having witnessed this only in...

Hollywood tells us we are what we watch

By Jessica Ramsey Golden The Northern Light   Everybody on the planet loves "The Usual Suspects." Everybody. No exceptions. It's one of the greatest films of all...

Republicans, not Obama carry debt ceiling burden

In 1948, President Harry S Truman nicknamed the 80th United States Congress the “Do-Nothing Congress.” After controlling both houses of Congress for almost the entirety of the early 20th century, Democrats lost both the House and the Senate midway through Truman’s first term.

Why the PFD cut isn’t the worst

Governor Bill Walker announced Sept. 23 that the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend would be cut from $2,052 to $1,022. This has upset...

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...

To call or not to call

Dear SIAG, A girl gave me her number and I want to know how long I should have waited to call her. I already called...

Battling the Breakup: How soon is too soon?

Just following a breakup, we sometimes find ourselves moving onto the next special someone quicker than what may feel right. This can cause us to question where our feelings lie. In some cases, moving on quickly can be beneficial, but at other times, it can be quite dangerous to not only the new special someone but to our emotions as well.

Letter From The Editor

In regard to Matt Brown’s letter to the editor, we appreciate the concern regarding the quality of our writing. We, too, worry about how...

‘Ellen Degeneres Show’ changes daytime TV access

Who doesn't want to be on TV or chat with their favorite television personality? These two desires converge on television talk shows. Each show...

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...

Readying for registration

It feels like yesterday that fall classes started. And yet here we are, already past midterms, and many of us are close to choosing classes for the spring semester. Those who are lucky enough to be graduating this fall no longer have to feel the stress of carefully selecting classes to ensure a timely graduation. But for those that have time left, they will soon feel the pressure of figuring out their destiny for the upcoming semester.

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...

Criticism surrounds controversial cover choice

The August 2013 cover of Rolling Stone magazine is the subject of national buzz lately. It doesn’t feature a glammed-up actress or a bedazzling...

Green Fee: It’s your money, spend it

Our voice was heard. The student body collectively decided to add $3 to student fees for those taking three or more credit hours in the November 2011 general election at UAA.

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.

In praise of ‘The ‘F’ Word’ column

I have been a student at UAA for the last three years. Each week when The Northern Light would hit the shelves, I would...

Denying gay marriage a legal, moral violation

BY: Michael Mason

More choices, more voices: Let’s party

Hooray! It's an election year. For the next nine months we get to enjoy watching the fallout of our system: friendships destroyed by petty...

Response: A pro-choice perspecive on abortion

One of the many problems with Rebecca Stapleford’s argu- ment (Jan. 29 issue of TNL) is the theory that abortion kills something that is alive. In reality, abortion stops the growth of what could potentially be a life but is in fact not.

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...

Family: gotta love them

Hello ladies and gentlemen. This week we are going to talk about unconditional love and our family members. We don't love unconditionally. It is...

Students shouldn’t pay for mismanagement

Money makes the world go 'round. We know this. So when it came time to up the ante for on-campus parking, we knew the...

To win back the Oval Office, Democrats must dream big

It’s hard to pick one particular reason why the Democrats lost the 2016 election. Among them was the perception that Hillary Clinton was irredeemably...

Tips for spring break

Students and faculty alike are looking forward to the upcoming spring break and many are contemplating a vacation outside of Alaska. For those of...

Emergency text more than a weather necessity

Before 6 a.m. the morning after the severe Sept. 4 storm, staff members from The Northern Light received a text message from a leader...

Thanks for thinking education

As co-chairs of the Education First Committee, we want to thank the more than 114,000 Alaskans who voted for Proposition C. This issue was...

‘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...

Bush Administration creates love task force

By Paul Brynner The Northern Light   WASHINGTON, D.C. - After scores of embarrassments and setbacks, the mood in the offices of the Homeland Security Department was...

Despite gray skies, sunshine comes out for those in need

The morning sky above the 2009 Pride Parade offered what looked to be a cloudy day promising more rain to a community desperately in need of sunshine. But as the procession began marching June 20, appropriately against the normal flow of traffic on 6th Avenue, for a brief moment Anchorage's city streets were awash in vibrant colors; reinforced by applauding smiles and cheers from the sidelines.