UAA’s kids in the hall

Everyone on campus feels the space crunch, including Tanaina The Northern Light focused its Seawolf Snapshot this week on what people thought about the Tainana...

Patience is a virtue when it comes to buying books

When the bookstore opened on Wednesday, thousands of students shuffled in and out, selling back old books and purchasing new ones for the semester to come. Most had bulging, heavy bags that swung awkwardly as they quickly scampered out into the cold of the Student Union parking lot.

Letters to the Editor

Cowardly columnist should respect troops fighting war Sam Dunham's opinion piece calling our soldiers "little more than mercenaries" says more about who he is than anything about our troops serving in harm's way ("Selfless heroes are often little more than mercenaries," Jan.

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In the May 2006 issue of The Northern Light, in the article "USUAA vows to improve registration for students," the stipend amount for each...

Go ‘Faith’ yourself

OK, so let me get this straight, you would like to talk about your faith (“The new ‘F’ word” Sept. 21, 2004) in school?...

Saving isn’t sexy, but a little is necessary

We're told money isn't everything. It can't buy love, happiness, talent or respect. But while we like to say we trust such ideals, popular...

Think before you act

Hello ladies. There are many single mothers on the planet. Some have had spouses die, or are dealing with divorce. Others are victims of...

Solving America’s problems: look to families, not politicians

Sunday, June 19, was the 101st anniversary of Father’s Day. Like many Americans, I gave my father a call as a sign of appreciation and to respect the tradition. Daniel McDonald In contrast to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day tends to be low key. The contributions of a mother to her children are clearly visible, while a father’s role is often in the background.

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.

Technology not the cause of job loss

Technology took our jobs! That is, according to Douglas Rushkoff, who declared in his article Are Jobs Obsolete? featured on CNN that, “New technologies...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UAA students need louder voice statewide

This past week the student body president of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Derek Miller, was named student regent. The position is the only...

The Art of Procrastination

Don't lie; you are one of them, aren't you? You leave off something, intending to do it later, and then not doing it until...

Turning corporate loss into co-op gain

Newspapers are becoming a thing of the past. They're going out of business and being swallowed up by the Internet. The news is now easier to retrieve digitally than it is to print. Yet papers are still bought and sold. Not just by consumers, but by large corporate conglomerates.

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...

Team’s loss aside, Wild is off to a lousy start

The Alaska Wild played its first game last week. By the time they play their second game April 21, they will have their third coach in team history. Not exactly a sign of stability. Coach Keith Evans was hired in late January to be the coach of the Alaska Wild after it replaced Haywood Hill, who the team originally desired to be the head coach but never got around to actually hiring.

Social Justice is euphemism for theft

Among politicians, community agitators, environmentalists and clergymen, the term social justice seems to be making a comeback in popular discourse. But, for a term...

Passion alone does not make a writer great

This is a cliche in Hollywood: A limpid-eyed starlet sucks in an enraptured breath between strawberry lips, or the rugged, square-jawed action star shifts...

America can’t afford Libyan intervention

In the country of Libya, as story has been unfolding, it is the tale of a tyrant, and those who stand against him. It...

Student loyalty remains close to home

The University of Alaska Southeast’s Juneau campus is small compared to the UAA campus, but to say that it is not equipped to properly...

Culture wars, partisan hackery hurt America

In 1992, George H. W. Bush proclaimed, “there is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America.” Indeed, beginning in the early 90’s, “public morality” – the ethical code that would define America – became the leitmotif of American political discourse. Abortion, LGBT rights, publically funded art, and religious schools became hot issues. Battle lines were drawn, allegiances were pledged, and the culture war had begun.

The perils of a secular state: fewer kids, growth

It is now eminently clear that the European model of governance simply does not work. One by one, each of the PIGS (Portugal, Italy,...

Letters to the Editor

Cars turn into predators and pedestrians into prey Be prepared to put a shark fin on the top of your car while playing the theme of "Jaws" with the windows down. You will be one of many circling rows of parked cars lying in wait for that one student with keys in hand heading for his or her car.

Not-so-clever ‘Love Monkey’ doesn’t go out on a limb

CBS' new series "Love Monkey" is "Sex in the City" with a few mutations and one X chromosome traded in for a Y. The...

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...

It’s the economy again, stupid

If you are looking for a presidential campaign laden with social issues and tough talk on terrorism talk, look again. The 2012 election will be based on the economy, if we’re lucky. In recent years, presidential campaigns have focused on a variety of issues, regardless of the President’s actual power over them while in office.

Short library hours a nusance

Students live busy lives, and there's no way around it. Students have to manage their lives around work, class and family schedules to make sure that they get all of their work done. For many who utilize the library, having broad, accessible times is a necessity in order to get their work done.