So you didn’t see an adviser, huh?

Amid final exams, projects and anticipation the warm, bright days of summer, graduation might seem far away — especially changing majors or taking a semester off can delay how soon one can get their degree making the wait seem even longer.

UAA must commit to free speech

We like to think of a university as a marketplace of ideas. Students engage instructors, as well as each other, in facilitating a massive...

The never-ending story of graduation

Dear departing seniors, as the semester draws to a close, so does the year — congratulations, you have done it! For many of you, the last few years have been the most different and difficult from anything you have ever known.

Letter to the Editor: Women’s History Month coverage

Many important issues were raised in the Women’s History Month edition of The Northern Light, nearly all of which were either only vaguely touched on yet overshadowed by inconsequential nonsense or entirely redirected in a way harmful to women everywhere. There are numerous examples of this in nearly every article, but I will confine this letter to what I think are the most important.

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....

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...

Making O’Malley my mission

To climb or not to climb? That is the question. At least it should be by anyone considering exploring an Alaskan mountain range. My recent experience...

City wants to reduce bus service? Really?!

BY: Jedediah R. Smith Have you ever tried to take the bus from one side of Anchorage to another? On a good day, I could...

Abortion legislation gains momentum nation-wide

There are few issues more combustible than abortion.  Disagreements on fiscal policy or healthcare have entirely different consequences than do disagreements on abortion.  Abortion...

Higher learning shouldn’t be about bottom line

In June, the Alaska State Legislature announced the University of Alaska budget for the fiscal year 2004. The increase was so slight that even...

Alaska must embrace tribal sovereignty: Sovereignty must exist in practice, not...

Alaska has struggled to improve its relationship with Alaska Natives for a long time now. Since the inception of the state, admission of the...

Celebrities should not run for president

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor The election of former television personality Donald Trump to the office of president has led to the general public entertaining the...

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...

BBC commentator dreams recessions, money they can bring

While there is a major event that is woefully under-covered going on in New York City, there was a comment on BBC that may be slightly more terrifying than people could possibly imagine – that there are those on Wall Street who believe that another recession is a good thing.

Multiculturalism has failed

Multiculturalism as a defensible concept seems to be standing on its last few legs. Recently, both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister...

Ample level of US charity a result of high religiosity

Americans are a profoundly charitable people. No other developed country even comes close. Americans, per capita, give seven times more than the Germans, 14...

Q&A: Alaska governor candidates on education

By USUAA The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) exists as a governing body within a publicly funded institution. A large...

Revolution begins in North Africa and Middle East

Tunisia, a country whose citizens have long put up with a corrupt leadership and rigid controls on both their economic and political rights, has...

Proposition B will fund a new UAA sports center

The Senatorial races have taken up the limelight in election coverage this year, leaving some things, most notably the propositions, mostly forgotten. But, there is...

{Corrections}

In the July article "Anchorage go-go trend originates in martini bar," Ellen Arvold's name was misspelled. Also in that issue, the "Anchorage's sweet side" feature...

Homecoming this year a big disappointment

By the Northern Light Staff   We have noticed a dearth of school spirit at UAA. Maybe the fact that our rival is 400 miles away has...

Harbinger of 2012 in NYC

It’s fair to say Republicans were wrong about the efficacy of President Obama’s job creating (and/or saving) policies. Alas, my humble realization has nothing to do with CNN’s infallible fact-checker of truthiness, but is rather a result of last week’s elections.

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...

Letter to the Editor: The new and improved home of Disability...

From Kim Bustillos UAA Disability Support Services is moving!  But not far. In fact, DSS is staying in the same building: the Rasmuson Hall. The exciting...

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a liberty all aspiring reporters stand behind. We—journalists—do not approve of any form of censorship that hampers the dissemination...

The Tea Party’s unofficial leader, zion of ignorance

Recently, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Mn) was issued a challenge by high school sophomore Amy Myers, to a debate on the United States’ Constitution, history,...

Gathering feedback: This school is doing its duty

Knock, knock. "Mind if I come in for a sec?" "Whoa, hey, this stall is occupied!" "Oh, that's all right. I brought my own collapsible camp chair." "Err,...

Dunleavy’s budget proposal is a crisis in education

Those who have been paying attention to Gov. Dunleavy’s record on education knew his budget proposal would be rough. I’ve written quite critically about...

Sullivan best choice for Anchorage mayor

Former Mayor Begich left us with a $17 million budget deficit. He departed to D.C. smelling like a rose, leaving our city in the hole. Furthermore, he was well aware of this deliberate shortage. To our detriment, liberal candidates for mayor Matt Claman and Sheila Selkregg voted to approve this atrocious budget insufficiency.

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...