Atheists get bad rap for rejecting religion

This month, a University of Minnesota study reported atheists are America's least trusted group _" below Muslims, recent immigrants and other minorities. Americans are...

A fond farewell

Congratulations! Well done! Whether this is your first year, your last, or somewhere in between; you made it!  The year is over and the long...

Even rock stars go to school

Witless preaching has dangerous downside A good friend of mine at Intel used to share an office with a fellow from Sweden named Morten. I’m...

Gambling tax offers financial independence

When police declare that vice crimes are getting higher priority in Anchorage, we expect results. So it was good news to learn that after conducting...

America has a duty to accept migrants

The Trump administration's focus on the "migrant caravan" approaching the border feels like the next reiteration of their consistently misguided approach to immigration. Like...

Third party voting is a choice, not a crime

You Americans confuse me. Your country is founded on the philosophy that a representative democracy will only succeed when people voice their informed opinion. One...

Installation was all style, no substance

There have been rumblings and grumblings on campus in the past week and the Northern Light heard them. The muffled voices were concerns from...

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?...

History could soon repeat itself in Iran: What has 17 years...

Listening to the news media and state officials discuss how to respond to recent turmoil with Iran feels a lot like stepping into a...

Trump is wrong to pull out of Syria

Over the past 20 years, the American public has lost its appetite for fighting wars. After 9/11, the U.S. has pursued a series of...

Letter from the editor: A season of awareness

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne suggests readers check in with loved ones and be aware of available resources as the cold and dark of winter sets in

Islam’s history supports modern violence

I would like to thank Brett Frazer for his response to my article “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia,” in the May 31 issue of The Northern Light, because his views are a good representation of apologists for Islam in the West. And so it is with great enthusiasm with which I aim to dismantle his arguments in this week’s column.

Letters to the Editor

Professors need to use Blackboard better I would like to comment on the use of Blackboard by professors. Some professors use Blackboard quite effectively. A good example is the Anatomy and Physiology lab, coordinated by Allison Butler, where assignments and announcements are posted on Blackboard in addition to timely posting of grades.

End the Seawolf Catering monopoly

Wherever a monopoly exists, the variety of choice and quality of service are diminished. Authoritative bodies, such as the government, can be manipulated into...

Thoughts on financial aid

The following are my opinions on financial aid. First-year college students should not be eligible for financial aid, only those with a sophomore standing or higher and a B average or higher.

Ban youth football

In March 2018, two California state lawmakers proposed a bill banning organized tackle football before high school. New York, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey...

Green light will clean up red-light profession

In seventh grade, when career day rolled around at my small school in the Aleutians, I joyously plotted out my career as a writer,...

Distributive justice in this American economy: winning the birth lottery is...

Everyone seems to be obsessed with taxes. Warren Buffet and Barack Obama believe we ought to raise taxes on the wealthy. Michelle Bachmann seems...

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...

A serious name game

One of the biggest questions of the last 30 years was answered last week. The revelation came in a May 31 Vanity Fair article...

Defense budget must be cut to save economy

Cutting the national debt of the United States pervades almost every facet of today’s political discourse. Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Rodger C. Altman has called the post-2020 fiscal outlook “downright apocalyptic.” The aging population of our nation, coupled with exponential federal interest expense, is sending our country into a dangerous cavern of economic uncertainty.

UPD Chief’s Corner: March Edition

Welcome to the March edition of Chief’s Corner. First, I would like to welcome you all back from spring break. I am pleased to report...

Comment from the community

Hi! From May 2004-June 2009, I was the admin for Student Media here at UAA and just wanted to pass on how much I've enjoyed the both content and layout of the paper this past academic year.

RED ZONE: Hello, my name is not ‘slut’!

In a perfect world, rape and sexual assault victims would not be associated with terms like “slut” and “whore” and “asking for it.” But...

A tall order

A trying tale of consumer choice made difficult “Hello, there. My name is Nadine Prinnet, and on behalf of myself and the entire company I’d...

Welcome from UAA Student Body President Alec Burris

Hello Seawolves, Welcome to UAA! I’m sure that you’ve found college to be a much different experience than those of your past. With the decision...

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...

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...

UAA Confessions page is not a counseling service

Recently, a Facebook page entitled “UAA Confessions” appeared on the TNL Facebook wall asking us to “like” them. We did.

Sex Column Depicts women as objects

I came across a copy of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Northern Light Newspaper at a coffee house downtown.  I decided to take it...