Republicans campaign to strip women’s rights

There is an issue that has come up in this country, which honestly shouldn’t even be being talked about in this nation anymore.  There...

{Letters to the editor}

Sidewalks are dangerous for bicyclists Nobody seems to note (in "Bicycling is bliss, but watch your back," July, 2006) that Anchorage uses sidewalks as bike...

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...

True confessions of an SUV owner

I live in fear of being spotted. I find myself running across the parking lot of Title Wave Books, in sunglasses with my coat...

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.

Letter To The Editor: 1 in 8 is too many

From graduate student Mariah Seater, Young Alaskans for Anti-Poverty Initiatives. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones?

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones? That’s a question self-proclaimed ‘dating expert’ Dan Bacon answered back in 2013. The advice...

The problem with presidential primary debates

Democracy stands out from other systems of government because it features collective deliberation. In an ideal democracy, policy decisions and representatives are only voted...

How to get the most out of your fashion bump

It's rare that a fashion trend comes along that stays for more than a single season, but for all you girls out there anxious...

Letters to the Editor

Free speech or hate speech? Is my personal right to choose what I do with my body the same as the slaughter of 12 million living, breathing, Jewish, gypsy, deaf, blind, disabled, mentally ill, left-handed and any other non-Aryan human beings by an insecure hate-filled, fear-filled country? I do not think so.

How UAA can help fight Alaska’s rising STI rates

UAA should do more to combat the growing public health crisis

Open a pub on campus

UAA often struggles to create a sense of campus culture. For most students, there usually isn’t a good reason to stay late on campus...

The Port of Alaska should resist Trump’s steel tariffs

On March 1, President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel. He communicated his tariff policy on the premise that other countries...

Taking control of our oil

In capitalist society, more money is given in exchange for a product — not simply the hope of said product at an undisclosed date sometime in the future. When you hear about the oil revenue issue this election cycle, and you'll hear about it again when our next legislative session starts up in January, keep this in mind: It's our oil.

Face Off: Ballot Measure 1

Ballot Measure 1 is a no-brainer By Robert Hockema Corporate dollars and misinformation have hijacked the debate on the Stand for Salmon initiative. By now, you've probably seen...

Seawolf hoops fans need to step it up

UAA has a 1,000 students living on campus who can get into a game by just showing their WolfCard. So why is it a sea...

Old enough to fight for country, old enough to have a...

How many people reading this have ever had an illegal drink before they were 21 years old? How many have seen themselves or a friend...

Anti-vax parents deserve to be punished

As of right now, more than 270 people across the U.S. have been affected by a massive measles outbreak. States like Washington are bearing...

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.

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...

Student loan forgiveness is a bad idea

Student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed unimaginable heights this year. Sitting at a whopping $1.5 trillion, this category of debt is now larger...

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...

Campus Reactions to 9/11

Editor's note: Terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., riveted the nation's attention last week. At UAA, classes observed moments of silence to...

Recycling finds its voice here

People are writing letters to us and the Northern Light loves it. Good and bad responses. Critical of us or in praise of us,...

Making the most of useless gifts

It's that time of the year when normally rational people drag dead trees into their homes and decorate them with ornaments, tinsel...

Deregulate the taxis

The taxi industry in the United States used to epitomize the spirit of can-do entrepreneurship. In the 1920s, an immigrant could arrive in New...

Face fear, have peace and dream: Tactics to honor Martin Luther...

Each and every year for seven days straight, we listen to speakers, read passages and watch films about the life and efforts of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We are reminded of the civil rights movement, nonviolent protest and King’s dream for a better society. In many respects, his dream and model for action has been realized for our society, but what about on the individual level? How can his life’s teachings be applied to conflicts in our personal and daily lives? What does nonviolence mean when you want peace to carry on and fulfill your dream?

President is playing by a new set of rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a Jan. 17 press conference, President George W. Bush announced he is no longer obliged to obey the laws of...

Faith without intelligence is dumb

Why is the fact that I believe in God grounds for questioning my intelligence? I have to be careful about what I say in everyday...

The Obama Administration: From anti-war doves to warmongers

“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an...