TNL needs to take off the kid gloves The Northern Light has lost its gonads. The Seawolf Chide section has chided and prided Facilities and IT Services respectively for two weeks. Look, if you people are going to take time out to tell someone they suck, then say it.
Statewide system in need of major change As a UAA alumnus, I have never been so disgusted with the UA statewide system ("Maimon leaves UAA for Governors State University," Feb. 20). They need to get a grip and realize that UAA is a growing university that deserves the resources and funding to grow and blossom.
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.
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.
As I start my senior year at UAA this fall, I reflect on how much I have grown as an individual and as a student. I also ponder on the increase of transgender individuals I have met on the UAA campus.
Dear Editor, I would like to commend student body President-elect Andrew Lessig, Student Ombudsman Seth Weaver and their fellow students Stephen Warta and Kenneth Kroeker...
Roberson III has what it takes to lead Of all the candidates running for USUAA (student government) president, John Roberson III is the most qualified. John has demonstrated over the past two years as a senator that he truly cares about the students at UAA.
Dear Founding Fathers, In 1776, shockwaves were felt around the world when you declared independence for the United States. Holding steadfast in your belief that all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights, you issued a challenge that a king would not be the supreme authority of this land.
USUAA's motives, credibility in question As someone who studies both political science and journalism, I'm always frustrated at the lack of cooperation between the government and the fourth branch of government. I'm disappointed to find this trend true of the UAA student government and The Northern Light.
I don’t smoke. Why would I? My grandmother died from lung cancer while living in Palmer with my parents and I. She exposed me to direct secondhand smoke almost daily.
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.
Abortion protest meant to inform, not inflame I feel compelled to address concerns and feelings of those opposed to the Genocide Awareness Project. First of all, Students for Life is not against anyone; we in no way want to hurt women that have had abortions or anyone involved in the act in any capacity.
PETA doesn't harm; they save In response to your opinion piece "Animal rights activist group exposes murderous hypocrisy" (3/31/09), it was disappointing to read Mr. Boyer's inflammatory and misleading article about the dog and cat overpopulation crisis. There are many companies and front groups that profit directly from the exploitation of animals and attempt to discredit PETA because we hurt their bottom line.
Student's sandwich is swiped, day is ruined (Nov. 1), I was left vulnerable and insecure on this very campus, victimized by a petty crime perpetuated by a petty criminal. While the monetary value of my lost property was not very high, the emotional and spiritual shock I have suffered has been extreme.
Hello, my name is Allyson Christine Pagan Rodriguez, and I’m a third-year college student at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. Last semester I had the opportunity to visit Alaska as part of a national student exchange program, choosing UAA as my host campus.
Dear Public Transit Advisory Board, Over the last several months, the city of Anchorage has seen many changes to daily life. One such change is...
Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...
In both the Sept. 8 and Sept. 20 issues of The Northern Light, the paper has run an Op-Ed by “TNL Staff” displaying an...
In general, I do agree that UAA, as well as all colleges and universities, should become tobacco-free campus-wide. This tobacco ban should also include electronic cigarettes, as well as chewing tobacco.
Have you ever thought about the Board that sets the amount of money you get every year as a Dividend? Please check the website Alaska Permanent Fund Board Confirmation Committee. Why should APFB that is currently only a gubernatorial appointment be confirmed by Alaska Legislature? There are those who will tell you that confirmation will politicize the board.
USUAA president apologizes for 'offensive platforms' used by assembly members In the April 1 issue of The Northern Light ("Learn where your candidates stand"), several members of the assembly who are running in the elections decided to be "edgy" and post what I consider to be offensive platforms.
Hey, could you get someone who hates Linkin Park more to write this review ("'Minutes to Midnight' - New album's different sound unlikely to bring in new fans," June)? It's not nearly negative enough.
Cancelled Polynesian concert is suspicious For the last week I have been wondering if I should be offended about things that are happening at UAA. As a non-white student, I've known since a very early age that as someone who does not make up the majority, it is my job to make the "normals" feel okay about me.
USUAA needs to rearrange its priorities USUAA, our "student government," recently passed standing rules that govern the conduct of their meetings. Included in those rules is verbiage that heavily governs personal behavior: "Be respectful in actions, body language and attire, and written and verbal forms of communication . No sexually provocative activities, dress, or comments.
From Scott Downing, Associate Professor of English The UAA Faculty Senate Executive Board appreciates the opportunity to address the op-ed article “UAA Faculty Senate Needs...
Some have asked us why we’re doing this. Why are we in support of a smoke-free UAA? All of us on the UAA Smoke-Free Task Force have been affected by smoking. We’ve watched family and friends struggle to quit. Some of us have watched loved ones die. It is because of them we’re doing this.
Rise in birth control prices concerns student I am extremely disappointed and concerned that Congress has not acted to fix the issue of skyrocketing costs of birth control at college health clinics. College women across the country, including myself, have seen prices for our birth control soar from $15 a month to $40 a month.
In response to your article "Organic, Alaska-only milk is the future for Mat Maid" (July 2007), I was disappointed that the author ignored the many health risks and cruelty to animals involved with the dairy industry, including organic milk.
It’s January and the campus is an icy, slippery mess. On my first day back at school, my husband dropped me off at the walkway leading to the Beatrice McDonald Hall by West Campus Drive.
Dear UAA community, I’d like to make very clear my strong support of UAA’s military students. Having spent many years in the military, I have...