Letters to the Editor

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.

The concept of race is cultural, not scientific

The concept of race — that physical features determine intelligence, ability, character — does not exist in science.  The mapping of human DNA shows that there...

What I’m thankful for

Working at UAA since 1986 has been an amazing experience. Most of our students weren’t even born when I started here. I’m thankful for UAA, what its achieved, and what it has in its future.

Reply: “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia

This letter is in response to Daniel McDonald’s column “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia,” in the Northern Light’s March 22 issue. It’s articles like this that exacerbate existing tensions between Muslims and the Western world. There are three claims made in the article.

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Dear Editor, The University of Alaska Anchorage student body consists of over 20,000 students. Undergraduate and graduates are broken into the following ethnic categories: 60 percent...

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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.

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UAA celebrates National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 19-25. Beside a week full of interesting alcohol education programs, we have more to celebrate. Over the last two years there has been a significant decrease in violations of university alcohol policy.

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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.

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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.

Guns on Campus: Let’s Aim for the Right Target

Recently chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no matter), I asked myself: “Argue against what?”

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Alumni embarrassed by 'condom/porn star' edition I graduated from UAA in May of 2003 and had no problem claiming the Anchorage campus as my alma mater. That is until last week. I heard of the controversial condom/porn star edition of The Northern Light and became extremely embarrassed, not only for personally having an article published in TNL, but for merely being an alum at a school that would distribute and allow such trash to be displayed.

Smoke-free UAA is a terrible idea

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.

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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.

Letter to the Editor: Why We Are Voting “No” on Proposition 1

By Ben Edwards and Suzanne Snyder Many arguments have been presented as to why Prop 1 should be rejected, but there is one important argument missing:...

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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.

Letter to the Editor: UAA is for education, not athletics

People attend UAA for education, not athletics.  The senselessness of competitive sports is responsible for so many broken dreams, broken bodies, broken lives. Yet...

Letter To The Editor

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...

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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.

Letter to the Editor: Support House Bill 43 for medical education in Alaska

What about a medical school in Alaska? It is in our best interest to have excellent medical education and teaching hospitals where we live.

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Preventing pregnancy is cheapest option Birth control prices on college campuses have increased upwards of 100 percent due to the pharmaceutical industry's response to actions undertaken by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("Birth control prices soar on college campuses," April 3).

Letter to the Editor: ‘Diversity is an institutional responsibility’

I hate to say it, but I feel compelled to say it anyway.  Bigotry, racism, hatred, and many other “isms” are alive in the...

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Use a stick, not a carrot on corporations So our legislators are looking at tax incentives for corporations that retain and create jobs in the United States. They're using the wrong approach. How about using the stick instead of the carrot? In lieu of rewarding good corporate behavior, they should be taxing the bad behavior of those corporations that outsource jobs for the purpose of avoiding taxation.

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Frustration found at Alaskan gas stations Please tell me why Alaska is paying the highest price for gasoline at the pumps. Watching the CNN newsbroadcast late Saturday night, it was disclosed that gas prices have dropped significantly in the lower 48 and yet very little change has occurred in Alaska.

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USUAA wants to help concerned student Dear Mr. Jay Johnson (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 9), USUAA Student Government thanks you for expressing your concerns. Just to let you know, student government passed a new version of our standing rules two weeks ago and finalized an amendment to it last week.

Tobacco has no place on any campus

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.

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Green and Gold Daily doesnít meet student's expectations Like most students, I receive the Green and Gold Daily in my UAA webmail account. I often browse the Green and Gold Daily for useful information and events happening around campus. I've noticed, though, over the past three semesters of receiving this newsletter that expired information often remains in the newsletter for weeks, even months after it was relevant.

Autocrats before Theocrats: The Case for Supporting Bashar al-Assad

By Ben Edwards When the Arab Spring kicked off in 2010, President Obama was caught off guard. What followed was a haphazard scramble of inconsistent...

Letter to the Editor – Re: Military Article

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...

Letter to the Editor: PTAB should reconsider

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...

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Treaty's meaning was distorted in column The United States is not a theocracy. It is not the Christian version of the Islamic State ruled by Sharia Law. But to say that Biblical principals of law and ethics were not involved in the founding of this nation would be silly; silly to the point of being stupid ("Should Alaska continue offering benefits to same-sex couples?" April 3).