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.
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.
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.
Consumer Freedom, the group that ?"compiled" the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services data against PETA, a pro-animal rights non-profit, is an arm of a front group whose largest sponsors include the slaughterhouse and restaurant industries.
Columnist's opinions are deeply flawed Because I graduated from UAA more than a year ago, it is rare that I come across a copy of The Northern Light to stay updated on UAA news. In the last month, I have had the opportunity to read The Northern Light twice, and both times I found myself scoffing at the opinions written by Jessica Sincich.
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.
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.
By Keon Hee Jang Keon Hee Jang is a civil engineering student at UAA and a Resource Assistant at the Student Union Info Desk. Students can’t complain...
Group projects teach valuable lessons The writer of the column "Group projects are a waste of students' time" (Feb. 13) should spend less time dwelling on offensive and unfounded stereotypes (teenagers who only want to meet women, elders who can't work a computer) and instead invite a real discussion on the pros and cons of group work.
My name is Walt Monegan and I'm running for mayor. I'm also a UAA alumnus, have a campaign team that includes a UA Regent, a UA alumni chapter president, a UA graduate student and multiple other UA alumni. I am on a search committee for the new Justice Center Director and have been involved with the University for years.
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?”
Voter not swayed by Palin's nomination Last Friday, the choice for the 2008 Presidential election became more difficult for many Alaskans with the introduction of Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate. I suspect that this news may have swayed some people in their nomination, but I would not consider myself among them.
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...
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.
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.
A concerned local Anchorage resident sent TNL a letter to the editor to discuss Governor Sean Parnell's decision to stop students from continuing on their parent's health insurance after they turn 24.
Resolution #18-06: Regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant
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.
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.
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:...
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.
To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem. They are rising above the sewage of...
The concept of race — that physical features determine intelligence, ability, character — does not exist in science. The mapping of human DNA shows that there...
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.
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...
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.
I urge the UAA administration to maintain the swimming pool in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. There are too few pools in a city...
By: Daniel Ribuffo For those who don't know, my job is the USUAA Speaker of the Assembly. This position requires me to be...
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.
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.