Why UAA should be a concealed carry campus

Under specific circumstances, even students are permitted to carry firearms on campus.

Greek life promotes success, community for students

Students who participate in Greek Life organizations tend to perform better academically than those who do not, Berry says.

Persecuted for faith: Christians in Egypt

It is a tragedy when human rights are violated. Targeted violence against a group of people is never acceptable. It is a sad reality...

Why I will vote for Rebecca Logan

OPINION editor Caleb Berry says Rebecca Logan "is the superior candidate" for Mayor of Anchorage "due to her position on law enforcement and fiscal matters."

Philippine media: Silencing the press builds ignorance in society

OPINION: According to Mizelle Mayo's research, the Philippines was rated the third most “ignorant” country by Ipsos’s “The Perils of Perception 2017.”

A critique of power is not critique of identity

If you have had the misfortune to hear a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer, or heard conservative mouthpieces such as Tomi Lahren...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

Opinion editor Caleb Berry says Sen. Mike Dunleavy has his vote for governor.

An open letter to the Alaska State Legislature

Opinion Editor Caleb Berry asks Alaska's legislators to accept and pass the UA Board of Regents proposed budget of $341 million.

Live and let live: A defense of the Christian baker

OPINION: Every day, we awake in a nation where religious freedom is a guarantee to every person; rights rarely come free. One citizen by the name of Jack Philips is currently fighting for his rights and deserves our support.
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The US should withhold aid from Pakistan

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor There are times where I wish that the White House would block twitter from its Wi-Fi service. I have never observed...

Celebrities should not run for president

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor The election of former television personality Donald Trump to the office of president has led to the general public entertaining the...

A note from the editors

In the age of fake news and a strained trust of the media, it is important to be transparent when errors have occurred surrounding...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

Senate filibusters need to be abolished

By Caleb Berry cberry@thenorthernlight.org In the practice of creating political spectacles there is no technique more spectacular or theatrical than the filibuster. The mere threat by...

Prescription Drug Importation Is Dangerous for Alaskans

It's rare that Republicans and Democrats see eye-to- eye on healthcare reform. And yet, in early September, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bernie Sanders...

Alaskans say yes to ANWR drilling

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat passes resolution in support The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is the largest wildlife refuge in America. Spanning more...

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

July 2017 message from USUAA President Alec Burris

While I can’t say that I have escaped getting sunburnt this summer, I can say that meaningful progress has been made to improve the...

Don’t cut the Alaska Performance Scholarhip

Dear Alaska State Legislators,Seven of my 16 staff are able to go to school because of the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Without it each of...

‘Doing it for Duir’: What it means to be a leader

On April 6, 2013, likely the most wonderful person I've ever met was stabbed to death. He was a friend, a son, a brother...

A lesson in ethics

Chances are we have all said something we wish would have never come out of our mouths. It happens to all of us. But...

Do you feel safe on campus?

Written by, Ashley Snyder, Executive Editor Tulsi Patil, Managing Editor In the wake of the assaults in the past few weeks at UAA, there is a growing...

Chelsea Manning: A lesson to the public

On July 12, 2007, two United States Army Apache helicopters opened fire on nine to eleven men in Baghdad, according to United States Central Command. After the dust settled, eight men lay dead.

Criticism surrounds controversial cover choice

The August 2013 cover of Rolling Stone magazine is the subject of national buzz lately. It doesn’t feature a glammed-up actress or a bedazzling...

Media coverage causes jury system malfunction

Many cases throughout the U.S. history have caused shock and upset as jury members decide the fate of those standing accused of heinous crimes like kidnap, rape, and murder.

Becoming a society member

You open up the mail and receive a letter that says “Congratulations! Your outstanding grades and/or achievements have opened up the opportunity to be...

Summer bus fee should be option for student workers

Despite the gloom and overall lack of greenness, summer has arrived. While most students will go away to visit family or find some other adventure to occupy their summer vacations, some will continue to come to campus several days of the week to work a student job and earn some extra money.

Repealing the big oil giveaway is a smart move for Alaskans

There is not a lack of interest in Alaska’s oil supply. So the old adage, “If you build it, they will come,” is not...

Prioritizing your future

Sometimes it is hard to look into the future optimistically. There is always going to be something along the path has not gone the way you had planned. There is always going to be some hope that burns inside you but slowly fades away as you realize that it may not be as attainable as hoped.

Taking more than a five minute break

Everyone already knows how important it is to take a five-minute break while studying and working. These mini-breaks increase productivity and brain power. But what about a semester long break?...