Uncles and aunts must keep Halloween traditions alive

This is the best time of year to be an uncle or aunt. Aunts and uncles are essential for the socialization of their sibling's...

Tuition waivers for elderly are a service to Alaska

President Mark Hamilton should find university tuition waivers for senior citizens easy to defend to both younger students and the regents. I can attest,...

Bush Administration creates love task force

By Paul Brynner The Northern Light   WASHINGTON, D.C. - After scores of embarrassments and setbacks, the mood in the offices of the Homeland Security Department was...

Readying for registration

It feels like yesterday that fall classes started. And yet here we are, already past midterms, and many of us are close to choosing classes for the spring semester. Those who are lucky enough to be graduating this fall no longer have to feel the stress of carefully selecting classes to ensure a timely graduation. But for those that have time left, they will soon feel the pressure of figuring out their destiny for the upcoming semester.

What men want

Hello ladies. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season. Today we are going to take our hats off to the male population. They...

Lounge isn’t just for Greeks

This is in response to the letter called “Lounge isn’t just for Greeks” in the Feb. 8 issue. The lounge on the first floor...

The controversial, non-existent holiday tree

In recent weeks, we’ve been going down the line of states to see which will dare to call their amply decorated and brightly lit spruce trees Christmas trees or holiday trees. In Rhode Island, it’s a holiday tree, though calling it so cause much grief for Gov. Chafee.

Why we should care about Black History Month

Black History Month has been a topic of great debate as this year’s celebrations quickly approach. Individuals appear to be of two minds when...

Think before you act

Hello ladies. There are many single mothers on the planet. Some have had spouses die, or are dealing with divorce. Others are victims of...

USUAA president Hall walks out on coalition fee proposal

All University of Alaska students may see another fee next spring if the Board of Regents passes a Coalition of Student Leaders’ proposal to...

Letter to the Editor

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.

A refreshing Nobel Peace Prize Winner

After the Norwegian Nobel Committee embarrassed themselves last year by granting their most prestigious award to an admittedly undeserving U.S. President, it would seem...

Comment from the community

Hi! From May 2004-June 2009, I was the admin for Student Media here at UAA and just wanted to pass on how much I've enjoyed the both content and layout of the paper this past academic year.

Looking for Mr. Right

Dear SIAG, I have just recently gotten out of a relationship that ended on bad terms. So, about two weeks before it really ended, I...

Set your clocks to Greek time

This is in response to Alan Lightman’s scholarly lecture about his book “Einstein’s Dreams,” which took place Nov. 20 at West High School. ...

The state of The Northern Light

It’s amazing how fast a year can pass. Last August, I sat at this desk for the first time as the editor of The Northern...

{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...

Death tax harmful to a dying economy

The estate tax (also known as the death tax) is possibly the most devastating form of taxation ever created. It is for this reason...

Looking out for and protecting against scams

By this point in time, most people know that when someone e-mails or calls you on behalf of a Nigerian prince, he or she...

Traditions are made by celebrating significant events

I am compelled to respond to your opinion piece of Feb. 15, 2005. We appreciate your coverage Chancellor Maimon’s installation. We also appreciate the vigilance...

Cheap degrees keep Alaska students in state

The university is planning a 17-percent tuition increase during the next two years after 10-percent hikes in 2004 and 2005. That's a compounded 42.417-percent...

Latrine Dean: Administration Building – 1st Floor (Atrium)

The word ‘Administration’ makes me think of this building as the heart of campus.  No longer where our administration works, the building itself lends...

The vicious voice

Students seeking to become better writers should do one thing. Read. Read books, magazines and newspapers. Read fiction and non-fiction, news, sports and entertainment....

Just because some do, doesn’t mean all do

This is in response to Rich Stromberg’s “Even rock stars go to school,” published in the March 15 issue of the Northern Light. Perhaps some...

Get yourself out of a pinch with the latest tech revolution

"Wow, Michelle, it's so nice of you to visit me in the hospital like this. And thanks so much for bringing me the notes...

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...

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...

Hanging in there at the end of a semester

The snow and slippery ice on the streets is becoming a permanent fixture around town. Next, turkey will be in our bellies, and holiday decorations will be carefully strung through trees and lining sidewalks.

Consumer confidence is key to flagging economy

Ask not what the economy can do for you, but what you can do for the economy. That seems to be the consensus among those...