Christine Ford and why we don’t believe women

**Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault** When news broke that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had been accused of sexual assault by Christine Ford, the backlash...

Judge Corey is not to blame in Schneider case

The Vote No on Judge Corey campaign is a call to justice that all of us should sympathize with. Justin Schneider committed an act...

Murkowski must vote no on Kavanaugh

Say what you will about Senator Lisa Murkowski, but there's no doubt she's become one of the most powerful and consequential members of the...

The Port of Alaska should resist Trump’s steel tariffs

On March 1, President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel. He communicated his tariff policy on the premise that other countries...

Cosplay harassment is a many-headed hydra

The harasser rarely admits that his or her behavior constitutes harassment. A plethora of excuses is often produced, ranging from harmless flirtation to social...

In defense of UAA

Leave UAA alone.

Abolish the criminal disclosure statement for UAA employment

The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer — unless you have a criminal conviction. If that is the case, then UAA joins...

Save vultures, not pandas

The giant panda is a cherished animal worldwide. It is the pride of China, the symbol for the World Wildlife Fund and a popular...

Cathy Sandeen is exactly what UAA needs

UAA is a unique institution in many ways. It is the largest in the University of Alaska system but not the flagship. It boasts...

Beware the commodification of Colin Kaepernick

Something that’s been missing from the debate about Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary ad campaign is a...

The case to impeach Donald Trump

Let's be clear from the start: the case for impeachment isn't about Russian collusion. It isn't even about a particular illegal act that the...

Repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and...

Letter from the editor: 30 years of Seawolf stories

In 1988, UAA and the Anchorage Community College merged, and two student newspapers combined to form one: The Northern Light. The first issue came...

Toe to Toe: How should USUAA advocate on the university budget?

USUAA should advocate for university budget reductions By Ben Edwards Fiscal prudence is a tough pill to swallow for universities. It is not as delightful as...

It’s time for Governor Walker to bow out

A 3-way race for governor spells victory for Senator Mike Dunleavy

How UAA can help fight Alaska’s rising STI rates

UAA should do more to combat the growing public health crisis

No complaints

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...

Presidential Message – August 2018

Dear Seawolves, The time has come when you feel the excitement of meeting new people, facing new challenges and getting closer to your goals. Here...

Letter from the editor: Your future is waiting for you

When I started my collegiate journey at UAA in 2014, I didn't know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life...

UAA benefits from employing tenured faculty

While there are exceptions to this ruling, under current policy, to be a tenured professor within the University of Alaska system more or less means that he or she cannot be fired. The reason this makes UAA a higher quality university is because it protects and encourages freedom of thought and speech.

What should the burden of proof be on campus sexual misconduct...

OPINION: Title IX and university investigations should be held to the same standard as other criminal investigations at the state and federal levels.

Anchorage should be Alaska’s capital

Caleb Berry is a senator for USUAA. The debate to move the Alaska State Capital from Juneau to Alaska is nothing new. The debate began...

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...

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...

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

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:...

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.”

TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? NO

“Common sense” gun control measures can be unconstitutional, restricting the rights of licensed gun owners