TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? YES

The U.S. needs to crack down on firearm regulations and decrease their accessibility

Conspiracy theory debunked

Since we're experiencing a renaissance age of conspiracy theories, I might as well reveal one of my own, one as outlandish as any on...

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...

August 2017 Message from Student Body President Alec Burris

Dear Seawolves, There is no better indication that the fall semester has begun at UAA than the thousand-fold increase in students in the Student Union...

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...

February 2018 from Student Body President Alec Burris

Resolution #18-06: Regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

RED ZONE: Hello, my name is not ‘slut’!

In a perfect world, rape and sexual assault victims would not be associated with terms like “slut” and “whore” and “asking for it.” But...

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...

Theory of evolution arguments faulty, weak

BY: Michael Janti The way evolution has been taught to me, I thought it was entirely undeniable on scientific grounds. After some investigation though, I...

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...

Women have healthcare options other than Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has recently been working overtime to make low-income, uninsured women believe that they need their services and that any attempt to criticize this organization is part of a “war on women.”

Alaska permanent fund board corrupt

BY: Theresa Obermeyer

Editorial: UAA fails to light dark paths

Being afraid of the dark is not a childhood fear — not in Alaska and not in any city.

Hymen is as hymen does

Throughout history, the purity of a woman has often been determined by the results of a singular honeymooning act. If a bloodied sheet was beneath two lovers by the end of intercourse, she had passed the test — she was loyal and saved her virginity until that night. Those who failed and walked away unstained were often labeled liars and whores.

AK follows national trend with minimum wage increase proposals

Last year a group of balloters from the Alaska Needs a Raise (ANR) campaign sought to get a minimum wage increase onto the ballot. In late June 2013 they received the okay to go ahead from Alaska Lt. Gov. Meade Treadwell, permitting them to collect the required 31,169 signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones?

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones? That’s a question self-proclaimed ‘dating expert’ Dan Bacon answered back in 2013. The advice...

‘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...

Monsanto is ‘evil’

Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, is evil. But not for the reasons you might suspect. Sure, Monsanto puts small farmers all over the world out of business but this doesn’t necessarily make it evil.

Top-5 Urban Dictionary terms you should know but are too dirty...

Here are some interesting terms off of Urbandictionary.com that, although entertaining and slightly offensive, we just could not bring ourselves to publish in the...

Social Justice is euphemism for theft

Among politicians, community agitators, environmentalists and clergymen, the term social justice seems to be making a comeback in popular discourse. But, for a term...

Dear President Jim Johnsen

I realize you're a busy man, and I realize life can't be easy right now. The Board of Regents needs you to make budget...

Confirmation by AK Legislature of AK PFD Board

Have you ever thought about the Board that sets the amount of money you get every year as a Dividend? Please check the website Alaska Permanent Fund Board Confirmation Committee. Why should APFB that is currently only a gubernatorial appointment be confirmed by Alaska Legislature? There are those who will tell you that confirmation will politicize the board.

Can’t stump Trump

In my official capacity as just some guy, I'm told that I shouldn't have deeply held opinions about complex issues that I have no...