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...

Kids have rights

It seems like an undisputed matter of fact. The average parent would confidently proclaim that they exercise nothing but total respect for their children's...

The concept of race is cultural, not scientific

The concept of race — that physical features determine intelligence, ability, character — does not exist in science.  The mapping of human DNA shows that there...

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...

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...

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...

Invest in artificial intelligence to predict earthquakes

Seismology is an incredibly complex field of science. Earthquakes and aftershocks are still unpredictable in their timing, location and intensity. Despite strenuous research, seismologists...

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...

Letter to the Editor: ‘DREAMers deserve the same opportunities as me’

My brother and I didn’t choose to become Alaskans. He legally emigrated with my parents from the Philippines before he turned five years old,...

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...

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.

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...

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.

How UAA can help fight Alaska’s rising STI rates

UAA should do more to combat the growing public health crisis

Abolish the TSA

The TSA is awful. Let's get rid of it.

What a utopia

OPINION: "If every man, woman and child in this country would regulate his and her conduct to the teachings of the scriptures, America could be the most successful, functional and happy society the world has ever known."

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.”

Q&A: Alaska governor candidates on education

By USUAA The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) exists as a governing body within a publicly funded institution. A large...

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...

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.

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...

Eradicate mosquitoes

Most Alaskans can pass mosquitoes off as an annoyance. Little things hell-bent on infiltrating your tent, buzzing in your ear and leaving you with...

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...

Bad girls ruin good boys

Hello ladies. Recently, I heard a woman say, “There aren't any good men left. They are either taken, or gay.” Well that's not entirely...

Ban youth football

In March 2018, two California state lawmakers proposed a bill banning organized tackle football before high school. New York, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey...

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:...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Diversity is an institutional responsibility’

I hate to say it, but I feel compelled to say it anyway.  Bigotry, racism, hatred, and many other “isms” are alive in the...

Welcome from UAA Student Body President Alec Burris

Hello Seawolves, Welcome to UAA! I’m sure that you’ve found college to be a much different experience than those of your past. With the decision...

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

Accessible Wayfinding and Campus Navigation System comes to UAA

By Katherine Irwin Katherine Irwin is a senior at UAA, majoring in Journalism & Public Communications with a minor in art. Irwin also works at the...