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.”

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

Don Young’s time is up

Representation requires civility and respectability, two qualities Don Young is sorely lacking

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...

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...

Laughing Kawhi, the latest laughing stock of the Twitter-sphere

How NBA superstar, Kawhi Leonard, became the internet’s favorite meme during the last week of September

New governor: go sell that natural gas

Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope contains an approximate 35 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves, and an estimated 200 trillion cubic feet extra...

Student fee increases are unfair to students

On Oct. 29, students attended a forum at the Student Union on proposed increases to mandatory student fees. A variety of departments on campus...

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...

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

Face Off: Should Palestinians have a state?

The ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians has yet to be resolved. Contentious debates and conflicts arise over mutual recognition, borders, security, settlements and...

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...

Mass Produce Ivory

Poaching Earth's endangered animals is still a lucrative line of work. Spurred by high demand in China and the United States, poachers kill at...

Keeping up with the Timberwolves: how Jimmy Butler is making the...

"You (obscenity) need me!" NBA all-star Jimmy Butler said to the Timberwolves general manager, Scott Layden, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Oct....

Letter to the Editor: UAA is for education, not athletics

People attend UAA for education, not athletics.  The senselessness of competitive sports is responsible for so many broken dreams, broken bodies, broken lives. Yet...

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...

World War II did not end the depression

The fallacy that World War II ended the Great Depression in the United States is obnoxiously persistent. From high school history classrooms to renowned...

LeBron in LA: “Matinee,” not “showtime”

Why LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will not live up to the hype this season

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...