The pro-choice movement is losing the abortion debate

If there’s one reason why people hate engaging in debates with one another, it’s because nobody ever feels understood. As American politics becomes poisoned...

Will Steph win MVP? Young or Doncic for ROY?: 2019 NBA...

Only 10 games in, and the NBA is off to a roaring start. Records have been broken, hearts have been shattered, tempers have flared...

Scrutinize the accreditors

Losing accreditation was something that the UAA School of Education did not expect. As far as UAA officials were aware, most indications pointed towards...

Ocasio-Cortez is right about a 70 percent marginal tax rate

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, freshmen congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated an idea that has produced much confusion and outrage. As part of a...

Affirmative action is institutional racism

Perhaps one of the strangest positions taken by the liberal establishment in America is the support for various affirmative action programs. Their mantra has traditionally...

Bring back Caliente

These days, it seems like UAA is in no shortage of controversy. The School of Education crisis continues to unfold. Gov. Dunleavy’s budget is...

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...

A critique of power is not critique of identity

If you have had the misfortune to hear a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer, or heard conservative mouthpieces such as Tomi Lahren...

Analysis: Is the chancellor hanging off a glass cliff?

Most people have heard of the glass ceiling; it’s the concept that women are seldom offered or elected to senior level positions. Chancellor Cathy...

Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of...

The problem with horror movies

Modern horror movies are consistently bad. A few make it through the critics, sure, but the majority of new horror films demonstrate extremely lackluster...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Shipment 24/7 playlist is chaos in...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the latest video game in the popular first-person shooter series from developer Infinity Ward. It launched in October...

An open letter to the NCAA

OPINION: "I am an amateur chess player. It is something I do for entertainment and personal enjoyment. I play without pay and do not receive benefits for my participation in events. A college athlete, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an amateur."

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.

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...

Open a pub on campus

UAA often struggles to create a sense of campus culture. For most students, there usually isn’t a good reason to stay late on campus...

Face Off: Ballot Measure 1

Ballot Measure 1 is a no-brainer By Robert Hockema Corporate dollars and misinformation have hijacked the debate on the Stand for Salmon initiative. By now, you've probably seen...

Thanos did nothing wrong

Villains in the Marvel Universe —  particularly the movies — tend to have one thing in common: they all want to destroy the world....

Letter from the editor: UAA is what you make of it

The decision to start my collegiate journey at UAA was, like many other students’, based solely on finances. I wanted to graduate from college...

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...

It’s time for Governor Walker to bow out

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

#SPITGATE: Did Rajon Rondo spitting on Chris Paul start the Rockets/Lakers...

Most NBA teams have only played four games out of their 82-game schedule thus far. Out of those three games, we have seen 50-point...

Closing the School of Education is the right thing to do

It’s not the fun thing to do. The School of Education is such a significant and integral part of UAA that dissolving it feels...

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...

Anti-vax parents deserve to be punished

As of right now, more than 270 people across the U.S. have been affected by a massive measles outbreak. States like Washington are bearing...

Letter from the Chancellor: Looking forward

Some memories stick with you. For me, one of those memories begins as I’m sitting in an airplane taking off from Ted Stevens International...

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...

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...

Deregulate the taxis

The taxi industry in the United States used to epitomize the spirit of can-do entrepreneurship. In the 1920s, an immigrant could arrive in New...

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...