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...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

Letters to the Editor

Roberson III has what it takes to lead Of all the candidates running for USUAA (student government) president, John Roberson III is the most qualified. John has demonstrated over the past two years as a senator that he truly cares about the students at UAA.

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Name: Jordon Divis Major: Anthropology Year: Junior Comments: Yeah I think they should offer more religious classes. Cultural diversity and understanding is...

Political views differ in understanding of the U.S. Constitution

Perhaps one of the most significant differences between conservatives and liberals is their stark divergence of views as it relates to the Constitution. Where most...

Love one day a year

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I am going to continue with “Reinvention: part three” next week. Today I want to discuss this concept of “love...

Mayoral candidate reviews the campaign trail

Nick Moe ran for mayor this year. He is a 19 year old sophomore at UAA and is involved in many activities around campus...

Green light will clean up red-light profession

In seventh grade, when career day rolled around at my small school in the Aleutians, I joyously plotted out my career as a writer,...

Falling in an ink pool

The pen is truly mightier than the sword and capable of executing the deadliest blows known to humankind through the immense power of words....

Occupy Wall Street is a protest of last resort

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is one of the most widespread protest movements in recent memory. What began as a few dozen people leaning cardboard...

Midterm frustrations multiplied by registration

Accompanying the stress that midterms inevitably causes students comes the stress of trying to form a game plan of classes for the next semester...

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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...

‘Yes’ on 5 is a safe and necessary vote

The editorial this week discusses One Anchorage’s Proposition 5, equal rights for gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, which will take place on the April 3 municipal ballot, and why the general population should vote in favor of it.

Renewable energy deserves aggressive pursuit

CIRI and Chugach Electric finalized a deal last week to begin construction of the Railbelt’s first commercial wind farm on Fire Island, off the...

The Tea Party’s unofficial leader, zion of ignorance

Recently, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Mn) was issued a challenge by high school sophomore Amy Myers, to a debate on the United States’ Constitution, history,...

Video games can be equal in cultural value to literature, fine...

Are video games the underdog in American and worldwide culture? When a person hears of things like Moby Dick, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, and Gone with the Wind, they are rightly believed to be very much culturally enriched.

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...

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...

Harbinger of 2012 in NYC

It’s fair to say Republicans were wrong about the efficacy of President Obama’s job creating (and/or saving) policies. Alas, my humble realization has nothing to do with CNN’s infallible fact-checker of truthiness, but is rather a result of last week’s elections.

NL Retro

Top news stories Chancellor hopes for big changes Summary: By the year 2000, Chancellor Gorsuch would like to see six major changes take place at UAA: Become...

Teaching, learning and listening: An open letter to the Chancellor of...

Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...

Let students name the library

I attended the opening ceremony of the Consortium Library and listened to many speakers praise the future potential of the facility. Maybe I missed...

Size myth raises big questions about penises

The e-mail inboxes of every male I know are constantly inundated with offers from various companies selling various products to "enhance size." Creams, herbal...

Boundaries of bus system not bountiful for hard at work, fee...

By: Audriana Pleas When students pay tuition each semester there are various amounts of fees that one must pay. Students pay a student life fee,...

Our Mistake

The following corrections are for the April 1 issue: The graphic accompanying the article "Geeks take technology to developing nations" should have been credited to Teresa Combs. The box in the second column, fourth row of "Learn where your candidates stand" should have had the name Marcus Welker.

Are you prejudiced?

Hello. I trust that everyone has had a chance to ponder the message from last week. This week I want to talk about prejudice. Chances...

YouTube too close for journalist’s comfort

It has recently come up in the world of journalism that using social and political “vloggers” from YouTube as sources may not be completely kosher. This is an interesting thing to think about, because when one looks at how connected the world has become there is very little reason for not using it as a source.

Humanity’s next step is outer space

Humanity is a species that always looks to explore and expand. Our ancient ancestors migrated out of Africa, the Europeans managed high-profile expeditions and...

Before tragedy finds you, seize the day

In the wake of a tragedy, people sometimes stop to reflect on their lives and think about the things that they could have done...