Letter From The Editor: Women’s History Month

Welcome to The Northern Light’s Women’s History Month special edition. This is not the “feminist” or “angry girl” edition. The purpose of this week’s newspaper is to shine light on topics frequently ignored by mainstream society.

Alaska’s offshore oil reserves meager

Oil and gas prices continue to run high, and dependence on foreign oil is sticking in the collective American craw. How humiliating, to not...

No debate over ANWR

You know the ANWR debate has reached the big time when “60 Minutes” correspondent Leslie Stahl is standing near an oil platform on the...

UAA athletic department making progress

The University of Alaska Anchorage's athletic department is making the right moves. Athletic Director Dr. Steve Cobb and his staff are working to develop...

Don’t show loved ones you care – tell them

It's fairly easy to detect the falsehood in commercials that equate love and personal fulfillment with materialism. A diamond ring doesn't truly mean forever. An eco-car doesn't mean caring about the environment. And all the iPods and gadgets in the world aren't going to make your loved one happy or like you more.

Student body president endorses two candidates

Trevor Fulton and Megan Smith are dedicated student leaders and I would encourage you to show your support for them this week by voting...

Recycling should be a priority at UAA

When UAA’s director of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support says that as far as he’s concerned recycling is a dead end,...

Letters to the Editor

Columnist's opinions are deeply flawed Because I graduated from UAA more than a year ago, it is rare that I come across a copy of The Northern Light to stay updated on UAA news. In the last month, I have had the opportunity to read The Northern Light twice, and both times I found myself scoffing at the opinions written by Jessica Sincich.

Letters to the Editor

Treaty's meaning was distorted in column The United States is not a theocracy. It is not the Christian version of the Islamic State ruled by Sharia Law. But to say that Biblical principals of law and ethics were not involved in the founding of this nation would be silly; silly to the point of being stupid ("Should Alaska continue offering benefits to same-sex couples?" April 3).

Consider the kids before yourself.

Hello ladies. I hope that you had a pleasing Valentine's Day. This week, we are back on reinventing ourselves, so I am discussing a...

Despite reports, the 99% are getting richer too

Every revolutionary movement needs a clear enemy. The French revolutionaries had the monarchy, while the Bolsheviks had the Tsarist aristocracy. Not to be outdone by...

Grammys showcase best and worst of music industry

If Simon of "American Idol" had command of the microphone during this year's Grammy Awards, he would have ripped some of the performers a...

Letter to the Editor: Health care for students

A concerned local Anchorage resident sent TNL a letter to the editor to discuss Governor Sean Parnell's decision to stop students from continuing on their parent's health insurance after they turn 24.

Republican candidates hand over campaign blue print to Obama

If you chose to ignore the Republican primary during the last few weeks in favor of a politics-free holiday season, you chose well. ??The...

Chelsea Manning: A lesson to the public

On July 12, 2007, two United States Army Apache helicopters opened fire on nine to eleven men in Baghdad, according to United States Central Command. After the dust settled, eight men lay dead.

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,...

Hooters is good but not good enough for the cover

First of all, I want to state that I do enjoy Hooters, especially for their Guinness by the pitcher. But I do find...

Mike McQuillan’s response

Part of my job is to be thick-skinned, and I consider these three letters to be fan mail. I appreciate readers who...

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Sidewalks are dangerous for bicyclists Nobody seems to note (in "Bicycling is bliss, but watch your back," July, 2006) that Anchorage uses sidewalks as bike...

Think before you act

Hello ladies. There are many single mothers on the planet. Some have had spouses die, or are dealing with divorce. Others are victims of...

Stop complaining and start campaigning

Free beer! Naked! Sex! Does that get your attention? With presidential nominees more or less finalized and congressional campaigns taking off, politicians are going to work toward getting students' attention for elections late in the year. Luckily for us, Obama doesn't have a saxophone, and so far McCain hasn't sported a "Vote or die" T-shirt yet.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ propagates inequality

Our nation’s military has fought bravely since anyone can remember, but issues have recently surfaced that suggest some of our servicemen are more worried...

Men should have their boys checked annually to fight cancer

You grab them in the dugout, in the field or on the sidelines. You shield them with plastic protector cups imbedded in cotton pockets...

The state of the mattress at UAA

O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head. – Thomas Hood, (1799-1845) A few months ago I saw a story on...

The perils of a secular state: fewer kids, growth

It is now eminently clear that the European model of governance simply does not work. One by one, each of the PIGS (Portugal, Italy,...

On being Muslim in America

“The ‘F’ word” explores how faith and education interact at UAA. This week’s guest columnist is Khaled Zayed, president of UAA’s Muslim Student Association....

Toe 2 Toe

Teresa Combs: Keep guns off campus, away from those with erratic behavior. Kyra Sherwood: Guns on campus only safe with proper precautions in place.

Knik Arm bridge crosses troubled water

There are a lot of things the Municipality of Anchorage can do to enhance the city and its infrastructure. Building a bridge across Knik...

Cavemen and the rise of the modern metrosexual

The word metrosexual may be way past its fashion expiration date, but the effects of this social trend are only now hitting mainstream America. Take,...

Alaska permanent fund board corrupt

BY: Theresa Obermeyer