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...

Letter From The Editor

In regard to Matt Brown’s letter to the editor, we appreciate the concern regarding the quality of our writing. We, too, worry about how...

Letter from the editor: A season of awareness

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne suggests readers check in with loved ones and be aware of available resources as the cold and dark of winter sets in

Alaska’s fiscal future will require taxation

Nobody likes taxes. I suspect those reading this don’t like being told they should have them. But if we’ve learned anything since the fiscal...

Everyone Deserves a Home

From graduate student Mariah Seater, Young Alaskans for Anti-Poverty Initiatives (YAAPI). Thousands of low-income working families in Alaska struggle because of our affordable housing...

The last hurrah before the end

I’m a master of procrastination. I’ve somehow justified not cleaning my room for the past two weeks by the fact that I’m moving out...

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,...

Consider polyamory

People still seem to be suspicious of non-monogamous relationships. Despite evidence that more couples from diverse demographics are trying it, the majority of the...

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...

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 Anti-Knowledge Part’s smear campaign on Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry is now the clear frontrunner in the G.O.P. presidential primary. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, he...

11 rules for cheering at the Shootout

It's Shootout time! Thousands of people look forward to this yearly tradition, when our UAA Seawolves, an NCAA Division II team, do battle with Division...

Sixty seconds of love

Romance in our accelerated world “Hi there, Sally.” “Hi, Todd!” “Have a seat.” “Thanks. Wow, I must say, you really picked a great location for a first date....

APD does not help in undercover bar slings

It’s been nearly a month since Anchorage police began searching bars for people who were a bit too drunk, aka the “drunk plus.” Through Alaska statue 04.16.040 Access of Drunken Persons to Licensed Premises, police enter bars in plainclothes and identify those they believe are intoxicated, eventually charging them with drunkenness on a licensed premise.

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.

Dear President Jim Johnsen

I realize you're a busy man, and I realize life can't be easy right now. The Board of Regents needs you to make budget...

Anchorage’s homeless blown off by public

As everybody already knows, every homeless person has a freshly pressed suit in their cart. At least, that is what the mayor of Anchorage, Dan Sullivan, seems to believe. However, homelessness in Alaska is not that simple.

Smoking ban not responsibility of Assembly

Anchorage's hot ticket debate of the summer has been the city Assembly's proposal to ban smoking in all public buildings _" a measure aimed...

Obama’s plan for student loan debt relief

Daniel McDonald President Obama’s student loan plan is essentially a campaign stunt that will provide little relief, foot taxpayers with the bill, and do nothing...

Music, the market and the government

Musicians have been making headlines by grappling with the issue of how to efficiently distribute music. Radiohead used a dynamic pricing model to sell their "In Rainbows" album. Nine Inch Nails used Creative Commons licensing to release their "Ghosts" album for free digitally and through a tiered pricing system that presented a larger collecting of material goods piled onto the original free music.

Be My Valentine

It's that time of the year when normally sane people go a little nuts and squander their hard-earned cash on candy, cards and flowers...

Sunshine week empowers citizens

This week, The Northern Light joins thousands of other newspapers, broadcasters, magazines and Web sites in observing Sunshine Week, which celebrates one of the...

Republicans taking over U.S. Congress

On Nov. 5 Americans took to the polls to decide the fate the country and the result was a significant change in tradition. Republicans...

America can’t lose sight of due process

“I think that due process is incredibly important. Due process is a big part of what the country is supposed to stand for.”   Prayers have...

How UAA can help fight Alaska’s rising STI rates

UAA should do more to combat the growing public health crisis

{our perspective}

UAA's dining options suck. That's right boys and girls _" it's time for The Northern Light's perennial Food on Campus editorial. It's a lament...

Don Young’s time is up

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

Standing in the way of progress

A computationally cautionary tale of cataclysmic proportions Ring Ring. “Hello, thank you for calling Gigabyte Operating Systems’ technical support services. This is Ted Nelson. How may...

What men want

Hello ladies. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season. Today we are going to take our hats off to the male population. They...

Americans try to shop their way to fulfillment

In this capitalist society, our function is consumption. Everyday, thousands of advertisements bombard our senses, validating our lives with a higher purpose. Whether it...