Character outweighs party affiliations

Last week, there was a Candidate Forum at the Student Union here at UAA.  It was a chance for the students and the citizens...

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,...

Pass that pigskin

Chill the beer and pass the pretzels. This coming Sunday, many UAA students will watch as the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens...

Sin tax packs less punch than DUI court, probation

This holiday season, numerous Anchoragites will play the game. They will drink and drive. High school and college students, the working class...

Sign me up for Religion 101

With this column Michelle B. Loscher explores how faith and education interact at UAA. Occasionally guest writers will use this space to do the...

The social work school should be opening doors, not closing them

In April the Northern Light ran a story about Mike Purcell, a UAA student who was denied admission into the social work program, despite...

Rabble-rousers needed: Apply at UAA

There's a puzzling photo on display at the UAA History Wall on the third floor of the Consortium Library. It's part of a collage...

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...

Trivial Pursuits

Those of us who decide that college is where we will find out what we want to do with our lives must make sacrifices—mostly...

Go ‘Faith’ yourself

OK, so let me get this straight, you would like to talk about your faith (“The new ‘F’ word” Sept. 21, 2004) in school?...

Bedtime for Gonzo

Hunter S. Thompson is dead. Shot himself in the head at his home near Aspen, Colo. Many others have killed themselves in this manner,...

Old enough to fight for country, old enough to have a...

How many people reading this have ever had an illegal drink before they were 21 years old? How many have seen themselves or a friend...

‘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.

Looking Ahead to Summer

Some weeks are created better than others. Sometimes life decides to run at you, screaming and flailing like a bad Jackie Chan impersonator and...

Stop looking for him

Hello ladies. This week I have been out and about campus asking you questions about men. The buzz on campus this week is that...

Letter to the Editor: TAPESTRY program

In just three years a remarkable and inspiring effort has taken root at UAA. Known as the TAPESTRY program, this effort brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities, academic professionals and community volunteers to assist with addressing the unique challenges faced by college students with intellectual disabilities.

The notebooks and baby bottles

Midterms are over and the semester is nearly at its end. Term papers are almost due and final exams are keeping us cooped up...

Summer bus fee should be option for student workers

Despite the gloom and overall lack of greenness, summer has arrived. While most students will go away to visit family or find some other adventure to occupy their summer vacations, some will continue to come to campus several days of the week to work a student job and earn some extra money.

The artists have not left Anchorage

The MTS Gallery is closing its doors after five years of operation. The gallery was the stomping ground of many local artists. A spot where creative minds could mingle, contemplate both art and current issues, as well as entertain. In other words, it was a community fixture, and it is now being demolished. Located in one of Anchorage’s oldest neighborhoods, the Mountain View gallery’s closing party aptly titled “The Artists Have Left the Building,” showcased that the artistic space was capable of bringing people together. MTS Gallery was not unsuccessful.

Time to tax mary jane

Back in 1937, an ambitious man by the name of Harry Anslinger came to Congress with an idea: make marijuana illegal. He got a...

Becoming a society member

You open up the mail and receive a letter that says “Congratulations! Your outstanding grades and/or achievements have opened up the opportunity to be...

More choices, more voices: Let’s party

Hooray! It's an election year. For the next nine months we get to enjoy watching the fallout of our system: friendships destroyed by petty...

Editorial – Removal of the Rec Department, oh my!

UAA may be making a small, but resounding, mistake. On April 6, the decision came to cut the UAA Housing Recreation & Activities program from...

Great American Smokeout: Is it Your Time to Quit?

If you don't take care of your body, where will you live? If you have ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise program, change...

Letter to the Editor

Abortion protest meant to inform, not inflame I feel compelled to address concerns and feelings of those opposed to the Genocide Awareness Project. First of all, Students for Life is not against anyone; we in no way want to hurt women that have had abortions or anyone involved in the act in any capacity.

Criticism surrounds controversial cover choice

The August 2013 cover of Rolling Stone magazine is the subject of national buzz lately. It doesn’t feature a glammed-up actress or a bedazzling...

Letter to the Editor

I/M program inefficient for car collectors Here we go again. Yet another I/M Program panel, public hearing and vote. This time it was vote to retain the program with modifications. What modifications? The department is not yet releasing that information. According to a writer at the ADN new vehicles will not need I/Mís for four years rather than the current two and vehicles 1967 and older will not need to pass immersions.

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