Coping with a student death on our campus

In the little corner of the world known as the University of Alaska Anchorage , we are often sheltered from the harsh realities of...

Printing fee bothersome but necessary

Have you been in a UAA campus computer lab lately? If you have, you probably noticed and attempted to use the new printer stations....

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...

One question. One answer.

I wish people would stop trying to be good Christians. How many times have you heard this: "I'm trying to be a good Christian, so I'm...

Conspiracy theory debunked

Since we're experiencing a renaissance age of conspiracy theories, I might as well reveal one of my own, one as outlandish as any on...

Singled out

An athlete’s life is often times an open book. It’s worse if it is a good athlete, especially a good athlete who makes a...

New library should be named after Gorsuch

On the path to becoming a legitimate college campus, a fully functioning library paves the way. At most other universities the library is the...

Big Brother present in today’s media

“If you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist. We are in the midst of a technological...

Puck off, Singler

I disagree with Brian Singler’s commentary (“Punishment doesn’t fit crime for player who should’ve known better”Sept. 21, 2004), given that Lee Green will now...

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?...

TU: Temptation University

I don’t know about you but I want the best education I can get for my hard-earned money. If you see it that way...

The new ‘F’ word

With this op-ed piece Michelle B. Loscher begins an exploration of how faith and education interact in the UAA community. Occasionally guest writers will...

You only have yourself to blame

Chancellor Elaine Maimon and the rest of the UAA community are in the midst of a push to have 100 percent of students registered...

The Great Trouser Robbery

I'm sure glad I don't wear Speedos. I'm kind of a chubby guy and, when I have a break between classes, I like to go...

>> Your Perspective

Parking impatience You know what pisses me off? Parking. Why? Last Thursday I got a warning ticket for having my permit on the wrong side...

Embrace change by getting involved in campus

Change is good. It takes place on every college campus from year to year. New students replace departed graduates. Buildings are added and existing ones...

Identity crisis

I know that writers are supposed to listen in on what's going on around them--scribbling ideas on secret notepads--but playing the part of the...

UAA plans to rename buildings

Want a University of Alaska Anchorage building named after you? Act quickly! A large donation to the university might just qualify you or your company...

Higher learning shouldn’t be about bottom line

In June, the Alaska State Legislature announced the University of Alaska budget for the fiscal year 2004. The increase was so slight that even...

College newspapers change with the seasons

The nature of a college newspaper is change. Such is the case every fall semester, when the Northern Light gains new students and others...

Not perfect, but better than we were

Unlike many students roaming around this campus, I chose to come to UAA. Day after day, I run into people who are less than...

Thanks for thinking education

As co-chairs of the Education First Committee, we want to thank the more than 114,000 Alaskans who voted for Proposition C. This issue was...

UA education worth more for students

Tuition increase is for the best in the big picture Last Tuesday, the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to raise tuition by 10...

Think about who you’re representing

I’m totally frustrated with the deplorable actions of our student body President David Parks the past several weeks. Last week he bungled several thousands...

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...

Save the albino squirrels

My name is Dustin Ballard and I am president of the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society at the University of Texas. Our goal is to...

Get to know your diction

That was an interesting little article on buying used cars. What caught my attention though, was the word “jipped” at the end 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...

Student demands apology from Sen. Frank Murkowski

Last Friday, I was privileged enough to watch history occur. I am referring to the first entirely student sponsored gubernatorial debate in U.S. history....

Credit given where credit deserved

Coffeehouse Club has always worked hard for UAA students I’m writing concerning the article posted in the Oct. 22-28, 2002 issue about the Coffeehouse Club....