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...

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...

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...

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....

UAA students need louder voice statewide

This past week the student body president of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Derek Miller, was named student regent. The position is the only...

Capitalize on a change

There is something about the change of seasons. Even though the days are shorter, the nights are darker and the air is cooler, we...

Life on the other side: Excavating your social life

It"s not easy going out and tearing up the city in search of a social life. You can learn so much in college and...

What we do and what it takes

This week I will answer the questions I get asked the most. I'll start with my favorite one. Is the University Police Department a...

The Northern Light: At your service

As new and returning students arrive on campus for their first classes of the semester, the University of Alaska Anchorage is embarking on a...

Building Excellence at UAA

Welcome to campus and the opening of the fall semester. I am excited by the prospects of having a great year at UAA, and...

HIV Facts

World AIDS Day is celebrated on Dec. 1. This annual event draws awareness to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic, which continues...

Stroke risk with use of common medicines

People who use medications containing phenylpropanolamine, or PPA, may be at higher risk for stroke, the Food and Drug Administration ...

Giving the perfect gift

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes thoughts of gift buying. The holidays are...

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...

Making the most of useless gifts

It's that time of the year when normally rational people drag dead trees into their homes and decorate them with ornaments, tinsel...

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...

{Your Perspective}

Unbearable review of Orso OK, so Mikey doesn't like it! Orso's fabulous d?cor does not fit to everyone's tastes, but those walls are...

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...

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...

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...