In and out of happiness

“After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile; seeing that none of the objects of...

{Your Perspective}

Letter from Ground Zero Editors note: This e-mail was received Thursday Sept. 13 from Jennifer Carr. Carr is a former UAA student and station manager...

Why would anyone protect Bin Laden?

Floored by the fact that any human being would go to the trouble of taking out buildings with jets, having witnessed this only in...

Cell phone distrupt class

Classes have started and once again we can look forward to annoying beeps or electronic versions of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”...

Model search

Hello ladies. Today I want to talk about the dangers of model searches. Model searches serve a purpose: they get potential models in front...

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...

The vicious voice

Students seeking to become better writers should do one thing. Read. Read books, magazines and newspapers. Read fiction and non-fiction, news, sports and entertainment....

Bad girls ruin good boys

Hello ladies. Recently, I heard a woman say, “There aren't any good men left. They are either taken, or gay.” Well that's not entirely...

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...

Keep festivals affordable and fun

The fourth annual Blues on the Green festival June 9 at Kincaid Park was, based on the crowd and the weather, an outstanding success....

The light at the end of the tunnel

Hello and welcome to my column. To pirate lyrics from Robert Plant: “I come from the land of ice and snow...” I think that...

Family: gotta love them

Hello ladies and gentlemen. This week we are going to talk about unconditional love and our family members. We don't love unconditionally. It is...

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...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T _” Find Out What It Means To Me

Last week, I introduced my stand on the issue of “man” and let readers know what to expect from me in the future. Now,...

{Your Perspective}

Housing event cancellations annoying            I'm a sophomore student living in student housing. I'm writing regarding the activities that are routinely posted around student housing....

Are you prejudiced?

Hello. I trust that everyone has had a chance to ponder the message from last week. This week I want to talk about prejudice. Chances...

Teen curfew law does not solve problem

So having police keep teens off the street after hours abridges their rights? What's a two parent working family to do? No answer has...

Interracial dating should be about love

Hello everyone. Today I want to talk to you about interracial dating. Many of you out there- black and white - have asked me...

Day against racism leaves nothing to cheer about

As the great playwright and poet Oscar Wilde once put it, “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it...

Tips for spring break

Students and faculty alike are looking forward to the upcoming spring break and many are contemplating a vacation outside of Alaska. For those of...

{Your Perspective}

Frat bemoans term 'menace to society'                    We recently read the Jan. 23 issue of the Northern Light in which there is an article that discusses...

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...

Rokeberg’s API plan fills university and community needs

First, Rep. Norm Rokeberg (R-Anch) set forth a bill giving Alaskans rights in medical disagreements with insurance companies, the “Patient's Bill of Rights,” which...

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...

{Your Perspective}

Amnesty International Club seeks members             Amnesty International (AI) is a grassroots activist organization that works toward the observance of all human rights worldwide....

Love one day a year

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I am going to continue with “Reinvention: part three” next week. Today I want to discuss this concept of “love...

V-Day candy leaves bitter taste

People are saying that love is in the air, even though I only see snowflakes. Chocolates and candies in heart-shaped boxes line the aisles in...

Student media in Alaska and beyond

This issue and the one to follow celebrate student media at the University of Alaska and nationwide, with interviews and photos of student workers...

Weather and a groundhog are an odd mix

I'm guessing that most of the students at UAA are pretty tired of our strange winter weather and are thankful that spring is getting...

Reinventing yourself, part 1

Hello ladies. This is going to be the first in a five part series on reinventing yourself. In this series, I will discuss what...