Samantha Koenig: a tragic wake-up call

It seemed like a scene out of a movie: a pretty young woman working late, alone and probably without a care in the world — until out of nowhere a man takes her by gunpoint to an unknown location, probably never to be seen again.

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...

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...

Political Car Wreck: Senate race outcome sure to stun

Oh, guilt. The word itself means so much. In addition to its obvious psychological overtones - as a reaction closely related to remorse - it can be attributed to a person, and legally, by society. So is Ted Stevens' guilt a personal experience or a societal judgment? Is Ted Stevens guilty? According to a federal jury, he is - on seven felony counts with a five-year prison sentence for each, practically handing him a life sentence to the octogenarian.

Down but not out, scrappy student media will survive somehow

The tribe has spoken. There will be no Concert Board fee increase or media fee restructuring in the fall semester. During November's USUAA elections, 242...

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...

Bush must pay attention to history

Attacks on the Taliban regime are underway. What we hope for now is that the Bush Administration reads its history books. Lyndon B. Johnson...

Common Alaska ‘myth-understandings’

We all know the mythology, the romantic tales of Jack London, the thrilling Gold Rush adventures, the account of the daring Iditarod serum run....

Students revisit Alaska’s Constitutional Convention

Samuel Abney is a senior majoring in history and Spanish. He has served on the USUAA assembly and currently is a member of the...

Letter to the Editor

USUAA president apologizes for 'offensive platforms' used by assembly members In the April 1 issue of The Northern Light ("Learn where your candidates stand"), several members of the assembly who are running in the elections decided to be "edgy" and post what I consider to be offensive platforms.

Death tax harmful to a dying economy

The estate tax (also known as the death tax) is possibly the most devastating form of taxation ever created. It is for this reason...

Toe2Toe: Should the minimum wage stay or go?

Brett Frazer: We ought to raise the minimum wage The federal minimum wage can barely provide a subsistence wage in the status quo. Working 50...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

Opinion editor Caleb Berry says Sen. Mike Dunleavy has his vote for governor.

Mosque debate driven by “sensitivity”

The debate over the construction of an Islamic center at ground zero is best summed up as shrill, dishonest and demagogic. You have the...

Comment from the community

Hi! From May 2004-June 2009, I was the admin for Student Media here at UAA and just wanted to pass on how much I've enjoyed the both content and layout of the paper this past academic year.

Looking for Mr. Right

Dear SIAG, I have just recently gotten out of a relationship that ended on bad terms. So, about two weeks before it really ended, I...

Deep down, everyone wants to be a Hilton

“Sorry, darling. You’re not on the list.” That’s what one wannabe hears from Kathy Hilton at the end of every episode of NBC’s “I Wanna...

Preconceptions sour Egypt serial

American tourists have a type. Ask the restaurant owner, the businessman or the street sweeper in any oft-frequented tourist destination. Americans are self-involved. They do...

Renewable energy deserves aggressive pursuit

CIRI and Chugach Electric finalized a deal last week to begin construction of the Railbelt’s first commercial wind farm on Fire Island, off the...