USUAA Presidential Message

Dear Seawolves, As USUAA, Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, we serve as your voice by protecting your rights, promoting general welfare...

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.

Why I can’t stand Black History Month

"Negro History Week" was conceived in 1926, and within the past eight generations, this single week has grown to a month-long international celebration, focusing...

Advice from UA President Pat Gamble

UA President Pat Gamble has some ideas for us to bear in mind: Take your college education seriously … it is the major portal to...

Stop asking about the cost of climate change

Politicians love to wax poetic about fiscal responsibility. Our own governor is cutting back on major social services and education funding to close our...

How Trump should take on China

Trade wars and angry tweets are not the way to get China to behave

Good Christian has more questions

I am writing in response to the opinion “One question. One answer” published in the Oct.12 issue of the Northern Light. I am a...

‘Not enough money’ is a poor excuse for tuition hikes

The tuition increase proposed for the University of Alaska system is unwarranted. While most people can understand and appreciate the fact that the proposed...

Harbinger of 2012 in NYC

It’s fair to say Republicans were wrong about the efficacy of President Obama’s job creating (and/or saving) policies. Alas, my humble realization has nothing to do with CNN’s infallible fact-checker of truthiness, but is rather a result of last week’s elections.

Anchorage should be Alaska’s capital

Caleb Berry is a senator for USUAA. The debate to move the Alaska State Capital from Juneau to Alaska is nothing new. The debate began...

Welcome to college, cash or credit?

Remember how the first day of school used to be? Seeing friends you hadn't played with during the summer. Hoping your teacher didn't turn out...

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...

America continues to dig an economic grave

or decades America has been the shining beacon and leading power throughout the world. From religious freedom to economic strength, this country has continually and courageously pushed the envelope of conventionality by striving to be the best.

Why do you even care?

Last week my pastor asked me why my discourse addressing the ineffectiveness of the weekly church ritual known as the meet-and-greet should be published...

South Lot sprawl

Complaining about the parking situation at UAA is, well, low hanging fruit — but something has been hanging over my head about the state...

Seawolf Pride and Chide

Seawolf Pride Student Activities. .for bringing many successful events to UAA, including the Sept. 7 film presentation and lecture, Project Asiemut, and the Sept. 19 and 20 Bright Eyes concert. Seawolf Chide NANA Management Services/Sodexho... ...for upping the cost of drip coffee.

Prescription Drug Importation Is Dangerous for Alaskans

It's rare that Republicans and Democrats see eye-to- eye on healthcare reform. And yet, in early September, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bernie Sanders...

Rumsfeld tells news media to focus on facts

Washington D.C. - Speaking to a gathering of the nation's press today, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld criticized the national media for portraying the...

Developments in the Gaza Crisis

Earlier this year, Secretary of State John Kerry was involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, prior to their collapse. Amid increasing tensions, Hamas spokesman Sami...

Letters to the Editor

Cowardly columnist should respect troops fighting war Sam Dunham's opinion piece calling our soldiers "little more than mercenaries" says more about who he is than anything about our troops serving in harm's way ("Selfless heroes are often little more than mercenaries," Jan.

An open letter to the Alaska State Legislature

Opinion Editor Caleb Berry asks Alaska's legislators to accept and pass the UA Board of Regents proposed budget of $341 million.

It’s not Greek to us: The ad should come down

Greek organizations, including those on the UAA campus, have publicly acknowledged that they are in a constant fight against stereotypes. Movies portray fraternity houses...

Reply: “Abortion clash at heart of shutdown debate”

Federal Funds for Preventative Health Services In response to the April 12th opinion piece, “Abortion clash at heart of shutdown debate,” VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood would like to correct some factual errors. While the media surrounding the federal budget debates centered on abortion, the fact is that the federal funding in question is what allows Planned Parenthood to provide high-quality, low-cost, preventative health care to women, men, and teens.

A refreshing Nobel Peace Prize Winner

After the Norwegian Nobel Committee embarrassed themselves last year by granting their most prestigious award to an admittedly undeserving U.S. President, it would seem...

Anti-vax parents deserve to be punished

As of right now, more than 270 people across the U.S. have been affected by a massive measles outbreak. States like Washington are bearing...

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough”

Chris Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon with six guns. Upon entering the classroom, he shot the professor point blank. He...

Letters to the Editor

USUAA needs to rearrange its priorities USUAA, our "student government," recently passed standing rules that govern the conduct of their meetings. Included in those rules is verbiage that heavily governs personal behavior: "Be respectful in actions, body language and attire, and written and verbal forms of communication . No sexually provocative activities, dress, or comments.

UAA Model UN should compete abroad

Ben Edwards is a member of the UAA Model UN Secretariat. UAA has been proud to host the Model United Nations of Alaska since 1993....

Making O’Malley my mission

To climb or not to climb? That is the question. At least it should be by anyone considering exploring an Alaskan mountain range. My recent experience...

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.