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...

{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...

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,...

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...

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...

Now that we’ve got the pills, why do we need the...

Let's all agree for a moment that a woman should have a right to choose whether to keep a baby she is pregnant with...

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...

Pass that pigskin

Chill the beer and pass the pretzels. This coming Sunday, many UAA students will watch as the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens...

{Your perspective}

`He said; she said' article about poem Victoria Kondor's article concerning the poem “Indian Girl” by Linda McCarriston left me disappointed and sad. The issues...

Illness is no laughing matter

Hello ladies. Today I want to discuss insensitivity. I was in the ladies room and I overheard a conversation that really annoyed me. The...

Writing about other cultures as an outsider

The Northern Light has received responses and telephone calls, in addition to in-person comments, about Linda McCarriston's poem “Indian Girl,” and Diane Benson and...

Seeing with different eyes

Recently, a group of mostly Mexican workers charged that the operators of a New Jersey bargain retail chain treated them “like animals,” locking them...

New year’s resolutions

This time last year, most of us were sighing with relief that we had survived the clock ticking over into the new millennium. I...

{Your Perspective}

USUAA student government Widespread voter apathy will once again be reflected by the results of the student government elections. It is always heart-warming to watch...

What men want

Hello ladies. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season. Today we are going to take our hats off to the male population. They...

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 that...

Thanksgiving dinner disasters

Next week, most of us will be sitting down to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I know there are many young people...