Scrutinize the accreditors

Losing accreditation was something that the UAA School of Education did not expect. As far as UAA officials were aware, most indications pointed towards...

‘Ellen Degeneres Show’ changes daytime TV access

Who doesn't want to be on TV or chat with their favorite television personality? These two desires converge on television talk shows. Each show...

Welcome from UAA Student Body President Alec Burris

Hello Seawolves, Welcome to UAA! I’m sure that you’ve found college to be a much different experience than those of your past. With the decision...

Chicago school bans bagged lunches, further strips parental rights

Whether it’s the recent ban on trans fat in California, sugary drinks in Massachusetts, or salt in New York, one thing is for certain,...

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...

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...

Students pay for the cost of the student newspaper through tution

Students walking through the halls pass stands containing copies of The Northern Light. It is not an uncommon sight. Many students do not bother...

Ocasio-Cortez is right about a 70 percent marginal tax rate

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, freshmen congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez floated an idea that has produced much confusion and outrage. As part of a...

KRUA Top 30: Week of Jan. 19

This month has been great for new releases. Some notable indie bands that released new albums include Pinegrove's “Marigold,” Of Montreal's “UR FUN” and...

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,...

Reply: “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia

This letter is in response to Daniel McDonald’s column “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia,” in the Northern Light’s March 22 issue. It’s articles like this that exacerbate existing tensions between Muslims and the Western world. There are three claims made in the article.

Laughing Kawhi, the latest laughing stock of the Twitter-sphere

How NBA superstar, Kawhi Leonard, became the internet’s favorite meme during the last week of September

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...

Democracy masquerades as Constitutional Republic

“In a democracy like ours,” a history teacher begins his lecture. The Record of American Democracy (ROAD) is a website that has been gathering information...

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...

A serious name game

One of the biggest questions of the last 30 years was answered last week. The revelation came in a May 31 Vanity Fair article...

Journalistic standards apply to entire business

Even though the student body didn't care enough about The Northern Light to support the media fee restructure last month, some students have had...

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.

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...

Coping with a student death on our campus

In the little corner of the world known as the University of Alaska Anchorage , we are often sheltered from the harsh realities of...

Save vultures, not pandas

The giant panda is a cherished animal worldwide. It is the pride of China, the symbol for the World Wildlife Fund and a popular...

{Letters to the editor}

After soccer, UAA could add football It is nice to see that UAA is proposing new athletic programs ("Soccer team proposal submitted to board of...

Tobacco has no place on any campus

In general, I do agree that UAA, as well as all colleges and universities, should become tobacco-free campus-wide. This tobacco ban should also include electronic cigarettes, as well as chewing tobacco.

With great freedom comes great responsibility

On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, protests and riots claimed the lives of four US citizens in...

RE: ‘Abortion legislation gains momentum nation-wide.’

Letter to the editor by Meade Treadwell Lieutenant Governor. I read with interest the Northern Light’s Editorial Opinion piece entitled “Abortion legislation gains momentum nation-wide,”...

Student fee increases are unfair to students

On Oct. 29, students attended a forum at the Student Union on proposed increases to mandatory student fees. A variety of departments on campus...

In a turbulent world, progress is made

During an age in which Americans are bombarded from all sides over stories of natural disasters, overpopulation, pandemics, terrorism, and global warming, it is...

Celebrities should not run for president

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor The election of former television personality Donald Trump to the office of president has led to the general public entertaining the...