Kids have rights

It seems like an undisputed matter of fact. The average parent would confidently proclaim that they exercise nothing but total respect for their children's...

Consider polyamory

People still seem to be suspicious of non-monogamous relationships. Despite evidence that more couples from diverse demographics are trying it, the majority of the...

Tear down Anchorage’s malls

Anchorage’s malls are dying. Let’s put them to good use. If you’ve been to the Dimond Mall lately, you’ve probably noticed things look a...

Bulldoze the cemeteries

Imagine that you are an alien visiting Earth. You are to identify facts about human civilization and submit a report to your homeworld. You...

Self-exile for Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela is volatile. The oil-rich country has experienced instability for years under the inept leadership of President Nicolás Maduro, but everything escalated on Jan....

Sorry, there is no ‘coup’ in Venezuela

Once again, President Trump’s administration has made a controversial foreign policy decision. On Jan. 23, Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the...

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...

Acceptance: An open letter and response to the Chancellor’s apology

Chancellor Sandeen,   It has been over two weeks since the news broke about UAA’s  School of Education initial licensure program accreditation revocation. There have been...

Eradicate mosquitoes

Most Alaskans can pass mosquitoes off as an annoyance. Little things hell-bent on infiltrating your tent, buzzing in your ear and leaving you with...

Ratify UNCLOS

There are many reasons why the United States became the most powerful country in the world: a massive continent with abundant resources, a vibrant...

Dunleavy’s Board of Regent appointments are bad for university

It’s not always easy to grasp the consequences of an election. Last week, we found out what happens when you elect a public education...

Ban youth football

In March 2018, two California state lawmakers proposed a bill banning organized tackle football before high school. New York, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey...

Trump is right to pull out of Syria

A glimmer of hope has shown itself in the administration’s foreign policy. In December, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing its...

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...

UAA owes education students a refund

College students often complain that their degree is worthless. Some feel they aren’t learning enough to prepare them for the real world. Others feel...

Letter from the Chancellor

    To UAA Students, I am sorry. I know many of you are angry. I know many of you are disappointed and distressed over the situation with...

Teaching, learning and listening: An open letter to the Chancellor of...

Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...

Trump is wrong to pull out of Syria

Over the past 20 years, the American public has lost its appetite for fighting wars. After 9/11, the U.S. has pursued a series of...

How to make politics less exhausting

As the new year rolls in, so are announcements from prospective candidates for the 2020 presidential election. Elizabeth Warren has already thrown her hat...

Chief’s Corner: An introduction to a monthly update

Welcome to the University Police Department Chief’s Corner. This monthly column will provide you with UPD updates, information about upcoming events, crime prevention tips...

A letter from your USUAA president

Dear Seawolves, The Fall 2018 semester is coming to an end and it was for sure not without its challenges. After a major earthquake hit...

Invest in artificial intelligence to predict earthquakes

Seismology is an incredibly complex field of science. Earthquakes and aftershocks are still unpredictable in their timing, location and intensity. Despite strenuous research, seismologists...

America needs free college

Here's a fact that's difficult to wrap your head around: 44 million Americans hold over 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. That's an...

Tumblr should reverse its pornography ban

Tumblr is a "place to express yourself, discover yourself and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your...

A process worth trusting?: Why the 76ers should trade Markelle Fultz

Let’s get one thing straight: Markelle Fultz is not a bust. Despite the curious case of Fultz's shoulder leading to horrendous looking jumpers and...

President Mike Pence: a better option

Donald Trump's presidency has its fair share of critics. Calls for impeachment have circulated since he assumed office, and pundits speculate about his resignation...

Humanity’s next step is outer space

Humanity is a species that always looks to explore and expand. Our ancient ancestors migrated out of Africa, the Europeans managed high-profile expeditions and...

America has a duty to accept migrants

The Trump administration's focus on the "migrant caravan" approaching the border feels like the next reiteration of their consistently misguided approach to immigration. Like...

Abolish the TSA

The TSA is awful. Let's get rid of it.

Houston, we have a problem: does Carmelo Anthony still belong on...

After only 10 games, the Houston Rockets decided to officially part ways with Carmelo Anthony on Nov. 15. Before deciding to hop off of the...