What a utopia

OPINION: "If every man, woman and child in this country would regulate his and her conduct to the teachings of the scriptures, America could be the most successful, functional and happy society the world has ever known."

TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? YES

The U.S. needs to crack down on firearm regulations and decrease their accessibility

A critique of power is not critique of identity

If you have had the misfortune to hear a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos or Richard Spencer, or heard conservative mouthpieces such as Tomi Lahren...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

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

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.

Live and let live: A defense of the Christian baker

OPINION: Every day, we awake in a nation where religious freedom is a guarantee to every person; rights rarely come free. One citizen by the name of Jack Philips is currently fighting for his rights and deserves our support.

An open letter to the NCAA

OPINION: "I am an amateur chess player. It is something I do for entertainment and personal enjoyment. I play without pay and do not receive benefits for my participation in events. A college athlete, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an amateur."

The US should withhold aid from Pakistan

By Caleb Berry Opinion Editor There are times where I wish that the White House would block twitter from its Wi-Fi service. I have never observed...

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...

February 2018 from Student Body President Alec Burris

Resolution #18-06: Regarding the Alaska Performance Scholarship and the Alaska Education Grant

A note from the editors

In the age of fake news and a strained trust of the media, it is important to be transparent when errors have occurred surrounding...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

Senate filibusters need to be abolished

By Caleb Berry cberry@thenorthernlight.org In the practice of creating political spectacles there is no technique more spectacular or theatrical than the filibuster. The mere threat by...

The concept of race is cultural, not scientific

The concept of race — that physical features determine intelligence, ability, character — does not exist in science.  The mapping of human DNA shows that there...

Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of...

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...

Alaskans say yes to ANWR drilling

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat passes resolution in support The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is the largest wildlife refuge in America. Spanning more...

Letter from the editor: A season of awareness

Managing Editor Kathryn DuFresne suggests readers check in with loved ones and be aware of available resources as the cold and dark of winter sets in

Letter to the Editor: ‘Diversity is an institutional responsibility’

I hate to say it, but I feel compelled to say it anyway.  Bigotry, racism, hatred, and many other “isms” are alive in the...

Letter to the Editor: ‘DREAMers deserve the same opportunities as me’

My brother and I didn’t choose to become Alaskans. He legally emigrated with my parents from the Philippines before he turned five years old,...

August 2017 Message from Student Body President Alec Burris

Dear Seawolves, There is no better indication that the fall semester has begun at UAA than the thousand-fold increase in students in the Student Union...

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...

July 2017 message from USUAA President Alec Burris

While I can’t say that I have escaped getting sunburnt this summer, I can say that meaningful progress has been made to improve the...

Toe to toe: Embrace your rights, don’t disgrace them

Election time is coming in the United States and with this year's election being frustrating for many Americans, the best way to change things...

Toe to toe: Rights are not requirements

Every four years, the United States of America must make a very important choice. This choice is one that will shape our nation for...

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones?

How do you talk to a woman wearing headphones? That’s a question self-proclaimed ‘dating expert’ Dan Bacon answered back in 2013. The advice...

Why the PFD cut isn’t the worst

Governor Bill Walker announced Sept. 23 that the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend would be cut from $2,052 to $1,022. This has upset...

Dear President Jim Johnsen

I realize you're a busy man, and I realize life can't be easy right now. The Board of Regents needs you to make budget...

Frankenfish: Monster or misunderstood?

GMO salmon have received a lot of negative publicity. They might, however, be a solution to a problem instead of the problem themselves.

Moving on: A team effort

It was August of 2013 and I received a copy of the Freshmen Edition of The Northern Light newspaper at my home address in...