When faced with budget cuts, what at UAA would you cut?

Austin Bauer Freshman Music Education “I personally would cut funding to student loans. There are many scholarship opportunities, so we as students should take advantage of them. Diane...

Students cut short by UAA athletics again

With the recent release of the prioritization report plans for an expanded Seawolf Hockey area in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex has been announced....

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

1. Jose Cardenas Sophomore Electrical Engineering “Most likely a movie date. If not, I plan to hang out with friends and enjoy good company.” 2. Hannah Wandersee Freshman Biology “Hang out...

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Who would win in a fight?

Logan Turner Freshman Undecided “Iron Man. He has more technology and armor.” Freddy Camarena Senior Psychology “Captain America would win because he can exploit Iron Man’s weakness in his narcissism, and...

If not the game itself, what do you plan on doing...

Larissa Kramer Freshman English “Usually I tune in to the Super Bowl commercials, but the Puppy Bowl isn’t a bad option either.” Josh Byrd Senior Electrical Engineering “I play in a...

A lesson in ethics

Chances are we have all said something we wish would have never come out of our mouths. It happens to all of us. But...

RED ZONE: Hello, my name is not ‘slut’!

In a perfect world, rape and sexual assault victims would not be associated with terms like “slut” and “whore” and “asking for it.” But...

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...

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...

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...

Is four years realistic?

How many years does it take to get a degree? Ask UAA's marketing department, and they'll tell you to stay on track and get...

Hot Topic: Funny River Fire

HOT TOPIC: What effects do you think the Funny River Wildfire has in store for Alaska? Name: Lyle Moore-Krol Majors: Biology and German "I don't think it's...

A fond farewell

Congratulations! Well done! Whether this is your first year, your last, or somewhere in between; you made it!  The year is over and the long...

‘That is why you fail’

It is many arduous weeks into Luke's training with Yoda on the swamp planet of Dagobah. As Luke continues his training, his concentration is...

A New Hope

What an interesting year it’s been! It’s been stressful and crazy, wonderful and terrible all at the same time, and then some. But with...

The last hurrah before the end

I’m a master of procrastination. I’ve somehow justified not cleaning my room for the past two weeks by the fact that I’m moving out...

It’s Like Ground Hogs Day: USUAA Election reflective of misinformed objectives

The spring USUAA elections are the political Mecca of the UAA community. Every year, USUAA presidential hopefuls rove around campus spewing inspirational language to...

Looking Ahead to Summer

Some weeks are created better than others. Sometimes life decides to run at you, screaming and flailing like a bad Jackie Chan impersonator and...

TOE-TO-TOE: GUNS ON CAMPUS

Bearing arms is an AK state right By Calvin Henry The hysteria raised by the firearms debate makes logically arguing the subject a very challenging and...

Guns on Campus: Let’s Aim for the Right Target

Recently chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no matter), I asked myself: “Argue against what?”

Do you feel safe on campus?

Written by, Ashley Snyder, Executive Editor Tulsi Patil, Managing Editor In the wake of the assaults in the past few weeks at UAA, there is a growing...

Why we should care about Black History Month

Black History Month has been a topic of great debate as this year’s celebrations quickly approach. Individuals appear to be of two minds when...

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...

Face fear, have peace and dream: Tactics to honor Martin Luther...

Each and every year for seven days straight, we listen to speakers, read passages and watch films about the life and efforts of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We are reminded of the civil rights movement, nonviolent protest and King’s dream for a better society. In many respects, his dream and model for action has been realized for our society, but what about on the individual level? How can his life’s teachings be applied to conflicts in our personal and daily lives? What does nonviolence mean when you want peace to carry on and fulfill your dream?

Class Canceled

You planned ahead, registered early, and have the perfect schedule for the next semester. You get through finals, relax during the break and have less than a week before the new semester begins. Then it comes without warning, that email that every student dreads: class canceled.

AK follows national trend with minimum wage increase proposals

Last year a group of balloters from the Alaska Needs a Raise (ANR) campaign sought to get a minimum wage increase onto the ballot. In late June 2013 they received the okay to go ahead from Alaska Lt. Gov. Meade Treadwell, permitting them to collect the required 31,169 signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Please do not contribute your PFD to ‘Pick Click Give’ campaign

If you love Alaska, do not contribute to “Pick Click Give.” If you have already contributed, please ask for your donation back from Heather Beaty via hbeaty@pickclickgive.org or 888-785-4438. Mail can be sent to United Way of Anchorage, 701 West 8th Ave. Suite 230, Anchorage 99501.

What I’m thankful for

Working at UAA since 1986 has been an amazing experience. Most of our students weren’t even born when I started here. I’m thankful for UAA, what its achieved, and what it has in its future.

Confirmation by AK Legislature of AK PFD Board

Have you ever thought about the Board that sets the amount of money you get every year as a Dividend? Please check the website Alaska Permanent Fund Board Confirmation Committee. Why should APFB that is currently only a gubernatorial appointment be confirmed by Alaska Legislature? There are those who will tell you that confirmation will politicize the board.

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.