Women have healthcare options other than Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has recently been working overtime to make low-income, uninsured women believe that they need their services and that any attempt to criticize this organization is part of a “war on women.”

Mass Produce Ivory

Poaching Earth's endangered animals is still a lucrative line of work. Spurred by high demand in China and the United States, poachers kill at...

Don Young’s time is up

Representation requires civility and respectability, two qualities Don Young is sorely lacking

The United States needs a Permanent Fund Dividend

For Alaskans, few things are sweeter than the sight of $1,600 in Permanent Fund Dividend money rolling into our checking accounts. Many of us...

Hymen is as hymen does

Throughout history, the purity of a woman has often been determined by the results of a singular honeymooning act. If a bloodied sheet was beneath two lovers by the end of intercourse, she had passed the test — she was loyal and saved her virginity until that night. Those who failed and walked away unstained were often labeled liars and whores.

Editorial: UAA fails to light dark paths

Being afraid of the dark is not a childhood fear — not in Alaska and not in any city.

UAA Faculty Senate needs restraint

The Faculty Senate at UAA serves as a forum for faculty to discuss, vote and recommend policy to UAA leadership. In the best of...

USUAA Presidential Message

Dear Seawolves, As USUAA, Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, we serve as your voice by protecting your rights, promoting general welfare...

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.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation spells trouble for democracy

In many ways, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was indicative of the decayed state of American politics. The vote was...

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...

‘Doing it for Duir’: What it means to be a leader

On April 6, 2013, likely the most wonderful person I've ever met was stabbed to death. He was a friend, a son, a brother...

Social Justice is euphemism for theft

Among politicians, community agitators, environmentalists and clergymen, the term social justice seems to be making a comeback in popular discourse. But, for a term...

Can’t stump Trump

In my official capacity as just some guy, I'm told that I shouldn't have deeply held opinions about complex issues that I have no...

Monsanto is ‘evil’

Monsanto, the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, is evil. But not for the reasons you might suspect. Sure, Monsanto puts small farmers all over the world out of business but this doesn’t necessarily make it evil.

Top-5 Urban Dictionary terms you should know but are too dirty...

Here are some interesting terms off of Urbandictionary.com that, although entertaining and slightly offensive, we just could not bring ourselves to publish in the...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Samantha Koenig: a tragic wake-up call

It seemed like a scene out of a movie: a pretty young woman working late, alone and probably without a care in the world — until out of nowhere a man takes her by gunpoint to an unknown location, probably never to be seen again.

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...

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...

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...

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...

We the people: An apology to our Founding Fathers

Dear Founding Fathers, In 1776, shockwaves were felt around the world when you declared independence for the United States. Holding steadfast in your belief that all men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights, you issued a challenge that a king would not be the supreme authority of this land.

Can you feel the Bern?

As a journalist I’m told to keep my opinion private, to not let anyone on to my beliefs, but a man named Bernie Sanders...

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...

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...

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.