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...

February 2018 from Student Body President Alec Burris

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

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...

Letter from the editor: Your future is waiting for you

When I started my collegiate journey at UAA in 2014, I didn't know what I wanted to do for the rest of my life...

The problem with horror movies

Modern horror movies are consistently bad. A few make it through the critics, sure, but the majority of new horror films demonstrate extremely lackluster...

Presidential Message – August 2018

Dear Seawolves, The time has come when you feel the excitement of meeting new people, facing new challenges and getting closer to your goals. Here...

The case to impeach Donald Trump

Let's be clear from the start: the case for impeachment isn't about Russian collusion. It isn't even about a particular illegal act that the...

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...

Letter from the editor: 30 years of Seawolf stories

In 1988, UAA and the Anchorage Community College merged, and two student newspapers combined to form one: The Northern Light. The first issue came...

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.

Capitalism needs more defenders

Capitalism is a convenient punching bag. From academia to politics, it is subjected to a constant barrage of denunciation but possesses no means to...

Letter To The Editor: 1 in 8 is too many

From graduate student Mariah Seater, Young Alaskans for Anti-Poverty Initiatives. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

A more agreeable Alcohol Beverage Control Board

Matt Kibbe, president of the nonprofit Free the People, once told me that beer is freedom. He posited that the alcoholic beverages industry is...

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...

Bring back liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats

The divide between Republicans and Democrats is worse than it has ever been. The Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of Americans...

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

In defense of UAA

Leave UAA alone.

How Trump should take on China

Trade wars and angry tweets are not the way to get China to behave

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.”

Theory of evolution arguments faulty, weak

BY: Michael Janti The way evolution has been taught to me, I thought it was entirely undeniable on scientific grounds. After some investigation though, I...

Alaska permanent fund board corrupt

BY: Theresa Obermeyer

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...

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.

College basketball is back!: Preview of top five teams going into...

This is the best time of the year in the sports world. The MLB World Series just came to a close. college football, the...

International students enrich UAA

American universities are at serious risk of losing a valuable piece of their enrollment. After years of steady growth, international student applications are steadily...

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...