No complaints

By Keon Hee Jang Keon Hee Jang is a civil engineering student at UAA and a Resource Assistant at the Student Union Info Desk. Students can’t complain...

Cosplay harassment is a many-headed hydra

The harasser rarely admits that his or her behavior constitutes harassment. A plethora of excuses is often produced, ranging from harmless flirtation to social...

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...

Student fee increases are unfair to students

On Oct. 29, students attended a forum at the Student Union on proposed increases to mandatory student fees. A variety of departments on campus...

Don Young’s time is up

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

Laughing Kawhi, the latest laughing stock of the Twitter-sphere

How NBA superstar, Kawhi Leonard, became the internet’s favorite meme during the last week of September

Save vultures, not pandas

The giant panda is a cherished animal worldwide. It is the pride of China, the symbol for the World Wildlife Fund and a popular...

New governor: go sell that natural gas

Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope contains an approximate 35 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves, and an estimated 200 trillion cubic feet extra...

Gubernatorial Debate

Written by Geser Bat-Erdene, UAA Student Body President In accordance with our strategic priorities of service and advocacy, USUAA is thrilled to provide a forum...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Letter from the Chancellor: A response to the listening session

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation...

Face Off: Should Palestinians have a state?

The ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians has yet to be resolved. Contentious debates and conflicts arise over mutual recognition, borders, security, settlements and...

Conspiracy theory debunked

Since we're experiencing a renaissance age of conspiracy theories, I might as well reveal one of my own, one as outlandish as any on...

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

World War II did not end the depression

The fallacy that World War II ended the Great Depression in the United States is obnoxiously persistent. From high school history classrooms to renowned...

Keeping up with the Timberwolves: how Jimmy Butler is making the...

"You (obscenity) need me!" NBA all-star Jimmy Butler said to the Timberwolves general manager, Scott Layden, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Oct....

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...

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...

LeBron in LA: “Matinee,” not “showtime”

Why LeBron James and the new-look Los Angeles Lakers will not live up to the hype this season

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...