Gay marriage upends traditional family

Proposition 8 in California defining marriage as being between a man and a woman was overturned in August of this year in the case...

Judge Corey is not to blame in Schneider case

The Vote No on Judge Corey campaign is a call to justice that all of us should sympathize with. Justin Schneider committed an act...

Cathy Sandeen is exactly what UAA needs

UAA is a unique institution in many ways. It is the largest in the University of Alaska system but not the flagship. It boasts...

Time to tax mary jane

Back in 1937, an ambitious man by the name of Harry Anslinger came to Congress with an idea: make marijuana illegal. He got a...

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

Islam’s history supports modern violence

I would like to thank Brett Frazer for his response to my article “Islamic Violence Justifies Islamophobia,” in the May 31 issue of The Northern Light, because his views are a good representation of apologists for Islam in the West. And so it is with great enthusiasm with which I aim to dismantle his arguments in this week’s column.

Becoming a society member

You open up the mail and receive a letter that says “Congratulations! Your outstanding grades and/or achievements have opened up the opportunity to be...

Eradicate mosquitoes

Most Alaskans can pass mosquitoes off as an annoyance. Little things hell-bent on infiltrating your tent, buzzing in your ear and leaving you with...

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...

Our mistake..

In "Alaska takes on the initiative to register the 'unheard' vote," we incorrectly listed the last day for voter registration as Oct. 30. The final day is actually Oct. 3. In our comics section, we incorrectly credited Student Union Café artist as M. Kalkowski Saepenon.

Teaching, learning and listening: An open letter to the Chancellor of...

Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...

There are witches in the material world

Nearly 400 years after Salem, Americans still love a witch trial. The writers for the recent "Law and Order" crossover event, a double episode beginning...

Interracial dating should be about love

Hello everyone. Today I want to talk to you about interracial dating. Many of you out there- black and white - have asked me...

The president shares blame for acts of political violence

At first glance, the massacre that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Pittsburgh synagogue feels like an anomaly. Hate crimes of this...

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...

Tased and confused

'The irony behind Meyer's diatribe on media lies in his own inconsistencies ... to sensationalize and videotape his own act.'

Invest in artificial intelligence to predict earthquakes

Seismology is an incredibly complex field of science. Earthquakes and aftershocks are still unpredictable in their timing, location and intensity. Despite strenuous research, seismologists...

Before tragedy finds you, seize the day

In the wake of a tragedy, people sometimes stop to reflect on their lives and think about the things that they could have done...

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

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

In defense of Trig Trigiano’s involvment with recycling program

I have been a student at UAA for two years and I am pretty familiar with what?s going on around campus.  I work for...

Look at Obamacare as a new welfare program, not a tax

As folks around you discuss the merits of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare’s real alias) two weeks ago, take...

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."

Recycling should be a priority at UAA

When UAA’s director of Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management Support says that as far as he’s concerned recycling is a dead end,...

U.S. shouldn’t shut borders to needed workers

Anyone who's visited the Statue of Liberty can attest to how poignantly the site represents the ideals we associate with our country. Lady Liberty...

The End of an Empire: Glenn Beck almost done on FOX

Fox News announced recently that Glenn Beck’s time on Fox News is coming to an end. This is good news for advocates of free...

Obama’s plan for student loan debt relief

Daniel McDonald President Obama’s student loan plan is essentially a campaign stunt that will provide little relief, foot taxpayers with the bill, and do nothing...

Tuition waivers for elderly are a service to Alaska

President Mark Hamilton should find university tuition waivers for senior citizens easy to defend to both younger students and the regents. I can attest,...

Baring breasts in public not always about sex

File this under 'things that never would've occurred to me.' My sister and I recently had a conversation in which she told me about the...

Letters to the Editor

Student's sandwich is swiped, day is ruined (Nov. 1), I was left vulnerable and insecure on this very campus, victimized by a petty crime perpetuated by a petty criminal. While the monetary value of my lost property was not very high, the emotional and spiritual shock I have suffered has been extreme.

Good Christian has more questions

I am writing in response to the opinion “One question. One answer” published in the Oct.12 issue of the Northern Light. I am a...