Frankenfish: Monster or misunderstood?

GMO salmon have received a lot of negative publicity. They might, however, be a solution to a problem instead of the problem themselves.

Valentine’s Day need not be about the green

I can't remember the last time I heard anyone say they actually liked Valentine's Day. Perhaps it was in elementary school. And why not?...

Battling the Breakup: How soon is too soon?

Just following a breakup, we sometimes find ourselves moving onto the next special someone quicker than what may feel right. This can cause us to question where our feelings lie. In some cases, moving on quickly can be beneficial, but at other times, it can be quite dangerous to not only the new special someone but to our emotions as well.

Toe2Toe: Should the minimum wage stay or go?

Brett Frazer: We ought to raise the minimum wage The federal minimum wage can barely provide a subsistence wage in the status quo. Working 50...

Letter From The Editor: Women’s History Month

Welcome to The Northern Light’s Women’s History Month special edition. This is not the “feminist” or “angry girl” edition. The purpose of this week’s newspaper is to shine light on topics frequently ignored by mainstream society.

{Our Mistake}

In the Oct. 19 edition of the Northern Light the following mistakes were made: The article “Earthen ‘Alchemy’ exhibits a portrait of artist” on page...

Letter from the Chancellor

    To UAA Students, I am sorry. I know many of you are angry. I know many of you are disappointed and distressed over the situation with...

Geekiness factors into chances of college romance

"Curtis, I'm happy you could make it tonight. There's so much we should talk about." "You're happy? Wow! I'm amazed you consented to this date...

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,...

Proposition B will fund a new UAA sports center

The Senatorial races have taken up the limelight in election coverage this year, leaving some things, most notably the propositions, mostly forgotten. But, there is...

Responsible spending should accompany much needed health care reform

Free healthcare for every person is a really wonderful idea. But then, so is curing world hunger, achieving world peace, healing the earth and...

Love one day a year

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. I am going to continue with “Reinvention: part three” next week. Today I want to discuss this concept of “love...

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?”

New year’s resolutions

This time last year, most of us were sighing with relief that we had survived the clock ticking over into the new millennium. I...

Healthy Sexuality Week comes to UAA

Put your “O” faces on, it is time for Healthy Sexuality Week at UAA. The week's events cover everything from light-hearted banter by sex educators...

Christine Ford and why we don’t believe women

**Trigger warning: rape, sexual assault** When news broke that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had been accused of sexual assault by Christine Ford, the backlash...

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...

Apartment hunting in Anchorage is hazardous to your budget

My last apartment in San Antonio was not an apartment at all. It was a one-bedroom cottage. There was a kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom with two closets, vintage hardwood floors, arched doorways, a front porch where I decoratively placed flower pots, a small yard for my dear dog to play in and was in a gated community of other little cottages.

Hashtags reflect the nation’s concerns better than media

Biden’s teeth bared. Romney’s caffeine overdose. Binders full of women. And the biggest American flagpin of anyone...on the entire stage.

{Your Perspective}

War can be non-violent Robin Inman, in a letter last week said that "non-violent warrior" is an oxymoron. Actually it isn't. Proof: during the war...

Knik Arm bridge crosses troubled water

There are a lot of things the Municipality of Anchorage can do to enhance the city and its infrastructure. Building a bridge across Knik...

Time to stand behind our president _” hook, line and sinker

"People of America," said President George W. Bush at a press conference today, "our nation faces a threat of terror like we've never seen...

Letters to the Editor

USUAA needs to rearrange its priorities USUAA, our "student government," recently passed standing rules that govern the conduct of their meetings. Included in those rules is verbiage that heavily governs personal behavior: "Be respectful in actions, body language and attire, and written and verbal forms of communication . No sexually provocative activities, dress, or comments.

Letter to the Editor: Greek Life

My aunt always told me, “If you see a person driving off a bridge to stay out of the way. You do not want to turn a suicide into a homicide.” Well, this article is not about a car crash but on Greek Life on campus.

Persecuted for faith: Christians in Egypt

It is a tragedy when human rights are violated. Targeted violence against a group of people is never acceptable. It is a sad reality...

Family: gotta love them

Hello ladies and gentlemen. This week we are going to talk about unconditional love and our family members. We don't love unconditionally. It is...

{Seawolf Snapshot}

Name: Jordon Divis Major: Anthropology Year: Junior Comments: Yeah I think they should offer more religious classes. Cultural diversity and understanding is...

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Taxation as theft

The position that taxation is a form of theft has floated around libertarian and anarchist circles of thought for quite some time. The reasoning...

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.