Don’t cut the Alaska Performance Scholarhip

Dear Alaska State Legislators,Seven of my 16 staff are able to go to school because of the Alaska Performance Scholarship. Without it each of...

A threat to the university

As the chair of the University of Alaska subcommittee, Rep. Tammie Wilson holds the future of over 32,000 students in her hands, and yet...

Kesha was doomed to fail

The Dr. Luke vs. Kesha battle is in full swing (and yes, she changed her name back to the regular spelling while she was...

Walk or Not: Should you go to your own Commencement?

TNL writers debate attending Fall Commencement

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...

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...

“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough”

Chris Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon with six guns. Upon entering the classroom, he shot the professor point blank. He...

She’s beautiful, all 20,310 feet of her

I don’t try to get involved in politics. Wow, everyone says that, I get it. Really, though. I ignore Facebook fights about abortion or...

‘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...

UA students pay for their silent opinions

At the Feb. 20 Board of Regents Meeting at Gorsuch Commons, the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 8-2 to raise tuition at...

When faced with budget cuts, what at UAA would you cut?

Austin Bauer Freshman Music Education “I personally would cut funding to student loans. There are many scholarship opportunities, so we as students should take advantage of them. Diane...

Students cut short by UAA athletics again

With the recent release of the prioritization report plans for an expanded Seawolf Hockey area in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex has been announced....

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

1. Jose Cardenas Sophomore Electrical Engineering “Most likely a movie date. If not, I plan to hang out with friends and enjoy good company.” 2. Hannah Wandersee Freshman Biology “Hang out...

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Who would win in a fight?

Logan Turner Freshman Undecided “Iron Man. He has more technology and armor.” Freddy Camarena Senior Psychology “Captain America would win because he can exploit Iron Man’s weakness in his narcissism, and...

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...

A lesson in ethics

Chances are we have all said something we wish would have never come out of our mouths. It happens to all of us. But...

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...

Advice from UA President Pat Gamble

UA President Pat Gamble has some ideas for us to bear in mind: Take your college education seriously … it is the major portal to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘That is why you fail’

It is many arduous weeks into Luke's training with Yoda on the swamp planet of Dagobah. As Luke continues his training, his concentration is...

A New Hope

What an interesting year it’s been! It’s been stressful and crazy, wonderful and terrible all at the same time, and then some. But with...

The last hurrah before the end

I’m a master of procrastination. I’ve somehow justified not cleaning my room for the past two weeks by the fact that I’m moving out...

It’s Like Ground Hogs Day: USUAA Election reflective of misinformed objectives

The spring USUAA elections are the political Mecca of the UAA community. Every year, USUAA presidential hopefuls rove around campus spewing inspirational language to...

Looking Ahead to Summer

Some weeks are created better than others. Sometimes life decides to run at you, screaming and flailing like a bad Jackie Chan impersonator and...

TOE-TO-TOE: GUNS ON CAMPUS

Bearing arms is an AK state right By Calvin Henry The hysteria raised by the firearms debate makes logically arguing the subject a very challenging and...

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?”