Welcome from UAA Student Body President Alec Burris

Hello Seawolves, Welcome to UAA! I’m sure that you’ve found college to be a much different experience than those of your past. With the decision...

TOE TO TOE: Should the U.S. tighten restrictions on firearms? NO

“Common sense” gun control measures can be unconstitutional, restricting the rights of licensed gun owners

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...

Make peace with Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 11. It was then, in 1979, that the country’s fate was yielded to...

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...

Decriminalize personal drug use

The War on Drugs is an easy punching bag. It has been nearly half a century since President Nixon declared the crackdown, and there’s...

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

Don Young’s time is up

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

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...

2020 NBA awards predictions: LeBron’s last viable shot at MVP? Zion...

UPDATE: This story was written before the Oct. 21 announcement by the New Orleans Pelicans that Zion Williamson had undergone surgery to repair his...

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...

UAA must commit to free speech

We like to think of a university as a marketplace of ideas. Students engage instructors, as well as each other, in facilitating a massive...

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...

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...

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...

Alaska must embrace tribal sovereignty: Sovereignty must exist in practice, not...

Alaska has struggled to improve its relationship with Alaska Natives for a long time now. Since the inception of the state, admission of the...

Standardized admissions tests are the quiet killer of college affordability

For over a decade now, a debate about college affordability has been erupting across the nation. As of right now, over $1.5 trillion dollars...

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...

It’s time to fight back against the horror in video games

A lot of horror games force the player to run away from homicidal patients in a hospital, underwater monsters or a ghost. This Halloween,...

An algorithm for success: The best study spots ranked

The UAA campus is vast, with many potential spots to study. Studying is worrisome enough without trying to figure out where to set up....

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...

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...

To beat automation, education must emphasize oracy

If you were to take a survey of the American public and ask them what the most important job skill is, they’d probably prioritize...

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....

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...

Stop asking about the cost of climate change

Politicians love to wax poetic about fiscal responsibility. Our own governor is cutting back on major social services and education funding to close our...

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...

Addressing three major criticisms of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have been met with a critical reception from fans since their release on Nov. 15. Among the issues compiled...

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

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...