Open Pebble Mine

North America’s largest undeveloped gold and copper mine is right in our backyard. Located 230 river miles from Bristol Bay and just north of...

Quit breeding pedigree dogs

It doesn’t take much to convince reasonable people that human inbreeding is bad. The physical abnormalities and high infant mortality rates that are attributed...

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...

The Electoral College is messy and undemocratic — let’s abolish it

In the 2016 presidential election, the candidate that won the presidency won the official election but lost the popular vote by three million votes....

The lesson of Kony 2012

It all started with a YouTube video. The small California-based NGO Invisible Children, Inc. published a short film titled KONY 2012 on March 5,...

The three main arguments for Gov. Dunleavy’s UA veto — and...

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his final vetoes to the budget passed by the Legislature. There are dozens of cuts to lament, most...

Tumblr should reverse its pornography ban

Tumblr is a "place to express yourself, discover yourself and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your...

Student loan forgiveness is a bad idea

Student loan debt in the U.S. surpassed unimaginable heights this year. Sitting at a whopping $1.5 trillion, this category of debt is now larger...

Call of Duty: Warzone is a forgiving experience to newcomers

Call of Duty: Warzone is a new battle royale mode out now in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It’s free to download and play....

Why I’ll vote for Mike Dunleavy

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

We need Tulsi Gabbard’s foreign policy

There has been a strange shakeup in how partisan Americans view militarism in foreign policy. It used to be the case that Republicans would...

Consider polyamory

People still seem to be suspicious of non-monogamous relationships. Despite evidence that more couples from diverse demographics are trying it, the majority of the...

Aziz Ansari is guilty, but so are we

"We use verbal and non-verbal cues in our everyday lives in a variety of circumstances. Ansari should not be given a free pass for supposedly missing Grace’s repeated cues, and people should not blame her for feeling pressured and unable to give explicit refusal."

UAA owes education students a refund

College students often complain that their degree is worthless. Some feel they aren’t learning enough to prepare them for the real world. Others feel...

Working degree seekers: The new college norm

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a commuter campus, which means that a good chunk of the student body is made up of working...

Stagnant and anachronistic, Pokemon video games desperately need to innovate

The first Pokemon games released outside of Japan were Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Red in 1998. It’s incredibly shocking that after over 20 years,...

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...

Bulldoze the cemeteries

Imagine that you are an alien visiting Earth. You are to identify facts about human civilization and submit a report to your homeworld. You...

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...

Why I will vote for Rebecca Logan

OPINION editor Caleb Berry says Rebecca Logan "is the superior candidate" for Mayor of Anchorage "due to her position on law enforcement and fiscal matters."

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...

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...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Shipment 24/7 playlist is chaos in...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the latest video game in the popular first-person shooter series from developer Infinity Ward. It launched in October...

Dunleavy’s budget proposal is a crisis in education

Those who have been paying attention to Gov. Dunleavy’s record on education knew his budget proposal would be rough. I’ve written quite critically about...

Acceptance: An open letter and response to the Chancellor’s apology

Chancellor Sandeen,   It has been over two weeks since the news broke about UAA’s  School of Education initial licensure program accreditation revocation. There have been...

Assassin’s Creed is losing what helped define it — parkour

Assassin’s Creed games have relied less and less on movement and traversal as a core gameplay component over the series’ 11-year history. In Assassin’s...

Tips for working and studying from home

All public and private Anchorage schools have been closed to students through May 1 by a health mandate issued by Gov. Dunleavy, Alaska Department...

Why UAA should be a concealed carry campus

Under specific circumstances, even students are permitted to carry firearms on campus.

Repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution

"The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and...

Beware the commodification of Colin Kaepernick

Something that’s been missing from the debate about Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th anniversary ad campaign is a...