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...

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...

Friday night fun

Recently, some new advertisements have cropped up on bulletin boards across campus, inviting us all to Friday night parties at various sports bars and...

UAA athletic department making progress

The University of Alaska Anchorage's athletic department is making the right moves. Athletic Director Dr. Steve Cobb and his staff are working to develop...

Columnist shamefully blames ‘gay activism’ for murder

According to Michael Brown it may not be okay to be gay With all the media attention that it has gotten, it is not a...

‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ a necessary relief from crazed political tensions

Last week, Jon Stewart announced on The Daily Show the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Jon Stewart is seen as a leader among liberals, and...

Reefer Madness

It is hilariously funny that the legislature is considering wasting our tax money trying to recriminalize marijuana at a time that Canada and Great...

Parnell shows favor for Palin over public interest

More nonsense out of Juneau this week. This time however, it had nothing to do with the Senate and House engaging in who-can-hold-their-breath-longer games. No, this time the shocking and disappointing behavior came straight from the governor’s office. As governor, Sean Parnell has made some bold moves this term, for better or worse. Most recently, his office announced that the long-awaited release of former Governor Sarah Palin’s emails would only be made available via one hard copy in Juneau, beginning last Friday.

Houston, we have a problem: does Carmelo Anthony still belong on...

After only 10 games, the Houston Rockets decided to officially part ways with Carmelo Anthony on Nov. 15. Before deciding to hop off of the...

NDAA not as bad as media portrays

For the past several weeks, one of the most trending topics on Twitter was the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. While casually perusing my Twitter feed, I noticed several panicked tweets discussing how Obama acquiesced to military brass and authorized the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial.

The controversial, non-existent holiday tree

In recent weeks, we’ve been going down the line of states to see which will dare to call their amply decorated and brightly lit spruce trees Christmas trees or holiday trees. In Rhode Island, it’s a holiday tree, though calling it so cause much grief for Gov. Chafee.

Early detection mammogram worth the big squeeze

At under-40, I have to undergo the squeeze machine early. My doctor requested it after an early hysterectomy. Believe me, I have no desire...

Student loyalty remains close to home

The University of Alaska Southeast’s Juneau campus is small compared to the UAA campus, but to say that it is not equipped to properly...

Perry’s comments toward scientists unfair, dishonest

I generally don’t take politics personally. Sure, I’ve been called an “America-hating” liberal, a “socialist,” a “Constitution-hater,” and a host of other nonsensical and platitudinous insults. Usually, I recognize these attacks for what they are – a logical fallacy known as “argumentum ad hominem.”

Letter to the Editor: Thank athletes for taking a knee

To the Editor: This letter is to commend the athletes who take a knee during the national anthem.  They are rising above the sewage of...

The Anti-Knowledge Part’s smear campaign on Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry is now the clear frontrunner in the G.O.P. presidential primary. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, he...

Stroke risk with use of common medicines

People who use medications containing phenylpropanolamine, or PPA, may be at higher risk for stroke, the Food and Drug Administration ...

Toe to Toe: How should USUAA advocate on the university budget?

USUAA should advocate for university budget reductions By Ben Edwards Fiscal prudence is a tough pill to swallow for universities. It is not as delightful as...

The never-ending story of graduation

Dear departing seniors, as the semester draws to a close, so does the year — congratulations, you have done it! For many of you, the last few years have been the most different and difficult from anything you have ever known.

Gathering feedback: This school is doing its duty

Knock, knock. "Mind if I come in for a sec?" "Whoa, hey, this stall is occupied!" "Oh, that's all right. I brought my own collapsible camp chair." "Err,...

What a utopia

OPINION: "If every man, woman and child in this country would regulate his and her conduct to the teachings of the scriptures, America could be the most successful, functional and happy society the world has ever known."

It’s the infrastructure, stupid: the answer to our current economic woes

It’s the fall of 2011, and we are approaching three years since the worst of the economic collapse. Thanks to bailouts, our banks have been...

{Your Perspective}

Unbearable review of Orso OK, so Mikey doesn't like it! Orso's fabulous d?cor does not fit to everyone's tastes, but those walls are...

Stigma of depression keeps men from seeking help

One in four college students will suffer from some form of diagnosable mental illness this year. More than half of these college students will...

UAA Model UN should compete abroad

Ben Edwards is a member of the UAA Model UN Secretariat. UAA has been proud to host the Model United Nations of Alaska since 1993....

Readying for registration

It feels like yesterday that fall classes started. And yet here we are, already past midterms, and many of us are close to choosing classes for the spring semester. Those who are lucky enough to be graduating this fall no longer have to feel the stress of carefully selecting classes to ensure a timely graduation. But for those that have time left, they will soon feel the pressure of figuring out their destiny for the upcoming semester.

An Afternoon at the Gun Range

A lazy Sunday afternoon, my friend was itching to bring her new guns, a brand new .308-caliber Browning bolt action hunting rifle and .22-caliber...

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...

Like junk food, some video games are easy to enjoy but...

It’s only the fourth week of the semester, and I’m already beginning to feel that sense of being constantly overwhelmed with homework and only...