• Opinion

    The First Amendment and Football

    By Lucille Berliant The First Amendment reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (2) It’s not a simple sentence and, as a result, interpretations of it have varied over the centuries. New laws surrounding what defines free speech are continuously made, for example, a threat is not protected under free speech. (7) Does Colin Kapernick kneeling during a football to protest human rights count as free speech? (8) In a publicly…

  • Opinion

    New School, New Ski Team, New Pandemic

    By Garrett Butts As a newcomer to any team or group, you are not sure how things will unfold. Luckily for me, the APU Elite Ski Team has been nothing but joy to be a part of. As for most athletes at this current time, we are all experiencing a break from our normally scheduled race season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but despite having the remainder of the 2019-2020 racing season come to an end, we have had numerous grand adventures and experiences, non the less. When I arrived in September, our training year was well advanced and we were fast approaching the race season. Having trained by myself…

  • Opinion

    Alaska Must Recall Its Socialist Governor

    by Luke Graupmann As a young Alaskan I have become increasingly concerned with our state’s interest in socialism. Governor Dunleavy promised to provide strong conservative leadership, instead he is promoting socialism. His main campaign pledge, entitling Alaskans to $3,000 a year, is universal basic income in action. I intend to call out Dunleavy, for Governor Dunleavy is a socialist. What is universal basic income and how did Governor Dunleavy win his campaign on the issue in one of the reddest states in the country? Universal basic income is a proposal popular among socialists that entitles every citizen to a financial handout from their government. The idea of universal basic income…