Ignorance in its Place

BY GINGER BEAR For the UAS Whalesong There is wisdom everywhere. Most people ignore wisdom that does not come from some stuffy book or the equally stuffy academics who write them. Wisdom that comes from our elders and our history is largely ignored, especially Native American history in America. A lifetime of knowledge can be…

A Time to Remember: The Centennial Memorials of WWI

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As the Centennial Years of World War I near their end, people all over the world continue to grieve the events that etched themselves into global memory. Participating nations are putting their best foot forward throughout the 2014-2018 centenary. All involved are participating in a worldwide collection of…

Funding Student Creativity Outside the Classroom

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Crab hormonal research, psychology, Tlingit place names, plastic waste, and audio production took center stage at the URECA Student Symposium during the 2017 Art Meets Science Week at UAS. The Undergraduate Research, Experiential & Creative Activities (URECA) program at UAS provides opportunities for UAS-enrolled students to engage in…

Continuing the Tradition: Folkfest 2017

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Downtown Juneau celebrates another year of live folk music at the 43rd Annual Alaska Folk Festival, with this year’s special guest, The Murphy Beds, a duo out of New York City. The first Folk Fest began in 1975 when a handful of musicians gathered together to play at…

Promoting Food Security in Southeast Alaska

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Walking through a grocery store’s produce section and finding it empty because the barge is late is a social norm those in the lower 48 do not experience, and a glaring depiction of the last frontier’s food insecurity. The UAS Masters of Public Administration Program (MPA) and Sustainability…