Appropriate or appropriation?

Make sure your Halloween costume is not culturally appropriating By BROOKE KELLER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Halloween allows people to be whoever or whatever they want to be whether it be a princess, turtle, or block of cheese. However, there is a line when a costume can become cultural appropriation. James O. Young author of…

From command inspections to due dates and deadlines

UAS veteran students talk about their transitions from the military to the classroom and what’s next By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff, Writer, UAS Whalesong For those who have served in the military it can be an interesting transition from daily inspections to essays and homework. Passed in 2008, the updated federal veterans education law pays in-state…

Dancing to the rhythm of Alaska Native drumming

Wooch.een hosts the fifth annual Gathering of the Drums Friday, Oct. 13 with traditional Alaska Native dances and frybread tacos By IZZY CHRISTENSON for the UAS Whalesong A dozen people gather in the center of the Noyes Pavilion, late Friday, Oct. 13. Local Rep. Justin Parish helps gather firewood, more students trickle in, while Wooch.een…

Breathe in… Breathe out…

UAS student group teaches anxiety reducing skills By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong A sense of impending doom. If you are one of the many students who experience this unwelcome feeling, UAS has a group that can help. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group, which meets every Monday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., is available for…

Frustration: a common side effect from reading

Students who feel frustration from reading should approach the task like a sport with faculty as the coach By RICHARD MCGRAIL Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong There are many reasons why reading can be frustrating, but a big one is focus, namely, being able to understand what a text is saying, instead of just recognizing words…