Discussing gun violence and Humans vs. Zombies

Concern that the popular game Humans vs. Zombies normalizes gun violence is addressed by faculty and staff By Brooke Keller Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Humans vs. Zombies is a widely played game at UAS. Students run around campus and shoot each other with nerf guns. Although, the game is a lot of fun there is…

Funding student research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) is looking to fund UAS students for 2018 By KELLY JENSEN for the UAS Whalesong Do you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake? The Research and Creative Activity Committee has funding of up to $2500 per student to help you design and complete…

Knowing the signs

UAS provides At-Risk Kognito training for students and staff to help recognize signs of distress and know what to say By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong The At-Risk Kognito is a free mental health and suicide prevention training provided online for UAS students, faculty, staff and administrators. The training is free and voluntary. The…

Helping Hurricane Maria victims from 5,000 miles away

Exchange students from Puerto Rico help provide aid to family affected by devastating hurricane at UAS By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong With Alaska located nearly 5,000 miles away from this catastrophic event, it has been difficult to avoid feeling dismay and destress for friends, family, and fellow Americans living in Puerto Rico. These…

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…