Spring Break in Death Valley

UAS students braved the desert to learn geology field techniques By KORTNEY STEVENS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  Eleven University of Alaska Southeast students battled 50 mph winds and sand in their sleeping bags to study geology at Death Valley National Park in California over spring break. Students camped out for five nights at Death Valley…

Can you hear us now, Mr. Governor?

Student representatives from UA campuses work together for university funding By MELISSA SCRIVEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  Student government representatives from University of Alaska campuses across the state gathered in Juneau to advocate for university funding during the UA Legislative Affairs Conference March 16 to 19.  Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s budget proposal includes a $134 million…

Mush, Mush, Mush

Exchange students enjoy Alaskan experiences By KORTNEY STEVENS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Getting squished between reindeer was not what I had expected when coming to Alaska, but that was one of a multitude of adventures I’ve had as an exchange student at UAS. In early March, five friends and I went to Anchorage for the…

Give a Pint, Save Three Lives

By SIERRA LISSICK Photographer, UAS Whalesong Twenty-four pints of blood were collected at this year’s annual blood drive on the UAS campus in early March.  When donating blood, it is important to have stable vitals, be a certain height and weight with normal iron levels. Student Brandy Mulbury found this out first hand when she…

Tidal Echoes

UAS’s Literary and Art Journal By ALYSSA MADRID Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong More than 450 submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art were received for this year’s Tidal Echoes.  The annual University of Alaska Southeast literary and arts journal will be launched April 19 at an event on the Juneau campus. This year’s number of…

Fulfilling the UAS Mission

Upcoming NWCCU Accreditation site visit will ask students to speak up By MELISSA SCRIVEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  An accreditation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities will be on campus in late April to talk to students, faculty and staff to determine if UAS is meeting its educational goals. Accreditation evaluates an…

Advancing Advocacy

Juneau Community active in FY-20 budget hearings By KHRYSTL BROUILLETTE Editor-in-Chief, UAS Whalesong  Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget has been the talk of the state for the past month. The budget is the state’s financial plan for the upcoming fiscal year, an accounting of income and expenditures. Dunleavy has proposed a budget…