BOR VOTED 9-2 to DELAY CONSIDERATION

By Khrystl Brouillette-Janes Editor, UAS Whalesong The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted Monday to delay consideration of UA system consolidation. In an emergency meeting to discuss UA consolidation, the BOR voted 9-2 to “cease consideration of a single accreditation until such time as (the University of Alaska Fairbanks) secures its accreditation in 2021,”…

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A survey of climate activism in Juneau By MIKE FLUNKER, Staff Writer, UAS WHALESONG Thousands of people across the United States left their schools and workplaces on Sept. 20 to protest climate change. The same was happening around the world, just ahead of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Action Summit in New York…

UA Budget Uncertain

Future of UA system unclear By KIERAN POULSON-EDWARDS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska in August narrowly avoided a 41% decrease in state funding by agreeing to a $70 million cut over the next three years. Gov. Mike Dunleavy in June vetoed $136 million from the UA operating budget for the current fiscal…

Tradition with a Twist

Devilfish showcases indigenous legends By ALYSSA MADRID, Staff Writer, UAS WHALESONG Traditional themes merge with the modern in Perseverance Theatre’s production of Devilfish.  Devilfish opened Sept. 20 at Perseverance Theatre. Devilfish is a play written by Alaskan local, Vera Starbard and directed by Leslie Ishii.  Starbard is orignally from Craig, Alaska and is Tlingit and…

Glacial Adventure

Trail Review of West Glacier Trail By TRYSTIN LUHR Ad Manager, UAS Whalesong Imagine traversing a pseudo-alien landscape devoid of life and scoured with frost, ice and dry stone. That is the finale of the awe-striking West Glacier Trail: A trail that will take you through thick wet forests, rolling craggy hills, and climaxing at…

Dogs with Jobs

Furry friends that are here to help Baylee Schneider The UAS Juneau campus is currently home to two service dogs and numerous emotional support animals. I am one of two students who work with a service dog and can attest that assistance animals are greatly appreciated by their owners. My service dog is a chocolate…

Engage Yourselves

News Engagement Day is Oct. 1 By KHRYSTL BROUILLETTE Editor-in-Chief, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska budget crisis, climate change decimated another Alaska Native community, President Trump tweeted something unpresidential (again) — these are just a few pervasive news headlines cluttering social media feeds.  In the wake of financial hardship, natural disasters and political turbulence,…