Study Away: Monterey Bay, California

Alexandria Waldschimidt explores California’s coast during National Student Exchange. BY ALEXANDRIA WALDSCHMIDT for the UAS Whalesong During last spring semester I was able to travel around California, be a part of a larger student body, and all while, worked on my UAS degree. I did that by participating in one of UAS’s academic exchange programs – the National Student Exchange (NSE) and spent the semester … Continue reading Study Away: Monterey Bay, California

Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Take a look at the staff who are a well-th of knowledge when it comes to student health and happiness. BY JENNIFER MALECHA For the UAS Whalesong College life has its ups and downs. Juggling classes, homework, social obligations, work, and family can get tricky. Throw in a few added stressors like the flu, homesickness, an “F” on an exam, relationship difficulties, and lack of … Continue reading Meet your UAS Wellness Team

UAS Student Government Campaign Week: Meet the Candidates

Jesse Miller What position are you running for? Vice President How do you plan to enhance student life at UAS? I’ve been working on being a voice for students so when issues comes up, we can make a direct appeal and work on making changes happen. Why are you running for student government? I’ve seen things that I wanted to change. And if those things … Continue reading UAS Student Government Campaign Week: Meet the Candidates

A Letter from the Editor: On The Future of the Whalesong

daniel-piscoya-1BY DANIEL PISCOYA
Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong

In my very first Letter from the Editor, I praised this university’s close-knit community and sense of participation. In my last letter, I will say that if this tradition is not bolstered in the coming years, there will be a time with no more letters – no more Whalesong. Continue reading “A Letter from the Editor: On The Future of the Whalesong”

Ignorance in its Place

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 overlooked because it did not come from someone who has gone through the colonial education system. Science was practiced long before this system came along by people all over the world. Continue reading “Ignorance in its Place”

A Time to Remember: The Centennial Memorials of WWI

holly-fisher-1BY 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 commemorative events, memorial establishment, and refurbishment. However, some countries have taken even more special consideration in their choice of remembrance. Continue reading “A Time to Remember: The Centennial Memorials of WWI”

College of Ed.: What’s Next for Students?

holly-fisher-1BY HOLLY FISHER
Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong

In the months following the decision to headquarter the College of Education at the UAS campus, students and staff have expressed concerns regarding how the changes will affect students and their degree programs. Continue reading “College of Ed.: What’s Next for Students?”

Funding Student Creativity Outside the Classroom

erin-laughlinBY 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 research and creative activities that complement and expand upon traditional classroom learning, according to their UAS webpage. Continue reading “Funding Student Creativity Outside the Classroom”

Continuing the Tradition: Folkfest 2017

adelle-labrecqueBY 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 the Alaska State Museum to play folk music.  The event gathered such a large audience, that from that year forward, it became an annual event and has since grown immensely each year.  Continue reading “Continuing the Tradition: Folkfest 2017”