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 lab-husky mix named North. You will typically see us playing … Continue reading Dogs with Jobs

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, constant updates feel like being trapped in a tornado of … Continue reading Engage Yourselves

Inmates and Students soar in Flying University

Flying University unique opportunity for students and community  Security concerns within Lemon Creek Correctional Center are visible. Students bring nothing but class materials, which are checked by prison staff. Everyone is screened by a metal detector and go through a series of gates to get to the classroom. Twenty students are enrolled in Flying University, a series of classes taught by Associate Professor of English … Continue reading Inmates and Students soar in Flying University

Student government

Results are in, meet the new student representatives By KORTNEY STEVENS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  Two University of Alaska Southeast students battled head to head for president in the elections for student government.   After three days of elections, the results were tallied on April 18. The new student government president is Brandy Mulbury, the vice president is Celeste Harrell and senators are Christian English … Continue reading Student government

Explore Southeast

By SIERRA LISSICK Photographer, UAS Whalesong In early April, 25 students from across the country came to spend a weekend exploring  both UAS and Juneau.  In its fourth year, Explore Southeast brings prospective students to see the UAS Juneau campus and Alaska’s capital city.   This year’s group of students was made up of high schoolers looking to start their college career and college students … Continue reading Explore Southeast

Shred the Pow

ODS embarks on capstone journey By KORTNEY STEVENS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Nine University of Alaska Southeast Outdoor Studies students planned to spend 17 days in May skiing some of the largest mountains on the planet. “The only experience I have for skiing besides what we’ve done this semester has been resort skiing,” said Sol Martinez, a UAS freshman studying geography and environmental science with … Continue reading Shred the Pow

URECA Research

By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Conducting research in any given field of study can be difficult. Conducting research as an undergraduate student can be even harder.  The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program at UAS allows students the opportunity to work with professors research or creative projects that interest them. URECA awards up to $2,500 per student in project funding. Students compete for … Continue reading URECA Research

Golden Writings of UAS

Fourth annual UAS Author’s Reception Celebrates the Faculty Authors of UAS UAS’s Literary and Art Journal By MELISSA SCRIVEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Instead of a gold star for effort, faculty received golden seastars and other fun awards at the UAS Author’s Reception. Recently published work by UAS faculty was recognized at the fourth annual event at Egan Library on April 5.  “The main purpose of … Continue reading Golden Writings of UAS

Meet Wayne Price

The master carver shares his first year at UAS By ALYSSA MADRID Staff Writer, UAS WHALESONG Tlingit master carver, Wayne Price, has wrapped up a successful first year as Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts at UAS. “It’s a very good fit to be here on campus,” Price told the Whalesong in a short interview. Price was hired to enhance and grow the UAS program … Continue reading Meet Wayne Price

URECA’s First Essay Contest Winner

By ALYSSA MADRID Staff Writer, UAS WHALESONG UAS senior, Claire Helgeson, won the Undergraduate Research, Experiential and Creative Activity program’s first annual essay contest.  Titled “Colonialism’s Legacy and the Traditional Strength to Heal,” the award-winning essay recognized the difficulty and necessity of healing from the violence of colonialism.   Helgeson, an Alaska Native Studies major, told the Whalesong that English and Philosophy Professor Sol Neely … Continue reading URECA’s First Essay Contest Winner