COVID-19 UA Exodus

Classes moved to online, events cancelled, forced student housing move-out Khrystl Brouillette-Janes, Editor-in-Chief On Feb. 12, University of Alaska administration announced that instruction would be moved to online, residence halls would be closed and all events over 25 people would be canceled.  “Prevention is absolutely critical,” UA President Jim Johnsen said during a press conference on Feb. 12.  The UA system is on spring break … Continue reading COVID-19 UA Exodus


UAS Marine Biology a top performing program Mike Flunker, Staff Writer The University of Alaska Southeast’s Marine Biology program has been ranked fifth in the nation.  “It’s hard not to be a little bit proud, we’ve worked really hard,” said David Tallmon, Professor of Biology at UAS. The ranking by College Values Online places the university higher than the 2018 ranking by College Magazine, which … Continue reading Ranked!

Take a Chance(llor) on me

Seeking out the next UAS Chancellor Baylee Schneider, Staff Writer With the impending June 2020 retirement of UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield comes the opportunity for a new chancellor to emerge. The search UA President Jim Johnsen has enlisted the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to recruit the next chancellor. UAS is in the second stage of Storbeck/Pimental’s Five-Step Search and Hiring Process, which begins … Continue reading Take a Chance(llor) on me

Through their eyes

Transfer students share their stories Mike Flunker, Staff Writer Alaska is huge, twice the size of Texas. Alaska spans multiple time zones and even has its own. With all of that space and a population oab about 734,000, living is Alaska is understandably different from anywhere else in the United States. Living here presents unique challenges, from long hours of both darkness and light to … Continue reading Through their eyes

Whalesong 2020

Where we’ve been and where we’re going Khrystl Brouillette, Editor-in-Chief The Whalesong has been the student-run newspaper at UAS since 1981. As the voice of the student body, we strive to present relevant stories and content to the entire campus and the larger Juneau community.  In 2019, our monthly publication reported on the loss of UAA’s teaching accreditation, followed University of Alaska budget cuts and … Continue reading Whalesong 2020