UAS Traditional Games Club prepares for Kick-Off

University of Alaska Southeast students practice Traditional Games to prepare for the Kick-Off Event on Nov. 19.  “Traditional Native Games were games that were to keep our hunters in the upper northern areas of Alaska fit and in shape,” said Kyle Abbott, President of the Traditional Games Club and an 18-year-old UAS freshman.  According to Abbott, the games would train hunters how to respond in … Continue reading UAS Traditional Games Club prepares for Kick-Off

Remembering Dr. Sol Neely

Honoring the work and legacy of Dr. Sol Neely.  Haa náḵ woogoot áwé haa x̱ooní. Toow latseen haa jeet aawatée. Du shát ḵa du séek’, has du daat yoo tutuli.átk. He walked away from us, our friend. He gave us courage. We are thinking about his wife and daughter. The University of Alaska Southeast honors the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Sol Neely, who … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Sol Neely

Valdez was Nuts: Overcoming Fear and Fast Water

When I think back on the conference trip to Valdez with 10 other outdoor enthusiasts from UAS, the moment that stood out to me was white water rafting. I had never been on a river raft before, and we were all dressed up and ready, me in my men’s large drysuit, to take on the class 3+ rapids.  I was slightly terrified. I crave adventure … Continue reading Valdez was Nuts: Overcoming Fear and Fast Water

An Update on Student Government

University of Alaska Southeast Student Government is the voice of UAS students and advocates for students in matters that may affect them. University of Alaska Southeast’s Student Government (SGUAS-JC) represents UAS students on and off campus.  Student government works with the Coalition of Student Leaders, an assembly of student government officials within the University of Alaska system. The coalition advocates for all students, and fosters … Continue reading An Update on Student Government

Counseling Corner: Getting Good Sleep

We’re half-way through the semester! Wellness Wednesday (6:30 to 7:30 pm on Zoom and in Egan 211) has covered How Sleep Helps Our Bodies and Why it is the First Thing We Give Up, which included understanding the stages of sleep, how sleep deprivation affects a person, recommendations for a sleep hygiene routine, and the challenges college students face in getting good sleep. According to … Continue reading Counseling Corner: Getting Good Sleep

Roe V. Wade and Alaska

After nearly 50 years of what many Americans thought was settled law, the question of the regulation of abortion is left to the states after the U.S Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. Roe v. Wade was the 1973 Supreme Court landmark decision that granted a constitutional right to an abortion. In upholding a Mississippi ban on aborition at 15 weeks of pregnancy, … Continue reading Roe V. Wade and Alaska

Wildlife Corner: Whistle Pigs in the Hills

If you’re a frequent visitor to the alpine meadows of Juneau’s mountaintops, you’ve likely heard a shrill whistle from the rocks around you.  Closer inspection will often reveal a furry face looking back at you, as the hoary marmot is warning their friends of your presence. Marmots are rodents and the largest members of the squirrel family. They’re vegetarians who forage on alpine plants to … Continue reading Wildlife Corner: Whistle Pigs in the Hills

State of the Race: Alaska 2022

Alaska’s 2022 midterm elections are Tuesday, Nov. 8. Alaska’s statewide elections are the topic of contentious debate, as U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy are up for re-election. Peltola is completing the term of U.S. Rep. Don Young, who died unexpectedly in March, prompting a special election. Peltola, a Democrat, ran against Republicans Nick Begich and Sarah Palin in … Continue reading State of the Race: Alaska 2022

Making Connections at Egan Library

Students are back on campus and with them comes great energy and so many opportunities to build new relationships and make new connections. Last month, I made a wonderful connection that I want to share. As a librarian, it’s my goal to build relevant collections that reflect the interests of students and support academic programs at UAS. Occasionally I get to witness moments in which … Continue reading Making Connections at Egan Library

Letter to the Editor: Ballot Measure 1

UAS students, faculty, staff and families should vote NO on Ballot Measure 1, because an Alaska constitutional convention could endanger our university. Article VII established UA, but a convention could erase that. Delegates could propose changing anything and everything in Alaska’s constitution. What’s guaranteed now—such as a woman’s right to choose—might evaporate. Multiple chambers of commerce oppose BM1 because a convention would harm businesses, making … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Ballot Measure 1