A Play for Alaska, About Alaska

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong “They Don’t Talk Back” endeared itself to me as soon as I stepped foot into Perseverance Theater. The set design was incredible. It more than accomplished its job of looking like a medium-sized house in a small Southeast Alaska village. The attention to detail impressed me; a small…

“The Vagina Monologues” at UAS

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong On Feb. 10, UAS put on a production of Eve Ensler’s feminist play “The Vagina Monologues” as part of the V-Day movement, which seeks to end violence against women. V-Day was also created by Ensler, and started as a nationwide group of performances of “The Vagina Monologues” on…

Not Medea: Not Bad!

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong I arrived at Perseverance Theatre a minute or two late. The lights were still on. There was a woman towards the front of the seating area with several bags, a Styrofoam container of food, and, what alerted me that she was part of the play, an umbrella. I…

Pirates of Penzance

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I don’t remember when the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out, but I do remember that my “pirate phase” was well underway by my 12th birthday. That’s probably why my parents decided to bestow the soundtrack to Gilbert & Sullivan’s musical The Pirates of Penzance upon…

On Representation in Media

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong Television, movies, and all other forms of mass media hold a tremendous amount of inspiration for people, as well as a template for some to see themselves in. This template is typically only for a specific type of person. It’s not often that all people of all backgrounds…

A Close Shave

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I gained an interest in Sweeney Todd well before I came to college. It was around that time that my fascination with    angry men with dubious morals and homicidal tendencies was at its peak – I had seen the 2004 version of Phantom of the Opera (as well…