The new kids on the block

New Conservative Club at UAS looks to have free exchange of ideas, and encourages diversity By BROOKE KELLER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong University of Alaska Conservative Club (UACC) is a new student organization at UAS. The club intends to initiate political discourse at UAS campus, encourage political diversity, and challenge certain stigmas Conservatives generally believe…

The curious case of the campus haikus

Students, faculty, and staff no longer have to wonder who has been behind the chalk haikus on campus By Jordan Lewis Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong While walking around campus last week, students may have noticed some chalk poems scattered about. While some probably didn’t give the poems much thought, for many the chalked words were…

Combatting seasonal depression

As the dark days of winter encroach upon UAS make sure to be aware of S.A.D. signs and symptoms By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Today the sun came up at 7:31 a.m. and will go down at 3:50 p.m. Tomorrow the day will be shorter by four minutes and will continue until the…

Funding student research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) is looking to fund UAS students for 2018 By KELLY JENSEN for the UAS Whalesong Do you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake? The Research and Creative Activity Committee has funding of up to $2500 per student to help you design and complete…

Knowing the signs

UAS provides At-Risk Kognito training for students and staff to help recognize signs of distress and know what to say By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong The At-Risk Kognito is a free mental health and suicide prevention training provided online for UAS students, faculty, staff and administrators. The training is free and voluntary. The…

Helping Hurricane Maria victims from 5,000 miles away

Exchange students from Puerto Rico help provide aid to family affected by devastating hurricane at UAS By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong With Alaska located nearly 5,000 miles away from this catastrophic event, it has been difficult to avoid feeling dismay and destress for friends, family, and fellow Americans living in Puerto Rico. These…

Dancing to the rhythm of Alaska Native drumming

Wooch.een hosts the fifth annual Gathering of the Drums Friday, Oct. 13 with traditional Alaska Native dances and frybread tacos By IZZY CHRISTENSON for the UAS Whalesong A dozen people gather in the center of the Noyes Pavilion, late Friday, Oct. 13. Local Rep. Justin Parish helps gather firewood, more students trickle in, while Wooch.een…