Title IX at UAS: The Value of Confidential Resources

BY LORI KLEIN Title IX Coordinator For the UAS Whalesong Let’s say you’re concerned about a friend. Maybe he’s in an unhealthy dating relationship that seems to be turning violent. Maybe you worry that she’s been sexually assaulted. You watch your friend withdraw socially, and you see them struggle academically. You want to help…above and…

Continuing the Conversation on Suicide

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Tue 12/1/2015, 12:40 a.m. I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but today marks the second suicide within one semester. I don’t even know what to do with all of this, right now … I’m writing you to let you know two things: 1. I want to apologize…

Health Corner: Grief and Healing

BY MARGIE THOMSON For the UAS Whalesong As a member of the UAS Community, you may have been impacted by tragic news of recent deaths and loss. Our most recent passing of student, Reed McWilliams, who suddenly passed away last weekend, can bring a host of grief and loss feelings including, shock and disbelief, sadness,…

A Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Our legislature will be allowing concealed guns on UA campuses soon. Everything that can help Alaska’s students to get A’s in college needs to be done right now. In our down turned economy, jobs are going to get harder and harder to get. Students that get A’s will be able to get the…

Self-Defense: Kung Fu Fighting Optional

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong When people hear the words “self-defense,” they think about a lot of different things. This makes sense; there are a lot of different forms of self-defense. You can defend yourself by being a trained martial artist, by keeping a gun on your person, by carrying a fairly sizable…