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…

Health Corner: Smoking vs. Vaping

BY LEAH TODD For the UAS Whalesong After six months of tobacco-free policy implementation at UAS, students and staff have noted an absence of smoke-filled air surrounding the entryways to buildings. They no longer smell smoke filtering in through windows and ventilation systems. Many students have reported experiencing easier breathing and less respiratory irritation. But…

SB 174: Deregulating Guns on Campus

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong On February 8, 2016, SB0174 was introduced to the legislature by Senator Pete Kelly. Senator Mike Dunleavy, the chair of the Senate Education Committee, is a co-sponsor of the bill, as is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lesil McGuire. This bill is an Act relating…