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…

Breathe in… Breathe out…

UAS student group teaches anxiety reducing skills By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong A sense of impending doom. If you are one of the many students who experience this unwelcome feeling, UAS has a group that can help. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group, which meets every Monday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., is available for…

Consent is both: sexy and mandatory

Title IX Peer Prevention Advisor provides a refresher on the irrefutable characteristics of consent By HANNAH CASSELL For the UAS Whalesong With National Campus Safety Awareness Month coming to a close, and Domestic Violence Awareness month on the horizon, now is a great time to talk about consent. Consent is an important topic on college…

Meet your UAS Wellness Team

Take a look at the staff who are a well-th of knowledge when it comes to student health and happiness. BY JENNIFER MALECHA For the UAS Whalesong College life has its ups and downs. Juggling classes, homework, social obligations, work, and family can get tricky. Throw in a few added stressors like the flu, homesickness,…