On exchange at UAS

Whalesong staff writer shares her experience and other exchange students’ experiences in Juneau By GABRIELLE ABREU Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Back in January I switched out my Timberlands for a pair of octopus “Xtratuffs’” and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the course of the past four months nine other students and I…

Gold Medal madness

Annual Gold Medal basketball tournament celebrate it’s 72nd year helping the community BY PENELOPE LITZE, Staff Writer When March rolls around, many people’s attention is drawn to March Madness-but in Southeast Alaska, Gold Medal is the basketball tournament residents wait all year for. It offers “the best basketball ever, lots and lots of fun and…

Cold students with warm smiles

2018 Winterfest Polar Plunge brings out adventurous students unafraid of a little freezing water By GABRIELLE ABREAU Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong In New York City, we don’t typically celebrate winter. This dreary season is synonymous with sludged streets and salt soaked boots, which consumes the sole of even the most expensive, toughest pair of boots…

Campus Inclusivity Alliance struts their stuff

UAS students walk the runway at the annual Wearable Arts show showcasing talent and hard work By ERIN LAUGHLIN Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong While most students were hanging out or doing homework Isadore Christenson and Gabby Kirchner were strutting their stuff on the catwalk Feb. 17 and 18 evening. The pair were participating in the…

A new kind of Sherlock

A review of Paul Kane’s Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell which takes place in Clive Barker’s world of Hellraiser By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Over the last decade, books and films have changed pop culture by using the idea of a connected universe to explore various types of stories. However, while…

Attendance equals success

One of the biggest tips for success this semester is showing up to class and keep an eye on deadlines By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong With a new semester comes new students and new classes. Some students may find themselves feeling prepared for the challenges that come with the semester while for others…

Do your part and compost

Compost options in Juneau expand and improve Juneau By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Vast quantities of fresh produce are left in the field to rot, fed to livestock, and dumped in a landfill unless they are perfectly shaped and blemish-free. High-value nutritious food is being sacrificed to the retailers’ unattainable demand for perfection…