Ranked!

UAS Marine Biology a top performing program Mike Flunker, Staff Writer The University of Alaska Southeast’s Marine Biology program has been ranked fifth in the nation.  “It’s hard not to be a little bit proud, we’ve worked really hard,” said David Tallmon, Professor of Biology at UAS. The ranking by College Values Online places the…

Take a Chance(llor) on me

Seeking out the next UAS Chancellor Baylee Schneider, Staff Writer With the impending June 2020 retirement of UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield comes the opportunity for a new chancellor to emerge. The search UA President Jim Johnsen has enlisted the executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to recruit the next chancellor. UAS is in the second…

Through their eyes

Transfer students share their stories Mike Flunker, Staff Writer Alaska is huge, twice the size of Texas. Alaska spans multiple time zones and even has its own. With all of that space and a population oab about 734,000, living is Alaska is understandably different from anywhere else in the United States. Living here presents unique…

Whalesong 2020

Where we’ve been and where we’re going Khrystl Brouillette, Editor-in-Chief The Whalesong has been the student-run newspaper at UAS since 1981. As the voice of the student body, we strive to present relevant stories and content to the entire campus and the larger Juneau community.  In 2019, our monthly publication reported on the loss of…

UA Tuition Meeting

Tuition potentially on the rise By KIERAN POULSON-EDWARDS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska Board of Regents has postponed its vote to approve a student tuition increase until January. At a meeting in Fairbanks on Nov. 8, student input pushed the board to delay the action. “The only justification they put out before…

Indigenous People’s Month

UAS celebrates native cultures with a variety of events BAYLEE SCHNEIDER, Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  November is Indigenous People’s Month and UAS hosted multiple events to celebrate.  Also known as Native American Indian Heritage Month, it was  first designated by Congress in 1990. The National Congress of American Indians recognizes Indigenous People’s Month as an…

Bigfoot and Beer

Review of the brews By SIERRA LISSICK, Photographer, UAS Whalesong What was once the home to the UAS bookstore, Human Resource and Administration departments, now houses a new local brewery.  Forbidden Peak opened their doors in Auke Bay on Oct. 12. Owner Skye Stekoll chose this location because businesses in Auke Bay have been growing…