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…

The new kids on the block

New Conservative Club at UAS looks to have free exchange of ideas, and encourages diversity By BROOKE KELLER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong University of Alaska Conservative Club (UACC) is a new student organization at UAS. The club intends to initiate political discourse at UAS campus, encourage political diversity, and challenge certain stigmas Conservatives generally believe…

The curious case of the campus haikus

Students, faculty, and staff no longer have to wonder who has been behind the chalk haikus on campus By Jordan Lewis Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong While walking around campus last week, students may have noticed some chalk poems scattered about. While some probably didn’t give the poems much thought, for many the chalked words were…

Combatting seasonal depression

As the dark days of winter encroach upon UAS make sure to be aware of S.A.D. signs and symptoms By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Today the sun came up at 7:31 a.m. and will go down at 3:50 p.m. Tomorrow the day will be shorter by four minutes and will continue until the…

The “all Alaskan diet”

A sustainable diet in Alaska requires gathering, hunting, and fishing By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Subsistence hunting and fishing play a vital role in Alaskan culture and may be the key to eating sustainably in the last frontier. Eating in Alaska poses some important questions about what foods are most sustainable to consume.…

Discussing gun violence and Humans vs. Zombies

Concern that the popular game Humans vs. Zombies normalizes gun violence is addressed by faculty and staff By Brooke Keller Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Humans vs. Zombies is a widely played game at UAS. Students run around campus and shoot each other with nerf guns. Although, the game is a lot of fun there is…

Funding student research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) is looking to fund UAS students for 2018 By KELLY JENSEN for the UAS Whalesong Do you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake? The Research and Creative Activity Committee has funding of up to $2500 per student to help you design and complete…