Building community

NRSC welcomes all students to a safe and open space BY KHRYSTL BROUILLETTE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Dude, what’s that delicious smell? A common question heard amongst students walking in the first floor of the Mourant Building on Friday, August 31. More than likely, that smell was radiating from the fresh fry bread the Native…

Becoming a local: a first First Friday

While the local art and good snacks bring people downtown, it’s really the community that keeps them there. Leslie Rubbo, co-owner of Harbor Tea and Spice, said that the community is her favorite part of each month’s First Friday.

Tossing dough and paying tuition

Local restaurant’s college tuition program offers students a way to pay for college By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Signing off on upwards of $16,000 plus interest can be pretty scary at 18 years old, but tossing dough could cover the cost of tuition. Bullwinkle’s Pizza a locally owned Juneau restaurant offers its employees…

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…