A Time to Remember: The Centennial Memorials of WWI

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As the Centennial Years of World War I near their end, people all over the world continue to grieve the events that etched themselves into global memory. Participating nations are putting their best foot forward throughout the 2014-2018 centenary. All involved are participating in a worldwide collection of…

Funding Student Creativity Outside the Classroom

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Crab hormonal research, psychology, Tlingit place names, plastic waste, and audio production took center stage at the URECA Student Symposium during the 2017 Art Meets Science Week at UAS. The Undergraduate Research, Experiential & Creative Activities (URECA) program at UAS provides opportunities for UAS-enrolled students to engage in…

Continuing the Tradition: Folkfest 2017

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Downtown Juneau celebrates another year of live folk music at the 43rd Annual Alaska Folk Festival, with this year’s special guest, The Murphy Beds, a duo out of New York City. The first Folk Fest began in 1975 when a handful of musicians gathered together to play at…

A Time to Remember: Bloody April

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong The British Royal Flying Corps (RFC) experienced a clash of old ideals against new realities in the catastrophic fourth month of 1917. Known as “Bloody April”, poor orders and superior enemy technology combined to cause one of the most destructive campaigns the Corps endured during the war.

An Interview with Alfie Price

BY ERIN LAUGHLIN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong While at the grocery store, Alfie Price, a Tsimshian from Metlakatla, was greeted by a relative in Sm’algyax, the language of his people. He was embarrassed when he found unable to properly respond in kind. Price says the interaction was significant because the relative who greeted him was…

Alaska’s Developmental Classes Endemic

In February, the University of Alaska published a report from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) and UAA about the disconnect between Alaska high school grade point averages and college preparedness.

This report, which analyzed the 37 schools with 10 years of graduation data and 10 or more graduates enrolling in a University of Alaska school in 2015, found that approximately 61 percent of all Alaskan students attending UA require developmental classes.