UA Budget Uncertain

Future of UA system unclear By KIERAN POULSON-EDWARDS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska in August narrowly avoided a 41% decrease in state funding by agreeing to a $70 million cut over the next three years. Gov. Mike Dunleavy in June vetoed $136 million from the UA operating budget for the current fiscal…

Tradition with a Twist

Devilfish showcases indigenous legends By ALYSSA MADRID, Staff Writer, UAS WHALESONG Traditional themes merge with the modern in Perseverance Theatre’s production of Devilfish.  Devilfish opened Sept. 20 at Perseverance Theatre. Devilfish is a play written by Alaskan local, Vera Starbard and directed by Leslie Ishii.  Starbard is orignally from Craig, Alaska and is Tlingit and…

Glacial Adventure

Trail Review of West Glacier Trail By TRYSTIN LUHR Ad Manager, UAS Whalesong Imagine traversing a pseudo-alien landscape devoid of life and scoured with frost, ice and dry stone. That is the finale of the awe-striking West Glacier Trail: A trail that will take you through thick wet forests, rolling craggy hills, and climaxing at…

Dogs with Jobs

Furry friends that are here to help Baylee Schneider The UAS Juneau campus is currently home to two service dogs and numerous emotional support animals. I am one of two students who work with a service dog and can attest that assistance animals are greatly appreciated by their owners. My service dog is a chocolate…

Engage Yourselves

News Engagement Day is Oct. 1 By KHRYSTL BROUILLETTE Editor-in-Chief, UAS Whalesong  The University of Alaska budget crisis, climate change decimated another Alaska Native community, President Trump tweeted something unpresidential (again) — these are just a few pervasive news headlines cluttering social media feeds.  In the wake of financial hardship, natural disasters and political turbulence,…

Inmates and Students soar in Flying University

Flying University unique opportunity for students and community  Security concerns within Lemon Creek Correctional Center are visible. Students bring nothing but class materials, which are checked by prison staff. Everyone is screened by a metal detector and go through a series of gates to get to the classroom. Twenty students are enrolled in Flying University,…

Student government

Results are in, meet the new student representatives By KORTNEY STEVENS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong  Two University of Alaska Southeast students battled head to head for president in the elections for student government.   After three days of elections, the results were tallied on April 18. The new student government president is Brandy Mulbury, the…