Ignorance in its Place

BY GINGER BEAR For the UAS Whalesong There is wisdom everywhere. Most people ignore wisdom that does not come from some stuffy book or the equally stuffy academics who write them. Wisdom that comes from our elders and our history is largely ignored, especially Native American history in America. A lifetime of knowledge can be…

Students: Get Some Skin in the Game

BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong Being the Editor of our university’s student newspaper is a position which has offered me deep involvement in campus life, university politics, and the greater Juneau community. Looking back, though, I’ve been the Editor of the Whalesong for two years – that’s half my college career and two-thirds…

15th Annual UAS Oratory: Finding Your Path in Life

BY ANA CHRISTINE TAFOYA For the UAS Whalesong My name is Ana Christine Gabrielle Tafoya. I was born in Taos, New Mexico. I was previously attended the University of New Mexico and while I was on the National Student Exchange program attending UAS in 2015. I transferred last semester to UAS to pursue my degree…

15th Annual UAS Oratory: The Story of UAS

BY FELIX THILLET Radio UAS For the UAS Whalesong The story of UAS is the story of the people that represent it. It is the story of the people who both work and study within the physical and virtual structures of the institution. It is the story of the people who live side by side,…

UA: An Alternative Defense

BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong In Staff Writer Erin Laughlin’s article on the University of Alaska’s budget debate with the state, she makes reference to the projection that, by 2025, 65% of Alaska’s jobs will require higher education. For the Alaska Postsecondary Access and Completion Network, this isn’t simply a projection, this is…