Listen to the podcast for this story! By AJ Schultz, Editor JUNEAU, Alaska — The results of the Fall Student Government election were certified on October 5, with a total of 6 votes cast. Two students ran unopposed for two offices, leaving four vacant. Josh Ellin was elected Vice President with five of six votes, the remaining one being a write-in for Luke Covello. Stephanie … Continue reading Student Government: 4 Positions Vacant, 2 Elected in Extreme Low Turnout
AJ Schultz, Editor A UAS team is researching the medicinal properties of Devil’s Club, and its possible role in treating various types of cancers. Brian Barth, UAS Professor of Genetics, is leading the research, working closely with undergraduate research assistants Grace Igel and Ashley Murphy. “You know, indigenous peoples have been using Devil’s club for centuries upon centuries to treat a variety of ailments,” Barth … Continue reading Devil’s Club Research Provides Valuable Undergraduate Opportunity
JUNEAU, Alaska — In early August, an outburst of glacial water from Suicide Basin flooded Juneau’s Mendenhall River, destroying one home and rendering several others uninhabitable. This was a historic flood for the Mendenhall, as the area has never experienced erosion this severe. Aaron Jacobs, Senior Service Hydrologist at the Juneau National Weather Service, said in a statement: This flooding event was historic in an … Continue reading Exploring Mendenhall’s Worst Flood Yet
New things are coming for Whalesong. The UAS campus newspaper is moving in a new direction. Beginning fall semester, Whalesong will have digital-only releases, with weekly stories online at our website, uaswhalesong.com. The main publication will be a news podcast, released weekly on the website and on platforms such as Spotify and Google Podcasts. Listen to weekly campus updates, interviews, and learn about noteworthy events. … Continue reading Whalesong Podcast Announcement
Great in color, great in black and white, and good to have around, these feathered friends are often mistaken for each other. Crows and ravens are members of the corvid family, a diverse group of birds with 133 species worldwide. Most corvids are medium-sized birds that molt once a year but show remarkable intelligence for their size. Many people regard corvids as the most intelligent … Continue reading Wildlife Corner
News of the Willow Project has been sweeping the internet for a while now. Many might recognize the hashtag “StopWillow” on posts and videos, which invokes the question “what is Willow?” and “what impact will it have on the climate and Alaska wildlife?” The Willow Project is located on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), 23-million acres of federal land on Alaska’s North Slope set aside … Continue reading What about Willow?
Where would you’d like to study? What about Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Hawaii, and Ghana? Through UAS academic exchange programs, students can travel the world and study wherever they choose. According to Miranda Barril, UAS Exchange and Study Away Coordinator, students who are interested in an academic exchange or study abroad program have two options. The first option is the International Student Exchange Program. It … Continue reading Would you like to go on exchange?
UA President Pat Pitney delivered her third State of the University address on Feb. 21 in Fairbanks. The in-person event took place during the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce weekly business lunch. Pitney chose to highlight campus successes and how the university empowers Alaska. Pitney began the address by acknowledging the indigenous communities of Alaska and the land the university resides on. She then thanked those … Continue reading The State of the University
The Mighty SE&L award, a collaborative effort by the Student Activities Board and the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, highlights the accomplishments of students who are making a positive impact on the Campus Life experience through student involvement opportunities. Students are nominated through a submission form and then voted on by the Student Activities Board, who select one recipient to receive the award while … Continue reading The Mighty SE&L Award: March
The Mighty SE&L award, a collaborative effort by the Student Activities Board and the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, highlights the accomplishments of students who are making a positive impact on the Campus Life experience through student involvement opportunities. Students are nominated through a submission form and then voted on by the Student Activities Board, who select one recipient to receive the award, while … Continue reading The Mighty SE&L Award: February