The curious case of the campus haikus

Students, faculty, and staff no longer have to wonder who has been behind the chalk haikus on campus By Jordan Lewis Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong While walking around campus last week, students may have noticed some chalk poems scattered about. While some probably didn’t give the poems much thought, for many the chalked words were…

Combatting seasonal depression

As the dark days of winter encroach upon UAS make sure to be aware of S.A.D. signs and symptoms By JORDAN LEWIS Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Today the sun came up at 7:31 a.m. and will go down at 3:50 p.m. Tomorrow the day will be shorter by four minutes and will continue until the…

The “all Alaskan diet”

A sustainable diet in Alaska requires gathering, hunting, and fishing By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Subsistence hunting and fishing play a vital role in Alaskan culture and may be the key to eating sustainably in the last frontier. Eating in Alaska poses some important questions about what foods are most sustainable to consume.…

Discussing gun violence and Humans vs. Zombies

Concern that the popular game Humans vs. Zombies normalizes gun violence is addressed by faculty and staff By Brooke Keller Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Humans vs. Zombies is a widely played game at UAS. Students run around campus and shoot each other with nerf guns. Although, the game is a lot of fun there is…

Funding student research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) is looking to fund UAS students for 2018 By KELLY JENSEN for the UAS Whalesong Do you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake? The Research and Creative Activity Committee has funding of up to $2500 per student to help you design and complete…

Knowing the signs

UAS provides At-Risk Kognito training for students and staff to help recognize signs of distress and know what to say By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong The At-Risk Kognito is a free mental health and suicide prevention training provided online for UAS students, faculty, staff and administrators. The training is free and voluntary. The…

Helping Hurricane Maria victims from 5,000 miles away

Exchange students from Puerto Rico help provide aid to family affected by devastating hurricane at UAS By MARIA ROMFOE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong With Alaska located nearly 5,000 miles away from this catastrophic event, it has been difficult to avoid feeling dismay and destress for friends, family, and fellow Americans living in Puerto Rico. These…