Breathe in… Breathe out…

UAS student group teaches anxiety reducing skills By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong A sense of impending doom. If you are one of the many students who experience this unwelcome feeling, UAS has a group that can help. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group, which meets every Monday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., is available for…

Frustration: a common side effect from reading

Students who feel frustration from reading should approach the task like a sport with faculty as the coach By RICHARD MCGRAIL Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong There are many reasons why reading can be frustrating, but a big one is focus, namely, being able to understand what a text is saying, instead of just recognizing words…

Alaskans celebrate first official Indigenous People’s Day

Alaska takes a step toward acknowledging Alaska’s first people with bill authorizing holiday Oct. 9 By JOE NELSON for the UAS Whalesong On Oct. 9, Alaska celebrated the first official Indigenous People’s Day as authorized by the State Legislature when it approved House Bill 78 during the last legislative session. I believe that this law…

Every student has a story

Vice Chancellor, Joe Nelson, reflects on inspiring conversation with UAS student By JOE NELSON for the UAS Whalesong The other day I had the good fortune of visiting with Abigail the Biology major. Abigail is approximately half way done with her degree. She entered UAS in 2012 at the top of her class after earning…

Consent is both: sexy and mandatory

Title IX Peer Prevention Advisor provides a refresher on the irrefutable characteristics of consent By HANNAH CASSELL For the UAS Whalesong With National Campus Safety Awareness Month coming to a close, and Domestic Violence Awareness month on the horizon, now is a great time to talk about consent. Consent is an important topic on college…

Hecla donates $300K to UAS

Donation to support successful UAS Pathways to Mining Career program By SHEVONDA BURKHART Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong A major local employer, Hecla Mining Company, is helping channel UAS students into local jobs by donating $300,000 to UAS’s Pathways to Mining Careers program. The donation was given Sept. 1 at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.…