Suddenly, College: Money, Money, Money

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong It’s just about that time of year again – the mildly passive-aggressive time of year when you are not-so-subtly reminded that it’s time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that you can be eligible for as much free money as possible. Not…

Senioritis: Advice for Finals

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong At times, despite my best intentions to the contrary, I will find myself struggling to come up with ideas for article topics. I know – a shocking confession, but a fact of my life nonetheless. On the rare occasion when this happens, I end up on Google at…

A Cure for Chytrid?

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong Eariler this semester I wrote an article about frogs. More specifically about some of the challenges frogs are currently facing. One of those challenges had to do with a disease called chytridiomycosis, a disease largely caused by the aquatic chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. The first case of chytridomycosis…

Funding Available: URECA

BY ANITA PARRISH For the UAS Whalesong If you have a research or creative project that you would like to undertake, the Research and Creative Activity Committee (a Faculty Senate subcommittee) has funding of up to $2500 per student to help you design and complete your project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Since…

Campus Safety: Academic Integrity

By LORI KLEIN for the UAS Whalesong Midterms are behind us and finals are right around the corner. The work piles up along with the snow, and some days feel a bit more overwhelming than others. It’s tempting to cut corners. 80% of the students I’ve met with who have cheated or plagiarized on an…

UAS Students Assist with Killer Whale Necropsy

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong On Thursday, November 13, a killer whale was reported to have stranded near Bridget Cove. Several UAS students (Taylor Stumpf, Apple Aldana, Jonna Vachal, Mathew Stevens, Esteban Rivas, Holly Kelchner) were quick to jump at the opportunity to assist with a necropsy early the following morning. After racing…

“Blonde Indian:” An Animate World

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong One Campus One Book is currently celebrating our very own Professor Ernestine Hayes’ Alaskan Memoir: Blonde Indian and on November 6th she gave a talk about it titled An Animate World. The event started with Jonas Lamb introducing her and the open dialogue she has with her students…

Saving Seahorses in Cambodia: Kate Hauch

BY ANNELIESE MOLL For the UAS Whalesong As many of you probably know, over-fishing and pollution are just a couple of the major challenges many marine organisms are facing. This is especially true for costal areas around poorer countries. One organism that is being hit particularly hard is seahorses. In order to understand why they…