Continuing the Tradition: Folkfest 2017

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Downtown Juneau celebrates another year of live folk music at the 43rd Annual Alaska Folk Festival, with this year’s special guest, The Murphy Beds, a duo out of New York City. The first Folk Fest began in 1975 when a handful of musicians gathered together to play at…

Organization Spotlight: MCAN Alaska

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Unfortunately, clients of our mental health system often feel a sense of powerlessness as a “consumer” of services. The Mental Health Consumer Action Network (MCAN), is a local non-profit organization that advocates for various improvements within the mental health system, by placing a large focus on individuals “having…

Lakeside Grill Expands Vegan Menu

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Graydon Mashburn, full-time chef for The University of Alaska Southeast’s Lakeside Grill, has created numerous vegan and vegetarian recipes for the growing menu offered to the UAS community.

Interview with Justin Parish

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As many of you already know, State House Representative Justin Parish, was also a graduate of UAS here in Juneau, as well as a reporter for The Whalesong. The following is an excerpt from an interview with him in his office on Friday, Feb. 24. To those reading…

A Liquid Experiment – Juicing!

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Aloha, Readers! Perhaps it’s from the upcoming Hawaii trip I’m taking, or maybe it’s my body’s way of telling me to stop eating my weight in pasta, but for whatever reason, I keep feeling as if I can’t escape thoughts of “Healthier Nutrition” these days. If you are…

Tips on how to Survive Valentine’s Day

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Happy February, Readers! As usual, I hope you’re doing fabulous this month! Hopefully, those school and work deadlines aren’t becoming too overwhelming! What’s new since we spoke last? Anything new taking place in your lives? Any specific events or milestones you’ve completed, or are looking forward to? …Valentine’s…

The Holidays: Exploring Our (Broken) Expectations

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong “…He was screaming at her. It was Christmas Day and they were standing in the bathroom—door wide open—fighting, while everyone was forced to listen from the living room, deciding whether or not to intervene. The children were crying, the adults were ready to cry—it was a nightmare. Talk…