Suddenly, College: Summer Stuff to Do

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong It’s almost summer break, which for college students generally means finding a full-time job so that we can make the money to attend school for another semester. That being said, there’s more to summer break than working yourself to the bone – sometimes with summer classes on top…

Poetry: Why and How to Do It

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong I am the “Queen of Comma Splices” within the confines of the Whalesong office. This is because I write poetry, which doesn’t require as many commas as you would think. The thing is, poetry is a great outlet and form of writing that often gets ignored for novels…

Linked In (Ideally, To A Job)

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong You know how, on that one show, that one guy probably says some other stuff, but is best known for saying “winter is coming?” This is like that, except that it’s a completely different season and I’m not Sean Bean. Summer is coming, and that probably means that…

Suddenly, College: Anxiety Awareness

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong There are lots of books, blogs, and articles out there in the world that talk about the detrimental effects that college can have on you as a person. They talk about stress and sleep deprivation and the importance of eating properly – but one topic that I think…

Mornings: Awful, but Good for You

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I think it is safe to suggest that you as a reader are aware that “bedtime” is not necessarily a thing that happens among college students. At least, not in the way where it is the same every night, and it’s certainly not something pressed upon you by…

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…

They’re Holding Hands (I Want Them Dead)

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong It continues to baffle me that there are people in this world who genuinely hate Valentine’s Day. I would understand if something really bad had happened to those people, but at least in the case of the ones I’ve encountered, they only hate it because it reminds them…

24, Or, How to Make the Most out of Your Day

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Whether you’re in college or not, sometimes it’s just really difficult to feel like you’re being a Productive Person. It’s also sometimes particularly demoralizing to feel unproductive, whether it’s because you know have a lot to do that you’re not getting done or because your friends are all…

Take Care of Yourself!

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong People often tell you that you should wait to enjoy something or that you should work hard before you let yourself just boondoggle – that you have to gain the right to something or earn it. But what they most often forget is that one’s mental health should…