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…

Recipe: Cowboy Grub

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Here at the UAS Whalesong, when you see an article and it says “recipe” at the top, have no fear. This is not a Mom Blog, where I talk for pages and pages about fond memories of sitting on my grandmother’s wraparound porch in the South with a…

Allegiant: Gadzooks

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong WARNING: The following review contains spoilers! Read at your own risk. When I first came to UAS in 2012, I had little to no interest in the movie franchises following popular young adult-genre books. I had not read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner by…

Chai-Yi-Yi

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong The first time I tried a chai latte, I was skeptical. I don’t much care for the flavor of tea by itself, and I was confused by the concept – was it just tea and milk? Was it a chai-flavored latte? Still, it was cold outside, and I’d…

Self-Defense: Kung Fu Fighting Optional

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong When people hear the words “self-defense,” they think about a lot of different things. This makes sense; there are a lot of different forms of self-defense. You can defend yourself by being a trained martial artist, by keeping a gun on your person, by carrying a fairly sizable…

Deadpool: Four or Five Moments

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Deadpool was a Fun Movie. Personally, I don’t think there are enough of those these days; movies try so hard to be Gritty, to make us Care About the Conflict, to make us Feel Our Mortality and to be Emotionally Gripping. Deadpool takes this trend, throws it out…

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…