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…

Review: REC Center Gear at Cowee Meadow

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong The Whalesong has a staff meeting every week, and at one of our recent ones, our editor mentioned the Rec Center in passing. “They’ve got new backpacks and outdoor gear in that are available for rental,” he said. “One of you could write about that.” At first, I…

Recipe: Apple Pie Bites

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Time and money are two major considerations for your average college student. In this case, we don’t have time to bake or eat an entire apple pie on our own – we could make time, but that would cut into our time for other things, like sleeping and…

UAS Online, But Like, Cool

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I don’t think it can be said that any UAS students really like UAS Online. I personally don’t have anything to say against the site’s technical setup, except for its occasional propensity to crash exactly when I need to turn in assignments. Largely, I think any dislike stems…