College Eats: Pizza Roses!

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong If you have a Pinterest account – or even if you’ve spent any time on the internet looking for fun recipes – it’s entirely possible that you’ve seen something called “apple roses.” Little more than puff pastries, jam, and apple slices rolled up and stuffed into muffin tins,…

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…

Pirates of Penzance

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I don’t remember when the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out, but I do remember that my “pirate phase” was well underway by my 12th birthday. That’s probably why my parents decided to bestow the soundtrack to Gilbert & Sullivan’s musical The Pirates of Penzance upon…

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…

Why “Beautiful vs. Hot” is Problematic

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong I logged onto Facebook recently, and was surprised to see that I had been tagged in a post by someone I haven’t spoken to or even seen since my freshman year of college. Curious, and maybe just a little bit excited, I went to see what she had…

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…

Consent: It’s Clear and Verbal

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong We all know what consent means, right? Just in case, I got the Google definition: consent is “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.” And, as I’m sure we’ve all seen on the various stickers and flyers that have been making their way around campus,…