In Defense of the Coffee Bean

BY ADELLE LaBRECQUE Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As I sit here quietly – almost bitterly – completely, utterly sleep deprived and eyes nearly shut, I take great comfort in the familiar scent of a lightly roasted breakfast blend brewing in the coffee pot. Indeed, as many overtired and overworked coffee lovers can relate, this seemingly…

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…

Student Government Update

BY CALLIE CONERTON For the UAS Whalesong Hello fellow students! Hope midterms didn’t wipe you out! We have been actively trying to reach out to the student population and we have started Monday Morning Coffee with Student Government. We would love for you to come our office and tell us what is on your mind,…

Hot Bean Water: The Grind pt. II

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Brace yourselves: it’s time to talk about coffee some more. I know we discussed some of the different methods of making coffee last issue, but something I wanted to discuss but didn’t get to was the different types of coffee you can make or order. I’ve been ordering…

Student Government Update

BY DAVID RUSSELL-JENSEN For the UAS Whalesong UAS Student Government met for our annual retreat the last weekend of September – in a nutshell it was a fun-filled and let’s-get-down-to-business meeting, where we discussed our goals for Student Government, our goals for ourselves, and we worked on editing our Constitution. The Constitution will take a…

The Grind

For me, I’ve decided that there are 3 basic types of coffee. There’s morning coffee – the most important kind, and the one that most people partake of most frequently. Then there’s afternoon coffee, which is either your desperate attempt to stay awake in your 2-hour evening class or just you and your friends getting coffee at Spike’s or an equivalent café location (also known as “social coffee”). Finally, there’s nighttime coffee, also known as “deadline coffee.”

Who’s a Good Student?

There’s a lot of pressure to succeed and stay on top of things in school. Trying to live up to the standard that pressure sets is a tough job, and doing so doesn’t mean that you should throw your own health and comfort out the window.