Incoming Alaska Legislative Leaders Focus on Fiscal Plan

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong After the formation of a new bipartisan majority caucus in Alaska’s House of Representatives, Rep. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham was tapped to take the place of Republican Mike Chenault as Speaker of the House. Chenault has held the position since 2009, working with a republican led majority caucus.…

UAS Gives Time, Food, and Thanks

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong As November wrapped up at UAS, the campus joined together once again for the annual Community Thanksgiving event held in the Lakeside Grill. Tables adorned with autumn colors and leafy centerpieces were crowded with students, staff, and community members ready to join in the feast. Entry required guests…

Mixed

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong For five years in a row, University of Alaska Southeast has chosen a book for the One Campus, One Book (OCOB) program. This year is no exception, and the selected title for 2016-17 is Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories. The book features twelve essays from…

University of Alaska Copes with Another Year of Cuts

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong At their November 10 meeting, The University of Alaska Board of Regents (BOR) approved a tuition hike of 5 percent and solidified their budget request for the 2018 fiscal year. Their plan accounts for a decrease in state funding over the next 10 years and relies on a…

UAS Hosts Spoken Word Poet and Rapper G Yamazawa

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Award-winning spoken word poet and rapper, George “G” Yamazawa has spent the majority of 2016 hopping between college campuses. Last month, he made pit stops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and California before taking the stage at UAS on Saturday, October 22.

Halloween at UAS

BY KASEY CHEN Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong Students glowed under black light at the Student Activities Board’s (SAB) annual Halloween Dance at UAS on Friday, October 28. The dance lasted from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a brief break early in the evening after the fog machines caused the fire alarm to sound. Attendees…

UAS Power and Privilege Symposium

BY KASEY CHEN Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong On November 9, the UAS campus will see its first Power and Privilege Symposium, a conference aimed at encouraging UAS and Juneau community members to speak and learn about issues relating to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, body size, ability, mental illness, class, and their intersectionalities. The…