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…

Take Care of Yourself!

BY KAYLYN HASLUND For the UAS Whalesong People often tell you that you should wait to enjoy something or that you should work hard before you let yourself just boondoggle – that you have to gain the right to something or earn it. But what they most often forget is that one’s mental health should…

Senioritis: Advice for Finals

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong At times, despite my best intentions to the contrary, I will find myself struggling to come up with ideas for article topics. I know – a shocking confession, but a fact of my life nonetheless. On the rare occasion when this happens, I end up on Google at…

Family Feuds

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Going home for the holidays – or at least for winter break – is something that most of us find ourselves doing every school year, whether we want to or not. There are plenty of great things about the holiday season, of course; the first and most obvious…

The Game is On

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Post-Halloween and pre-Christmas break is perhaps the most stressful time of year for students, because it heralds the arrival of final tests and projects. And, while I do not promote blatantly ignoring your problems until they go away (because most of the time, they won’t), sometimes you do…

Weekly Preparedness

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong College can be rough sometimes. It’s easy to forget about the weekly slog of classes and homework come Friday night, especially if your classes are online or if you only have a few 3-hour ones that meet once a week. But if you, like me, find yourself lying…

Stressed Isn’t Best

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong Hey there, I was recently re-watching some of the British comedy show The IT Crowd, a show about two IT department workers and their supervisor in a large office building. In one of the first episodes, the company boss gives a speech to announce that he’s declaring war…

Health Corner: Meet Your Wellness Team

All UAS students enrolled in 1 or more credits have free access to the UAS Health Clinic, Counseling Services, and Disability Services. All services are confidential. Distance students can access these services by phone or email.
To make an appointment, call 907-796-6000 or stop by the front desk in the SRC.

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.