The Strategic Path: Student Success

BY JOE NELSON Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs For the UAS Whalesong We are entering year four of significant budget cuts. When the largest budget item is the payroll, it is no wonder we are feeling a little stressed out. Budget reductions result in workforce reductions. We are also roughly half way…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Student Government Update

BY CALLIE CONERTON For the UAS Whalesong Welcome back students. Student Government has a busy semester ahead of us this spring and we are excited to take it on and give you all we got! We have a full senate this semester with Senators Hannah Wolfe-MacPike, Tim Wilson, Naomi Edenshaw, Karey Allen and Griffin Plush…

Study Abroad: Parting Words

  Brooke Schlipf is a UAS student headed to Stirling, Scotland through the API program. Brooke is studying biology at UAS. How do you think studying away from UAS will help you academically? -I want to try a different educational environment and coursework, and be exposed to a variety of ecological environments as well. I…

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…

Community Thanksgiving 2015

BY ALEXA CHERRY For the UAS Whalesong On the eve of Wednesday, November 25th, I was getting myself all packed up and ready to go home to visit my family for Thanksgiving. A little redundant, some might say, since the end of the semester was coming around in about two weeks – but hey, far…