BY DANIEL PISCOYA Managing Editor, UAS Whalesong In my very first Letter from the Editor, I praised this university’s close-knit community and sense of participation. In my last letter, I will say that if this tradition is not bolstered in the coming years, there will be a time with no more letters – no more…
BY KEVIN MYERS For the UAS Whalesong Editor’s note: As we mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, I thought it might be appropriate to look into the Whalesong’s archives for what UAS was doing and thinking at the time. Dated Sept. 18, 2001, this touching article was written by Kevin…
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BY JOE NELSON For the UAS Whalesong On April 5, 2016, Juneau Lions Club President Ted Burke and 1st Vice President Edward Hotch presented Whalesong Editor Daniel Piscoya and Whalesong Advertising Manager Holly Fisher with Certificates of Appreciation for their help in producing the Official Program for the Seventieth Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.
Everyone gathered at Auke Bay on Feb. 7 for the 17th Annual Polar Plunge. There ended up being 50 jumpers and 75 onlookers in attendance. The temperature was pretty chilly and there were windy conditions in Juneau that day. The high temperatures for the Plunge were in the teens, and with the wind chill people were reporting that it felt like it was below zero!
Now, the first question to ask about any kind of literature is what makes it different from any other kind of literature. Children’s literature is often thought of as very different. For most, children’s literature is made up of fairy stories and other ‘childish things.’ For Tolkien, however, fairy stories were never necessarily connected with children.
You do need to treat yourself, but it doesn’t have to be by spending money! Self-care is one of the most important parts of daily life, not to mention young adulthood, and it’s something that is really frequently overlooked in favor of a myriad of things that get in the way: social activities, late-night studying, early-morning studying, work, etc.
During the management change, some of the main concerns among my peers and I were that GonZo would stop serving waffles and that their food would become overpriced. Rejoice! Waffles are still an option!
Spring semester of last year, for me, was one of the most stressful semesters I have ever had. I became so bogged down in theory, books, and essays that, one evening, I did something rash; something that actually helped me keep my sanity and finish the semester. I bought a tin whistle.
I feel like Shiver Twins grew on me as I listened to their music and learned more about the band, like how they came up with their name!