Arts & Culture

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A Sweet Thanks to Ice Cream Social Supporters

Feb 15, 2018

Unalaska's preschool program held their annual fundraiser, the Ice Cream Social, on Sunday, February 11th.  Follow the link below to see Channel 8's coverage of the event.

Four teams of third and fourth graders came together to compete in the district competition for the Battle of the Books last Thursday, February 8th at the Eagles View Elementary School gym.

The Battle of the Books is a national program in which students read books and come together in groups to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.

Eyecom Cable and TelAlaska have announced a plan to replace the current analog cable system with a digital system in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor starting March 1, 2018.

KUCB's Vic Fisher spoke with TelAlaska Marketing Manager Celine Kaplan about what this change will entail for current TelAlaska customers  and you can listen to the full interview below.

Starting this week, Unalaskans will see 23 new channels in the rotation, but starting March 1st, all customers will need a converter box to receive any of the channels TelAlaska offers.

What do spicules, present in the phylum Porifera, act as a primitive form of? The average person probably doesn’t know the answer to this question. However, members of the Unalaska Tsunami Bowl team know. They would tell you without hesitation that spicules act as a primitive form of a skeleton.

Chrissy Roes

The Unalaska City School National Geography Bee final competition was held in the UCSD auditorium last Tuesday, January 16th at 10:30am.  This year, the moderator was first-year UCSD History teacher, Mr. Mike Price. There were ten contestants ranging from fifth to eighth grade.

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