Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Lisa Tran

Four UCSD high school students travelled to Juneau the first week of March to attend the 2019 Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Civics and Conservation Summit.  James Vuong, Lisa Tran, Denali Adams, and Ellen Yang joined eighteen AYEA youth delegates from fourteen other communities in Alaska. The mission for the AYEA Summit varies based on current events, and this year they arrived at the Capitol to protest proposed budget cuts to education. 

KUCB Archive

Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark the newsroom's anniversary, KUCB is spending every Thursday of 2019 looking back at our former reporters and sharing some of their stories.

In March, we focused on Anne Hillman, who worked in the newsroom from 2008 to 2011.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel sat down with Hillman in Anchorage to hear how she made her way to Unalaska.


Galena Roraback

Last Thursday, nineteen students from Unalaska City High School traveled to Anchorage to compete for the AASA State Language Competition. The UCSD students traveled with the supervision of the school’s foreign language teacher, Mrs. Galena Roraback, and competed in the State Spanish and German Language Competitions.  Students who participated in the event have worked hard all year with the supportive help of the Mrs. Roraback, and were excited to be at the one-day-long competition.


UCSD senior, Mary Pound, became the first Unalaskan Girl Scout to bridge to Adult on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the United Methodist Church.

Friends of Pound, alongside Girl Scout Troop 381, gathered together at 6:30pm to start the evening off with a pizza dinner, before filing into the main room of the church to start the “bridging” event.

Several students are breaking new ground in Unalaska as the first debate team in UCSD history, a fact that according to facilitator Lauren Snyder “is not up for debate.”

Snyder recently accompanied UCSD drama coach Carlos Tayag alongside a team of nine students to compete at the 2019 Drama, Debate, and Forensics State Championship in Anchorage from February 22-24th. To compete in the event, teams from around Alaska chose to prepare for various categories including, Policy Debate, Solo Acting, Original Oration, Dramatic Interpretation and even Pantomime.