Arts & Culture

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

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered in the Unalaska City School large gym waiting with anticipation for the Senior Class to begin their ceremonial walk down the aisle for UCSD's Graduation. 

Teacher Casey Clausius sent the seniors in two by two as the band played a rousing version of “Pomp and Circumstance” led by band director Shannon Spring. From the top of the bleachers, the audience could tell that this year’s graduating class excelled in both mortarboard decoration and in creating signature handshakes as they greeted their walking mate. 

Bea Sevilla

Unalaska’s Native Youth Olympic Team took home six gold medals, a new state record, and a second place finish at the state competition. The events started on April 25th and took place at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The coach of the boys’ team, Mr. Steven Gregory, said that, “I’m really proud of the kids for getting second place, it’s not easy to be in the top two teams but they are very consistent, which I like as a coach. We got better and we scored more points. Overall I am very pleased with the results.”

Stephanie Joyce

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 May, we focused on Stephanie Joyce, who was with the station from 2011 to 2013.

Joyce told KUCB's Zoë Sobel about how she got the job offer while she was interning at KFSK in Petersburg: Then-News Director Alexandra Gutierrez called her up and asked if she wanted it.


Thank you, Unalaska, for making the Channel 8 Auction a big success. This event is one of our most important fundraisers of the year and a beloved local tradition.  It's a televised auction that's been on the air since the early 1980s, and it brings together archival clips and a unique home shopping experience.

The last two Fridays have marked the rebirth of televised karaoke in Unalaska with KUCB's latest fundraiser, the 2019 Karaoke Contest.

Our spring fundraising goal is $10,000, and so far we've raised nearly $2,000. We are hoping to reach our goal through high bidding at this Friday's auction, as well as cash contributions.