Kings host vikings

The Kings will start the 2018-2019 season against Petersburg tonight at 7:15 p.m.

Kayhi junior Edward Davis will start on Thursday and will have the opportunity to score the first basket against Petersburg.

Senior Cody Kemble is looking forward to watching him play,

“I think it’s awesome, it is a great way to start out the year,” said Kayhi senior Cody Kemble. “Especially since Edward is close with most of us seniors.”

Thursday’s game will be an endowment game.

Kings will then play Wasilla Friday and Saturday. Each game will start at 7:15 p.m.

UAS spring enrollment deadline Saturday

Alex Malouf 
Staff Writer

The deadline to apply for spring courses at University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan is Saturday.

UAS offers a diverse field of classes from Accounting to Diesel Technology, as well as personal enrichment classes in which official college enrollment is not required.

“For a personal enrichment class, a student can take anything they want,” said Student Services Manager Gail Klein. “As long as they meet prerequisite for that class.”

Personal enrichment is different for each individual.

“One person may be interested in Alaska History as personal enrichment, while another is interested in a welding or art class,” Klein specified.

The fall unduplicated student headcount at UAS is 715. Unduplicated headcount accounts for every student involved with the university. This includes students taking online classes.

“It’s complex in the UAS system,” said Klein. “Those 715 students may be degree seeking with us, or anchorage students taking an online class through our college.”

A large number of online classes are offered through the university as well.

“About 60 percent of classes we offer are distance delivered.” Klein said. “This basically means the class is online, but students also have the chance to interact with other students and faculty members while taking these classes.”

UAS offers a variety of degree opportunities. Degree options vary for each field of study.

“Generally speaking, we offer certificates to masters degrees,” she said. “Courses are often finished on other campuses such as UAA or UAS Juneau.”

Basic classes offered at the college include college level math and science. Career specific classes such as Maritime industry are also available.

“We offer maritime industry classes in which students can get certifications to go straight into the workforce,” Klein said. “There is a fair mix of classes for the small size campus we have.”

Klein added that students often use UAS as a building block.

“We have a lot of students whose intent is never to graduate from us,” she said. “They stay with us for a year or a semester, and get that solid foundation to move on to the next level.”

Klein explained the unique experience students encounter at UAS Ketchikan compared to larger colleges.

“We have an amazing mix of people all at different stages in their life, including former Kayhi students” she said. “Everyone brings with them different ideas and perspectives that broaden your experience.”

According to Klein, the university has advantages over other colleges by maintaining a very “student based” atmosphere.

“Whether students are looking for a full degree or just one year CNA class, we offer programs for what they need.”

For more information and a complete list of available courses and degree opportunities visit

To apply online visit


Staff Pick

How do you prepare for finals?

Alex Malouf: Each class is different. I cram in study time for my math final as close to the test as possible. If I do it more than a few days in advance, I will forget everything. English based classes and finals requiring essay writing are more manageable for me. I prepare everything and lay it out. Essentially I have the essay written in my mind before I even get to the class. Finals are only as bad as you make them.

Olivia Kinunen: I haven’t ever dedicated much time to studying for finals. I listen and take notes in class, so doing the final reviews that teachers pass out is usually enough for me to go into the tests and do well. In math and science based classes I’m normally able to have a notecard which I usually do the night before the test. I try not to put too much content on these notecards either, just things that I always seem to forget or mess up on. English has never really been an issue for me so I spend little to no time studying for my English finals.

Cody Kemble: I don’t start studying until a couple days before, because if I study too far in advance I’ll just forget everything. The review that teachers give are the best tool for finals, I almost never look at anything but that. For math I have found that the review is almost always identical to the actual test, so if you know how to do the review, you’re good. I’m not one that will sit there and stress about finals and spend a bunch of time studying. I’ve never failed a final either, the lowest if gotten is a 67 and the highests was a 98, both on math finals. I’m pretty streaky and that because I don’t really have a plan for studying for math at least. For finals with essays, I have already written the essay before hand.

Connor Wodehouse: To tell the truth, I don’t do much studying. I’ve always done well grade-wise when I don’t study, so I’ve never really had much trouble getting ready for finals. Listening in class and knowing that YOU know what’s up is what’ll get you there, and on the day of the final itself? Be chill, yo. You know it, you got this. And if you don’t, then you probably should’ve studied.


Logan’s tech tip: SMart home devices

“Smart devices offer convenience and safety, and can even help you save money on your energy bills.” said Best Buy, just one of the many stores that offer these devices, but what exactly is a smart device?

Seven years ago, Apple released its smart assistant, Siri, with the launch of the iPhone 4S, and it started a tech revolution. Thousands of companies wanted to get in on Apple’s success, and thus created their own smart services.

Amazon, with its groundbreaking Alexa client and the variety of compatible products, and Google, with its assistant that helps you find anything in their database,are just some of the modern smart device marvels of the tech industry.

Smart Devices are not limited to only voice assistants either. Smart plugs are a big success, and are used in homes all over the United States. Imagine not having to get up to turn off the lights, or to snooze the alarm clock. With smart devices, your lazy fantasy can become a reality.  – Logan Ohmer

Early morning music


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From left to right:  Senior William Biss, freshman Caleb Eisenhower, and sophomores John Call and Judy Meiresonne.

Connor Wodehouse
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Jazz Band is a semi-advanced group of about 30 musicians who come together for zero hour to play and learn under the direction of Ms. Nuss.
Freshman and first-timers Julia Spigai and junior Jalina Williams spoke about early mornings and the jazz genre in general.
“I don’t mind waking up this early, I enjoy the music we play” said Spigai. “I don’t drink coffee, all I need is jazz band.”
“I’m generally not a morning person,” said Williams. “But I get up for jazz band.”
Jazz veteran seniors William Biss and Maurice Meiresonne disagree.
“At this point in school, I’m always tired,” said Biss. “I don’t think I can get any more tired.”
“I do enjoy jazz band most days,” said Meiresonne. “But I am in no way a morning person.”
The band plays several scheduled concerts throughout the year such as the Sam Pitcher Memorial Jazz Concert and a winter, fall, and spring concert.
“I love playing jazz, even when it gets tough,” said Biss. “Learning any music can be hard at first,  but what we do is on another level.”
The band also participates in some outside invitational gigs such as the Sitka Jazz Festival. “Jazz fest is in February, and I cannot wait,” said Biss. “I love going to Sitka.”
“I’m definitely excited for Sitka,” said Meiresonne. “It gets better every year.”
“Jazz fest is one of my favorite trips,” said Williams. “We get to hear the other bands from around southeast and pros from much farther away.”
Local music opportunities offer gigs to the band as well, such as the annual Boyer Company christmas party, which will feature senior Connor Wodehouse and junior Mady Purcell on vocals this Saturday.
“Boyer is awesome,” said Meiresonne. “Three hours of music with local pros for people who aren’t my parents make for some good memories.”
“Boyer is nerve wracking,” said Williams. “It’s not for a grade, it’s a gig. We call in people like Dave Kiffer and Dale Curtis to help out with 3 hours of stress, but when it’s over it feels amazing.”
Certain members of the band have been selected to participate in a new idea from Mrs. Nuss called jazz combos. These are groups of about 5-6 that practice and play together by request. This year’s three combos include The Snack Pack led by Connor Wodehouse, Tuesday Blues With Mady led by Senior Ezrie Andersen, and Swingin’ In The Rain led by Maurice Meiresonne.
“I’m in Tuesday Blues,” said Williams. “Ezrie is a great leader, sometimes it’s tough because the combos only meet once a week, but we still get good work done.”
The band plans to make waves this year with upcoming performances from the combos and the band itself. Ms. Nuss plans to gladly help them do exactly that, but they still have to be in class by 7:00 a.m.

Kings win 11th straight Regional Tournament


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Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Kings wrestling team took first for the 11th straight regional tournament. Kayhi had 10 region champions. Senior Matthew Rodriguez was selected as the most outstanding wrestler, and took first in his weight class.
“I feel that I did very well,” Rodriguez said. “I had a super close match in the finals, but it feels great to come out on top. I think I had a great weekend.”
Senior Patrick Rauwolf, defeated Kayhi’s own Kollin Houthoofd by dec. 5-2, and felt great after finally winning a region tournament.
“It feels great to take first in my weight class,” Rauwolf said. “After three years of losing in the finals, I finally pulled off a win.”
Brayden Linne was relieved that his ankle injury didn’t affect his performance.
“I was a little bit worried about how my ankle would affect my matches, but I was just fine,” Linne said. “I am really looking forward to the state tournament. I think I have a good chance of being a state champion this year.”
Senior Brandon Weiber went in to the Region V tournament with a winning mindset.
“I went into regions being very confident,” Weiber said. “Mindset is huge when you are going into a big tournament. I told myself I was going to win, and thats what happened.”
Next weekend, 17 wrestlers will travel to Anchorage to compete in the state tournament.

Region Champions:
Patrick Rauwolf
Kai Biagi
Brayden Linne
Carson Cowan
Richard Stuart
Matthew Rodriguez
Degan Linne
Brandon Wieber
Andy Collins
Charlie Blair

State Qualifiers:
Patrick Rauwolf (119)
Kai Biagi (112)
Brayden Linne (145)
Carson Cowan (160)
Richard Stuart (152)
Matthew Rodriguez (125)
Degan Linne (103)
Ada Odden (125)
Brandon Wieber (189)
Charlie Blair (130)
Louisse Bueno (103)
Andy Collins (140)
Hayley Gilson (135)
Kollin Houthoofd (119)
Conor Ray (160)
Benjamin Tabb (135)
Brock Thomas (130)


ACDC Recap

Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team arrived home sunday night from their first meet in Craig. For the Super Quiz, team 1 for Kayhi’s took 2nd overall while Kayhi’s second team took third.

Individual placements:

Daniel Neufeldt: 10th in Art, 8th in Music, 4th in Interview, and 2nd in Science
August Cooper: 2nd in Speech
Sarah Short: 8th in Music and 6th in Speech
Alphege Dulay: 9th in Economics, 8th in Social Studies
Robert Cope-Powell: 10th in Art, 8th in Interview, and 5th in Literature
John Luke Calderon: 10th in Social Science, 7th in Essay, 6th in Literature, and 5th in Speech.
Matthew Nutt: 8th in Literature, 6th in Music, 4th in Science, and 4th in Economics
Campbell Sande: 9th in Literature, 5th in Social Studies, 5th in Art, 3rd in Economics, and 2nd in Music
Franklyn Correa: 10th in Science, 10th in Music, 9th in Social Studies, 9th in Art, 7th in Interview, 3rd in Economics, and 5th in Literature
Evelyn Nutt: 10th in Art, 9th in Math, 7th in Speech, 7th in Science, 7th in Economics, 5th in Essay, 3rd in Literature, and took 10th place overall
Mackenzie Fousel: 8th in Science, 6th in Literature, 4th in Art, 3rd in Music, 3rd in Social Studies, 2nd in Economics, and placed 9th overall
Andrea Short: 10th in Economics, 9th in Literature, 7th in Math, 4th in Speech, 2nd in Music, 1st in Interview, and placed 8th overall
Acacia Sexton: 9th in Music, 8th in Literature, 6th in Economics, 4th in Social Science, 2nd in Essay, 1st in Speech, and placed 7th overall


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