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Raider Report

News from the Unalaska City School District.

Genee Shaishnikoff

The Unalaska Raiders are headed to state.  The boys’ basketball team qualified for the state tournament last weekend, winning all three of their regional games.

The girls' team narrowly missed a state berth. They won their first game against Dillingham 40-43, and went on to play Bristol Bay.  Bristol Bay outscored the Raiders 53-28.  The girls made a second bid for the State Tournament on Saturday, when they faced Dillingham for a second time.  They lost the second seed spot to Dillingham by just four points.  Alleri Tungul and Kayla Villamor made the All Tournament team.

Raider Reflections: Should We Allow It?

Mar 13, 2017

In Alaska, one of our main incomes is from fishing. Bristol Bay is the largest spawning sight in Alaska for wild sockeye salmon. Many commercial fishermen, seafood processors, locals, etc. harvest the sockeye salmon runs each year.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helps make rules and restrictions to protect important sights like Bristol Bay from further development that may hurt the environment.Over a decade ago, Pebble Mine, a mineral exploration project, wanted to look for ore in Bristol Bay near Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark.

Last Tuesday after school, science fair participants from grades 7-12 gathered in the high school gymnasium for the UCSD Science Fair. For most students, it has been the culmination of months of work on their project. Parents, teachers, staff, and community members were invited to observe the hard work of these young scientists.

Raider Reflections: America’s Roots

Mar 8, 2017

On February 16th, 2017,America saw what it would be like without immigrants. This day was known as “A Day Without Immigrants,” where many immigrants skipped work, didn’t shop at malls, didn’t eat out at restaurants, didn’t buy gas, and didn’t even send their kids to school. As a result, many schools were missing half of their student body, restaurants and fast food places had to close down since no workers showed up, and many malls and stores lacked the usual amount of customers.

Raider Reflections: Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

Mar 8, 2017

In 2006, Northern Dynasty Minerals introduced the Pebble Mine proposal to a multitude of communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska to construct one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in the middle of the region. They sought to mine a large amount of copper, gold, and molybdenum.   

A majority of Alaskans came to oppose the Pebble Mine (though it was not easy) because it would affect the fisheries and the clean water supply located in Bristol Bay. But it also would create high-paying jobs and local citizens would have more disposable income.

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