Laura notices signs of the seasons changing as she and the new volunteers settle in.
After her first month in Nome, Emily reflects on her last three years in Alaska and the decisions that led her to KNOM.
As she looks back on a year in Nome, exiting volunteer Courtney talks dust, dirt, and bones (in a good way).
Kristin’s volunteer year is coming to a close, and she tries to find the words to say goodbye.
Mitch reflects on his adjusting to a new time zone — and how it’s been affecting his perception of time.
Maddie contemplates the idea of culture shock through the lens of her first few months in Nome.
Laura shares photographs from her first travel opportunities, including trips to Gambell, Wales, and White Mountain.
After a strange week, Courtney wonders if it’s the sunlight or the changes that have her confused.
With three fellow volunteers gone from Nome, Kristin reflects on the month ahead and on how hard it is to say goodbye to the people and places she grows to love.
Newly-arrived volunteer Mitch recounts a long drive along one of Western Alaska’s few highways: the Kougarok Road.