The Final Countdown

Just about any Gustavus student would testify to the stress of upcoming finals. First-years and seniors alike are feeling the general dislike of studying and writing papers. With final exams beginning Monday, Dec. 15 and continuing until Thursday, Dec. 18, now is the time to buckle down and get things done. For first-years, the finals portion of the semester is uncharted territory. First-year Mary Cooley … Continue reading The Final Countdown

I am Icarus performances in the Black Box

Tonight is the last performance in the Gustavus Black Box Theater of i am Icarus, a one act play written and directed by Senior History Major Maggie Sotos. The play is the first completely student-created production to be performed on campus this year and has been running since Wednesday evening. All performances have been sold out. “I’m really glad the Theatre Department gave me an … Continue reading I am Icarus performances in the Black Box

Senior Rhea Muchalla spreads social justice

Diversity, equality, social justice: most people know what these words mean. The college environment is a great place to be active in these important issues. For Rhea Muchalla, a senior gender, women and sexuality studies and philosophy major, Gustavus has provided an opportunity to get involved in issues of gender, diversity and social justice through a variety of on-campus programs. During her time here at … Continue reading Senior Rhea Muchalla spreads social justice

Oh, how the righteous have fallen

Al Pacino did it. There. I  saved you from wasting an hour-and-a-half of your life on Righteous Kill, the worst movie of the year. You’re welcome. Righteous Kill comes from director John Avnet, the man responsible for perhaps the worst movie of last year, 88 Minutes. Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting much from his newest venture. Despite my low expectations, I tried to go … Continue reading Oh, how the righteous have fallen

The new face of Gustavus Football

Minneapolis Washburn coach Peter Haugen has been named the 17th head coach in the history of Gustavus football The Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Department officially announced Peter Haugen as the new Head Football Coach for the Gusties, replacing the retired Jay Schoenebeck. Haugen has served as the head coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School  for the past 15 seasons, transforming a struggling program into one … Continue reading The new face of Gustavus Football

Joyeux Noel

From Dec. 5-7 Gustavus will host its annual Christmas in Christ Chapel (commonly referred to as C in CC) services. The theme for this year’s performances is “Joyeux Noel: A Feast of French Music, Art and Culture” and will be a celebration of the Nativity of Christ through French music and motifs. The services will feature performances from the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Handbell Choir, … Continue reading Joyeux Noel

St. Lucia nominations announced

Following the Swedish tradition, Gustavus will be celebrating the Festival of St. Lucia on Dec. 11. The festival encourages servitude and community remembrance of the martyrdom of a young woman who refused to renounce her Christian faith. Gustavus marks the day by nominating our very own “St. Lucia,” a female sophomore student who represents the qualities of leadership, service to the college, charity, kindness and … Continue reading St. Lucia nominations announced