Man claims some of the Auguste Rodin sculptures coming to the Hillstrom Art Museum are fakes On March 8, Gustavus’ Hillstrom Museum will unveil the new exhibit “Rodin: In His Own Words,” featuring a collection of bronzes by Auguste Rodin from the Gerald Cantor Foundation. Self-proclaimed Scholar, Artist and Author Gary Arseneau claims, however, that 29 of the works in the collection are non-disclosed fakes. … Continue reading Is The Hillstrom full of fakes?
The thirteenth annual diversity conference will focus on genocide This year’s student-led Building Bridges Conference will be held this Saturday, March 8. The thirteenth annual conference will focus on genocide, and the keynote speaker will be Paul Rusesabagina, the man portrayed by actor Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda. Rusesabigina saved many from violence during the genocide there. Genocide is an issue that Americans are hearing … Continue reading Building Bridges
Meet Your Fellow Gustie: John Anderson Do you ever wonder what it takes to be involved in school, extra-cirricular activities, and keep a positive attitude all the time? The answer lies in John Anderson, this week’s featured Gustie. John is from Bemidji, Minnesota, and is the oldest child with two younger sisters. He likes to fish, camp, bike, wake board, snowmobile, snowboard and take lots … Continue reading Putting a smile on your face
What do you think of when you hear the word “fraternity”? How about “sorority”? Maybe the first thing that comes to your mind is a kegger in a house packed full of drunken college kids. Maybe it’s countless games of beer pong going long into the night. You might think of strange initiation rituals involving a candle lit room, paddles and a blindfold. Or perhaps … Continue reading Greek student life
The Gustavus’ Women’s Hockey team won the MIAC Championship outright and now shifts its sights to capturing a National title The Gustavus Women’s Hockey team is known as the “best in the west,” but with this year’s team being more successful than ever, the Gusties have set their sights on a National Championship. After a 1-0 win on Wednesday night the Women’s Hockey team has … Continue reading Keeping the Dream Alive
Led by Seniors Chris deLaubenfels and Laura Edlund, both the Men’s and Women’s squads are looking solid thus far in the indoor season With the spring sports season just underway, the track and field teams have already participated in five meets, with the most recent being the February 29 Pre-MIAC meet hosted by Carleton. The Gustavus teams put in solid performances on both the men’s … Continue reading Strong start for Gustavus’ Track and Field
Last week was a sad time for Minnesota tax-payers. Our state legislators overrode Governor Pawlenty’s veto to pass an irresponsible transportation bill that increased taxes on the people of our state by an estimated $6.6 billion. That is the largest tax increase in Minnesota history, and it will cost each Minnesotan in excess of $130. This amount may be just a haircut to wealthy, narcissistic … Continue reading Minnesota’s tax hike
What can I say about guns that hasn’t been said before? When it comes down to it, not a whole lot. So in lieu of some exciting breaking logic on the role of guns in society and whether or not people ought to have them, I’m going to hope that a little bit of common sense can go a long way. The most cliché statement … Continue reading Guns: more are not better