A sit down with Gustavus’ next president

Two weeks ago, Gustavus announced that Jack Ohle will be the college’s next president. Just after the announcement, THE GUSTAVIAN WEEKLY spent an hour with the new president to ask him about his past experiences, his plans for Gustavus and what talents he will bring to the college. THE WEEKLY also got a chance to ask President Ohle about the school curriculum, problems with student … Continue reading A sit down with Gustavus’ next president

Students stress over finals

As the end of the semester approaches, the stress level for college students across America is increasing. A recent Associated Press poll showed that four in ten college students nationwide said they feel stressed often, while one in five said they feel it all or most of the time. Stress can provoke many side effects, including mental trauma, worry and even physical illness. As finals … Continue reading Students stress over finals

Alaska never looked so good

First-year Chris Hall is an out-of-state student. Okay, so he is really out of state—even if he’s still in the United States. Although Alaska is well over three thousand miles away from campus, Gustavus is proud to house 11 full-time students from this state. “Alaska has every terrain you could ever want,” said Chris. “[There are] oceans, beautiful mountains, tundras up north and beautiful rivers.” … Continue reading Alaska never looked so good

2008 Gustavian Weekly End of the Year Awards

To commemorate the end of the sports season at Gustavus, The Weekly would like to honor and congratulate the following Gustie athletes for their excellences this past year. Voting on the matter was done by the Gustavus coaching staff and the Student Athletic Advisory Board Coach of the year: Steve Wilkinson It is rare to find a single person who impacts a community in a … Continue reading 2008 Gustavian Weekly End of the Year Awards

Disagreeing with homosexuality

As you may be able to guess if you’ve read my previous columns, I’m a vocal person. I generally have no problem voicing my opinions on a wide variety of issues, and I’m usually perfectly willing to have a civil conversation with someone who holds the completely opposite view of what I believe. The majority of such conversations have ended with an “agree to disagree” … Continue reading Disagreeing with homosexuality

Dining services to make major changes

Late last month, Director of Dining Services Steve Kjellgren announced that student meal plan allocations would change from the current semester system to operating on a month-to-month basis. Kjellgren also released the much-anticipated solution to the demand for Tupperware: containers owned, cleaned and regulated by the Market Place. Kjellgren explained that the meal plan change was an effort to keep fee increases to a minimum … Continue reading Dining services to make major changes

Senate Co-Presidents ousted, new election in fall

On Monday, May 5, the Student Senate passed a resolution calling for a new election next fall, a reworking of amendments, training for the Executive Committee and better communication with the student body. This action was taken based on the recommendation of an Administrative Conference that had been arranged in response to misguided amendments of the Senate’s Constitution earlier this year. The Administrative Conference was … Continue reading Senate Co-Presidents ousted, new election in fall