Student Senate moves on with proposals

Although the budgetng process is over for Student Senate, financial matters are still a predominant topic of discussion at Senate meetings. On Nov. 10, Building Bridges came to Senate to request funds for its annual conference. This year’s conference, planned for Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009, will address the inequities in education. The organization will bring Erin Gruwell to Gustavus, the woman portrayed by Hilary Swank … Continue reading Student Senate moves on with proposals

Thetas host “Miracles of Mitch” benefit

The Theta Xi Gamma sorority will host the “Miracles of Mitch” fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the banquet rooms of the Jackson Campus Center. “All proceeds raised from the silent auction and dinner go directly to ‘Miracles of Mitch.’ It is a non-profit charity based in Chanhassen, MN, that provides financial support for families that have children with cancer,” said Junior … Continue reading Thetas host “Miracles of Mitch” benefit

Gustavus class takes action against genocide in Darfur

Surely most Gustavus students have heard the word genocide, but not all students know that genocide is occurring at this moment in the Darfur region of Sudan. Despite the attention given to Darfur by such events as the Building Bridges conference last year, the Camp Darfur tent this fall and the Wallenberg lecture on Nov. 13, many members of the Gustavus community remain unaware of … Continue reading Gustavus class takes action against genocide in Darfur

Hunger and Homelessness Week

“While I acknowledge that this experience is far from realistic, I do think that it holds significant value. It is a demonstration, a protest against the apathy and lack of awareness that most of us have for this growing segment of our society. Having this experience [allowed me] to empathize with their challenges. My mindset and priorities are completely different. I focus on where my … Continue reading Hunger and Homelessness Week

Racism – I’m over it.

With the electoral victory of Barack Hussein Obama, there are some vital announcements we need to make. It is projected that since racism no longer exists, civil rights activist Jessie Jackson will divert all his energies into trying to recover the recently extinct river dolphins in China. Also, before the election, you may have noticed that this column was written by a Caucasian and an … Continue reading Racism – I’m over it.

Talented Gusties return strong core

Despite losing the MIAC’s top scorer, the Gustavus Women’s Basketball team will be tough The temperatures are down and excitement is up as the beginning of basketball season is nearing. The Gustavus women’s basketball team has been practicing for a month now in preparation of  the tip-off of competition. Mickey Haller once again leads the Gustie troops into the season in her ninth year as … Continue reading Talented Gusties return strong core

The Lesson: tickets sell out within first 24 hours

The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus puts on numerous shows every year, but the next play is a type that may never have been seen before and may never be seen again. Performances of The Lesson are Nov. 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets for each performance have already sold out. The Lesson falls under the genre of absurdist … Continue reading The Lesson: tickets sell out within first 24 hours

Economic effects on study abroad programs

Each year, hundreds of Gustavus students choose to study abroad. Because of the current economic situation and perhaps due in part to Gustavus’ recent change in the way study abroad trips are funded, students now have to think harder about how much they are able to spend on a study abroad experience. Junior English Major Matt Heider has had to postpone studying aborad due to … Continue reading Economic effects on study abroad programs