The Gustavian Weekly

2013 October

Issue 7 (10/18/2013)

Students tackle environmental justice at Power Shift 2013

Fifteen Gustavus students will be joining nearly 10,000 college students from across the country to attend the 2013 Power Shift Conference. Power Shift is a conference that brings young people together to show their support for environmental justice issues. The […]

Round table discusses shared governance

Shared governance has been a recurring topic throughout the campus conversation and criticism of Gustavus’ decisionmaking practices. Recently, the Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty met to begin the first of three discussions focused on the topic of shared governance. […]

Former men’s tennis coach inducted into USPTA Hall of Fame

Former Gustavus Men’s Tennis Coach of 39 years, Steve Wilkinson was recently inducted into the United States Professional Tennis Association’s (USPTA) Hall of Fame. Wilkinson is the winningest coach in the history of collegiate tennis, winning two NCAA Division III […]

Cheerleaders bring positivity to college athletics

They are gymnasts, dancers, motivators, and athletes. Gustavus cheerleaders use their athletic prowess to pump up the Gustie crowds. Despite the long practices and physical demands, the women remain positive and strive to improve their skills. The Gustavus cheerleaders are […]

Heart Rate and Exercise: What you need to know

Whether you’re hoping to see more results at the gym or looking to shake up your workout routine, the answer might be listening to your heart. Experts believe that monitoring your heart rate can allow you to customize your workouts […]

Gustavus Swimming and Diving: One team, one family

The Gustavus swimming and diving team is back for what they believe will be another successful season. The season began on a strong note with the return of upperclassmen, as well as the welcoming of new swimmers and divers. There […]

Gustavus ROTC trains through fall events

It started with the clatter of steel, a pop, then a hiss as white smoke curled from the cylinder container. In seconds, visibility was dulled and the heavy thud of door breaching resonated throughout the mock village. The whir of […]

Campus organizations respond to hate, bias

Over Homecoming Weekend, the Gustavus community was rattled by an incident that involved a racial slur aimed at a Gustavus student. In response to the incident, two events were held the following week to address hate and bias in the […]

Gustie of the Week: Pia Richardson

At the age of 3, Senior Pia Richardson envisioned herself as a farmer in a purple tractor.  Growing up in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, she began to value her individuality and develop a strong sense of passion […]