The Gustavian Weekly

Under appreciated Sights at Gustavus

By Jaurdyn Gilliss Features Editor | May 2, 2014 | Features

College students are undisputedly busy. With exams, classes, activities, sports, and social lives, life can move at an undeniably fast pace.

Along with the fast-paced life of a college student comes distraction. Students’ thoughts are often preoccupied by electronic notifications, ring tones, and jam-packed agendas. Caught in a chaotic, frenzied spiral of moving from one distraction to the other, we often forget to take the time to appreciate simple beauties around us.

If you take the time to put down your phone or even your textbook at times and explore, you’ll find that Gustavus offers quite a few unique and alluring sights. For instance, if you’d have explored the arboretum within the past month you may have come across a wigwam constructed by your peers.

Grades and social lives are priorities but every once in a while it’s nice to unwind. Next time you have a free minute, instead of checking your Facebook repeatedly or zoning out to Netflix, take the opportunity to explore the often overlooked marvels that Gustavus has hidden all over the place.