Senior Spotlight – Chad Poppen

Q: What are your personal goals for the season? A: My goals for the season are ones focused on the success of the team. Bringing a MIAC regular season and playoff title home are something the team has strived for since last season. In accomplishing those goals we hope they lead to a birth in the national tournament, but for now we are focused on … Continue reading Senior Spotlight – Chad Poppen

Gymnastics: Guts, Gold and Glory

This year, the Gustavus Gymnastics team is on a mission. Their first goal is to win a meet. Second off, they want a team score of 185.0. Lastly, the team wants to continue progressing as a program to become successful again, after encountering a rough patch a few years back. For now, it seems like they are on the right path. “Last year we reached … Continue reading Gymnastics: Guts, Gold and Glory

Ups and Downs for Women’s Hockey

This season has been a bit of a work in progress thus far for the Gustavus Women’s Hockey team. The team currently holds an overall record of three wins, four losses, and three ties, with two wins, two losses, and two ties in MIAC conference play. The team’s roster consists of ten first-year players, and only three seniors, so it is fair to say that … Continue reading Ups and Downs for Women’s Hockey

Paying for a Chance at a Better Life

Being fifty years old and still paying student loans seems to be the path our generation is predetermined to follow. Over the past four decades college tuition in the United States has skyrocketed like never before. As CNBC reports; the average cost of tuition and fees at a private, non-profit, four-year university in the 1970’s was $1,832 (in current dollars). Now we’re looking at a … Continue reading Paying for a Chance at a Better Life

Breaking Down Political Parties

The politics of the United States are broken into two very select parties: Democrats and Republicans. Sixteen of our presidents were Democrats, and eighteen were Republicans. That means there were ten presidents, who were neither Democrats nor Republicans. One was an independent, one was a federalist, four were Whigs, and the other four were Democratic-Republicans. Then in 1824, the party split, effectively changing the fate … Continue reading Breaking Down Political Parties

Don’t Let “Breaking News” Break You

Recently, while waiting at a bus stop with friends after a concert in downtown Minneapolis, a man approached us and asked if we had heard the news. “What news?” I asked, not sure if he was referring to Trump’s fascist rise to power, the San Bernardino shooting, the Planned Parenthood attack, the killing of Jamar Clark, the protests and shootings that followed, or the Paris … Continue reading Don’t Let “Breaking News” Break You

The Ultimate Cure or a New Disease?

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, the International Summit on Human Gene Editing took place in Washington, D.C. with the intention of discussing the pros and cons of human gene editing, and whether it should be allowed at all. For those who are unfamiliar with gene editing, the easiest way to explain it is that science now has the tools to remove and replace damaged … Continue reading The Ultimate Cure or a New Disease?