Life on The Hill: Isolation and quarantine – Gustavus students share their on campus COVID-19 experience

Students returning to campus are no doubt familiar with the COVID-19 self-report forms they have been frequently advised to take if they are experiencing any symptoms that cannot be explained by other issues. While Gustavus has a relatively low number of positive cases on campus, detecting the symptoms of COVID-19 and following steps to ensure the safety of others is the key concern of the … Continue reading Life on The Hill: Isolation and quarantine – Gustavus students share their on campus COVID-19 experience

Campus Safety Report (10/30/2020)

Monday, October 19th Campus Safety was called to Norelius Hall for an underage alcohol violation. Campus Safety received a request for a welfare check in Arbor View. Tuesday, October 20th No incidents reported Wednesday, October 21st Campus Safety responded to an odor of marijuana in Norelius Hall. Campus Safety responded to an odor of marijuana in Gibbs Hall. Thursday, October 22nd A CF was informed … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (10/30/2020)

COVID-19 Report (10/30/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of October 26, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 42 Current Positive Student Cases: 5 Current Positive Employee Cases: 2 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 39 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 26 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 11 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (10/30/2020)

Chemistry department plans to hold implicit bias training despite on campus rumors

Last week, there was a rumor circulating that the Chemistry department decided not to hold implicit bias training this year. After speaking with Dr. Brandy Russell of the Chemistry department, and receiving further confirmation from Dr. Scott Bur, co-chair of the Chemistry department, it has been confirmed that this statement is false. The Chemistry department still has the intention of holding implicit bias training, though … Continue reading Chemistry department plans to hold implicit bias training despite on campus rumors

A close race in MN District 1: Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan up for election rematch

Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Nicollet County, is facing an almost nerve-wracking race: GOP incumbent Jim Hagedorn versus Democrat Dan Feehan. A district that voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2012 but Republican Donald Trump in 2016, continues to face extreme partisan polarization. Feehan and Hagedorn ran against each other in 2018 and Hagedorn won by 0.4% percent of votes. Now, they face again … Continue reading A close race in MN District 1: Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan up for election rematch

Gustavus Swing Club promises students an abundance of entertainment

Gusties partake in a variety of activities that uplift their mental and physical well-being. Through dancing organizations, Gusties learn and interact with diverse traditions and groups of people while creating spaces of affiliation and cultural understanding. The Gustavus Swing Club has played a pivotal role in fostering community engagement, broadening cultural comprehension, and strengthening social bonding through swing dancing. Senior Caitlin Pott, President of the … Continue reading Gustavus Swing Club promises students an abundance of entertainment

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Gustie of the Week: Nathan Thompson

Senior Nathan Thompson is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Thompson is a Music Education major and serves as the Gustavus Choir’s (G-Choir) vice-president. Thompson is from Roseville, Minnesota– roughly an hour and a half away from Saint Peter. When deciding on a college, Thompson did not have any colleges in mind. He did not have a set path and was introduced to Gustavus Adolphus … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Nathan Thompson

Vote, Vote, Vote!

With Election Day just four days away, Minnesotans across the state are casting their ballots, and ballot processing has begun. With almost double the amount of early and absentee voting than 2016, over a million Minnesotans have already voted–and this includes many Gustavus students. If you haven’t voted yet, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time to make an informed vote. And if you … Continue reading Vote, Vote, Vote!

Learning through the discomfort

If you are uncomfortable, you are learning. Those seven words that my own mother has uttered more times than I can count have taken on a whole new meaning this year. Coming from a high school surrounded by cornfields for miles and graduating with a class of 99 percent white students, I felt as though my own cultural awareness and education was in my own … Continue reading Learning through the discomfort