Gusties vote: 2020 Presidental Election edition – As the nation waits for election results, Gusties share the importance of political involvement

College students across the United States are typically an untapped resource when it comes to presidential elections. Many students don’t vote because they aren’t sure how to, because they distrust political parties and are suspicious about the legitimacy of election results, and because they experience numerous large life changes which can overshadow voting responsibilities. However, this year more efforts have been made this year to … Continue reading Gusties vote: 2020 Presidental Election edition – As the nation waits for election results, Gusties share the importance of political involvement

Campus Safety Report (11/9/2020)

Monday, October 26th Campus Safety responded to a suspicious incident in Sorenson Hall. A student reported damage to their vehicle that was parked in the Norelius parking lot sometime between Friday, October 23 at 1630 hours and Monday, October 26 at 1330 hours. A student reported that their car had been keyed while parked in Norelius parking lot. Tuesday, October 27th A student reported that … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (11/9/2020)

COVID-19 Report (11/9/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of November 2, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 72 Current Positive Student Cases: 28 Current Positive Employee Cases: 2 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 72 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 19 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 (11/9/2020)

Residental Life faces Area Coordinator staff changes mid-semester

In the middle of the fall semester, change is brewing within the Gustavus Residential Life office. Two area coordinators (ACs) Mandy Rae Fairbrother and Nicky Domenichini resigned from Gustavus this year. Fairbrother resigned prior to the start of the school year, while Domenichini announced his resignation last month. Gustavus typically employs two to three ACs at a time. The changes have not affected much in … Continue reading Residental Life faces Area Coordinator staff changes mid-semester

Campus Safety makes changes to accommodate COVID-19 concerns

Due to COVID-19, many aspects of campus life at Gustavus have been changed in order to accommodate the students and faculty on campus safely. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Assistant Vice President of Student Life Megan Ruble provided information regarding Campus Safety services. Ruble stated that Gustavus has been unable to do any major updates, but still finds ways to make these services as safe as … Continue reading Campus Safety makes changes to accommodate COVID-19 concerns

Gustavus Jazz Club to host jam session

At a time where tensions are high and the future is uncertain, Gustavus students are looking for anything to distract themselves. For Junior Anya Menk, jazz is the best way to do just that. Menk, a music education major with an instrumental focus, created a new club this year with Senior Co-President Matt Guilette. The Gustavus Jazz Club is an organization made up of students … Continue reading Gustavus Jazz Club to host jam session

Gustie of the Week: Thomas Prahl

This week’s Gustie of the Week is known to many as a prolific French horn player, a talented artist, a loving dog owner, a great friend, a plant aficionado and a dedicated future educator. Senior Instrumental Music Education major Thomas Prahl is busy on and off-campus. While at Gustavus he’s been in all three bands, horn choir, jazz band, choir, orchestra and chamber ensembles. For … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Thomas Prahl

Haunted Arb Trail spreads spooky spirit to campus

With Halloween falling during a period of increasing COVID-19 cases, students on campus were forced to get creative with their Halloween holiday plans. Co-Presidents of the Epsilon Pi Alpha (“Eppies”) fraternity, Seniors Joe Lackner and Connor Cress, came up with the idea of hosting a haunted Arb trail based on a similar event they attended during their first year on campus back in 2017. “We … Continue reading Haunted Arb Trail spreads spooky spirit to campus

Self-care Spotlight

We’re over halfway into the semester, and following Tuesday’s elections, I’m sure we’re all in need of some personal time. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s important and valuable. Not everyone is affected the same either; be conscious of the spaces you are creating, and make sure that the people around you feel safe and cared for. Mental health and self-care is incredibly important any time and … Continue reading Self-care Spotlight

Politics divide, love draws together

I spent my election night doing the most American thing that I could think of: working an extra hour on a family-run dairy farm. I spent the evening producing real food for real people. This is what the American Dream used to be. Get some land and figure out how to be independent, earn a living and care for a family. So much has changed, … Continue reading Politics divide, love draws together