Men’s Soccer Excels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Parker Burman – Staff Writer Last weekend, the Gustavus men’s soccer team hosted the NCAA tournament. The Gusties won against Aurora University on Saturday and UW-Eau Claire on Sunday, advancing them to the Sweet 16 of the national tournament in Chicago next weekend. The key component of the weekend was Senior goalkeeper Wesley Sanders, who made four stops in seven rounds of penalty kicks that … Continue reading Men’s Soccer Excels to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preview

Parker Burman – Staff Writer Both the Gustavus men’s and women’s basketball teams opened up their seasons this past week. The men hosted UW-River Falls, while the women went on the road to start the year against UW-Stout. At home the men fought a back and forth battle, which ended in a 62-58 defeat to start the year, while the women started off strong with … Continue reading Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preview

Women’s volleyball wraps up season

Nyden Hill – Staff Writer Last week, the Gustie women’s volleyball team traveled to University of Northwestern in St. Paul to participate in the NCAA regional tournament. Fresh off a MIAC championship win against St. Olaf, the Gusties were riding a lot of momentum, considering they were also on a 16-game win streak. In the first game of the tourney the Gusties faced off against … Continue reading Women’s volleyball wraps up season

Movies from The Library: My Own Private Idaho

Will Sorg – Entertainment Writer Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho tells the story of two friends who hustle on the streets of Portland. Starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, the film was a critical success and incredibly subversive as a queer film at a time when good gay representation was rare.  Van Sant does his best to put the audience in the perspective … Continue reading Movies from The Library: My Own Private Idaho

Should freedom of speech protect misinformation?

Iza Taylor – Opinions Columnist The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech…” This means that our government can’t restrict what people say, and people can’t be punished for expressing themselves and their ideas or beliefs. That being said, should an institution uphold this law even in the … Continue reading Should freedom of speech protect misinformation?

Snow Isn’t the Problem. We Are.

Jonas Doerr – Opinions Columnist When we were reacquainted with snow this week, there were mixed reactions. Some folks scampered for their Christmas trees and blow-up Santas while others wept in dismay. Others enjoyed the beauty but dreaded when they would have to open the door and experience it more personally. Perhaps the most common reaction was a resignation to the approach of a long, … Continue reading Snow Isn’t the Problem. We Are.

Students look forward to upcoming concerts

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer This Friday, Nov. 18, the Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra and the Campus Band will be performing their fall concert, directed by Karin Moreaux and Brady Krusemark, respectively. The concert will take place in Björling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Miguel Sousa is the Director of Fine Arts Programs in Marketing and Communication, he … Continue reading Students look forward to upcoming concerts

Gustie of the Week: Andrea Cruz Bracamontes

Kaitlyn Doolittle – Staff Writer This Gustavus student showcases the values of persistence in a time where the world is at odds with each other. Andrea Cruz Bracamontes is a Junior Political Science and Spanish double major with a LALACS minor from Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Coming from the big city to the quaint campus on the hill, the transition was difficult for Bracamontes and the … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Andrea Cruz Bracamontes

Studio art major’s first ever Night Market

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer This Wednesday, the Studio Art majors hosted a Night Market in Schaefer and Grandlund as well as their studio spaces. Senior and junior art majors displayed their finished and in-progress work as well as pieces to sell and information for commissions.  “The Night Market is [a] collaboration between mainly senior art majors but also the junior art majors and anybody … Continue reading Studio art major’s first ever Night Market