Beacon of Hope: Gustavus moves towards a more sustainable future

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer Discussions about installing solar panels at Gustavus have been occurring over the last ten years. President Bergman announced on Wednesday, February 17, that solar panels will be installed surrounding the Arbor View apartments to reduce energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions on campus. “I’ve been involved from the beginning in terms of recruiting the company [Novel Energy] to help us make … Continue reading Beacon of Hope: Gustavus moves towards a more sustainable future

COVID-19 Report (2/19/2021)

Gustavus On-Campus Update As of February 15, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 255 Current Positive Student Cases: 8 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 61 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 12 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 4 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 while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (2/19/2021)

Campus Safety Report (2/19/2021)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Campus Safety took a report from an employee regarding a lost Gustavus key Friday, February 12, 2021 Campus Safety received a call about a suspicious incident in Rundstrom Hall. Saturday, February 13, 2021 Campus Safety was contacted by an AC to assist them in interviews with students of Rundstrom Hall involving events from the previous evening. Sunday, February 14, 2021 Campus … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (2/19/2021)

Building Bridges seeks to bring hope to 2021

Deanna Giles – Staff Writer Building Bridges returns for their 26th annual conference amidst the pandemic, “Revolutionizing Tomorrow: Envisioning a World of Collective Liberation.” The transformation of in-person interactions to a virtual format created adversity which was conquered by this year’s Co-chairs, Seniors Amanda Braun and Chelsea Boyden, and the committee captains in the organization. Building Bridges has found a way to make the all virtual … Continue reading Building Bridges seeks to bring hope to 2021

Black History Month strives to make a positive change

Carter Brown – Staff Writer Black History Month has arrived here on the campus of Gustavus, and its presence is prevalent all throughout campus via events and posters celebrating the month and black individuals. As we have made it through more than half of the month of February, the time approaches for some important events, and the new Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) Assistant Director Kareem … Continue reading Black History Month strives to make a positive change

Firethorne is back

Tori Smith – Staff Writer Gustavus is home to a great number of talented students, including young artists, entrepreneurs, writers, poets, musicians, athletes and more. In order to support these talents, the school tries to display students’ work whenever and wherever possible. One way Gustavus does this is through Firethorne, the literary and art magazine published annually on campus. Firethorne is edited and published through ENG-350 … Continue reading Firethorne is back

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer Junior Rachel Erickson, a Financial Economics and Spanish double major, as well as a magnificent baker, is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Erickson’s journey to Gustavus was predestined as her siblings were former Gusties, along with her previous participation in Gustavus’ summer swimming camps. “My sister graduated from Gustavus in 2019, so that was a big factor in deciding where … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

CAB hosts Drag Queen BINGO this Saturday

Mula Lay – Staff Writer Drag Queen Bingo is an upcoming event on February 20 taking place in Lund. The event will be hosted by returning Twin Cities queen Victoria DeVille, who hosted the previous BINGO night, and will introduce a new queen, Sunny Kiriyama, to Gustavus. Similar to the Drag Bingo earlier this fall, the upcoming event will feature bingo for those who attend, but this … Continue reading CAB hosts Drag Queen BINGO this Saturday

Eating healthy easily on a meal plan

Tori Smith – Opinion Columnist After being away from campus for two months, I’ve had to adjust back to a new normal. No more cuddles with my dog in the morning or spending (in-person) quality time with my family. The most challenging adjustment, however, is not having a home-cooked meal made by my very talented mother every night. Now, my nights look a little different. Every … Continue reading Eating healthy easily on a meal plan

Choose a career you love

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist Gusties, as I’m writing this, JoIt is more important to find a profession that we are passionate about rather than finding one based on income. We spend a large portion of our lives working, so how we spend those years matters. It is beneficial to find a career that will fulfil those years with satisfaction and happiness. “Find a job you … Continue reading Choose a career you love