Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer The Derek Chauvin trial began on Monday, March 29, and is the first fully televised court case trial in Minnesota’s history. The case has been actively followed by global audiences and media, and has been explored in depth at Gustavus. Last year, the Student Life Division at Gustavus began the Great Challenges Initiative, which focuses on a current great challenge and … Continue reading Gusties stay informed about the Derek Chauvin Trial
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Campus Safety took a report of a non-GAC vehicle damage. Campus Safety responded to an active fire in Arbor View Apartments. Thursday, April 8, 2021 Campus Safety did a welfare check on a student in Pittman Hall. Campus Safety was called for a medical assist in Rundstrom Hall. Saturday, April 10, 2021 Campus Safety responded to a non-GAC vehicle accident in … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/16/2021)
Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 5, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 290 Current Positive Student Cases: 12 Current Positive Employee Cases: 0 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 30 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 14 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 (4/16/2021)
Georgia Zutz – Staff Writer Andrea Post and James Miller, co-presidents and student managers of Big Hill Farm, share details about the current growing season of the student led farm, plans for the summer and the impact that Big Hill Farm has on students, albeit sometimes in unexpected ways. Initially created by a 2009 senior seminar project, the small scale farm has provided unique opportunities for … Continue reading Big Hill Farm helps grow crops and nourish minds
Freya Nelson – Staff Writer Following the official approval of the $60 million Lund Center renovations on February 18, 2021, the College has been working diligently to maintain progress. On April 9, 2021 the official groundbreaking on the project took place. The Gustavus Administration released the news via their social media platforms with a picture of several staff members, including College President Rebecca M. Bergman, breaking … Continue reading Lund Center Update
Luna Besaiso – Staff Writer The annual Africa Night, April 10 held in Lund Center Arena this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, highlighted a night full of region-wide celebration of African culture. The Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO), who sponsors this event, hopes to provide the community with further knowledge about the African continent and its culture. Africa Night featured a variety of activities including skits, dance … Continue reading Africa Night: resilience despite adversity
Tori Smith – Staff Writer Gustavus is committed to reducing its amount of waste on campus. Just this semester the college introduced compost bins to all residence halls. Previously, compost bins were only available in the Jackson Campus Center. This change has allowed more students to compost their food scraps and compostable material in order to decrease waste and move towards the college’s goal of zero … Continue reading Inter-Hall Waste Sorting Challenge: Who will win?
Emma Lohman – Staff Writer As soon as First-year Malia Kabis set foot on the Gustavus campus, it felt like home away from her home in Maple Grove, Minnesota. “When I toured Gustavus, it really just gave me a comforting feeling. I knew I didn’t want to go to a big school where I couldn’t really talk to my professors if I needed to… And [Gustavus] … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Malia Kabis
Mula Lay – Staff Writer Ducks Unlimited is a student-led extracurricular club that works with the non-profit organization at Gustavus that focuses on raising money for the conservation of wetlands for ducks and waterfowl. The club collects donations from local businesses in Saint Peter and surrounding areas to raise money. The club centralizes on one main event: the banquet. The banquet is student-run and the meals … Continue reading Gustavus Ducks Unlimited hosts online auction
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer When you walk outside on a rainy day, you’re often greeted by the smell of worms in the humid air. As you walk, you’re watching your feet, playing worm-watch so that you won’t accidentally be the determining factor in one of these pink invertebrates’ futures. The reason that we have to play hopscotch everytime it rains is actually a little unclear. … Continue reading Worms!