Disappointing baseball season comes to a close

The Gustavus baseball team’s season came to a close on Monday, May 5 when the two teams split a non-conference doubleheader. Gustavus lost the first game 13-5 but came back to win 3-1 in the second game of the day. The Gusties finished with an overall record of 6-23 and a MIAC record of 7-24. The team came into the season with high hope for … Continue reading Disappointing baseball season comes to a close

Africa Jam hosts Carnage the Executioner

Next Friday, May 16, Africa Jam will take place. Featured will be the beats of Carnage the Executioner, a hip-hop artist and award-winning beat boxer; Karizma, an up-and-coming rapper from New Prague; Concept from Minneapolis; John Kerns and the Hemispheres, a rock band based out of Minneapolis featuring Gustie John Kerms, and Jessie Erickson, another Gustie with an abundance of musical talent. What makes this … Continue reading Africa Jam hosts Carnage the Executioner

Tales from Abroad: Petatlan, Mexico

Going to Petatlan, Guerrero, Mexico (St. Peter’s sister city) on the Spring Break “Learning to Serve” trip was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my time at Gustavus. I admit I was apprehensive at first. I knew home-stays would be involed and that my Spanish wasn’t great, but I decided to give it a try. There were 17 Gustavus students on the trip, … Continue reading Tales from Abroad: Petatlan, Mexico

Midsummer play in May

It is down to the final weeks of classes at Gustavus and that means finals are approaching quickly, but there is still time for fun and entertainment. For anyone looking for a short break from studying, Theatre Professor Henry MacCarthy is directing a workshop performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” May 15-18 at 7p.m. in the Linnaeus Arboretum. The play is familiar to MacCarthy, … Continue reading Midsummer play in May

Gustavus Viola Ensemble

On Sunday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m., the Bjorling Recital Hall will be filled with the music of Gustavus’ own Corda String Quartet. The Quartet is composed of Sophomore Kendra Frey, Sophomore Elizabeth Fröden, Sophomore Karin Dye, and Senior Helen Wauck. This performance will feature  works by Dvorak, Persichetti, and Shostakovich. Free and open to the public, the ensemble will perform works including Air by … Continue reading Gustavus Viola Ensemble

Letters to the Editor (5/9/2014)

Not Another Divest-Fest Article At this point, you are probably sick of hearing about Divest-Fest and why you should care about the issue because we were, too. However, we decided to approach the problem in a very different way. As a part of the course Religion and Ecology, taught by Deborah Goodwin, we decided to see what beliefs Gusties actually held on this issue. We … Continue reading Letters to the Editor (5/9/2014)

Queer History Exhibit at Gustavus

If you’ve had the time to walk by the bulletin outside the Caf, you may have seen a bright exhibit of all things gay and happy. History and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Professor Kate Wittenstein’s Queer History and Culture class has put together an exhibit of all things queer and LGBTQA related at Gustavus over its lengthy history as a college. With earliest findings being … Continue reading Queer History Exhibit at Gustavus

Pick Up Your Sh*t

Tibetan monks proceeded from Christ Chapel, jar of mandala sand in hand. Ceremonial hats on their heads and playing traditional instruments. A hoard of fascinated people trail excitedly, chatting over the processional music and crowding in as close as possible to see. The assembly walked through a parking lot, inching ever closer to the destination where the sand would be deposited, and the ceremony complete. … Continue reading Pick Up Your Sh*t