Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer Springtime brings color and life back to campus, just in time for finals. Right when we need a pick me up, we can walk around campus and see the different colors, smells and sights that plants are producing. With all the new growth, you might be wondering just what those little blue flowers might be, or what that fragrant tree … Continue reading What’s Blooming Around Campus?
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer This past Thursday, April 22nd, was international Earth Day. For years, Gustavus and the greater community have observed this holiday, with each year’s focus addressing the challenges that we’re currently facing. The United States’ first Earth Day grew out of the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, when more than 3 million gallons of oil were spilled off the coast … Continue reading Earth Day
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!
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer What does tying your shoes, playing tennis, cooking spaghetti, and painting a sunset have in common? They all have a how-to tutorial page on wikihow. Have you ever found yourself wondering where wikiHow came from? Who makes the art? How are they all-knowing? Well, this week’s Features article will give you the wikiHow run-down and will maybe even use some of the … Continue reading What’s the Deal with wikiHow?
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer 220,000 tons is a lot. To give you some perspective, that’s 1,466 blue whales worth of a ship. Or, almost three million 150-pound humans. However, unlike a whale or human could, the Ever Given ship couldn’t manage to swim through the Suez Canal without getting stuck. When the Ever Given got stuck, society got stuck too. We began grappling with the … Continue reading Ship Happens: The boat. The economy. The worms.
Corinne Stremmel – Editor-in-Chief One might ask themselves from time to time, “what even is a Gustie?” Well, we don’t know either. It’s been made pretty evident by the other Minnesota private liberal arts schools what a Tommie is, an insignificant worm, an Ole, the Norwegian adaptation of a Potato Olé, a Johnnie, probably something inappropriate, a Cobber, sounds like an STI—I know there are more, but … Continue reading What Even is a Gustie?
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer With the arrival of warmer weather comes the arrival of the sounds and sights of many different organisms. You might have noticed that you can hear the birds every morning again and that there’s buds on the trees around campus. The squirrels seem to be more active, and there are perennials poking out of the ground. I could take you down a … Continue reading Spring Sightings: The Early Birds at Gustavus
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer This Saturday, March 20th, marks the official beginning of spring, at least for the hemisphere we occupy. For the Southern Hemisphere, it’s officially the first day of their autumn. Match 20th is the vernal equinox–which happens every year between the 19th and 21st of March. The word equinox comes from the Latin words aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, meaning “night.” This … Continue reading Seasonal Change: The Vernal Equinox
Corinne Stremmel – Editor-in-Chief For some, thrifting acts as a relatively inexpensive hobby to add unique pieces to one’s wardrobe or home decor, but for others, thrifting is a way to access basic necessities. As thrifting cycles back through what is deemed as “trendy” and has its own fifteen minutes of fame from influencers on TikTok, students may find themselves needing to become more conscious consumers … Continue reading Do you even Thrift?
Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer Figuring out housing can be stressful. Even if you’re not a first year, you might still need roommates, there’s several forms you have to fill out, and the whole process can feel like another thing to add to your growing spring semester to-do list. And as much as I hate to mention the pandemic in yet another article, COVID-19 clearly hasn’t … Continue reading Where in the World Are You Living Next Year?