Native American Heritage Day: Significance & Symbolism

To begin this article, it is important to acknowledge, as we should always do whether written or not, that Gustavus lies on the land of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ people. Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, and despite COVID, for many of us this meant a celebration of some sorts. We understand it to be a day to spend time with others and eat good food. However, for … Continue reading Native American Heritage Day: Significance & Symbolism

The Great Gustie Bake-Off: Best Autumn Recipes

Recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Servings: 18 Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups flour – 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice – 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp. baking soda – 1 tsp. cream of tartar – 1/4 tsp. salt – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened – 1/2 granulated sugar – 1/4 cup light brown sugar – 1 egg yolk, room temperature – 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract … Continue reading The Great Gustie Bake-Off: Best Autumn Recipes

Self-care Spotlight

We’re over halfway into the semester, and following Tuesday’s elections, I’m sure we’re all in need of some personal time. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s important and valuable. Not everyone is affected the same either; be conscious of the spaces you are creating, and make sure that the people around you feel safe and cared for. Mental health and self-care is incredibly important any time and … Continue reading Self-care Spotlight

Vote, Vote, Vote!

With Election Day just four days away, Minnesotans across the state are casting their ballots, and ballot processing has begun. With almost double the amount of early and absentee voting than 2016, over a million Minnesotans have already voted–and this includes many Gustavus students. If you haven’t voted yet, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time to make an informed vote. And if you … Continue reading Vote, Vote, Vote!

A Brief History of The Gustavian Weekly

This week, we are taking a look back in time. Everytime we engage in an activity (like reading the paper!), we interact with a little piece of history. The Gustavian Weekly is no exception—the first publication of a college paper was in 1891, released at the commencement of that year’s graduating class. Published with help of the “Literary Circle” of Gustavus, the paper was called … Continue reading A Brief History of The Gustavian Weekly

The Tree-mendous Trees of Gustavus

Every fall, we’re struck with the beauty of trees revealing the pigments that are hidden all summer by chlorophyll, waiting to have their moment. Some of the campus trees have been around for many years, their roots remaining, even as the campus undergoes transformations around them. As you observe trees around campus, you may notice that some have plaques at the base. I’d encourage you … Continue reading The Tree-mendous Trees of Gustavus

Safe-Six Socializing

Campus life continues to gear up with each passing day of the semester, and Gusties across campus are reuniting after six months of socially distanced learning. After quarantining, we’re all feeling socially deprived and are looking for ways to reconnect and catch up on what feels like “lost time.” Practicing safe-six can be hard when all we want to do is see everyone all at … Continue reading Safe-Six Socializing

Fall Favorites!

Corinne Stremmel, ‘21 Editor-in-Chief My favorite fall activity is going for hikes and enjoying the fall leaves because I love seeing how the bright colors change throughout the season. Ben Wick, ‘21 Assistant Editor-in-Chief My favorite fall activity is drinking a Dunkin iced coffee and sitting down to edit photos! Liam Carr, ‘21 Entertainment Editor My favorite fall activity is making myself afraid of the … Continue reading Fall Favorites!

Five Things to Remember When Returning to Campus

Since upperclassmen Gusties have been finally given the clearance to return to campus this weekend, it is brutally important that everyone remember to take safety precautions to avoid being sent home once again. While it’s pretty obvious that we should remember our masks, here are a few other things to remember when coming back to campus. One: Hand Sanitizer If you’ve always been one to … Continue reading Five Things to Remember When Returning to Campus