Letter to the Editor (5/04/2018)

On the evening of May 1, the Day Course sponsored an event titled ‘Painting Palooza.’  The week prior, the event was advertised to the campus community through posters promising stress relief, free food, and ‘tons of paint.’  Along with flowers, the month of May brings final exams and papers, causing students across campus to be on edge.  About twenty students, along with myself thought an … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (5/04/2018)

Letter to the Editor (4/20/2018)

Gustavus Adolphus College has wasted our money and lost my respect: it selected the band 3OH!3 to perform at the bi-yearly spring concert (May 4, 2018). My understanding is that the college chooses the bands to perform based on the values that Gustavus stands for. Then why would Gustavus invite 3OH!3 to perform here? While a student at Gustavus, I have witnessed the college standing … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (4/20/2018)

Letter to the Editor (4/21/2017)

I had the privilege of getting to know Karrin Becker during the Fall semester of 2014, when we ended up in the same study abroad program in Valparaíso, Chile. Looking back on the trips, conversations and experiences we shared, what strikes me most about Karrin was her way of unabashedly caring about almost everything. Whether it was a mangy dog on the street, a lesson … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (4/21/2017)

Letter to the Editor (10/14/2016)

It is said that the pen is mightier than the sword. That rhetoric and questions will win the day over violence and discord. In light of recent events here on campus and abroad, this old idea could not be more relevant. Every day, every hour perhaps, we are challenged to critically think about ideas and concepts that shake us to our very core. We find … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (10/14/2016)

Letter to the Editor (10/14/2016)

On October 7, 2016, The Gustavian Weekly published “Faculty conclude vote in favor of commencement changes.” Since the Chaplains’ Office was repeatedly mentioned in the article, we are compelled to share our account of several inaccuracies surrounding the reported process and decision to move commencement from Sunday to Saturday. In specifics, The Gustavian Weekly published the following statements: • [The Chaplains’ Office has been] “one … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (10/14/2016)

Letter to the Editor (2/27/15)

If you haven’t heard about “Female Power Hour” here at Gustavus, you’re in for a treat. An email sent from the Health and Wellness Club to students and faculty gave details of the up and coming weight room segregation hours. Women now have their own times to work out here at Gustavus, and no boys are allowed…yup we’re back in middle school. Monday and Wednesdays … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (2/27/15)

Letter to the Editor (11/14/14)

“Anyone can be homeless,” is a statement made annually at the beginning of the semester by students in my FTS, The Politics of Homelessness.  “Really?” I reply, “Even Taylor Swift?” Even before 1989 sold more than one million copies in less than one week, the odds of Taylor Swift ever becoming homeless were infinitesimal if not impossible. But what if she were?   Would people … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (11/14/14)

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)

Letters to the Editor (4/25/2014)

In response to the removal of Chinese courses. I am a Gustie Alumni and recently I heard from Professor Obermiller about the college in consideration of removing Mandarin Chinese lessons. I sincerely appreciate Gustavus for providing quality undergraduate educations to every Gustie and to have initiated the Mandarin course for our students. My Gustie friends and my experience told me that Chinese is not as hard to learn as they presume. Conversely, students … Continue reading Letters to the Editor (4/25/2014)