Be the Match

Andrew Clark – Staff Writer This past Monday, Be The Match tabled outside of the Cafeteria. This was in an effort to add Gustavus students to the Be The Match Registry. The Registry is a list of eligible donors to give blood stem cells to children suffering from blood cancer. This is to establish more opportunities for children to receive the life-saving transplants that they … Continue reading Be the Match

Gusties lobby for grant funding

Elliot Steeves – Staff Writer The Gustavus Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Minnesota Private College Council, gave students an opportunity to engage in congressional lobbying on behalf of need-based aid for students. From 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 14, the council trained students from both Gustavus Adolphus College, as well as several other private universities in advocacy and lobbying. They were … Continue reading Gusties lobby for grant funding

Madness in the library

Andrew Clark – Staff Writer The fourth annual Library March Madness is currently taking place. This year’s theme is books that have been turned into TV shows. There are 32 of the latest, best, and most popular TV shows — all started off as books — that are being put in a bracket-style tournament to see which show is superior. After each week of voting, … Continue reading Madness in the library

Small gesture, big impact: the Dario Compassion Initiative

Katie Samek – Staff Writer Gustavus Adolphus College is about to see a sharp uptick in random acts of kindness, and it’s all thanks to the Dario Compassion Initiative. This weeklong event, running March 13-17, is a reminder to show compassion in all aspects of life, whether it’s holding the door for a stranger or sitting with someone new at lunch. The main draw of … Continue reading Small gesture, big impact: the Dario Compassion Initiative

Dr. Iida Pöllänen and the Black Renaissance

Elliot Steeves – Staff Writer Iida Pöllänen delivered a lecture on the Black Renaissance and its Nordic Affiliations on March 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Cec Echoff Alumni Hall. Dr. Pöllänen has undertaken postdoctoral research concerning the connection of Black Modernism to the Nordic region according to the Gustavus website, true to the topic of the lecture. The lecture concerned the Nordic region, … Continue reading Dr. Iida Pöllänen and the Black Renaissance

Building Bridges: Unseen Passages

Elliot Steeves – Staff Writer On March 4, 2023, Building Bridges will hold its 28th annual conference. This year’s topic was Unseen Passages: Refugees and the Collective Fight for Vitality. True to its name, the conference focuses on refugees and asylum seekers. On the Gustavus Adolphus website, Building Bridges co-chairs Senior Ashley Ley and Junior Tessa Yaeger wrote that “there is not enough recognition nor … Continue reading Building Bridges: Unseen Passages

Diversity Means Inclusion: International Week

Katie Samek – Staff Writer International Culture Club would like to formally invite the student body to attend its annual International Festival on Friday, March 10 in Alumni Hall from 7-9 p.m. A follow-up dance will be held downstairs in the Dive after the Festival from 9:30-11 p.m. This event will feature both student-made and catered food inspired by Asian and Indian cultures, a multicultural … Continue reading Diversity Means Inclusion: International Week