Questions about fall on the Hill

Marie Osuna – Staff Writer The past school year has been anything but normal. Masks, distancing and online classes have defined a school year taking place during a global pandemic. However, as COVID-19 vaccines are being administered daily, students are wondering: what will next fall look like at Gustavus? Will we still have to wear masks and continue social distancing? Will having the COVID-19 vaccine be … Continue reading Questions about fall on the Hill

The Chauvin Trial: interpreting the results

Grace Worwa – Staff Writer Trigger Warning: Death A jury found Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts last Tuesday in the murder of George Floyd. Last May, a video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes during an arrest drew international outrage. Now, after three weeks of courtroom testimony and ten hours of jury deliberations, Chauvin has been convicted … Continue reading The Chauvin Trial: interpreting the results

Campus Safety Report (4/30/2021)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 Campus Safety received a theft report involving a student’s vehicle in Sorensen Parking Lot. I Friday, April 23, 2021 Campus Safety was called to the Library to escort a student out of the building for repeatedly not having their mask on. Campus Safety received a request for a welfare check in Sohre Hall. Saturday, April 24, 2021 Campus Safety investigated the … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/30/2021)

COVID-19 Report (4/30/2021)

Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 26, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 295 Current Positive Student Cases: 3 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 12 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 3 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (4/30/2021)

Relay for Life: returning to fight back

Luna Besaiso – Staff Writer I In 1985, in an attempt to help the American Cancer Society (ACS) raise funds, Dr. Gordy Klatt spent 24 hours walking and running at a local track. Friends paid to join his activity and run/walk with him throughout the day. Klatt envisioned the community coming together to fight cancer, and so he planned the first team relay to raise … Continue reading Relay for Life: returning to fight back

The 97%: a space to rage

Luna Besaiso – Staff Writer The month of April is nationally recognized as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), symbolized by a teal ribbon. During this month, communities come together to support the victims of sexual violence, raise public awareness, and provide resources to help prevent assault. In honor of SAAM, IGNITE and Students For Reproductive Freedom (SRF) held a myriad of activities prior to … Continue reading The 97%: a space to rage

Students show support for Daunte Wright

Freya Nelson – Staff Writer During the closing arguments of the Derek Chauvin trial, students across Minnesota joined in a peaceful walkout protest in solidarity with George Floyd and recent victim Daunte Wright, as reported by The Hill. According to CBS News, Ex-cop Derek Chauvin was convicted on Tuesday of all three counts in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin’s sentencing for third-degree murder , … Continue reading Students show support for Daunte Wright

Campus Safety Report (4/23/2021)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Campus Safety was called to perform a welfare check in Sohre Hall Friday, April 16, 2021 Campus Safety spoke to a student about suspicious circumstances. Campus Safety responded to a fire alarm in Southwest Hall. Saturday, April 17, 2021 Campus Safety approached an apartment violating campus quiet hours policy. Nine students referred to the campus conduct system for multiple policy violations, … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/23/2021)

COVID-19 Report (4/23/2021)

Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 29, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 291 Current Positive Student Cases: 3 Current Positive Employee Cases: 0 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 6 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 2 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 4 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (4/23/2021)

Gusties get vaccinated as worries about Johnson & Johnson vaccine spreads

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer Gustavus held its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic, offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, on Thursday, April 8 in the Don Roberts Ice Arena. Another clinic was offered on Thursday, April 22, which offered the Pfizer vaccine. Local pharmacies and health and medical clinics are also offering the vaccine to anyone 18 and older. Pharmacies are given vaccines through a federal … Continue reading Gusties get vaccinated as worries about Johnson & Johnson vaccine spreads