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To be or not to be on the Hill

We are in the final stretch of this school year, and that calls for some mixed emotions. While it is a fact we are fed up with the pile of finals on our plate, and our late end date compared […]

Advice for the floundering first-year (5/10/19)

Dear First-years, Finals are coming up fast. You might be stressed out, busy, and even worse‒you might be really sick of your roommate, and now you’re avoiding your dorm and have no place to study. Have no fear, dear first-years, […]

Raise your voices for equality

Feminism calls for equality. Equality for all genders (inclusive of men) in the social, political, and economic sphere. However, being called a “Feminist” is not even a compliment in today’s world. I’d say Feminism might even be the new ‘F-word’. […]

Gusties weigh in on MAYDAY!

When interviewed by Roshini Rajkumar during the MAYDAY! Conference keynote address, Thomas Friedman identified three prerequisites for peace: (1) a benign hegemon, (2) robust international commerce, and (3) presence of democracy. This liberal peace agenda–one based on western state institutions […]

Gusties weigh in on MAYDAY!

The topic of this year’s MAYDAY! Conference focused on the ongoing attacks against journalists, the media, and their role as “the strongest guardians sustaining peace and human rights in our world.” The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was Thomas […]

Spread awareness for the #MeToo movement

I will never forget my first real experience with sexual assault.  One of my best friends texted me in the early hours of the morning telling me she was not safe and needed me to come get her.  The text […]

Advice for the floundering first-year (5/3/19)

I talk a lot about stress and dealing with stress in this column. This is for a reason: stress is a pretty common feeling among college students, especially as we creep closer and closer to finals week. But one thing […]

Advocating for mental health resources

It is no longer an arguable fact that mental illnesses and mental health issues, in general, are on the rise for college students in America and around the world. More and more students are being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, […]

Defending the arts at Gustavus

Here at Gustavus, there are so many different opportunities for students to participate in things that catch their interest. Whether that has to do with their intended major and minor, or just simply a passion they may have, there are […]

Advice for the floundering first-year (4/26/19)

Dear First-Years, ‘Tis the season. Not the holiday season, mind you, but the room-draw, select-your-classes, everything-is-happening-right-now season. And oof, it’s a lot to handle. If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling the pressure right now, and that can be extremely […]