Digital Nomads

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that being a digital nomad is a great thing, and it prepares students for becoming more adapted to technology. A digital nomad is someone who uses technology to perform their job, and they do it in independently chosen locations. With technology evolving, we use it more at Gustavus to learn. Working in public places with technology provides a … Continue reading Digital Nomads

Why Spending Time Outdoors is Great

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that spending time outdoors regularly is a great thing. It provides time away from situations we may find distressing. Going for a walk outside has plenty of benefits like improved mood, improved physical health, reduced stress, reduced anxiety, and improved memory. It’s great to spend time outdoors because of these benefits. When we get stuck in a loop … Continue reading Why Spending Time Outdoors is Great

Summer Motivations: Staying Sane in the Final Stretch

Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist We are now officially three-ish weeks away from finals, to which I have only this to say: AAAAAAAAAAHHH. With that off my chest and out of my conscience, I’d like to start feeling some hope. I’m a very goal-oriented person, so I have had my eyes set to summer for the last two months. Think “The High School Musical 2 … Continue reading Summer Motivations: Staying Sane in the Final Stretch

Sustainability Credit

Emma Putahl – Opinion Columnist This week I wanted to talk about the Sustainability Credit that many students and faculty are working hard to get established. I hope that the upperclassmen remember in Spring of 2019, in partnership with Environmental Action Coalition (EAC), there was a group of students that arranged “Groundswell” Day. It was a day full of activities that was to show that … Continue reading Sustainability Credit

Surviving seasonal allergies: We’re in this together

Tori Smith – Staff Writer It’s official: spring is finally here. After a cold, lonely winter of isolation, blossoming flowers and green grass is just what Gusties need. That is unless you’re an allergy-sufferer like me. While I want nothing more than to finally step outside to soak up the newfound sunshine and fresh air, my constant sneezing and coughing has me running indoors and … Continue reading Surviving seasonal allergies: We’re in this together

Should Gustavus Mandate Vaccines Next Fall?

Grace Worwa – Opinion Columnist We are now over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to the New York Times, more than 22 percent of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated. This, of course, is incredible news, but it also means that a shiny new pandemic-related debate is raging across the country: vaccine passports—do we require them or not? Here at Gustavus, we … Continue reading Should Gustavus Mandate Vaccines Next Fall?

Please Let us Live Off Campus

Emma Puftahl – Opinion Columnist I’m going to give it to you straight: I do not like our housing options. They suck. As someone whose summer job does include going in some rental properties, so I’ve seen an array of options. I understand that we are a residential campus, meaning we are expected to live on campus all four years. This feels like a very outdated … Continue reading Please Let us Live Off Campus