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Advice for the Floundering First-Year (11/16/18)

Dear first-years, We all have heard about the “freshman fifteen” and know that, because we are away from home and now have free reign over what we eat, it is common to gain a little weight. Well, first let me […]

Tired from all the negative news

At this point both in the year and in the semester, everyone is facing some level of burnout. The constant barrage of negativity coming from our phones and the TV can become so overwhelming that we just want to shut […]

The great parking spot dilemma

Being a student at Gustavus teaches us important skills such as how to write, think critically, read, and solve problems. While we all have become very good at using these skills, the one thing they seem to never easily help […]

Pondering about pets

It’s getting colder outside, and with that chill in the air, many people here on campus are likely to be missing home. Alongside that homesickness that we face, is another wave of sadness for pet owners. It’s easily agreed that […]

Advice for the floundering first-year (11/9/18)

Dear first-years, The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means you’re soon going to be stressing about what to give to friends and family. If you’re anything like me, you want to give everyone the perfect gift, but that […]

Homesickness hits on a whole new level

The end of fall is a common time for students to become ill.

Everyone can agree that being sick sucks. Whether it be a minor cold, or a bedridden flu, not being at your absolute best is never fun. It always feels as if I’ve taken advantage of my good health once I’ve […]

Halt the holidays

It is not uncommon to see tacky holiday decorations lining the roads before Thanksgiving

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, that means it should be time to make room for turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. That is how it should be, but according to all the stores and malls, they think otherwise. It may […]

Doing your duty for democracy

Voting stickers are a symbol of doing one’s civic duty on Election Day.

These past few weeks, I am sure you’ve been asked by about a million different people if you’ve voted. By the time the election came around Tuesday, everybody except political science majors such as myself were sick and tired of […]

The Rocky Horror Picture Show community

This past weekend, CAB hosted its annual showing of the film Rocky Horror Picture Show. Being a first-year, this was my first year attending the event, but also the first time ever seeing the movie. I was totally blown away […]

Advice for the floundering first-year

Dear first-years, By now, you are probably sick. Or you know someone that’s sick, meaning you are about to get sick. And let me tell you, the first time you get sick away from home is probably going to be […]