Creating a positive college experience during a global pandemic

Alma Jorgenson – Opinion Editor I can’t even count the number of times that my parents told me that they wanted me to have a good college experience. Every time that phrase was mentioned I was ready to pull my hair out. They gave me that advice with no tangible way to measure it, no outline of what a college experience should look like and very … Continue reading Creating a positive college experience during a global pandemic

The unknown refugee crisis

David Eide – Opinion Columnist There is a major refugee crisis going on in Europe and it’s not the one you might be thinking of. While the Mediterranean Sea is still the most heavily traveled route for migrants fleeing embattled countries like Iraq and Afghanistan in the past year a new path has opened that has led to a humanitarian catastrophe on the European Union’s eastern border. … Continue reading The unknown refugee crisis

Is Santa Claus coming to town?

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist Snowflakes fall, Christmas trees twinkle, and everyone is smiling and happy. Right? Wrong. It’s not the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the most stressful. Exams are looming, projects are piling up, and when you step outside your ears feel like they were dipped in liquid nitrogen. Students have problems, and lots of them. Fortunately, as every child knows, there … Continue reading Is Santa Claus coming to town?

My humble opinion on the STEAMery sandwiches

Hailey Brune – Opinion Columnist Don’t get me wrong. I am in no way an expert on the STEAMery, or sandwiches, or food for that matter. I haven’t tried everything on the menu either. For that to be possible I’d have to stop getting the same three things, and I am a creature of habit. I’ve never had their vegetarian or breakfast sandwich options. There’s … Continue reading My humble opinion on the STEAMery sandwiches

In a baffling move, Gustavus pushishes first-years for things that they did

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist Gusties have been doing some awful, awful things. Or so it would seem, since they are being denied basic rights given even to prisoners of war. They are doing awful things like leaving their garbage in the bathroom and stealing exit signs – truly despicable. Clearly the hoodlums causing this mischief deserve to be punished, but the way it happens is … Continue reading In a baffling move, Gustavus pushishes first-years for things that they did

College literature for those who read too much for college already

Clare Greeman – Avid Succession Watcher This isn’t about dark academia, so don’t get excited. Off the back of my DWMs article (*see last issue- Clare) I will now show you the many wonders of the campus novel, despite the fact that I’m sure all of us read too many “campus novels” to begin with. I assure you that these are not homework assignments or untruths … Continue reading College literature for those who read too much for college already

What are those things?

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist My first thought was aliens. What else could explain the concrete shapes scattered around our campus? Thigh-high cylinders outside of Plex. Taller cylinders and blocky sideways arch outside the campus center. Even more cylinders outside of the chapel. It seemed to me like it had to be a beacon to aliens: “Hey, check out our new science building! Or our … Continue reading What are those things?