COVID Commencement: to the class of 2021 from a fellow senior

Kyra Bowar – Copy Editor In the first month of our first year at Gustavus, we all got that classic black, Gustie t-shirt. I remember looking at the big yellow “21” on the back and thinking, “Wow, I wonder what life will be like in 2021?” Graduation felt like an eternity away. But now, four years and lots of highs and lows later, we COVID seniors—the … Continue reading COVID Commencement: to the class of 2021 from a fellow senior

You Can Still Print A Student Newspaper in a Pandemic

Corinne Stremmel – Editor-in-Chief At my first layout night for The Gustavian Weekly four years ago, part of me wondered if I’d ever get to be Editor-in-Chief. Now, a senior, here I am as Editor-in-Chief, working alongside my editorial staff who are placing and designing the layout for this story on my last layout night. I most definitely didn’t expect that I’d be Editor-in-Chief during a … Continue reading You Can Still Print A Student Newspaper in a Pandemic

Maintain Strong Long Distance Connections

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist Effectively maintaining long distance relationships is important. Sometimes our connections can move to different places or travel, and we need to know how to communicate with them. There are many different ways to accomplish this. There are different types of digital communication, and there are other ways to send messages too. Some of the strategies of communicating digitally are text message, … Continue reading Maintain Strong Long Distance Connections

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