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
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
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?
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 This feels like a very outdated … Continue reading Please Let us Live Off Campus
Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that having sturdy, comfortable chairs is a great thing, and it is important for students. It is imperative for students to feel safe and focused while they are learning. When they sit in rigid chairs, it can be distracting. There should be secure, safe chairs to prevent distractions and injuries. Chairs like these would promote better posture, better health, … Continue reading Why Good Chairs Are So Important
Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist As students begin to wrap up the year and start focusing towards next semester, there has been a concern as to what the fall will be like. With vaccines being given every day and students seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the idea of having online classes again next year is less than appealing. Online classes, while doing … Continue reading Can Gustavus Handle Another Year Online?
Concerned Gustavus Community Members A group of environmentally concerned student published a letter to the Board of Trustees on Monday, April 5 requesting the college divestment from mutual funds that are invested in fossil fuels. If you have questions about divestment or are interested in learning more please contact: Abigayle Paulson (email@example.com) or Alex Terpkosh (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear Trustees, As members of the Gustavus community who … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist Do you believe ghosts are real? It might seem like a stupid question, but it’s one that people use as an icebreaker. With this question, you’re able to tell many things about a person. By saying yes you show that you are open to the unknown, but if you say that you don’t then you appear to follow fact and truth … Continue reading Ghostly Gusties: Real ghost sightings on campus
Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist Gustavus Habitat for Humanity is a great organization in my opinion. It works to build affordable homes for families in need, it advocates to lessen poverty and homelessness and it provides practice with cooperation. Their service is done at a local and national level. This is an important organization, and it should be preserved because of its positive impact. In … Continue reading Making the Community Stronger
The Gustavus Finance Club The Gustavus Finance Club promotes financial wellbeing on campus and assists Gustavus students in achieving their financial goals. The Club is advised by Professor and Chair of the Department Economics and Management, Sheng Yang, and consists of student members within the Economics and Management Department. One of the club’s goals is to educate the Gustavus community about their finances, which is … Continue reading An Overview of the Gustavus Finance Club