Asian Night Market celebrates culture, heritage

Andrew Clark – Staff Writer This week, the Asian Student Union (ASU) held a series of events leading up to the main event; the Asian Night Market. The Night Market will be held this Saturday, May 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Johnson Courtyard. This event is a celebration of Asian heritage and culture, and it includes many aspects of Asian culture … Continue reading Asian Night Market celebrates culture, heritage

The future of education

Katie Samek – Staff Writer Gustavus Adolphus College’s 42nd annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference was held on Wednesday, May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Alumni Hall. This year’s topic of discussion was “The Future of U.S. Education: Who Decides What Gets Taught?” The conference opened with a welcome speech by College President Rebecca Bergman, followed by panelist introductions by MAYDAY! Director Yurie Hong. … Continue reading The future of education

Better cold than hot

Houston McLaury – Opinion Columnist As the college was thrust into the hot embers of summer during the first week back from spring break, then tossed into the freezer box over this past week, many students have been subject to the wonders of the Minnesota weather cycle. Glimpses of the hot, warm, ice-melting sun for a few days, which are then taken from our eyes … Continue reading Better cold than hot

The tyranny of hard beds, and the joys of a soft bed

Houston McLaury – Opinion Columnist Throughout my life, I have always been blessed with a soft bed and warm, soft covers to come home to. Yet, over the weekend, I have seen and experienced the influence of the devil. Over the weekend, I traveled to Wisconsin with my friends to celebrate a birthday, and when dividing the beds and who sleeps where, I was given … Continue reading The tyranny of hard beds, and the joys of a soft bed

Stop talking about feet

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist The Gustavus Chemistry Club is hosting their Science on Saturday event on Saturday, April 22nd in Nobel Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They are collaborating with the chemistry, biology, geology, and physics departments to demonstrate and teach science experiments to elementary students in the Saint Peter area.    “The goal of Science on Saturday has always been to … Continue reading Stop talking about feet

Fooled ya!

David Eide – Opinion Columnist One of the most important holidays of the year is fast approaching and I believe it’s necessary to do some serious thinking about the ideas behind it. I am of course referring to April Fools’ Day, that wonderful day where practical jokes and tomfoolery reign supreme and you cannot let down your guard lest you fall victim to a masterfully … Continue reading Fooled ya!

Is the sauna actually good for you?

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist Being hot usually isn’t relaxing. A hothead is someone who gets angry easily. A heated argument is usually a bit too intense. Someone who breaks into a cold sweat is nervous or afraid. And if a situation is steamy, nobody involved will be very calm. The sauna is different. Instead of becoming angry or nervous, most people relax when sweating … Continue reading Is the sauna actually good for you?