Amia Honl – Writer Bot One of the most important missions here at Crustavus is our green movement. With compost bins everywhere, a Crustavus student is able to be a little more green in their daily lives. One thing we can’t be green with is our body’s gas output. Once we start sweating, a human being can release a lot of grossness into the air. It’s … Continue reading Robots: The New Face of Crustavus
Cadence Paramore – Opinion Columnist For many white students–and that is a large majority of our campus’s population–conversations about race look a lot like fear: fear of saying or doing the wrong thing and offending someone. And, yes, it’s good to be conscious of how our words and actions can have a negative impact on our peers, but the root of fear around conversations of race … Continue reading White people: Why are they afraid to talk about race?
Emily Seppelt – Opinion Columnist As we are in the midst of our third COVID semester, the mid-semester onslaught has arrived right along with the rainy spring weather. Many of us may be having flashbacks to last March when we were all sent home and “enjoyed” a two-week spring break. Last March, spring break was extended for many reasons, including giving time to professors to move … Continue reading College students deserve a Spring Break
Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist Traveling should be a requirement for a liberal arts education. Experiencing different customs, learning to be open minded and seeing other places in the world is beneficial for becoming more knowledgeable about effective communication. It makes traveling easier and lessens culture shock and cultural barriers. Cultural shock is the experience someone has when moving somewhere else and cultural barriers are challenged … Continue reading Require traveling abroad for Liberal Arts
Grace Worwa – Opinion Columnist St. Peter is a small college town. That’s how I always describe it to my relatives after I tell them I go to school in St. Peter and they give me a blank stare. Yes, it has that single main road lined with old-looking shops and restaurants, that community where everyone seems to know each other and that calendar year that revolves … Continue reading Our two college towns
Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist Mother nature has been a real tease recently, hasn’t she? The month of March has changed seasons more times than I’ve changed my mind about my major. There was that pyrite spring, but in true Minnesotan fashion, a blizzard came and covered everything in snow. Again. We’ve all been daydreaming about the warmth of spring, but there’s still the question of … Continue reading Best spots to go touch some grass when overwhelmed
Emma Putahl – Opinion Columnist Hello, my lovely fellow Gusties. The weather this week has been interesting, to say the least. As we hop back into our week of spring weather, we should be thinking about a very important topic that is heavy on my noggin. I know that there are many people on campus that care very deeply about this subject and it is time … Continue reading Line 3 and the Gustavus Community
Tori Smith – Opinion Columnist We all know the drill. It’s the end of the month, and you’ve got a surprising amount of money left on your meal plan. You can’t let this money go to waste, so you head to the Caf to see how much food you can possibly stuff into two large paper bags. The real question: what do you grab? There are … Continue reading Snack War: What is the best snack in the Caf?
Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that old music is better than modern music. It combines instruments that are nice together, and it isn’t very technological sounding. There is a nostalgic, happy feeling associated with listening to old music we haven’t heard in a while. Older music displays nostalgia, tangible instruments, appropriately accompanied lyrics and a history that helped shaped music today. When we are in … Continue reading Old Music is Better
Grace Worwa – Opinion Columnist We are now over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to the World Health Organization, more than 335 million doses of vaccine have been administered worldwide. With that in mind, governments and companies alike are racing to develop what news outlets are calling the pandemic’s next big thing: vaccine passports. So, what are vaccine passports? And how do they … Continue reading Vaccine Passports: What Are They?