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Tolerating the intolerance

In the year 2020, dietary restrictions have become something that many of us have learned to recognize and respect in our communities. People need to be able to take care of their bodies, and a big part of that is […]

The real value of the real world

It’s only the third week of school, and I’ve only been on campus for about a week. And I plan on missing several more days later this semester. I don’t usually miss this much school, but this semester I’ve been […]

Introverts are tired of being misunderstood

It is my belief that introversion as a personality trait is deeply misunderstood, especially by extroverts. Introversion is not the same as shyness. Introversion does not mean that one doesn’t like to talk to people; many introverts love conversation. We […]

The elitist ideas of higher education

When looking for options behind high school, most students consider many options before deciding their path. Oftentimes, financials are a huge part of a student’s decisions. When college acceptance time comes around in the spring, a quick “hierarchy” of students […]

Flashes of embarrassment

Embarrassing moments are generally considered a negative concept due to the fact that feelings of guilt or shame usually follow close behind, so saying that embarrassing moments are actually a good thing may seem like an unpopular opinion. Of course, […]

The problems of political labels

When I was thirteen years old, I began my political journey. I decided it was time for me to identify with the views of a particular party. This came as a result of my participation in a pre-AP US history […]

I hate myself (and why it’s okay)

I’m just going to go out there and say it. I hate myself. Before anyone makes a lofty assumption, please continue reading because I’ll explain why I hate myself and why it is okay. But yes, it’s true. I think […]

Accessing education on campus

A student walking in front of the Jackson Campus Center during a heavy snowfall.

Going away to college is hard for any student, but students with disabilities face an even more difficult path. Able bodied people do not need to think about how they will get around campus when they go on a campus […]

The Complexities of Caf Credit

A student checking out at The Marketplace.

Now that J-Term is over, Gustavus students are returning to campus and getting back into their semester routines, including eating daily meals in the caf and tracking their dining expenses. It’s around this time that students who’ve been off-campus over […]

Hope for Heart Day

A student checking out at The Marketplace.

Valentine’s Day hasn’t always been seen by the majority of people as either you are in a relationship or a single Pringle. Think back to when you were in elementary school and made decorated shoeboxes for the Valentine’s Day exchange. […]