The best “for girls” toys of the early 2000’s

Clare Greeman – Toy Expert During the resurgence of low rise jeans, the Twilight renaissance, and late 90s rom-com revivals that nobody asked for there will soon be no stone unturned in the quest for us Gen-Zer’s to relive our childhoods/infancy. That being said, there is one area in the discussion that is woefully lacking; the thing that actually fueled our childhoods are the things that … Continue reading The best “for girls” toys of the early 2000’s

More options for soda than vegan food

Hailley Brune – Opinion Columnist As somebody with little to no dietary restrictions, I don’t think about food availability often. I hardly notice where the alternative food options are or what they consist of. While having dinner with two classmates it came up how little alternative food options there are, for vegetarians, but especially for vegans. I was surprised since we have the Vari Veggy … Continue reading More options for soda than vegan food

The squirrels: friend or foe?

Bella Loxtercamp – Squirrel Investigator The squirrels of Gustavus are organizing to overthrow. When I first moved on campus, I thought they were cute. I wanted to catch one and keep it as a pet, and I seriously considered petitioning to change Gus the Lion to Gus the Squirrel. Being adorable, however, doesn’t equal being friendly. The squirrels here are a different breed. They skitter about, … Continue reading The squirrels: friend or foe?

Effective way to write notes in college

Tegan Hirman – Opinion Columnist One common theme I have noticed here on campus is that not many of us know how to take notes “effectively”. In high school, I had a basic understanding of what it meant to keep notes. Bullet points, highlighters, and sticky notes were your best friend. Not much has changed in college except for the amount of material. I find myself spending … Continue reading Effective way to write notes in college

Don’t ask me my major

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist Hey, what’s your major?” A common question, I’ll grant. One that’s rather easy to ask as well since we’re all in college. But also a TERRIBLE question. Why? What could be wrong with such an innocent question? No one has ever died from asking someone’s major. Well, one’s social life might. See, there is a place and time to ask … Continue reading Don’t ask me my major

100 years of student lead change

Alma Jorgenson – Opinion Columnist Joining The Weekly was one of the best things I have done during my time at Gustavus. It is my opinion that writing for a college newspaper is one of the most impactful things that a college student can do. One thing I tell my writers over and over is that the administration actually reads the paper, sometimes even writing a … Continue reading 100 years of student lead change

College like expectations as a COVID high school

Tegan Hirman – Opinion Columnist I took a gap year. That’s right, I decided to wait a year for COVID to calm down and then start school again. I am not sure any of us really knew what to expect when going to college during a pandemic. I certainly didn’t, and I was terrified at the prospect. Long story short, I graduated high school right when … Continue reading College like expectations as a COVID high school

Why pillow pets are better than squishmallows

Clare Greeman – In-House Toy Expert It’s a pillow, it’s a pet, it’s the best man-made innovation of the century. What can you say about Pillow Pets that hasn’t already been said? They’re cuddly, cute, and they come in all different sizes, shapes, and creeds. I think all of us (normal) kids remember seeing the Pillow Pet ads on TV. They would interrupt a block of … Continue reading Why pillow pets are better than squishmallows

When in doubt, toss it out

Emma Putahl – Opinion Columnist We desperately need to talk about what is and isn’t recyclable. The “golden rule” for recycling is ‘when in doubt, toss it out.’ I would much rather see recyclable goods in a trash can than trash in the recycling bin. When trash or contaminated goods that seem like they are recyclable (looking at you, greasy pizza box) ends up in the … Continue reading When in doubt, toss it out

Don’t be boring: Support local art

Tori Smith – Opinion Columnist Over the weekend I visited the Rock Bend Folk Festival held in Minnesota Square Park right down the hill from Gustavus. The festival included live music, food, and an arts and crafts fair. Not expecting to see much from a small-town festival, I was blown away by the amount of talent on display. The music, for one, was incredible and lively. … Continue reading Don’t be boring: Support local art