Exploring peace across Latin America

Emma Kennedy – Staff Writer There are over five million refugees and migrants from Venezuela running from violence and lack of survival necessities across the world, according to The UN Refugee Agency. The 2016 Colombia peace deal has faltered three years later, resulting in the rise of gang activity and drug trafficking, says The Atlantic. Peace in Latin America has been abominable as of late, and … Continue reading Exploring peace across Latin America

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Carley Swanson-Garro

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Bemidji, Minnesota, this Gustie of the Week came to Gustavus because of their long-held passions and has discovered plenty of new ones during their time here. Junior Carley Swanson-Garro was looking for an institution where she could continue to be a part of a music ensemble without studying music. “I was looking for somewhere that I could do music … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Carley Swanson-Garro

Proclaim on campus

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer Proclaim is a unique and welcoming Christian organization here on the Gustavus campus. Student led and inter-denominational, students attend when they want and when they can. No matter one’s attendance, though, any student is always welcome. Student led and inter-denominational, students attend when they want and when they can. No matter one’s attendance, though, any student is always welcome. The meetings … Continue reading Proclaim on campus

That’s what I’m walking about: Walktober at the GustieWELL Office

Korri Wojack – Staff Writer This October, as featured on the classic “Once Upon a Potty” posters put up by the PAs in bathrooms all around campus, the GustieWELL Office is focusing on physical and emotional wellness and engagement. “Walktober” is a set of events sponsored by the PAs that give students the opportunity to partake in walks around campus while engaging in mentally stimulating and … Continue reading That’s what I’m walking about: Walktober at the GustieWELL Office

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Nancy Roessler

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Even if you’ve never visited this Gustie of the Week’s office, housed in the basement of Olin, you’ve almost certainly benefited from the work they do on campus. Customer Support Specialist in Telecommunications, Nancy Roessler, is responsible for various duties on campus that range from answering the main phone line to putting together campus directories. Some consider her “the voice of Gustavus.” … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Nancy Roessler

LineUs returns to campus

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer LineUs is back on campus, and it’s members are ready to entertain. As Gustavus’ premiere and only improv comedy troupe, this group performs monthly for students and visitors to campus. They also have additional shows for Midnight Express each semester and during the 100 Hour Challenge. Their goal is to provide Gustavus students with a fun, friendly and free event on … Continue reading LineUs returns to campus

Connect, support and develop: spiritual life on campus

Korri Wojack – Staff Writer Nearly sixty years ago, Christ Chapel was dedicated on campus. Through the years, there have been over three hundred weddings, six Gustavus presidential inaugurations, forty-seven Christmas in Christ Chapels, and so much more to celebrate. Established as a Lutheran college, Gustavus has always been well known for its focus on worship and praise. However, it’s the welcoming inclusivity that makes the spiritual … Continue reading Connect, support and develop: spiritual life on campus

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Ratana Chheng

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Cambodia, Senior Ratana Chheng’s Gustavus experience has been built on community, the liberal arts experience and being able to grow and share her knowledge with her peers. While attending public school in Cambodia, Chheng was recruited in elementary school to study with an NGO program that taught English. Learning English brought her to attend Phillips Exeter Academy, a highly-ranked … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Ratana Chheng