ENG-350 presents Gustavus’ “Firethorne” Literary Journal at launch party

Tori Smith – Staff Writer While other classes start gearing up for a demanding finals week, one class is throwing a party instead. The ENG-350 course, also known as the Editing and Publishing class, has put together this year’s issue of Firethorne, Gustavus’s annual literary magazine composed of student prose, poetry, and artwork. In celebration, the class is putting on an outdoor launch party from 5-6 … Continue reading ENG-350 presents Gustavus’ “Firethorne” Literary Journal at launch party

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Misti Harper

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer For Visiting Assistant Professor in History Misti Harper, her area of study has not only shaped her career, but every aspect of her life. Originally from Arkansas, Harper was always fascinated by the history of the region she was from. “I went to undergrad at a school that was really similar to Gustavus. It’s a place called University of the Ozarks … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Misti Harper

Theatre Department showcases “The Three Sisters”

Mula Lay – Staff Writer The Three Sisters is a production by the theatre department at Gustavus. The play is written by Anton Checkoff, who was a pioneer in realism theater, and is a snapshot of what life was like in the 1800s in Russia. The play spans across five years from the perspectives of three sisters. The three sisters, who have been moved from their … Continue reading Theatre Department showcases “The Three Sisters”

12 campus organizations collaborate to put on “Discover the Outdoors” event

Emma Lohman – Staff Writer On Sunday, May 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Gustavus students can visit the Arboretum to participate in games and educational activities and learn about topics related to climate justice, conservation and sustainability. A dozen student organizations will be represented including the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC), Campus Activities Board (CAB), Fly Fishing Club, Students for Reproductive Freedom, Ducks Unlimited, … Continue reading 12 campus organizations collaborate to put on “Discover the Outdoors” event

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Kylie Arvidson

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer Senior Kylie Arvidson, an Elementary Education major and English minor, enrolled at Gustavus after she was captivated by the homely and friendly atmosphere of the campus. “I knew I wanted a small, private school in Minnesota. My sister went to Gustavus, so I ended up touring the campus with my sister and I saw all the fun she had here … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Kylie Arvidson

Celebration of Creative Inquiry to be held virtually this Friday

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer This year, Gustavus’ annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry will be held virtually from 4 to 6 p.m on April 30. Using a Google Meets link provided on April 30, anyone interested in learning more will be able to drop into various groups to learn more about their research and ask questions. Students from all academic disciplines led research into a … Continue reading Celebration of Creative Inquiry to be held virtually this Friday

Diversity Leadership Council Hosts COVID-safe Diversity-Ball

Mula Lay – Staff Writer The Diversity Ball (or D-Ball) is an annual event held by the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC). The event usually features a dinner, a dance, a live show and an award ceremony. It is a night to celebrate the works of students and staff on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This year’s D-Ball was held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. … Continue reading Diversity Leadership Council Hosts COVID-safe Diversity-Ball

GUSTIE of the Week: Kareem Watts

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Assistant Director of the Center of Inclusive Excellence, Kareem Watts, has kept busy in his new position while getting adjusted to the Minnesota weather. Originally from Los Angeles, Watts has been working in higher education at public and private universities and colleges for over 12 years as an educator and administrator. “I really just have a passion for students but … Continue reading GUSTIE of the Week: Kareem Watts

New Exhibition at the Arts Center of St. Peter

Tori Smith – Staff Writer Founded in 1979 as the Arts and Heritage Council, the Arts Center of Saint Peter has been a long-standing establishment in the community for many years. After the 1998 St. Peter tornado that took out the historic school building where the Arts and Heritage Council was originally located, the Arts Center re-organized and in 2000 opened their new facility at … Continue reading New Exhibition at the Arts Center of St. Peter

Inter-Hall Waste Sorting Challenge: Who will win?

Tori Smith – Staff Writer Gustavus is committed to reducing its amount of waste on campus. Just this semester the college introduced compost bins to all residence halls. Previously, compost bins were only available in the Jackson Campus Center. This change has allowed more students to compost their food scraps and compostable material in order to decrease waste and move towards the college’s goal of zero … Continue reading Inter-Hall Waste Sorting Challenge: Who will win?