Greek life returns to campus

Ella Kelsey – Staff Writer Here on campus, sorority and fraternity recruitment is in full swing. Gustavus Greek life aims to deconstruct ingrained expectations of sororities and fraternities with our campus’s unique chapters, and create viable communities of growth, support, and change. Early this week, sorority and fraternity recruitment began its week-long process. On Monday and Tuesday, potential new members (referred to as PNMs) interacted with each … Continue reading Greek life returns to campus

Hillstrom Museum Celebrates Swedish- American Artists

Emily VanGorder – Editor in Chief The Hillstrom Museum of Art is presenting “Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America”, a new exhibit presenting the works of Swedish-American artists. The exhibition will be available from September 13 to November 17. The exhibit was co-organized with the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas which is associated with Bethany College. The exhibit features around 60 paintings, … Continue reading Hillstrom Museum Celebrates Swedish- American Artists

Art and Music Classes Return to In-Person Learning

Emily VanGorder – Editor in Chief Most art classes at Gustavus are once again being held in-person. Currently there is no social distancing requirement in effect on campus, though all students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks indoors until September 20. Contact tracing is still being used to identify and follow any COVID-19 cases on campus. Last year students had to sign up to … Continue reading Art and Music Classes Return to In-Person Learning

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