Features From the Online Theatre Gallery

This year, Gustavus’ theatre gallery has morphed into an online short film screening. Typically a stage performance, students from the “Special Topic: Devising Performance” class have adapted this tradition to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions, resulting in the 2020 online theatre gallery. It features six short films written and directed by students, including senior Miranda Johnsen, an English and Scandinavian studies double major, and sophomore Sam Peters, … Continue reading Features From the Online Theatre Gallery

Native American Heritage Day: Significance & Symbolism

To begin this article, it is important to acknowledge, as we should always do whether written or not, that Gustavus lies on the land of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ people. Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, and despite COVID, for many of us this meant a celebration of some sorts. We understand it to be a day to spend time with others and eat good food. However, for … Continue reading Native American Heritage Day: Significance & Symbolism

A student’s art corner

Let’s give thanks for creative outlets

As the research papers and exams keep piling up this holiday season, I find myself increasingly thankful for my creative outlets. If I couldn’t sit down for 30 minutes each day to practice guitar or work on a short story, the stress of finals surely would have eaten me alive by now. And that stress is no joke, as I’m sure all you students out … Continue reading Let’s give thanks for creative outlets

Why 2020 should be a year of handmade gifts

Just like so many of you, I am gearing up for the holiday season and looking forward to the end of the semester. This year has truly been something else, so I am looking forward to using the holiday season (for me it’s Christmas) as a way to put aside some of my worries and focus on giving back joy. While Christmas this year will … Continue reading Why 2020 should be a year of handmade gifts

Be nice to the darn barista

Hot take: I genuinely enjoy customer service. I love connecting and forming relationships with regulars, and being able to serve up their coffee with a smile. Throughout my years as part of the American workforce, I have worked several different jobs that all required me to provide quality customer service. My very first job was at an old-fashioned Dairy Queen knock-off (the kind where you … Continue reading Be nice to the darn barista

What Gusties Are Thankful For

Even as Thanksgiving melds into the final weeks of the fall semester, the reminder to stay grateful for what one has should not fade with it. As Gustavus President Rebecca Bergman reminds all Gusties, “Expressions of gratitude bring out feelings of abundance, appreciation for the blessings and simple pleasures in life, and the beauty of everyday moments”. Expressions like these may be as simple as … Continue reading What Gusties Are Thankful For

Take a Break from Finals: How Gusties can work some stress off during finals week.

The end of the semester is always a time of anxiety and exhaustion for students. Oftentimes, as courses wrap up the work only gets more intense. One way many Gusties blow off steam and focus on something other than finals is by exercising. Working out is a common method of relieving stress, but this year has seen access to fitness become a serious challenge. Nonetheless, … Continue reading Take a Break from Finals: How Gusties can work some stress off during finals week.

Senior Spotlight: Touching Base with Softball Player Ashley Neuenfeldt

The Gustie student-athlete up to bat in this week’s feature is senior Ashley Neuenfeldt. A pitcher and outfielder for the Gustavus Softball team, Neuenfeldt hails from Bloomington, Minnesota. At a time when many of Gusties have left campus, Neuenfeldt’s reminiscence of her best memories with the team remind us of the value of connection, however we must do it while apart. Neuenfeldt has made quite … Continue reading Senior Spotlight: Touching Base with Softball Player Ashley Neuenfeldt

Thrive in the Dive: The Center for Inclusive Excellence receives an expansion upgrade

In an announcement sent out last week on Nov. 12, President Rebecca Bergman announced that the Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE) will be receiving an expansion upgrade. It is said that this new upgrade will more than quadruple its current square footage. It will include new workspaces, dedicated offices for the Diversity Leadership Council and Building Bridges. It was also announced that, in addition to … Continue reading Thrive in the Dive: The Center for Inclusive Excellence receives an expansion upgrade