Grace Worwa – Opinion Columnist We are now over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to the New York Times, more than 22 percent of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated. This, of course, is incredible news, but it also means that a shiny new pandemic-related debate is raging across the country: vaccine passports—do we require them or not? Here at Gustavus, we … Continue reading Should Gustavus Mandate Vaccines Next Fall?
Emma Puftahl – Opinion Columnist I’m going to give it to you straight: I do not like our housing options. They suck. As someone whose summer job does include going in some rental properties, so I’ve seen an array of options. I understand that we are a residential campus, meaning we are expected to live on campus all four years. This feels like a very outdated … Continue reading Please Let us Live Off Campus
Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that having sturdy, comfortable chairs is a great thing, and it is important for students. It is imperative for students to feel safe and focused while they are learning. When they sit in rigid chairs, it can be distracting. There should be secure, safe chairs to prevent distractions and injuries. Chairs like these would promote better posture, better health, … Continue reading Why Good Chairs Are So Important
Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist As students begin to wrap up the year and start focusing towards next semester, there has been a concern as to what the fall will be like. With vaccines being given every day and students seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the idea of having online classes again next year is less than appealing. Online classes, while doing … Continue reading Can Gustavus Handle Another Year Online?
Autumn Zierman – Staff Writer Sprinting and leaping into success this weekend, the Gustavus Track and Field (both Men’s and Women’s) teams returned to the fields for their first outdoor meet since 2019. The meet included Crown, Martin Luther, St. Scholastica, Saint Mary’s, and Concordia-St. Paul and was hosted on the Gustavus fields. The meet kicked off around noon on Saturday afternoon and by the end … Continue reading Sprinting to Success
Brady Boie – Staff Writer The Gustavus tennis teams took the MIAC by storm this weekend, with decisive victories over Saint Bens, Hamline, and Macalester College. The women kicked off the busy weekend with a match against St. Bens in the Swanson Tennis Center on Friday. In this match, all three doubles teams declared victory; the six singles players completed the sweep a few hours later, … Continue reading Gustie Tennis Continues Dominant Run
Eamonn McCullough – Staff Writer Moorhead is a bit of a drive from beautiful St. Peter, Minnesota, but the Gustavus volleyball team made the most of the road trip this past Sunday, April 11, to face Concordia, winning all three sets. The scores ended up 25-23, 25-18, and 31-29 respectively. Additionally, after netting a team-leading 18 kills and a 0.317 hitting percentage during Sunday’s game, Senior … Continue reading Set The Tone
Grace Worwa – Staff Writer A flyer belonging to a national white supremacist group was discovered on campus by a Gustie student on March 26. Others like it have been found around the Saint Peter and Mankato area. Junior Grace Matson was walking across campus when she spotted the first poster on a light pole between Old Main and the Chapel. The flyer consisted of black … Continue reading Neo-Nazi posters found and promptly removed from Gustavus campus
Thursday, March 25, 2021 Campus Safety responded to a medical assist at Hollingsworth Football Stadium. Friday, March 26 Campus Safety received a report on a bias/ hate sticker that was placed on a light pole outside of Old Main Hall. The sticker was taken down and Campus Safety is investigating the incident. Campus Safety assisted a student from Sohre Hall because the student received a … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/9/2021)
Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 5, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 277 Current Positive Student Cases: 6 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 15 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 7 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 5 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (4/9/2021)