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

Breaking news: humans more intelligent than we thought

Bella Loxtercamp – Squirrel Investigator The following message comes from a news article written by the squirrels. Gustavus’s branch of the Federal Squirrel Investigation (FSI) intercepted and translated it early this morning. It may be unsettling to some readers. Proceed at your own risk. Education is good. You didn’t need me to tell you that. Video games don’t give the same salaries, job opportunities, or futures … Continue reading Breaking news: humans more intelligent than we thought

Are gusties really golden?

Jonas Doerr – Opinion Writer Are Gusties really golden? We are the Golden Gusties, after all, but would it be more appropriate to call us the Yellow Gusties instead? Before you throw me out for sheer ridiculousness, let me explain. I’m not talking about the people actually looking golden. I have never seen anyone resembling C-3PO wandering around campus, and I’m sure I never will. Maybe … Continue reading Are gusties really golden?

Why How I Met Your Mother is better than Friends

Clare Greeman – Average Sitcom Watcher I’ve had some years to reflect and I still don’t understand why Friends experienced such a large resurgence. The power of nostalgia is strong; I’ll be the first to admit that it’s practically my whole ‘writing brand’, but I never thought that things that were boring, badly developed, and lacking any depth would be impervious to this power. Because with … Continue reading Why How I Met Your Mother is better than Friends

An ode to the furless giants

Cadence Paramore – Squirrel Translator We have always feared the Furless Giants. They would shoo us and call us “rodents.” It never bothered me, but I learned to stay away. To avoid interaction. I lived most of my life scrounging on what nuts I could find from local trees and feasting on the Furless One’s remains that they’d place into strange plastic containers. I thought I … Continue reading An ode to the furless giants

Volleyball sweeps nationally-ranked Bethel

Luke Siegle – Staff Writer The Gustavus volleyball team traveled to the Twin Cities for a crucial conference game on October 2 Saturday night against nationally-ranked Bethel. In front of a raucous Bethel crowd the Gusties took care of business early and never looked back as they swept Bethel 3-0. “We came in with a strategy and just focused on executing that,” Senior outside hitter Kate … Continue reading Volleyball sweeps nationally-ranked Bethel

Golf teams putt their way to second place

Luna Walker – Staff Writer The Gustavus men’s and women’s golf teams should be on everyone’s radar this year as they are making waves in the MIAC after only competing for a short month. This fine group of young women and men are leading the charge in what could be the most impressive season of golf we’ve seen at Gustavus since the nineties. From the Gustavus Men’s … Continue reading Golf teams putt their way to second place