PASO invites Gusties to celebrate Black History Month

Emma Lohman – Staff Writer February is Black History Month, and the Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO) has planned many exciting and educational events for the Gustavus community based on the theme “Know the Past, Shape the Future.” The theme was chosen with the goal of drawing attention to the accomplishments of Black people, as well as the difficulties that they have faced, with the hope … Continue reading PASO invites Gusties to celebrate Black History Month

Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, Junior Jordan Oleson was immediately drawn to the community at Gustavus and now he has found himself to be an integral part of it. “After having visited many big campuses and some other small ones as well, Gustavus just felt most at home. I felt comfortable the second I stepped out onto the guest parking lot. … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Gustavus QuizBowl team prepares for first virtual competition

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer QuizBowl is a national trivia competition game open to students across the United States from middle school through college. The National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) was founded in 1996 by a group of former QuizBowl players who wanted to make the trivia game more accessible and popular among students. The competition is open to any and all students or groups, … Continue reading Gustavus QuizBowl team prepares for first virtual competition

Helium: a little-known limited resource

Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer Helium: the lone element resting on top of the rest of the noble gases on the periodic table, best known by the average person for its balloon-filling abilities. Well, that’s unless you’re talking to a scientist–then, helium is best known for its ability to reach near absolute zero temperatures (and other incredible properties). When some materials are cooled to these … Continue reading Helium: a little-known limited resource

Black History Month: Retire or Enhance?

DeAnna Giles – Opinion Columnist This year marks 45 years since Black History Month became nationally recognized, but more schools have lost sight of the importance held by this historical month. Originally known as African American History Week in 1926, Carter G. Woodson wanted this month to be a celebration of a people that many in this country at the time believed had no place … Continue reading Black History Month: Retire or Enhance?

Why Black History Month Should Be All Year

Emily Seppelt – Opinion Columnist Here at Gustavus and across the country, this week marked the second week of Black History Month. Running throughout the entire month of February, PASO will be putting on a variety of events to celebrate black history and educate the Gustavus campus at large. First founded as just a week by historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History has been recognized … Continue reading Why Black History Month Should Be All Year

Walk the 15 extra steps to the compost

Emma Pufahl – Opinion Columnist Hello my fellow Gusties and welcome back to the (below) freezing Minnesota weather we all know and… love? We need to talk about a very important topic, that lies heavy on my mind, as well as the minds of many, many EAC members and various staff members. Composting. You might be saying to yourself, “What on earth is composting? How … Continue reading Walk the 15 extra steps to the compost

Take self-care of yourself, Gusties

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that understanding how to perceive others’ nonverbal communication is imperative. What we wear, our stance, our facial expressions, and our movements are the initial impression we give to others. I believe the quote by Abraham Lincoln, who stated that, “Actions speak louder than words.” Although the content of our verbal communication is important, most of the meaningful communication … Continue reading Take self-care of yourself, Gusties

Bad Day to be an Auggie

Jack Wiessenberger – Staff Writer After an unexpected change to their schedule, the Gustavus Women’s Hockey team took the ice last Saturday in a matchup against Augsburg. The team was originally scheduled to face off against St. Thomas, but following the return of positive COVID tests, the Tommies were forced to cancel the match. Instead, the Gusties got a rematch of last year’s MIAC Championship … Continue reading Bad Day to be an Auggie

Women’s Basketball Defeats Augsburg

Eamonn McCullough – Staff Writer The Gustavus Women’s basketball team ignited the court on Saturday, February 6, topping conference rival Augsburg 92-74 to open the season on the road. The Gusties played a strong offensive game from the beginning, and although Augsburg led by a small margin for much of the first quarter, Seniors Paige Richert and Marisa Gustafson kept the visitor side of the … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Defeats Augsburg