MAYDAY! Conference to feature student activism throughout history

Marie Osuna – Staff Writer Student activism is a pervasive theme in history, and is also the topic of this year’s MAYDAY! Peace Conference. The conference, which is set to take place on Wednesday, April 28, will feature Jaclyn Corin. Corin became an activist against gun violence after surviving the largest school shooting in American History at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. … Continue reading MAYDAY! Conference to feature student activism throughout history

Diversity Leadership Council Hosts COVID-safe Diversity-Ball

Mula Lay – Staff Writer The Diversity Ball (or D-Ball) is an annual event held by the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC). The event usually features a dinner, a dance, a live show and an award ceremony. It is a night to celebrate the works of students and staff on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This year’s D-Ball was held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. … Continue reading Diversity Leadership Council Hosts COVID-safe Diversity-Ball

GUSTIE of the Week: Kareem Watts

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Assistant Director of the Center of Inclusive Excellence, Kareem Watts, has kept busy in his new position while getting adjusted to the Minnesota weather. Originally from Los Angeles, Watts has been working in higher education at public and private universities and colleges for over 12 years as an educator and administrator. “I really just have a passion for students but … Continue reading GUSTIE of the Week: Kareem Watts

New Exhibition at the Arts Center of St. Peter

Tori Smith – Staff Writer Founded in 1979 as the Arts and Heritage Council, the Arts Center of Saint Peter has been a long-standing establishment in the community for many years. After the 1998 St. Peter tornado that took out the historic school building where the Arts and Heritage Council was originally located, the Arts Center re-organized and in 2000 opened their new facility at … Continue reading New Exhibition at the Arts Center of St. Peter

Earth Day

Geena Zebrasky – Features Writer This past Thursday, April 22nd, was international Earth Day. For years, Gustavus and the greater community have observed this holiday, with each year’s focus addressing the challenges that we’re currently facing. The United States’ first Earth Day grew out of the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, when more than 3 million gallons of oil were spilled off the coast … Continue reading Earth Day

Why Spending Time Outdoors is Great

Lexi Louis – Opinion Columnist I think that spending time outdoors regularly is a great thing. It provides time away from situations we may find distressing. Going for a walk outside has plenty of benefits like improved mood, improved physical health, reduced stress, reduced anxiety, and improved memory. It’s great to spend time outdoors because of these benefits. When we get stuck in a loop … Continue reading Why Spending Time Outdoors is Great

Summer Motivations: Staying Sane in the Final Stretch

Maia Honl – Opinion Columnist We are now officially three-ish weeks away from finals, to which I have only this to say: AAAAAAAAAAHHH. With that off my chest and out of my conscience, I’d like to start feeling some hope. I’m a very goal-oriented person, so I have had my eyes set to summer for the last two months. Think “The High School Musical 2 … Continue reading Summer Motivations: Staying Sane in the Final Stretch

Sustainability Credit

Emma Putahl – Opinion Columnist This week I wanted to talk about the Sustainability Credit that many students and faculty are working hard to get established. I hope that the upperclassmen remember in Spring of 2019, in partnership with Environmental Action Coalition (EAC), there was a group of students that arranged “Groundswell” Day. It was a day full of activities that was to show that … Continue reading Sustainability Credit

Surviving seasonal allergies: We’re in this together

Tori Smith – Staff Writer It’s official: spring is finally here. After a cold, lonely winter of isolation, blossoming flowers and green grass is just what Gusties need. That is unless you’re an allergy-sufferer like me. While I want nothing more than to finally step outside to soak up the newfound sunshine and fresh air, my constant sneezing and coughing has me running indoors and … Continue reading Surviving seasonal allergies: We’re in this together

Gustie Softball Snaps Losing Streak

Brady Boie – Staff Writer The Gustavus women’s softball team got back on track this week with wins against Saint Mary’s and Concordia College. These wins snapped a six-game losing streak and brought the Gusties closer to a .500 record. Their busy weekend consisted of four games (two double-headers) and began with a visit to Winona against Saint Mary’s. Despite coming into the game on … Continue reading Gustie Softball Snaps Losing Streak