Blogs at Gustavus

Women’s Golf Finishes Fifth At College City Challenge

The Gustavus women's golf team earned a fifth place finish out of 13 teams at the College City Challenge after turning in a two-round total of 654. St. Catherine took home the title with a score of 641. Mae Meierhenry (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Morgan Bleyhl (Fy., Elk River, Minn.) both tied for 13th place.

Women’s Tennis Has Successful Showing At USTA/ITA Midwest Regional

The Gustavus women’s tennis team hosted the 2016 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Tournament this weekend, which featured 30 of the top teams in the region. The Gusties had a good showing in both the singles and doubles draws with four individuals making the final 16 in singles play and one doubles team in the final four.

Men’s Golf Remains In First At Twin Cities Classic After Round Two

Through two rounds at the Twin Cities Classic, the Gustavus men’s golf team remains in first place after shooting a 294 in the second round - which was played at the Elk River Golf Course - for a total of 577 (+6), which is three strokes ahead of Saint John’s and five ahead of the University of Manitoba.

Alhouni Claims Runner-Up At Drake Invitational

The Gustavus men's tennis team completed their first event of the fall campaign this weekend at the Drake Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa. Mohanad Alhouni (Jr., Tripoli, Libya) finished as the runner-up in the Flight 1 singles draw.

The ups and downs of Pokemon Go

What does it take to be the very best, like no one ever was? For some that means excelling in their classes, rising to the top on graduation day. For others it means being exceptional in athletics, leading their team to victories at State, Regionals, and maybe even Nationals. For one growing group of individuals […]

Act of violence hits too close to home

O n Saturday, Sept. 17 a man dressed as a security officer injured several people at the local mall in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The stabbings happened in several places throughout the mall, including in stores and in common areas. The chief of police identified the man as Dahir Adan, whom had three previous encounters with […]

Welcome to the age of conspiracy

I  want  to  talk  about  conspiracy  theories.  In  its  simplest  form,  a  conspiracy  theory  is  an idea  put  forward  by  a  person  who  notices  rationally  irrational  behavior  and  tries  to  figure  out   what  the  hell  is  going. Hold  on,  that’s  not  what  we’ve  been  told,  right? Aren’t  conspiracy   theorists  old,  wacky  guys  who  […]

Nobel Conference 52: In Search of Economic Balance

Diedre McCloskey Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communcation at the University of Illinois at Chicago McCloskey’s work has varied from technical economics and statistical theory to transgender advocacy. McCloskey has authored 16 books and nearly 400 articles in her many fields! John List Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the Chairman of the […]

Beneath the Crown (9/23/16)

What is a big challenge that you faced in your life, and how did you handle it? “The first thing that comes to mind, being in college, is that my mom died during my freshman year, in January. It was kind of out of nowhere. The additional fact of it being freshman year helped exaggerate […]