Archive for September, 2016

Women’s Soccer surges past St. Mary’s: Senior Madison Ackiss scores twice in victory

After only two and a half minutes of play on Wednesday, Women’s Soccer found themselves down 1-0 to St. Mary’s.  Sixteen minutes later a boot from Sophomore Goalkeeper Ashley Becker found Senior Madison Ackiss past midfield. Ackiss did the rest of the work from there, dribbling past St. Mary’s defense to tie the game up […]

Football comes up short in shootout

The Gustavus Football team took their first loss of the 2016 season last weekend when they lost a nail-biter to the Hamline Pipers in St. Paul. The Gustie offense had a chance after a forced safety brought them within two points of the Pipers with 35 seconds to go in the game, but they weren’t […]

Gustie Golf looks to make a mark

With the Ryder Cup coming up, the sport of golf is on many Minnesotan’s minds. As for the Gustavus golf teams, the fall has been a successful one. “We have had great opportunities thus far to compete against nationally ranked teams in Kentucky and Florida. We have also played well in conference competition.” — Chris Captain […]

‘Make your life count’ shouldn’t be a cliché

Far too often adults question me about my passions, and current intentions of pursuing them in college. We’ve all been there. As a college student I feel pressured to not only know how I dream of spending the rest of my life, but also articulate my intentions of how to achieve my success. But, the […]

The last election you’ll ever vote in

Fifteen minutes ago, I applied for my absentee ballet. The process was simple, short, and only required the state government’s website and some basic information. In November, I cast my vote not only for the next president but also for the decision makers of both my state and my hometown. I am excited to vote […]

Gustavus needs to stand up for social justice

I argue that we as a College that advocates for community, justice, service, and faith, a college that holds programs like I Am, We Are (IAWA) that advocate for social justice, and a college that became the first fair trade school in Minnesota, release a statement on an issue that the school will face or […]

Video games aren’t all bad

Video games, specifically console games, have been a large part of modern culture since the introduction of the Atari in 1977. For almost forty years, video games have been ingrained into daily life, and have advanced so far as to have become a medium for cultural, artistic, and even political expression. They can be accessed […]

Administrative overhaul: New administrators share excitment about future of Gustavus

With the 2016-17 academic year now underway and the college working on the first stages of implementing its recently developed strategic plan, Gustavus Acts, Gustavus has shuffled its administrative team, adding several new members. Recent developments include the departure of two key members of the Gustavus Administration staff, Provost and Dean Mark Braun and Director […]

Students value opportunity to speak with Board of Trustees

This Friday, Gusties will get a unique chance to enjoy casual conversation and discuss topics that are important to them with college leadership over bacon, eggs and coffee. At Breakfast with the Board, now a tri-annual event held less regularly prior to Fall 2012, students will have the critically important opportunity to update the Board […]