Swedish connection celebrated
Annual Yule Tide Breakfast provides a
study of students’ semester in Sweden
Andy Setterholm The students stayed in various
News Editor school dormitories during the
course of the five-month trip,
he Scandinavian Studies including a Sami school at Jok-
Department will host its kmokk, Uppsala and Jonkoping.
annual Yule Tide Breakfast Among the memorable sights
Dec. 15 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. were the Swedish Parliament
in the Jackson Campus Center and ICEHOTEL, the internally fa-
banquet rooms. Gustavus’ an- mous hotel seasonally built of ice.
nual Yule breakfast is a traditional Outside of Stockholm, the group
event that has been held since the stayed at Al Chapma, a youth
mid-1980s. Each year the break- hostel that was partly located in
fast features traditional Swedish a large boat.
foods and a themed presenta- Professor of English Eric Elia-
tion. This year’s focus will be on son will be leading the Spring
the student group that traveled 2011 Semester in Sweden.
to Sweden for the January and “I think the value of study
Spring terms of 2009. abroad … is something I’m will-
Last spring semester, Professor ing to invest my time and a chunk
of Scandinavian Studies Roland of my career in,” Eliason said.
Thorstensson led a group of Past participants of the trip all
students on a survey of Sweden relate very positive experiences.
and Finland. The travelers went “The things we got to do, look-
as far north as Kiruna, the north- ing back, it’s really mind-bog-
ernmost city of Sweden located gling. You wouldn’t be able to Submitted
90 miles north of the Arctic Circle, do them anywhere else,” Junior A large Dala horse in Mora, Sweden. Mora is one of several cities visited by students on the Semester in Sweden trip.
to study the Sami, the indigenous History and Scandinavian Stud-
people of Scandinavia. The group ies major Valerie McClusky said. with a friend,” Junior Accounting homes,” Bull said. The program cost is very simi-
experienced reindeer herding The atmosphere of Scandina- Major Emily Bull said. Besides being a culturally ful- lar to a typical January/Spring
firsthand, the traditional trade vian culture had both familiar “I had these expectations that filling experience, the semester on campus at Gustavus. Applica-
of the Sami, among many other and foreign aspects for the stu- [Swedish culture] wouldn’t be course also fulfills five Gustavus tions are due March 1, 2010 for the
unique activities. dents. Many found that leaving modern, but it’s really not that credits (NASP, NWEST, LARS, January/Spring of 2011. Only a
“It was like a choose your own behind their student clubs and different culturally than here,” Se- SOSCI, and a January Interim small group of students will be
adventure book. We got to make extracurricular activities was very nior Scandinavian Studies Major Experience). accepted for the trip, so interested
the trip what we wanted,” Senior liberating. Kyle Sommer said. “We’re a 24/7 learning experi- persons are encouraged to apply
Scandinavian Studies Major An- “Everything slows down. You “The people are so welcom- ence in a whole new way, for five early.
drew Nelson said. have the time to have a coffee ing, they’ll invite you into their months,” Eliason said.
Mein major is gone How private is the net?
Krystal Bundy Languages, Literatures and Cul- Many faculty members were
tures (MLC) Department Laurent opposed to the idea of discon- “All we really know is how
Staff Writer Tom Lany
Dechery said. tinuing. Students, too, resisted much bandwidth you have been
“We just couldn’t make a case, the decision. Web Editor using. We don’t have any infor-
I n November 2008, a proposal
to discontinue the German
major and minor was made to
knowing other departments
needed replacements,” last year’s
MLC Chair Anne-Marie Gron-
“[The German major] is the
reason why I came here. From
day one, it was what I wanted to A s students continue to become
more connected through the
mation about where you have
been,” Oachs said.
While Gustavus does not typi-
the faculty. The discontinuation, hovd said. do,” Sophomore German Major Internet, they have a reason to cally log Internet usage, it does
finalized in the spring of 2009, Dechery and Gronhovd also Hannah Hysack said. be concerned about their privacy monitor how much bandwidth
left somewhat of a sour aftertaste cited low enrollment as a contrib- As a first-year student aspir- while on they are online. The Col- students are using. The College’s
in the mouths of some members uting factor. ing to become a German educa- lege, music companies, Facebook systems slow down internet
of the Gustavus community. For “Here, German was once flour- tion major, Hysack visited the friends and others have access connections on computers that
those involved, it was a difficult ishing in a liberal arts tradition. Registrar to explore her options. to information about Gustavus have used a large amount of
decision to make. Now it has died out,” Professor She discovered that the German students. bandwidth in the past twenty-
Many factors contributed to the of German Horst Ludwig said. major would soon be gone, and Gustavus, like any other insti- four hours when the connection
discontinuation of the German “[Discontinuing a major is] the German education major was tution that provides a network is being fully utilized to keep the
major. Due to lack of interest in very serious. It’s not something nonexistent. She declared a major connection for others, has the Internet running fast for all users.
the German language at Gusta- you just do on a whim,” Chair before the option was no longer ability to monitor the usage of its “If we don’t do anything, I
vus in recent years, there is only of the Curriculum Committee available. network resources. would guess a dozen to twenty-
one German professor. Conse- Michele Koomen said. “The de- Sophomore Economics and “We don’t do anything on an five computers would end up us-
quently, only a limited number partment identifies that there’s German Major William Hauer ongoing basis to look at the con- ing 85 percent of the bandwidth,
of courses can be offered each a problem. When it comes to us, had had similar intentions. Like tent people are sending on the and everyone else [would be]
semester. When courses are not [we] invite the chairs to come to Hysack, Hauer declared a Ger- Internet,” Associate Director of slow. The goal of this system is
offered often enough, it becomes us.” man major before it was too late. Core Services Ethan Sommer said. to try to make everything fair,”
increasingly difficult for students After discussion and delibera- “I am limited in the classes I am “It is technically possible to Sommer said.
to complete a major. On these tion, the Curriculum Committee able to take here, which as of now view unencrypted traffic travel- “If you have downloaded noth-
grounds, the German major was presents the case to the faculty, only officially goes up to 252. In ing across our network traveling ing, then you get an even share of
discontinued. which then votes. “We, as the Cur- order to complete my German out to the Internet,” Associate the network. If you have down-
“The administration can’t jus- riculum Committee, say that we major, I must study in Germany,” Director of Core Services Dan loaded 100MB, you get half as
tify [a major] when there’s only recommend this decision.” This Hauer said. Additionally, he must Oachs said. much as someone who hasn’t
one professor. … Even with only a is generally how it works, but take courses at Minnesota State “Typically we only do that if downloaded anything, Sommer
minor, we didn’t have the staff for Koomen also said, “There is not we suspect a virus to try to track said.
it,” Current Chair of the Modern a procedure in the handbooks.” Continued on page 3 down the problem,” Sommer
said. Continued on page 3
Page 2 news The Gustavian Weekly
Campus Safety Falling Awake debuts Dec. 10
Monday, Nov. 16
Campus Safety responded to a medical assist out-
side Pittman Hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Campus Safety officer responded to a medical
assist in the music building.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Campus Safety responded to the Market Place to
take a theft report from Market Place staff.
Friday, Nov. 20
A Gustavus student reported a bag with a lap-top
computer inside missing from a residence hall.
A student reported that someone wrote an offen-
sive comment on the message board on the door
of her room in Sorensen Hall.
Some suspicious activity was reported at the Lund Submitted
Center. Actors performing in the Black Box Theatre in this year’s Physical Theatre Project: Falling Awake.
Sunday, Nov. 22
Campus Safety responded to a medical assist at Andy Setterholm The play has no script and is acted content was incorporated during
News Editor using only body actions. exercises and rehearsals where
the International House. “The department wanted to of- actors would experiment with
Monday, Nov. 23
A Gustavus student reported suspicious activity
D ec. 10 through 13 the Gusta-
vus Department of Theatre
and Dance will present its Physi-
fer a space where we could focus
on technique,” MacCarthy said.
“It’s more experimental, and it’s
Though this is not MacCarthy’s
first time directing a no-dialogue
which occurred Sunday, Nov. 22 around 2:00 p.m. cal Theater Project Falling Awake. very exciting.” play, it is the first time he has done
The play will be performed at 8:00 The unconventional style of the so at Gustavus.
in the Campus Center building near the Dive. p.m. Dec. 10-12 and at 2:00 p.m. play required a great amount of “Not all of us knew exactly
Sunday, Nov. 29 Dec. 13. Tickets are sold out. An effort from the actors, who come how it would turn out. It’s been
extra performance Dec. 12 at 2:00 from diverse backgrounds. Some a learning experience. [The cast
A student in Norelius Hall reported that her purse p.m. was added, and has also are theatre majors, and the rest are and crew] have worked very hard
had been stolen outside her room. sold out. from various other departments. to make it happen,” MacCarthy
Monday, Nov. 30 The performance will take place The students were informed of said.
in the Black Box Theatre. As- the play’s nature before audti- The Department of Theatre
A Gustavus employee reported Gustavus owned sistant Professor of Theatre and tions, so the final cast are all in- and Dance has several exciting
keys stolen off-campus. Dance Henry MacCarthy directs terested in the play’s style. shows coming next semester. Past
this production, which is an ex- The play was not taken from shows have sold out very quickly.
Campus Safety responded to a medical assist in perimental piece. a pre-existing script; the entire Be aware of announcements and
the Campus Center Building. “[The play] is really working production is the product of those purchase tickets on campus or
from the body,” MacCarthy said. persons involved. Some of the online.
Campus Safety was called to Norelius Hall for a
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Saturday, Dec. 5
A student in North Hall was cited for underage
Sunday, Dec. 6 In the caption for the article
A Gustavus student and two non-students were “An expression of culture and
cited for underage consumption and one non- diversity” from the Nov. 20 is-
sue, the pictured students are
student was removed from campus while in from the 2006 International
Norelius Hall. Festival, not the 2008 event.
The Weekly regrets this error.
Editor | Andy Setterholm news Page 3
“Privacy” from page 1 “Major” from page 1
“We use all of our bandwidth a “Over the past four or five need that information to, for ex- “Even if you completely trust University, Mankato.
couple hours a day. It only really years, we have taken several ample, track down people with Facebook, if you don’t com- “I have to take German 252 and
kicks into play when we are near steps, one being allowing dy- viruses on their computers,” pletely trust everyone on your 399 [at Gustavus]. After that, I will
the maximum. If we are not near namic IP addresses, another being Sommer said. friends list, then there is a risk that have to take courses at Mankato
our maximum, there is no reason switching away from using the “Sending notifications to the someone is going to use that in a or in Germany. I just have to
to slow you down,” Sommer said. packet shaper, where we have user is required by law,” Som- [different] context,” Sommer said. find a compatible [study abroad]
Some colleges use a packet intentionally said, ‘Privacy is a mer said. With the advent of social net- program and work with [MSU],”
shaper to control Internet us- good thing, we try to not get in the “[We receive] on average about working, some have totally given Hysack said.
age. A packet shaper analyzes way of how students are using the five every couple of days,” Oachs up on privacy. “Part of the reason why I came
network traffic and slows down Internet that we don’t have to,’” said. “Come Facebook, Twitter, and here was to get a German major
certain services (often Peer to Sommer said. Despite this high number of RFID cards, we have kind of given or minor, and, even though there
Peer file sharing like BitTorrent) “We do, rather frequently get notifications, some students ques- up our privacy so it doesn’t really are other options, I didn’t come
to improve network performance requests from copyright holders tion the ability of copyright hold- matter anymore,” Sophomore here to teach myself German,”
for other services, not taking into asking us to take note of people ers to prosecute students. Griffen Hinwood said. Sophomore Communication
account how much bandwidth a that have probably been down- “There is probably nothing Phishing is another privacy Studies Major and German Minor
computer has used. loading stuff that they own copy- they can do about it. The amount issue. Phishers try to collect per- Jennifer Vancura said.
According to Oachs and Som- rights to,” Sommer said. of effort it would take to go after sonal information about people First-year students from this
mer, Gustavus stopped using “The RIAA will send us notifi- one specific person [would be] too over the Internet, which they year felt misled. The German
a packet shaper when it imple- cations saying, ‘This IP address much,” Watson said. often intend to use against that major was listed on Gustavus’
mented the bandwidth fairness is sharing this song.’ If we have “We don’t go out of our way to person. Phishers often send clever website as a major option as late
system a couple of years ago. enough data to say it was regis- fight the RIAA, but we are unlike- e-mails that look like they are as March 2009, after the recom-
“What they are doing is reason- tered to this person and they were ly to fight a subpoena. If they have official requests for information mended registration date. Until
able. That’s not to say that it isn’t using it at that time, we’ll send a legal subpoena from a judge, from companies, trying to get November 5, 2009, Gustavus’
annoying sometimes, but I can off [a notification to the user],” we are going to comply with that users to send them information website linked to a page with
definitely see their logic behind Oachs said. subpoena,” Sommer said. like passwords. videos of students speaking
it,” Sophomore Computer Science The College does not always “We did receive one big wave of “It could also have conse- about being a German major at
Major Kenton Watson said. know what computer was in- actual legal subpoenas [a couple quences if they give information Gustavus.
For some students from other volved. “What we do know is of years ago]. Because we don’t for financial [institutions], or if “It’s just been very frustrating,”
countries, more restrictive censor- today at 10 o’clock this IP address actually keep very much infor- they give information that would First-year History Major Mark
ship is the norm. was used by this person,” Som- mation about what people have allow someone to get financial Jensen said. Jensen had planned
“In China you cannot use Face- mer said. been doing on our network, we information. They could transfer to major in German and History
book, YouTube or Twitter. China “We know for approximately were actually only able to tie the money out of your account,” at Gustavus after having studied
wants to build a great Firewall,” the last week,” Oachs said. subpoenas back to two people,” Sommer said. German for 14 years. “I don’t
First-year student Bo Yang said. “That’s how long we feel we Sommer said. Some students are more con- want to transfer, despite the dif-
“If you have pirated stuff and cerned about their privacy when ficulty.”
didn’t get it over our network, it comes to financial information. As an alternative to the Ger-
that’s none of our business. If “When I do my bank account, I man Language major, a German
you put it on our servers, then it always make sure to log off,” Se- Studies major was explored.
becomes our business,” Sommer nior Health Fitness Major Sheila German Studies would have
said. Arnolds said. included courses from many de-
Students have varying opinions “We do our best to prevent partments—Modern Languages,
about the ethics of downloading phishing Emails from getting Literatures and Cultures; History;
music online. through, but we certainly don’t Philosophy and Religion, might
“I feel bad if it’s a new band, block all of the phishing mes- have been a few options.
but if its an old one and they’ve sages,” Sommer said. Koomen said that “sufficient
already become successful, I don’t Gustavus Technology Services’ courses to complete a German
think it’s as big of a deal,” First- website states that it will never Studies major” did not exist.
year Drew Jensen said. ask for passwords via e-mail, and This does not mean that Ger-
“No one would walk into a it encourages users to never send man will fade away from Gusta-
music store and take music. If any sensitive information like vus entirely.
I download music, I get it off passwords via e-mail. “I truly believe that the admin-
iTunes to support the artist and More resources about phishing, istration is committed to the Ger-
the work they put into it,” Senior staying safe on the Internet, the man program,” Gronhovd said.
Nursing Major Chantell Ziegler College’s acceptable use policy “This is a Lutheran college.
said. and more are available on the We need [German] for our own
As students are increasingly Gustavus Technology Services identity,” Dechery said.
sharing things like pictures on so- website. Links to these resources “Discontinuation doesn’t mean
cial networking sites, new privacy and more will be provided in it’s terminated,” Koomen said.
concerns have emerged. the online version of this story, German is not dead at Gusta-
“If you put a picture on Face- available at http://weekly.blog. vus Adolphus College; just don’t
book, you may have privacy set- gustavus.edu/. expect to see a major or minor
tings that say only your friends option resurfacing any time in
are allowed to see that picture, the near future. That possibility
but any of your friends could seems, for the time being, utterly
download that picture and post kaput.
it somewhere else,” Sommer said.
“Facebook and lots of other
services may give you a sense that
you have control over what hap-
pens, but when you give anyone
Tom Lany else access to it, they have control
Some of the Internet equipment housed in the Technical Services Office. then over it, too,” Sommer said.
Page 4 variety The Gustavian Weekly
Gustie of the Week:
Kirstin Smedstad: Leading students
through Habitat for Humanity
Katie Kaderlik hours in that they don’t have to
Staff Writer pay for labor. Because the ho-
meowners work on their homes
or others’ homes, it also allows
enior Nursing Major Kirstin the volunteers to talk with them
Smedstad is full of life and and learn about their story. All
wants to make a difference around everyone benefits, and it
in the world. During her first year is a really well thought out orga-
at Gustavus, she became involved nization,” Kirstin said.
in Habitat for Humanity by going
on the Spring Break Work Trip to “It is important for stu-
New Orleans, LA. This was a way dents to volunteer with
for Kirstin to become involved on
campus and meet new people. Habitat because it al-
But most importantly, it helped lows them to gain real life
her to feel connected to her uncle skills, meet new people
who passed away during the end and understand that we
of her high school career. have all been given a
“One of my most mem- -Kirstin Smedstad
orable moments volun-
teering for Habitat was A typical day on a work trip
my sophomore year in involves working on a site from
Mobile, AL.” 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on projects
-Kirstin Smedstad like roofing, framing, painting
and many others. During this
Kirstin’s uncle was a general work time, students have an op-
contractor for a large commercial portunity to get to know some of
construction company, and she the owners and learn more about
felt connected to him because them. One of the highlights of
she was involved in something participating in a work trip is
that he supported. After Kirstin’s learning about the owner’s expe-
first Spring Break Work Trip, she rience and seeing the difference
decided to become more involved you are making, while working
in the program and in her sopho- alongside them.
more year she was a group leader “It is important for students to
for the spring break work trip to volunteer with Habitat because it
Mobile, AL. allows them to gain real life skills,
“One of my most memorable meet new people and understand
moments volunteering for Habi- that we have all been given a great
tat was my sophomore year in Alex Messenger
gift: coming to Gustavus and get-
Mobile, AL. When we arrived on Kirstin meets frequently with other Habitat for Humanity members in order to coordinate the upcoming Spring Break ting a great education, having a
site the first day there was only a Work Trips. home to live in, food to eat and
slab of concrete. By the time the clothes to keep us warm during
week was over the house was the windy winters on campus,”
completely framed, ready for Kirstin said.
windows, shingles and siding. The applications for this year’s
It is amazing how much can get Spring Break Work Trips are due
done in one week if everyone has on Dec. 11 and it is an opportunity
the right mindset and is putting to volunteer.
their all into something they be- “I like Habitat because it is a
lieve in,” Kirstin said. great opportunity to be involved
During Kirstin’s junior year, she with something that I truly be-
had the role of being the site coor- lieve in. I love the mission of the
dinator for the trip to Beaumont, organization and what it stands
TX. “It was a huge undertaking for. I love the ability to meet other
because I did all of the planning students and travel to different
for the trip! I was also on the places both around the St. Peter
Habitat Executive Board and was area and the throughout the U.S.,”
in charge of special events coordi- Kirstin said.
nating,” Kirstin said. Kirstin is passionate about
helping others, which is reflected
“[Kirstin] is a leader not in her choice of study: nursing.
She has always known that she
only in her classes, but has wanted to be in the medical
also on campus.” field, and when she was younger
-Jenn Syverson she wanted to be a neonatologist,
but realized she would like to
This year Kirstin is one of the have a more personal and caring
co-presidents for the Execu- relationship with patients, which
tive Board and will be going on led her to choose nursing as her
the Spring Break Work Trip to major.
Miami,FL as a group leader. Alex Messenger Alex Messenger “At some point in my nursing
“[Kirstin] is a leader not only career, hopefully sooner than
in her classes, but also on cam- Since her first year at Gustavus, Kirstin has worked for After receiving her nursing degree, Kirstin hopes to go to later, I would like to go to Africa
Habitat in New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and Beaumont, Africa and spend a month volunteering in a rural clinic
pus. She has a huge heart and is and spend at least a month vol-
TX. This year she will be working in Miami, FL. or hospital.
always willing to help,” Senior unteering in a rural clinic or hos-
Nursing Major Jenn Syverson pital. It has always been a dream
said. to go through a long application hours are called sweat equity owners put a lot of work into their of mine to volunteer in an area
Habitat is a Christian-based process, and once they are ap- hours. Owners of a Habitat house homes, so they take a lot of pride that so greatly needs our help,”
organization that relies on vol- proved they are required to work still pay regular bills, but their in their homes and work hard for Kirstin said.
unteers to build houses. Families on other homes that are being mortgage is greatly reduced. other people as well. Habitat also
that receive a Habitat house have built or restored. The required “It is cool because the home- benefits from the sweat equity
Editor | Jenny Behan variety Page 5
Blind-sided by 2009 Firethorne release party is
inspiration a success
Seth Wisner Michael to stay the night at their Lindsay Lelivelt
Sports Editor mansion. As she’s getting ready Features Editor
for bed, Leigh Anne discusses
A s Sandra Bullock’s character,
Leigh Anne Tuohy, begins
narrating at the beginning of
with her husband Sean, played
by singer Tim McGraw, if she did
the right thing, wondering aloud
L ast Tuesday marked the re-
lease of the 2009 fall edition
of Gustavus’ literary magazine
the movie in a corny and forced if Michael might steal something. Firethorne. The Courtyard Café
Southern drawl, the film ap- However, when she wakes up she was host to students involved
peared headed for nothing short walks downstairs to find all of the with, published in and fans of the
of an apocalyptic disaster to the sheets she gave Michael neatly publication.
tune of 2012. However, as I stared folded on the couch on which he Many students read their work
at the blank screen with only the slept that night. aloud and discussed the inspira-
sound of Mrs. Tuohy’s narrative The night spent in the Touhy tion and themes involved.
to fill the theater, immediately household is only the beginning “[The best part of being on
regretting my decision to spend of a very loving relationship staff] is reading all the submis-
money on a movie to which I between Michael and the Tuohy sions. Some are great, some are
already knew the outcome, I was family, most notably between terrible. But there’s always at least
unaware that I would be more young S.J. and Michael. S.J. adores one that really makes me admire
than pleasantly surprised by the Michael as a big brother figure. the artistic ability of Gustavus
uplifiting qualities of The Blind It’s not long before the Ole Miss students,” Senior English Major Lindsay Lelivelt
Side. football fanatic family has Mi- and Firethorne Prose Editor Ryan First-year Timothy McComas-Bussa reads his short story “Glass and Cold Silver”
The story revolves around that chael out for football. Yet, it is McGinty said. at this year’s Firethorne Release Party.
of current Baltimore Ravens of- quickly apparent Michael doesn’t Each edition includes works of
fensive lineman Michael Oher have much knowledge on how poetry, prose and art by students McGinty said. “It’s the section 60 students. This is a great credit
and the difficulties he faced as a to play the game. Nevertheless, of the Gustavus community. editor’s job to distribute submis- to the large number of students on
child and adolescent. Yet, director with some instruction from Leigh Each section (poetry, prose, art) sions to their assistant editors. campus who are interested in the
John Lee Hancock doesn’t try to Anne and younger son S.J., Mi- is comprised of a section editor After everyone has a chance to literary and graphic arts,” English
fit the film into the stereotypical chael blossoms into one of the and several section assistants. All read everything, we hold sec- Major and Managing Editor Abby
sports movie category. Instead, best offensive linemen prospects submitted work goes through a tion meetings. Here, each editor Travis said. “Students who sub-
the film focuses on the loving, in the country. complex and time-consuming gives a thumbs up, thumbs down mitted are from over 20 different
compassionate Tuohy family—a The film could not have been process in order to decide what or neutral to each piece. If it’s a majors; many people think that a
wealthy, white, conservative, more perfectly cast. Quinton Aron will be published. unanimous vote, we scrap it or literary and arts magazine caters
evangelical family led by the plays Michael Oher as the harm- “All submissions are judged publish it. If there is dissension re- to only the humanities, but this is
mother, Leigh Anne—and their less giant, whose luck takes a turn anonymously. The managing edi- garding a certain piece, we argue entirely untrue. Even some of our
acceptance of “Big Mike,” who, for the best thanks to the gracious- tor goes through the painstaking it until we reach a majority vote.” staff members are from majors
if not for the Tuohys, would not ness and support of the Tuohys. process of coding everything. Students can submit their work beyond the humanities.”
have a place to sleep. Bullock excels as the stubborn yet They then send each anonymous to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael is a shy, kind and loveable, outspoken yet sincere submission to its respective sec- “This semester, we received
uneducated adolescent from the and driven yet caring motherly tion editor [poetry, prose or art],” over 300 submissions from over
Hurt Projects in Memphis, TN figure. Jae Head plays the preco-
who earns a scholarship to attend cious and infectious youngster S.J.
Briarcrest Christian School. It is This movie has to be one of the
his potential of athletic prowess
as a 6’4” 300-pound giant and
not his grades that wins him the
finest feel-good family flicks of
the year and in perfect occasion
for this time of seasonal generos-
2009 St. Lucia Court
scholarship. Oher lacks the learn- ity. The film will make you laugh,
ing or communication skills to make you angry and make you
succeed in the classroom and is gasp. Yet, The Blind Side is nothing
extremely incapable of indicating short of inspirational and even
his own desires. more compelling as a true story,
Two of Michael’s classmates, making it a must-see family film
Collins and S.J., happen to be during the holidays. I give it 2.5
the children of the Tuohys. On a out of 3 crowns.
cold and rainy night, the Tuohy
family is driving home when
Leigh Anne spots Michael walk-
ing in his staple gray polo and
baggy shorts. Leigh Anne invites
Despite initial apprehensions, The Blind Side turned out to be an inspirational Last Thursday, the Festival of St. Lucia was held in Christ Chapel. The St. Lucia Court consisted of Sophomores Col-
and compelling film with a cast that delivers an outstanding performance of this leen Peterson, Mary Dierkes, Anna Swenson, Whitney O’Connell, Jennifer Fox (not pictured) and Rebecca Hohag.
true story. Each of these women was voted into the court by the sophomore class, and in the end Jennifer Fox was crowned this
year’s St. Lucia.
Editor | Lindsay Lelivelt features Page 7
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Christmas in Christ Chapel:
a liturgy of letters and carols The Christ Chapel Ringers perform during an assembly hymn.
ast week was host to one of Gustavus’ finest tradi-
tions—Christmas in Christ Chapel. This year’s ser-
vice was centered around various letters reflecting
on the importance of Christmas.
Members of the Gustavus community read letters from
the likes of Garrison Keillor, Joyce Sutphen, Dietrich Bon-
hoeffer, various prophets and apostles.
Gustavus Choir, Choir of Christ Chapel, Lucia Singers, Associate Professor of Music Patricia Snapp conducts the Lu- The Choir of Christ Chapel, as led by Professor of Music Patricia Kazarow, performs during the service.
the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Christ Chapel
cia Singers as they perform “Silent Night”.
Ringers all performed various Christmas songs. Senior
Nursing Major Mariah McGill performed a solo dance to
the song “Child of Peace’. Senior Music Major Dan Braak
accompanied on guitar.
Senior Nursing Major Mariah McGill performs a solo dance to “Child of Peace”, as choreographed by McGill and Theater and
Dance Department Instructor Jeffrey Peterson.
Associate Professor of Music Greg Aune conducts the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra as well as the congregation as Christmas All photos by lindsAy lelivelt
Assistant Professor of Religion Mary Gaebler reads a letter by All the musical ensembles join together for the final piece “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” as the congregation joins to sing along.
humorist and radio personality Garrison Keillor. in Christ Chapel begins.
Editor | Steve Palmer commentary Page 8
a bit of money to send off over a
Examining life period of time.
The kids grew up, and the tradi-
Giving this holiday season tion sort of died down. However,
in the last few years, my grand-
mother has started it up again,
and cook for myself this year, but instead of seeing it as a way to
since I don’t have a meal plan. educate their kids about poverty,
I’ve learned and been humbled now she sees it as an amazingly
by a lot, but I am saving money. simple way to raise money for
Some meals end up being just local food shelves. Apparently,
plain white rice, but even that’s the idea initially spread around
warm and delicious if you make our church in Minneapolis, and
it the way you like it. When I tell our little congregation ended up
that to my parents, they get a little sending about $10,000 to local
worried, but then they’re more food shelters. From there, the
Alex Legeros inclined to stop by the grocery idea has been taken to churches,
Staff Columnist store with me before I come back synagogues, college campuses
to Gustavus. and other organizations through-
I was relating some of my new out North America, and it is now
I love giving gifts any time of
year, but during the holidays I
feel like giving also brings a spe-
cooking experience to my grand-
parents over Thanksgiving while
asking for some new recipes, and
beginning to crop up in Europe
as well. If you’re interested in the
idea, go to www.RiceDinner.org,
cial opportunity to express value they had a different response and there is a Youtube video you
and thoughtfulness. I should than I would have expected. My can find as well.
qualify this by saying I don’t often grandmother’s ears seemed to As a college student, I don’t
give monetary gifts, what with perk up at the mention of “just dream about giving money to
tuition and living costs leech- rice for dinner,” and she began charitable organizations; my time
ing what little fiscal flexibility to tell a story. and labor, but probably not my Stella through Creative Commons
working a job allows. But gifts When my mother was a kid, money. Why I think this idea is Whether it’s American Basmati, Arborio, Baldo, Bhutanese Red, Granza, Kokuho
do not have to be expensive to be my grandparents used to have so novel and brilliant is that even Rose, Piedmont or Valencia, all rices can help feed a hungry stomach this holiday
meaningful, and in fact gifts are just rice for dinner once a month. I can make a way to give money, season.
so much more meaningful when Back then, just as today, poverty even if I don’t send off hundreds
personal effort and sacrifice goes reduces most meals to “just rice” of dollars. Even if I set aside just in the winter, and although you Rice Dinner Project doesn’t know
into creating the gift than when in this world, and they would try $10 a month, that ends up being may want to feel good about giv- how much money is being raised
one receives cold hard cash (as to educate their children about $120 by the end of the year, and ing something, there are people in or how many people are involved.
nice as it is to receive cold hard poverty outside the United States that’s a sizeable gift I really feel this community that need to eat. We just know there are A LOT,
cash). through a rice dinner. good about giving every holiday The Rice Dinner Project is and the number is growing.
If you’re lucky this holiday Now, I eat just rice to save season. totally non-profit, meaning that So if you’re looking for some
season, I might even bake bread myself a few dollars every now Now, am I saying we all should you don’t have to send my grand- easy charitable giving this holi-
for you. Baking is super easy, and then, and they were saving choke down rice for one meal to mother your money so she can day season that you can really feel
and whether you make cookies, money too, but they saved the feel good about ourselves later? divvy it out to food shelves and good about, give the Rice Dinner
brownies or bread, everyone is money so that they could give it If you want to think so, I guess take a cut. You pick the food Project a try. And if you hate rice,
always happy to receive them to local food shelters. In a family I cannot stop you, but especially shelves, and 100 percent of the it’s OK: you don’t actually have
(warm, if possible. Yum!). of six, if they had one rice dinner during periods of economic reces- money goes to the organization to eat it to send in money to a
I’ve had to learn how to bake a month, they could save up quite sion food shelves get hit very hard you choose. Because of this, the food shelf!
Emperor Norton’s Patent of Nobility barreling down a hill in a creaky Wormwood accuses Calvin of
Get Rid Of Slimy comicS (G.R.O.S.S.) wagon. These strips inevitably
end with the pair marooned in a
tree or soaked in a pond following
wasting time by drawing stego-
sauruses in rocket ships. Calvin
proclaims himself to be an art-
an epic crash—perhaps represent- ist on the “cutting edge of the
ing death and the march of time? avant-garde,” being oppressed by
hilarity, beautiful artwork and rules, they are made up as the The wonder of the stars and the society, being objected to.
moral resonance. game is played) and surreal en- universe is also visited frequently.
First of all, the strip is incredibly vironments to live fully through One particular favorite of mine
well written. Where most com- his imagination. He tries in most involves Calvin’s teacher. Mrs. Continued on page 9
ics use each panel to set up the situations, school for instance,
punch-line, in Calvin and Hobbes, to break into independence, to
the entire strip is a punch-line. escape.
The dialogue is witty consistently, No target is spared in Calvin and
Steve Palmer and the art and expressions of Hobbes, with the education sys-
the characters are always perfect. tem, the mass media, politicians,
This, along with Calvin’s many art and consumerism, all mocked
fantasy worlds (Spaceman Spiff, perfectly, through the lens of the
A s a child, I spent many hours
in the summer, after school,
before bed, or pretty much any
Stupendous Man, Tracer Bullet),
is probably what appealed to me
as a child. Stories woven into the
unwilling and bratty Calvin. He
doesn’t want to go to school,
study for math, take baths, and
time, rifling through my many strip were always hilarious (the why would he? Who wouldn’t
well-loved, ratty and frayed series where Calvin gets a haircut rather play outside at age six?
Calvin and Hobbes books. The ram- was always a favorite of mine, Simultaneously, Calvin has a
bunctious yet contemplative Cal- as were the Get Rid Of Slimy great wisdom for a six-year-old,
vin obviously resonated with me, GirlS club—G.R.O.S.S.). Many with trenchant insights on all
as I pored over the books nonstop other aspects of the strip, how- aspects of life. Repeated strips
for years. I could tell that some- ever, were too subtle or not in my deal with Calvin stumbling upon
thing about them was greater and perception at the time, but I can garbage in the woods, or seeing
more timeless than the hundreds tell still shaped the way I think. a chopped down forest, or some
of mediocre comics in the world These other influences of Calvin sort of environmental degreda-
(Garfield, for instance? Just awful), and Hobbes are what I think are tion. A large portion of strips
but it wasn’t until I received the the most useful parts of the strip. feature Calvin simply talking
complete Calvin and Hobbes col- Looking back, Calvin and Hobbes with Hobbes on a stroll through
lection a few years ago from my is in many ways critique of mod- the woods. Philosophical mus-
parents (thanks Mom and Dad), ern media and society through a ings between Calvin and Hobbes
that I realized what an amazing child’s eyes. It uses the innocence also occur on a regular basis, with
piece of art Calvin and Hobbes was of childhood to make observa- some heady and heavy material
and what a positive influence it tions about the way we all live being discussed.
can be on children. and the ways which institutions However, Watterson was too
Bill Watterson is a great Ameri- force us to conform and adhere savvy an artist to make these
can artist who captured some- to the values of society. Calvin is strips too preachy, missing out
thing about childhood that not broken and sad by the end of a on the point of comic, which is pomponette through Creative Commons
many people, let alone adults, school day. He is completely out to make you laugh. He artfully Calvin’s tiger Hobbes may or may not be alive, and there have been legitimate
understand, and all kids should of sync with the world and creates combined the philosophical mus- academic papers on the matter. Seriously, academia?
read Calvin and Hobbes for its surreal games like Calvinball (no ings with the physical comedy of
Page 9 commentary The Gustavian Weekly
A different approach annoying habit, one that I know
I am not the first to discover, and
How-are-you-good-how-are-you-good one that I know many are think-
ing but don’t have the balls to say:
Don’t say “Hey, how are you?” to
me if you aren’t going to take the
any time of day, any day of the time to listen. Any way I respond
week. It always ends up being the you make me feel like I am some-
same. And don’t get me wrong, I, how wasting your time, as if you
too, have fallen into this habitual have somehow completed your
repetition. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s friendly duty by simply asking
speaking something. and are not required to care about
The sad part is, there is most my answer. If you don’t have
likely truth in this response. You time, I will happily reciprocate a
or I may very well be good, busy warm smile and a “hello.”
Susan Kranz or tired. It is the automation of I rarely ask people “how they
Staff Columnist this response, a sort of quick are” any more, not because I don’t
conversational reflex that gets me care, but rather because there are
wondering: why do we always, so many better questions to ask.
among the thousands of words Has anything exciting happened
I t’s been a few weeks since I
encouraged you Gusties to find
your intentional flailing, your ac-
within our minds reach, grasp
solely those three? Are “good,”
“busy” or “tired” the only way
today? Are you looking forward
to anything? The answers to these
questions I am honestly interested
tivity that shakes up your bones we can define our lives at that in hearing. I’ll even let you all in
and awakens your soul. Friends, moment? on my favorite method of avoid-
it is now time to do the same with Surely not! Let me, kind Reader, ing the automatic “How-are-
words! take a look at what these words you-Good-How-are-you-Good”
Picture this: it’s midnight and mean. exchange: if and when someone
you exit the library doors. The “Good.” This is an empty word. asks how you are doing, respond
cold air makes your eyes water, It is like a dry sponge. It relies with “Hello! I’m (creative adjec-
beginning the formation of what solely on its outer shell that we tive or description here)” and
will most likely be a giant eye- can somehow recognize as being follow quickly with a compli-
booger that you’ll discover in the something, but its contents are ment. Like, “Hello! I’m feeling
mirror as you brush your teeth. lost. It is begging for more, to quite relaxed after my Tai Chi
An acquaintance happens to be be filled, saturated, expanded, pondalese through Creative Commons
class, and that coat is adorable!”
walking up the ramp, right where but falls flat. It lacks depth and By offering a compliment, you
you’re headed. “Hey! How are character. You are saying nothing “Hey, DaBruzzi, how was school today?” “Fine.” are showing the person you are
you?” they ask as you walk by. when you say you are “good.” 1) noticing their existence and
Now quick! What do you say? “Busy.” This is a cliché word. 2) showing you care about their
I’ll bet my left foot that it is one It is like a flowery doormat. It overwhelmed. Let’s get over need to acknowledge this verbal existence. Just a little something
of the following: “Good,” “Busy,” likes to think it has something ourselves. We are saying nothing lethargy, this accepted and un- to mix things up!
or “Tired.” going for itself, something better. when we say we are “busy.” questioned routine of how we Gusties, from now on let’s use
Am I right or am I right? But It exists in this word and has a “Tired.” This is a lazy word. communicate how we feel. We some creativity! Let’s ban the
why is this?! How can I be so con- purpose, but when used too often It is like an old dog. It knows need to take each prompt as an three potty words of casual con-
fident in your answer that I would it becomes just like any other. It is nothing else but to slumber. It opportunity to honestly express versation: “good,” “busy” and
risk my left foot, my favorite of complex but without substance. is something to say when we’ve ourselves. We need to wake up “tired.” Instead, let’s get excited
my two feet? When, really, are we ever not got nothing else to say. It is the our vocal chords, just like our about things. Let’s be nervous
It’s because time and time again busy? When we’re sleeping? We easy way out. But again, we are bodies, and get out of the habit of about things. Let’s be upset about
I am given one of these three an- need to realize that life itself is saying nothing when we say we simple responses. We need to take things. Most of all, let’s say what
swers when I ask this question to busy, and it’s in managing this are “tired.” time and truly connect. we mean!
those I see on campus. It can be truth that we are able to not be I think we all, myself included, Which brings me to another
“Calvin” from page 10 urge to create go? with the syndicate that ran it
The anti-consumerist and pro- (Beetle Bailey, Blondie … obvi-
individual themes of Calvin and ously been going for fifty years),
Hobbes asked him what exactly
Hobbes were fully realized by
Bill Watterson, who definitely
and Watterson managed to make
this not happen. Watterson also Eye on Gustavus
Mrs. Wormwood objected to, and walked the walk. Attempts to ended the strip near its high point,
Calvin replies, “Mostly my draw- merchandise the comic strips avoiding it becoming a caractiture What’s up and what’s down this week at Gustavus. (and
ing them during math class.” were met by Watterson with fierce of itself or too played-out (Blondie what’s ish-don’t-think-so).
The humor meets with impor- resistance. He did not want to and Beetle Bailey). What resulted
tant themes in a way that is easily create a toy selling machine or a was a true piece of art that man-
digestible and not at all distract- media empire, only a comic strip. ages to be brain food and high en-
ing like some strips. And besides,
the strip also carries an element
He felt that the comics stood on
their own. Wouldn’t it cheapen
tertainment for not only children,
who should be exposed to it, but
of truth—didn’t you like to draw the strip to see a Hobbes stuffed adults as well, who might need to Hours and hours of constant free time!
and color as a child? When’s the window cling anyway? Popular be reminded of what it represents. Plenty of hours to undergo various self-
last time you really did something comics often are carried on by improvement projects, read that book
creative lately? Where did that anonymous writers associated you’ve been putting off and finally spend
some time with your favorite hobbies.
Letter to the Editor C in CC
Great show, but everyone was captive to it
for a week. Also, trim a half hour from the
I would like to respond to the be installed outside the Johnson of solar-thermal panels installed). run time.
photo and caption in last month’s center. All of the energy needed This provides great research op-
issue titled “Interpretive Center to supply the building will not be portunities regarding alternative
adds solar panels.” It was great supplied solely by the solar-ther- energy right here at good old
to point that out, but the small mal panels. Several more panels Gustavus.
caption didn’t answer any ques- would have to be added for that J-term impending
tions I had regarding the panels. to happen, but what a great start Katie Winkelman ‘11
So, I went to talk to Jim Dontje to being more sustainable! The Hours and hours of constant free time,
who is the director of the Johnson research being conducted will confronting the icy abyss that buffets your
Center for Environmental Innova- demonstrate the performance window night and day, all the while not
tion. He is currently working on of each type of panel installed. leaving your room.
building the other panels that will (There will be two different types
The Gustavian Weekly calendar Page 13
* The Calendar Page is considered editorial. The opinions
expressed herein are not the opinions of The GusTavian Saturday, Dec. 12 Juggling Club
Weekly, and therefore are not admissible in a court of law, The Dive 7:00 p.m.
especially in cases concerning manslaughter and attempt Holiday Sale at the Book Mark The only things I want to juggle right now are that
to conceal the crime. All Day four-page reflection, French test and ten-page term
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Friday, Dec. 11 If you thought the economy couldn’t get worse,
Holiday Sale at the Book Mark
now they’ve started selling whole days! Tuesday, Dec. 15
The Book Mark All Day Stockholm Area Event Holiday Sale at the Book Mark
The Book Mark is making it easier to obtain what Stolkholm, Sweden 12:30 p.m. The Book Mark All Day
we want without putting in a years worth of work? At first it may seem scary, but if you spend enough Around Christmas, broke college students have the
Way to undermine the whole naughty and nice list, time at it you’ll eventually learn to love it. option of buying their friends a crappy coffee cup
Book Mark. from the Book Mark or stealing money to buy them
Paper Chains and Candy Canes -The 12 Weekend Movie - Love Happens something good. Either way somebody’s getting
Days of Wellness Wallenberg Auditorium 7:00 & 10:00 p.m.
The Counseling Center All Day Last Day of Classes
... To attractive people. In your face Woo!
S & M for begginers.
Daily Chapel Skittish Concert This wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been told I don’t
have any class! Ba-da-bing!
Christ Chapel 10:00 a.m. Courtyard Cafe 7:30 p.m.
God and Santa: they both see you when you’re Semester in India Information
Or at least it would be, but recently the band has
sleeping, both know when you’re awake and both been experimenting with Ritalin. Linner Lounge 5:30 p.m.
know when you’ve been bad or good … and have
Before you go abroad, learn the Hindus and Hin -
you ever seen them in the same place at the same Physical Theatre Project dont’s.
time? Think about it.
Anderson Theatre 8:00 p.m.
Meditation with Bhante Sathi
Weekend Movie - Love Happens
Physical theatre? Oh, man. The ghosts in Anderson Linner Lounge 7:00 p.m.
Wallenberg Auditorium 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. must be so pissed! Why settle for meditation when you can come to
Yes, but only after years of paying for her food,
consoling her after the guy she actually has feelings
Sunday, Dec. 13 MAX-itation. Reach a higher conciseness, and then
base jump off of it!!!!
for dumps her and after you’ve finally worn her Brassworks! Beauty and the Beast
defenses down and she realizes that you’re “safe,” Bijorling Recital Hall 1:30 p.m.
then, then love happens. Ordway Performing Arts Center 7:30 p.m.
- Overheard from a revolutionary Mesopotamian
Michael Johnson in Concert: Four If you stop and think about it, Disney was really
sword maker. 4000 B.C.
teaching us that bestiality was ok. Or, in the case of
Decades of Music the little mermaid, half-bestiality.
Bijorling Recital Hall 8:00 p.m. Physical Theatre Project
Four Decades of Music? No thanks, I have finals American Scandinavian Yule Tide
Anderson Theatre 2:00 p.m.
next week. Breakfast
As opposed to the non-physical kind of theatre, Banquet Rooms 8:00 p.m.
Physical Theatre Project where the director isn’t allowed to hit you when you
Anderson Theatre 8:00 p.m. mess up a line. Excuse me, I think you mean Scandinavian Ameri-
Beats the crap out of last year’s “Metaphysical
The Gustavus Chamber Singers in Concert
Theatre Project.” Last time I pay ten bucks to stare at
an empty stage. Bijorling Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16
Out of all the things they spend time in, concert is Holiday Sale at the Book Mark
definitely their favorite. The Book Mark All Day
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Get your parents presents here, then have Gustavus
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Most of today will be taken up by the execution
Cocoa and Holiday Cards -The 12 Days of of that Book Mark employee. Not that the execution
Wellness takes a long time. It just takes a while to transport him
Peer Assistant Office 6:00 p.m. from the pun-itentiary.
“… Three bone pins a-pinning, two latex gloves
and some morphine in an I.V. !” Prepare Ministries
Linner Lounge 7:00 p.m.
Meeting canceled due to lack of preparation.
The Shady character
wishes you a happy
Editor | Seth Wisner sports Page 11
STANDINGS Making a splash SPORTS
MEN’S HOCKEY Craig Nordquist happy with where we are right off in the end.”
SCHOOL MIAC PTS REC Staff Writer now.” Mosher notes that another key
The Gusties will fly to Puerto
Rico the day after Christmas for
to putting up a solid team effort
is continuing the strong bond
Friday, Dec. 11
GUSTAVUS 4-1-1 13 6-3-1
BETHEL 4-2 8 4-7 he Gustie Women’s Swim- the team’s annual training trip. that has developed between the Women’s Hockey
HAMLINE 3-0-1 14 6-1-2 ming and Diving team has While there, the team plans to women on the team.
CONCORDIA 2-2-2 8 3-8-2 made quite a splash in the first train extra hard in order to pre- “We cheer a lot more than other vs. St. Olaf 7:00 p.m.
AUGSBURG 2-1-1 13 6-3-1 half of the season, arguably put- pare for the final stretch of the teams, so there’s always plenty of
ting up its best start since it last season. support and involvement with
5-3-4 won the MIAC Championship “The training trip is always our teammates,” Mosher said. Saturday, Dec. 12
ST. MARY’S 1-3 2 1-8 two years ago. beneficial for the team,” Hans- “You really push yourself harder
ST. JOHN’S 1-5 9 4-7-1 The team’s latest effort at the vick said. “Spending a week with knowing that your team is there
Men’s Nordic Skiing
Falcon Invite earned the squad a teammates and doing hard sets watching and supporting you.” @ Wildcat Open
WOMEN’S HOCKEY second place finish in a talented multiple times per day is really Hansvick agrees that the team All Day
field of nine other schools. good for training and building has come together with very
SCHOOL MIAC PTS REC “We have a lot of solid swim- relationships within the team.” minimal conflict due in part to Women’s Nordic Skiing
mers,” Senior Maggie Hansvick When the team returns from the realizing the importance of work- @ Wildcat Open
ST. THOMAS 3-0-1 10 4-3-2 said. “We’ll be set if we can im- sunny weather, it will be just over ing toward a common objective.
ST. KATE’S 3-1 10 5-1 prove on the little things. If we one month away from the MIAC “We’ve been good at under- All Day
ST. OLAF 3-1 10 5-3
GUSTAVUS 2-1-1 6
do that, times will take care of Championship meet. standing that we have a common Men’s Basketball
themselves.” “I’m really excited to see what goal—to swim fast as a team,”
ST. MARY’S 2-1-1 7 3-4-1
Gustie Senior Carrie Gunder- Conference will be like,” Mosher Hansvick said. “The swimmers
vs. Bethany Lutheran
CONCORDIA 2-2 10 5-4-1
BETHEL 1-3 2 1-7
son and First-year Carley Mosher said. “We’re trying to push ev- genuinely like their teammates 3:00 p.m.
ST. BEN’S 0-2-2 4 1-4-2
won two of the four MIAC Swim- eryone to a level they’re capable and really want to do well for Women’s Hockey
AUGSBURG 0-2-2 2 0-6-2 mer of the Week awards so far of in order to finish [the season] each other.”
HAMLINE 0-3-1 5 2-4-1 this season. strong.” The team is excited about its @ St. Olaf 7:00 p.m.
“I’ve been pretty impressed With only five meets left until high number of top-tier swim- Men’s Hockey
so far this season by our perfor- the Conference Championships, mers at this point in the season,
MEN’S BASKETBALL mance,” Mosher said, who broke Hansvick stresses that hard work but realizes that it is their perfor- vs. Finlandia 7:05 p.m.
SCHOOL MIAC RECORD the Lund Natatorium record in will be the key to finishing the mance at season’s end that will
the 200 Backstroke against St. Olaf season strong. define their success. Sunday, Dec. 13
ST. THOMAS 3-0 6-0 last month. “Everyone is always “We need to focus on putting “We have a lot of people in the
GUSTAVUS 3-0 4-1 [thinking] positive and pushing work in the whole way through, top times already, which is really Men’s Nordiic Skiing
ST. MARY’S 2-1 4-3 others to train hard.” because other teams will be doing great,” Hansvick said. “But it’s @ Wildcat Open
AUGSBURG 1-1 4-1 The Gusties started the season the same thing,” Hansvick said. the times at Conference that get
ST. JOHN’S 1-1 4-3 with respectable finishes against “All of our hard training will pay us [the title].” All Day
ST. OLAF 1-1 3-3 Div. II teams Mankato State and
CONCORDIA 1-2 4-3 Women’s Nordiic Skiing
St. Cloud State, and more recently
BETHEL 1-2 3-3 knocked off MIAC rivals St. Olaf @ Wildcat Open
CARLETON 1-2 3-3 and St. Ben’s to cement their sta-
HAMLINE 1-2 3-3 All Day
tus as one of the frontrunners for
MACALESTER 0-3 1-4
the Conference crown.
“We didn’t know what to ex-
pect coming into the year because
SCHOOL MIAC RECORD we didn’t know how the [first-
years] would look,” Hansvick -Gustavus Junior goaltender
GUSTAVUS 3-0 5-1 said. “They’ve been solid, and Josh Swartout was named
ST. BEN’S 3-0 5-1 the upperclassmen have also had Men’s Hockey Player of
MACALESTER 3-0 3-3 some great swims. We are very the Week in the MIAC
ST. THOMAS 2-1 5-1
CONCORDIA 2-1 3-3 Conference for his outstanding
HAMLINE 2-1 2-2 performances this past
ST. KATE’S 1-2 2-3 weekend against St. Thomas.
ST. MARY’S 1-2 2-4
AUGSBURG 1-2 1-2
Swartout recorded 31 saves
BETHEL 0-3 0-4 Work or volunteer over your holiday in the Gusties’ 4-0 win Friday
CARLETON 0-3 0-6 break at a Winter Camp with people night, as well as recorded his
ST. OLAF 0-3 0-6 with special needs as a camp counselor first shutout of the season.
or healthcare staff. Saturday night he only allowed
RESULTS Training, room & board provided. one goal in the 7-1 victory
at home, while recording 20
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Gustavus Women’s swimmers prepare to dive off the block in a recent meet.
vs. St. Mary’s W 80-77
@ St. Mary’s W 74-66
vs. St. Thomas W 7-1
vs. Concordia W 57-54 (OT)
@ St. Thomas T 2-2
vs. Concordia W 66-61
@ Falcon Invitational
1st of 8
@ Falcon Invitational
2nd of 10
@ St. Thomas W 4-0
Despite breaking a 50-game Conference
winning streak this past weekend, the
Gustie Women are ready to rebound this
weekend against St. Olaf
Seth Wisner ourselves. We will have to be that
Sports Editor much better to beat everyone in
the MIAC,” Peterson said.
After the St. Olaf series this
he Gustavus Women’s weekend, the Women’s Hockey
Hockey team is looking for team will look forward to a trip
a quick turnaround after a to Europe over Christmas Break
tough weekend on the ice. On to play the Swiss National Team.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 the Gustie “It will be a nice change of pace
women saw their 50-game win- for games, but everyone will still
ning streak in Conference play be working hard and having the
come to an end at the hands of same attitude. It will be a great
St. Thomas on their own ice. The opportunity for some team bond-
loss was the first in just under ing,” Hjelm said.
three years of Conference play. Despite the team’s youth, hav-
“St. Thomas has been our ing only two seniors on the team,
biggest rival so far. We broke a the Gustavus Women’s Hockey
50-game winning streak we had program has consistently been a
within the Conference. That’s major force in the MIAC. “I think
something I look back on with our team chemistry is growing.
a lot of regret and don’t have As a [first-year], I think I am
as much insight on our record learning the systems and learn-
we had set for the last three ing how to play with each other,”
years as some of the upperclass- Wanecke said.
men. That’s really disappointing “We have a word that we
and takes a shot at our reputa- choose for every MIAC Confer-
tion,” First-year forward Lindsey ence series. Our last two words
Hjelm said. were ‘confidence’ and being
The Gusties were able to re- ‘assertive.’ Each week we try to Sports Information
bound with a 2-2 result against build off of those words. Com- Sophomore forward Alyssa Gaulrapp battles three St. Thomas players in the Women’s latest home game this past weekend.
St. Thomas on Saturday night. munication is really huge for our
“We lost our first and tied our success,” Hjelm said.
second. . . . You could say our Hjelm has also enjoyed the in-
team is working through a rough creased work ethic by the team in
patch,” Junior defender Kirstin general. “All the girls have pre-
Peterson said. “We showed a lot viously been captains. It makes
of character by coming back on the team a lot more dominant,
Saturday.” allows potential leadership to
The Women’s Hockey team come through and adds strength
had extremely high expecta- to our team. Everyone here wants
tions for itself with a strong to play and excel. We work hard
recruitment class and an NCAA and put in the extra time to get
Quarterfinal appearance last better,” Hjelm said.
season. Meagan Wanecke, first- After the trip to Europe over
year forward, was optimistic for Christmas Break, the Women’s
the team’s opportunity to get Hockey team will play UW-
better and reach the expecta- Stevens Point on Jan. 9, 2010. “We
tions by the end of the season. “I play Stevens Point right when we
think we haven’t fully reached get back, and we haven’t beaten
our expectations. We definitely them in two years. As far as the
have the potential to get better,” MIAC, we have to win any game
Wanecke said. from here on out to get where we
Hjelm added to Wanecke’s want to be at,” Peterson said.
optimism. “I knew Gustavus The Gustavus Women’s Hock-
was going to be a really serious ey team will face off against St.
program, and we definitely have Olaf at home on Friday, Dec. 11.
high goals for the season. Even
though we have two disappoint-
ing losses on our record, I think
we are looking to make a lot of
headway coming up with St.
Olaf,” Hjelm said.
However, even with the op- Next Game:
timism on the team, the Gustie
women know it will be a dif-
ficult season with many tough
Date: Friday, Dec. 11
opponents left on the schedule. Time: 7:00 p.m.
“We’ve had everything handed
to us in the past, and this year Location: Don Roberts Ice
we are going to have to prove Rink Sports Information
Junior defender Sara Yungner chases after the puck in the Gusties 2-1 loss to St. Thomas at the Don Roberts Ice Rink.