Entries tagged with ‘English’

Megan “MJ” Johnson ’18

In Rejecting The “Have To” Script, She’s Become The Change She Wished To See In Herself. The first year was a bit of a rough start for this first-generation college student. “I came to Gustavus feeling like an incredibly serious student. I felt like there were things I had to do, like study communications because […]

Mula Lay ’22

“All you need is a microphone,” —To Make a Podcast. And Some Editing Software. And Some Stories. And a Student Champion With a Great Voice For Radio. His first major was computer science. But like so many Gusties before him, Lay questioned his first choice when the poetry and stories he was writing were competing […]

Matt Rasmussen ’98

“Studying And Writing Literature Felt Superfluous Like a Hobby. At Gustavus, I Learned It Was My Passion.” I was a hockey player jock in high school, and I wanted to play in college. When I applied to Gustavus, I included a poem in my application. I don’t know why. Maybe I thought I wasn’t smart […]

Martin Lang ’95

“I Didn’t Leave Gustavus a Flag-Waving Gustie. My Perspective On Gustavus Really Changed After I Started Grad School.” I am a first-generation college student, so when I was applying to schools, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into. I wanted to play soccer at a big state school, but I soon found out […]

Cheryl Downey ’66

“Be Resilient. Have Faith In Yourself.” “I was very aware of being a pioneer,” Downey says. One of the first women in the Directors Guild of America two-year apprenticeship program, she started as the second assistant director for the 1976 Western The Missouri Breaks, starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. She was the first woman […]