Edina Zephyrus

Ben Gustafson
Ben “BennyGeezy” Gustafson came into this world on Thanksgiving of 1999 (unfortunately the hospital food wasn’t exactly the Thanksgiving dinner that his parents were looking forward to). Of his many achievements, Ben believes his most impressive was finishing in 3rd place at the 2008 Minnesota State Cup Stacking Championships. When asked about his flaws, Ben responded by quoting his greatest role model Michael Scott; “I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit someone with my car” (As a matter of fact, Ben failed his driver’s test twice). After much discussion, Ben also revealed to me his greatest weakness: milk. It has been rumoured that if Ben comes within 6 kilometers of milk, he develops a severe case of “Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.” Despite never making it past his first and only trumpet lesson in fifth grade, Ben does listen to music occasionally. His favorite band is a close tie between Mumford and Sons and Mouse Rat. One of Ben’s interests is politics, especially global politics, so he spends a lot of time reading The Economist. However, he admits that he only reads it for the “pretty pictures.” Ben is also a regular at the Kenneth Rosland pickleball courts in Edina. He is usually the youngest person at the courts by about 50 years. Among his other hobbies are swatting mosquitoes, rippin’ twine, and jumping into bodies of water (he hopes to someday master the “squirrel dive”). In any case, Ben is looking forward to a great year on Zephyrus!

Ben Gustafson, print editor-in-chief

Jun 01, 2018
Link Crew continues to facilitate connections at EHS with new “Culture Groups” (Story)
May 25, 2018
Edina Speech Team Reaches State Finals (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Twelve Candidates Up for Election to Edina School Board (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Escape Rooms (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
The Destructive Effects of Deception (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
EHS Student has Ellison’s Ear (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Fact-Checking the Opinions of the Debate (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
2016 Election Poll (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Braemar Winter Recreational Area (Story)
Aug 12, 2016
Field Based Science (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
Award Winning Author Comes to EHS (Story)
Jan 31, 2016
Backwards Day (Story)
Dec 12, 2015
Campaign for Stopping the “R” Word (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Edina High School’s Signing Day (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Political Refugee Comes and Speaks at EHS (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Why Playing Video Games Shouldn’t Be Frowned Upon (Story)
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