The Gustavian Weekly

2008 October

Charting the College’s Future: Commission Gustavus 150

“We are not where we want to be, but we are moving toward it,” said President Ohle during his inaugural address. These words describe the purpose of a brand new initiative for the college. Called Commission Gustavus 150, the plan […]

Delta Breast Cancer Benefit

The Delta Phi Omega sorority will host its tenth annual Breast Cancer Benefit Lunch in the Jackson Campus Center on Sunday, Nov. 2 The event will include a lunch and a silent auction in support of the Susan G. Komen […]

Senior Luke Garrison makes the most of his time at Gustavus

Even if you don’t know Luke Garrison personally, you’ve probably seen him around campus. Luke was recently elected co-president of Student Senate, but during his three years here at Gustavus, he has been involved in many other student activities and […]

Gustavus students take back their time with help from the CVR

Last Friday, the Center for Vocational Reflection (CVR) enlisted 33 Gustavus students to hang nine-inch wall clocks around their necks that said, “Is it weighing on you? Take back your time.” The students wore the wall clocks in observance of […]

If Obama wins: A satire

Note: The following is a satire. The intent is to lampoon conservative fears of an Obama victory. Please do not take this seriously. It is has been three years since Barack Obama was elected, and his 2012 reelection campaign has […]

Blood cell phones

Do you own a laptop computer? Mobile phone? Sony Playstation? Instead of asking, “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why is the sky blue?” perhaps you should ask, “How many people died in order to manufacture my cell phone?” […]

It’s official: I’m in love with Regina Spektor

Dear Diary, The feelings have been getting stronger no matter what I do. The last few weeks have grown simply unbearable. I wake up with sweaty palms, a palpitating heart and abstract, poetic lyrics swirling around in my head with […]

Surprise: Gusties catch MIAC leaders unaware

The Gustavus football team has won three straight and holds its season’s destiny in the palm of its hand As the current standings read, Gustavus sits in a five-way tie for second place with a record of 5-2 (3-2 in […]

From trauma to teacher

After a potentially paralyzing injury last fall, Sophomore Andrew Valen has found another way to contribute “When one door closes, another one opens.” This is the statement Gustavus Adolphus College student football coach Andrew Valen keeps in mind when he […]

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