The Gustavian Weekly

2009 January

The hill freezes over

With last week’s cold spell, some students might be wondering why their room is cold, or why the sidewalks are so slippery. Last week’s temperatures of 30 to 40 degrees below zero for days straight caused issues all around campus […]

Choir of the West meets Midwest

The Choir of The West, the top choir at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, will perform a free-will concert in Christ Chapel on Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature works from Stephen Paulus, Johnann Sebastian Bach, […]

Phil Helt takes leadership to a new level

Ah, January. Most Gustavus students enjoy a whole month of light workloads, increased free time and, for those involved in student organizations, decreased responsibility. For many, it is the perfect time to break out a new video game, hang out […]

What’s Next for the Republican Party

The losses that the Republican Party suffered in 2006 and 2008 were devastating. They left many Republicans thinking about what went wrong and commentators proclaiming that the “era of conservatism” was over. The 2008 Republican Primary election saw the party […]

Gustavus hang tough in competitive MIAC

After splitting pivotal conference road games, beating  St. Thomas and falling to conference-leading St. Ben’s, the Gusties are still in striking distance of first place The Gustavus Women’s Basketball team is midway through its eight game road trip, in which […]

Jan. 16, 2008 PDF

Recyclemania infects campus

Starting Monday, Jan. 19, staff, students, faculty and visitors will be participating in Recyclemania, a multi-school recycling contest. Organized and brought to campus by the Department of Environmental Studies and the Physical Plant, Recyclemania will pit Gustavus against hundreds of […]

From life on the hill to Capitol Hill

Over five years ago, a Gustavus January Interim Experience class took a trip out to Washington, D.C., to experience what work is like on Capitol Hill. For one of that trip’s members, Semonti Mustaphi, it was a life-changing experience. “I […]

Sophomore Jill Scheel strikes a balance

Sitting still, Jill Marie Scheel might look like any other Gustie sophomore. She sports straightened hair, a book in her hands, loves to snack on puppy chow and always wears a friendly smile. But inside this young lady, two polar […]

Inaugural ambitions

Yes, we’ve made it to 2009. All in all, 2008 was kind of a letdown, with economic recessions, astronomical gas prices, Russian invasions and the continuing fame of Miley Cyrus. On the brighter side, the election season finally ended, and […]