The Gustavian Weekly

2011 October 20

Family matters

Hi. I’m Jenna, and … I’m an out-of-state Gustie. This is the part where you make me feel better by greeting me en-masse with a sympathetic “Hi, Jenna.” Come on, I know there’s only like 400 of you, but really. […]

…fed up with your excuses

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. —Benjamin Franklin   Mid-terms have come and gone. Shocking as it may seem, we are now halfway through the semester. For most of us, there is now […]


At the end of this year, Gustavus, led by our fearless leader Roley Poley Ohle, will make a decision on which soda company the school will use for the first time since 1997. While this debate has been constructed by […]

To serve and disturb

The warm, reassuring sense of security is a great feeling. It’s like being hugged by an enormous, friendly, bullet-proof ghost. Thank goodness there’s a task force on campus apparently dedicated to instilling and cultivating this feeling within the student body. […]

a cartoon about those pesky midterms

RE: Why Gustavus Hates Conservatives

I am writing in response to an article published in the Oct. 7 issue of the Gustavian Weekly. I know this is belated, but I find the issue still pertinent. I took great issue with Drew Ajer’s article “Why Gustavus […]

RE: Rock Painting of 2010

I write this letter as a straight woman, as an ally and as a Christian. During Coming Out Week this year I, like the writers of last week’s letter to the editor, was often reminded of the anniversary of the […]

Calendar (Oct 21, 2011)

Men’s Soccer: last minute heroics beat Augsburg

The Men’s soccer team faced a difficult test last Saturday when they hosted Augsburg in what proved to be a tense physical matchup between the conference rivals. The game appeared to be headed for overtime after Augsburg tied the match […]

NBA lock out. Money Talks

The 2011 National Basketball Association lockout brings forth the nasty side of sports business. The first two weeks of the NBA season have been cancelled and this lockout appears to be coming nowhere near resolution as the NBPA (National Basketball […]