The Gustavian Weekly

2011 November

Forensics prepares for Nationals

The Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team placed third out of 51 teams at the prestigious 64th annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament on Nov. 5-6 at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Gustavus ranked third in the tournament, competing against strong programs […]

St. Lucia in a new light

For the past 71 years, the Festival of St. Lucia has been celebrated at Gustavus with a chapel service featuring a court of five sophomore women. These women were chosen for their leadership, service to the college and others, charity, […]

Book Mark sees changes under new management

This year, the Book Mark has a new manager, Molly Yunkers. With the new management comes a fresh look for the Book Mark. The biggest changes are mostly moving things around. “We’re finding different ways to feature what we already […]

Culpeper Workshop Series seeks to educate students and faculty

Gustavus has a strong language program, offering majors or minors in Swedish, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Russian and, recently, Chinese. Study abroad participation is traditionally high at Gustavus, partially due to shorter options available during January Interim Experience  or […]

Gustie of the Week: Kelsey Swanson

As a senior at Gustavus, Kelsey Swanson is looking forward to the future while enjoying her last few months here on campus. With a passion for learning, helping people and being a mentor for those around her, Kelsey is always […]

Writing Center serves as a tool for students

Although there are many ways for students to receive help for their classes, one treasure to take advantage of is the Writing Center. Located in Confer 232 with outposts in the Diversity Center and Library, the Writing Center provides services […]

Julgran Celebration kicks off the holiday spirit season

Cookie contest offers up big bragging rights This year’s fourth annual Julgran Celebration will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in the Interpretive Center in the Linnaeus Arboretum. The Julgran Celebration offers Christmas cheer-goers […]

Friends With Benefits — See how it scores with you

There is the everlasting argument floating around the Internet that romantic comedies (romcoms) are the equivalent of porn films for women. The case centers around the assessment that romantic comedies create a fantasy about relationships, as does porn, but that […]

NaNoWriMo

With the description “30 days and nights of literary abandon,” National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is practiced nationally and has become a stressful but rewarding time for writers around the world. Starting as a project that included a sole 21 […]

The (not so) many faces of St. Lucia

There are some really cool traditions around here. Typical of me to say that, I suppose, when I am one of the primary members of the celebrated Homecoming Court, in the 150th year of the college no less. I was […]