The Gustavian Weekly


No matter your political standpoint, assualt should not be defended

The Gustavus cafeteria. Hastings-Ereth urges that, even though political opinion might differ, aggression and violence is never the way to go.

On September 26, a girl was assaulted in the caf while going to watch the presidential debate with her fellow republicans. This was because she was wearing a hat that had the slogan “Make America great again” written on it. […]

America’s undeniable double standard

Schmidtke insists that women in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, gets judged on her appearance far more than her male counterpart.

The first presidential debate happened this week. I could write one thousand articles about everything that was said or done by the candidates, but I’m going to focus on the point of greatest personal relevance to myself. The double standard […]

Political polarization will never get anything done

The Elephant and the Donkey, representing the Republican and Democratic parties. Clark claims that they have never been as far apart as they are leading up to this years Presidential election.

It was September 26th, 1960, and over seventy million Americans had their faces glued to their black and white television sets. When the program began and the lights came on, a little known senator from Massachusetts and a former senator […]

College should feel like an adventure

The abundance of activities for first-year students can be both exciting and source of stress, Bhakta argues.

While it’s only been a month since I have attended Gustavus Adolphus College, it feels like I have been here for an eternity.Literally. I’m not even joking. That is exactly what it seems considering all the overwhelming information that has […]

‘Make your life count’ shouldn’t be a cliché

Gustavus advertises their “Make Your Life Count” slogan.

Far too often adults question me about my passions, and current intentions of pursuing them in college. We’ve all been there. As a college student I feel pressured to not only know how I dream of spending the rest of […]

The last election you’ll ever vote in

Fifteen minutes ago, I applied for my absentee ballet. The process was simple, short, and only required the state government’s website and some basic information. In November, I cast my vote not only for the next president but also for […]

Gustavus needs to stand up for social justice

I argue that we as a College that advocates for community, justice, service, and faith, a college that holds programs like I Am, We Are (IAWA) that advocate for social justice, and a college that became the first fair trade […]

Video games aren’t all bad

Playing video games helps develop fine motor control.

Video games, specifically console games, have been a large part of modern culture since the introduction of the Atari in 1977. For almost forty years, video games have been ingrained into daily life, and have advanced so far as to […]

The ups and downs of Pokemon Go

What does it take to be the very best, like no one ever was? For some that means excelling in their classes, rising to the top on graduation day. For others it means being exceptional in athletics, leading their team […]

Act of violence hits too close to home

Police quickly responded to the scene at the St. Cloud mall.

O n Saturday, Sept. 17 a man dressed as a security officer injured several people at the local mall in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The stabbings happened in several places throughout the mall, including in stores and in common areas. The […]