The Gustavian Weekly

Opinion

An education without the arts is incomplete

For the second year in a row, the President of the United States has proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. Even though the NEA’s $150 million a year budget is but a tiny fraction of the […]

The long awaited Minnesota spring

This year’s Minnesota winter has dragged on and on, and still continues although spring has already (officially) started. This year the cold weather and gusts of wind (it tends to be pretty Gustie up on the hill) kept me in […]

Exposing “nerdy misogyny” in television

It’s uncanny how many people assume I’m a fan of the  Big Bang Theory  when they learn how much of a fangirl I am. Even more interesting is their surprise when I tell them the exact opposite is actually true. […]

The unappreciated Women’s Rugby team

They are ranked fourth in the nation. They participated in the Final Four tournament in Marietta, Georgia. They traveled to Ohio and Georgia on the road to the National tournament. They are the best Division 3 women’s team in Minnesota. […]

It’s the little things in life

Opening yourself up to other people can be the scariest thing to do. This choice can also be the best decision you’ve ever made. I would not consider myself an “extrovert” or extremely outgoing. I don’t go out of my […]

Why Russia is “bad news” believe me

Why is Russia bad news? No seriously, if you’ve been watching Russia recently you’ll notice that it is all over our news. What you won’t notice is us all over their news. That’s because they are too busy blocking United […]

Normalize Gap Years

The moment senior year of high school rolls around, the only question that appears to be on the lips of every adult is, “Where are you going to college?” It was jarring for me personally when first approached with this […]

Enjoy the outdoors!

I may be jumping the gun a bit here, but the moment Minnesota weather reaches above 30 degrees, I can’t help but want to spend as much of my day outside as possible. Those who aren’t native to this frigid […]

Is society headed uphill?

“Things can only go up from here, right?” When something goes wrong in our society—or even when things are going right—this question is often our response. As millennials, we grew up in an age composed of extreme technological advancement and […]

Teachers should be armed

Today there are many controversies, but one of the hottest topics today is about arming teachers with guns. The second amendment states, “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people […]