The Gustavian Weekly

Opinion

Urgency Urgency: It’s All About the Intersectionality

“There are two paces to organizing for change: the speed with which our systems are collapsing and the slow intentional time that is necessary for deep movement building.”

There are two paces to organizing for change: the speed with which our systems are collapsing and the slow intentional time that is necessary for deep movement building.” Civil rights organizer and wise woman, George Friday once said those words […]

Gamergate: Too Far?

In light of recent news topics on campus regarding feminism and this weekend’s Building Bridges conference, I thought it would be good to cover a related topic in the world of video games. While I’m not as active in the […]

The Invisible Enemy

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” -Ann Wigmore

It is perhaps an inevitable fact that whatever we do, wherever we go, our environment and this earth are slowly killing us just as quickly as we are killing them. But amidst all the death and destruction, there are perhaps […]

The Purpose of your Life

If the statement ‘You were put on this Earth for a reason’ was false, then your life would have zero purpose.

Why am I here?  What am I supposed to do with my life? Why do I exist? What is the purpose of my life? Why can’t I answer the first four questions? One of life’s biggest mysteries is understanding why […]

The Lost Art of Mr. Capra

Sentimentality is no longer popular. If this unfortunate news has just come to your attention for the very first time, I will try to let you down gently. Sentimentality, in today’s language, has been replaced by corny, cheesy, and other […]

Mixed Gender Housing On The Horizon?

College View is one of three dorms offering mixed gender housing next year.

Some of you may have noticed an email in your inbox with the subject “Room Draw: Mixed Gender Housing Option for 2015-2016.” Most of you probably skimmed over it or just marked it as “read,” which is understandable if it […]

What are the BRICS Building?

World leaders at the BRICS Development Bank Agreement.

On February 20,Russia officially ratified the $100 billion BRICS Development Bank agreement. The formation of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Development Bank was agreed on July 15, 2014 and has since caused widespread speculation on what this […]

Yes We Cannabis

Weed, grass, pot, purp-skurp, the devil’s lettuce.  These are some of the names used for the drug marijuana, which is the mind-altering substance derived from the dried buds of the Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica plants.  Most commonly the buds, […]

Forensics at State

Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team at State Competition.

The Gustavus Adolphus Forensics Team recently won first place in the state tournament at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. In addition to this achievement, the win occured with the largest margin a team has won by in the history […]

Sex, Drugs, and Rocking Chairs

For decades, the youth of our country have been engaging in behavior characteristically defined as reckless, stupid, and risky. In the Sixties, it was Rock and Roll and marijuana. For today’s youth, it’s something even more menacing. And we at […]