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Reflecting on a time well spent at Gustavus

As an international student from India, people often ask me if I am going back home after school. Honestly, I haven’t had time to think about that. There are a lot of things I haven’t had a chance to do, […]

Advice for the Floundering First-Year (5/17/19)

Congratulations on making it to the end of your first year. You may not realize it, but this is a big feat. Hopefully you are happy with how this year went, but if not, I hope you’re able to re-assess […]

Recognize the importance of self reflection

This year at Gustavus has been wonderful for the campus community, it was far from perfect, but our community grew so much over the past two semesters. At the end of the year, I always find myself reflecting on my […]

Letter from the Editor (5/17/19)

As the 2018 – 2019 academic year comes to a close, I wanted to personally thank each and every student, faculty, alumni, and every supporter of the Gustavian Weekly both near and far. It has been a successful year full […]

Striving for a healthy community

There are countless news stories, personal stories, research, and even jokes, surrounding the topic of vaccination. Vaccines are important precautions to diseases. To prevent getting struck with a deadly, or even mild, disease, many people go and get vaccinated. But […]

To be or not to be on the Hill

We are in the final stretch of this school year, and that calls for some mixed emotions. While it is a fact we are fed up with the pile of finals on our plate, and our late end date compared […]

Advice for the floundering first-year (5/10/19)

Dear First-years, Finals are coming up fast. You might be stressed out, busy, and even worse‒you might be really sick of your roommate, and now you’re avoiding your dorm and have no place to study. Have no fear, dear first-years, […]

Raise your voices for equality

Feminism calls for equality. Equality for all genders (inclusive of men) in the social, political, and economic sphere. However, being called a “Feminist” is not even a compliment in today’s world. I’d say Feminism might even be the new ‘F-word’. […]

Gusties weigh in on MAYDAY!

When interviewed by Roshini Rajkumar during the MAYDAY! Conference keynote address, Thomas Friedman identified three prerequisites for peace: (1) a benign hegemon, (2) robust international commerce, and (3) presence of democracy. This liberal peace agenda–one based on western state institutions […]

Gusties weigh in on MAYDAY!

The topic of this year’s MAYDAY! Conference focused on the ongoing attacks against journalists, the media, and their role as “the strongest guardians sustaining peace and human rights in our world.” The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was Thomas […]