The Gustavian Weekly

Opinion

Pressure of Post-Grad Plans

Gustavus seniors graduate May 29. Post-grad Gusties face many new challenges and choices after their time at Gustavus.

There is inexpressible pressure that is pushed onto soon to be college graduates to find a job in their field before commencement day and I have been feeling that pressure since this January to find a job that pays the […]

Keeping in Touch

Birds are singing in the meadows and trees around the arboretum, rain falls softly outside windows, and the minds of students begin to stray towards thoughts of summer. As the semester winds to a close many will begin to pack […]

Gustavus Beyond

Old Main, the first building erected at Gustavus Adolphus College in 1875. The college has survived over a century of changes, and many in the Gustavus community are confident that the Gustie spirit will endure future change.

I write this article as a direct response to Mr. Haberman’s piece in The Gustavian Weekly last issue titled “Bye Bye Gustie.” It is quite fitting that I can end my four years at Gustavus writing about where I see Gustavus […]

Crimes of Love

Several weeks ago, the Gustavus community woke up find to graffiti across the campus. No one has come forward to claim responsibility.

In response to largely negative reactions to the graffiti on campus a few weeks ago, I would like to bring a new perspective. This newspaper called what occurred a crime, and I will acknowledge that this is technically true. But […]

Bye-Bye Gustie

Iwant to begin by saying I love this college. My time here has been wonderful and I am glad that I came here. That being said, all colleges have their problems. Some more than others, but all of them do […]

Life’s Lemonade

I’m a huge fan of Beyoncé. She’s an incredibly successful and inspirational woman who creates thought-provoking music and art. When her self-titled album came out from nowhere with singles like “Drunk in Love,” “Flawless,” and “XO,” I was immediately reminded […]

No Vote, No Voice

A truly democratic government cannot work effectively without voting participation by the governed population. American citizens, fortunate to live in a democratic republic, are able to influence issues at the federal, state, and local level by voting for representatives who share […]

May Day’s Radical History

A May Day maypole celebration in 1910.

May Day, or International Workers’ Day, happened on May 1, and it seems to me that we have never been more ready to celebrate it. Gustavus has been celebrating it through the MAYDAY! Peace Conference for thirty-six years. This year’s […]

Silence is Consent

Gustavus Adolphus College is engaged in conversations about sexual assault, mirroring the ongoing national debate surrounding the issue.

In Sept. 2014, standing outside a party talking with friends, a young man approached me and aggressively grabbed my crotch. Drunk and in shock, I said “No!” and stumbled back from him. He sneered at me and then slipped around […]

Mourning Celebrities

Fans worldwide mourn after Prince died in his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota on April 21st, 2016.

Coping with death is never easy. At one point in our lives, everyone will experience losing someone close to them. A person who has lost a loved one will often feel sad and may face depression. This is inevitable. These […]