The Gustavian Weekly


Keep our community clean

Warm weather is here. We all want to be outside enjoying the sun, the trees, our friends, and the lovely feeling one gets from being surrounded by the color green. Hammocking, playing games, and hiking are all enjoyable parts of […]

Choose your own life path

It really is surprising how fast time can fly without you even noticing. About five years ago I was a high school senior, and I was on my way to college because I had been told my entire life that […]

Death of an idol

At eight years old, I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for the first time. For Halloween that year, I dressed as Hermione Granger. My ninth birthday party was Harry Potter themed. I was first in line at […]

Here’s to us

As a senior, I thought I would say a few things about experience I have had here at Gustavus Adolphus College. I keep reminiscing about our time here as students and the things we have accomplished and observed. Four years […]

3OH!3 in 2018!

As the big concert approaches I thought I would take a trip down memory lane with everyone because 3OH!3 probably brings you back to your middle school years.  For those of us who are millennials (Dec. 1995 was the cutoff) […]

Is “STEAM” based learning good for Gustavus?

While many of us—namely, juniors and seniors—will never see the completed Nobel Hall and Theater expansion, we already are seeing the destruction the big yellow crane in leaving in its wake.  Where, exactly, do the liberal arts fall within the […]

Technology: the modern plague

I’ll be honest, I spend a lot of time on my phone.  Between several social media accounts, keeping up with my friends and family back home, and my problematic addiction to The Sims Freeplay, it’s a miracle I manage to […]

The otherness: why Gustavus?

When I meet someone new at Gustavus, I am usually asked a rather unconventional question: “Why Gustavus?” This question is asked in a very similar way to: “Where are you from?”   It’s asked with intrigue, with shiny eyes, hungry […]

Attend local cultural events

For a Swedish Lutheran college in the Midwest, Gustavus has a pretty impressive variety of cultural events on campus. Our student body may not be as diverse as our mission statement likes to claim, but those students who are from […]

Students deserve creative freedom

Ever since I was a child I have thrived in academic situations that involved using creativity. I looked forward to Art Class (that came twice a week for less than an hour); I lived for the days in English that […]