The Gustavian Weekly


Turning trash into soil

The main composting area of Gustavus lies near the campus’ greenhouse.

How often do you compost? If you’ve ever tried, you probably know how difficult it can be on a college campus. It’s hard to find a compost bin nearly anywhere, and there are only a few near The Caf. However, […]

Death of a department

Last spring, as students were returning to campus from their J-Term break, many students, myself included, returned only to discover Gustavus had decided to unilaterally dissolve the Chinese department. The decision was founded upon financial constraints which “forced” the Gustavus […]

Join the club

Gustavus Cheerleading was among the many groups participating in the involvement fair.

Going off to college, the one phrase that cannot be escaped is “get involved.” That’s all I, and I am pretty sure the rest of the student body, heard as they started their first day as a Gustie. Many of […]

AC is too cool for school

A fan.

As the summer came to a bittersweet end, an array of minivans, trucks, and stuffed-to-the-brim Ford Focuses ascended to our campus. Students could be spotted moving anything from futons to suitcases packed with clothes into their brand new dorm room.  […]

Square dance tradition matters

The annual Orientation square dance.

With orientation coming to an end, on every First-year’s mind is the countless icebreakers and activities to get the class of 2022 ready for life here at Gustavus. While some will look back fondly on the four days of orientation […]

War on bottled water

The cooler in the Marketplace offers Dasani water, a sub set of Coca-Cola.

It’s been a long day of moving in. You’re tired from lugging boxes up and down the stairs of Co-Ed and all you want is an ice-cold bottle of Dasani. However, lurking in that bottle is an intruder, microplastic. Microplastics […]

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 […]