The Gustavian Weekly


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 […]

Viva Eurovision!

Have you ever wondered how ABBA was discovered? Celine Dion? Or where the song Volare came from? Look no further than Eurovision, the Eurasia wide song contest. The most important day of the year is coming up, May 12. You […]

Will we grab a slice of the new world order?

Is it truly the end of the United States led world order? A report, primarily supported and sponsored by the  U.S. Army’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development […]

More than spring cleaning

There is nothing that heightens one’s nostalgia for spring weather quite like a snowstorm in the middle of April. The sun is shining, days are longer, birds are chirping and… there’s snow as far as the eye can see. Most […]

Save your smoking gun

Perhaps the most asinine solution propped up by the thoughtless is to “ban” something. The United States banned alcohol in the early 20th century. Abortions were once banned. “Sodomy” can be added to that list. And, while we’re at it, […]

The world shouldn’t be a boys club

The average woman can expect to lose out on nearly $500,000 in the time of her career. “According to new study of Census Bureau data from the National Women’s Law Center, the average woman will make $430,480 less than her […]

An education without the arts is incomplete

For the second year in a row, the President of the United States has proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. Even though the NEA’s $150 million a year budget is but a tiny fraction of the […]

The long awaited Minnesota spring

This year’s Minnesota winter has dragged on and on, and still continues although spring has already (officially) started. This year the cold weather and gusts of wind (it tends to be pretty Gustie up on the hill) kept me in […]

Exposing “nerdy misogyny” in television

It’s uncanny how many people assume I’m a fan of the  Big Bang Theory  when they learn how much of a fangirl I am. Even more interesting is their surprise when I tell them the exact opposite is actually true. […]