The Gustavian Weekly

Opinion

The Structures of Meaning

As humans, we have a psychological need to answer the big questions in life: Who am I? What is my purpose? How did I get here? What does it all mean? As humans, we have a psychological need to answer the […]

Where did all the good music go?

Father Time certainly waits for no one and spares no victims. Our pets, beloved—and not so beloved—family members, and weird dudes you met in high school all eventually get old and fade away. I always thought that the nonmaterial things […]

Winter is Coming

Fall has officially started! Which means it’s time for: sweaters, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and crisp mornings, it’s also the start of flu season. For those who don’t know the flu (influenza virus) is a common virus that is easily […]

Are young minds being manipulated?

Looking back on the glory days of childhood, there appeared to be an impressive amount of toys to tempt and occupy one’s time. My days were spent in the midst of either a Barbie explosion or a surprisingly detailed Playmobil […]

Reality TV: Awful for everyone

Reality TV shows have struck a chord with both American and international viewers since 2002 with the first seasons of American Idol and Survivor. Although reality TV has been around since 1950, it wasn’t until the transformation into glitz and […]

Age is scary

Over the years, I’ve heard many people say things such as: “Growing older is an enriching experience; you become wiser, and it is something that you should embrace.” While aging is inevitable, I can tell you right now- it is […]

Support local artists!

Growing up I listened to The Current almost religiously. This is because this was the only station my dad listened to, unless he was in a particularly good mood and let my sister and I listen to Top Hits every […]

Let’s be Frank about getting along

It’s a new school year at Gustavus Adolphus College. For some of us, that means new roommates and sharing a confined area with someone you barely know. You may have some opinions that differ, but what if your new roommate […]

In the face of the storm

In the dead center of Hurricane Season, my mom and I made the astute decision to go on a road trip to the coast of Texas. Five days into our sightseeing, beach-walking, pina-colada-drinking vacation, we woke up to steely skies […]

Breathe!

The first week back on campus is a whirlwind; moving in, new classes, and wondering how in the world to manage the coming semester’s homework load. The second week on campus is certainly a high point for many, because it […]