The Gustavian Weekly

Opinion

Where Are the Patriots?

We are at war, and Republicans are asleep at the wheel. In the past several years, Russia has mounted a war of disinformation on Western liberal democracy. It has become clear that Kremlin meddling extends far beyond the 2016 U.S. […]

Health Care: It’s Complicated

A month ago, our president, in his infinite wisdom, said “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” On the contrary, Donald—everybody knew. It seems it took 70 years for the star of the infamous Access Hollywood tapes to learn […]

Violence, Voyeurism, and NBC

This past Sunday night, NBC Evening News opened their program: “Good evening, we begin tonight with a story we would rather not be telling.” Earlier that day, at approximately 11 am, a man uploaded a series of videos to Facebook, […]

Uncovering “Silenced Crimes”

Global social issues like human trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM), and child marriage are widely known about and I think there’s a worldwide consensus that they are problems and should be resolved to improve our societies. Even though the term […]

Creating Habitat for Humanity

When the words “Habitat for Humanity” are mentioned many thoughts spring to mind like “free houses”, “decreasing homelessness”, or maybe even “fun spring break trips”. The reality is that many myths surround both the organization and the Spring Break trips, […]

Maintaining Your Brain

College is hard. To any college student, that is the most obvious statement of the century. Whether it’s the organic chemistry midterm that you’re pretty sure decimated your already barely passing grade, the research essay that you didn’t actually realize […]

Fake News: An Alternative Bias Incident

On Monday, March 20, factions of The Gustavus Diversity Leadership Council and Bystander Intervention Committee, in cahoots with the theatre group I Am We Are, decided to pull an invisible theatre stunt. They hung up white supremacist posters on campus […]

Anarchism for the anxious

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.” -Emma Goldman Yes, that was a quote from a late […]

Fake news is creating a dangerous climate online

Scrolling through social media these days is a chore of abject curiosity. From the random game posts asking for quest items, to the ranting relative talking about an issue from 30 years ago, navigating Facebook, twitter, snapchat, etc. can be […]

Greek Life is a necessary part of campus

Greek life and its affiliates are a system of organizations that are popular across collegiate campuses not only in the United States, but in other countries as well. For many students Greek life provides a strong social basis in a […]