The Gustavian Weekly


Solidarity: A Pathway from Service to Justice

Last month, I wrote a piece titled “Urgency Urgency: It’s All About the Intersectionality,” in which I called for slow, intentional time that is necessary for deep movement building.  This slow, intentional time is an important part of the process […]

Drugs: Distorted Perceptions and Stigmas

One thing that many college students dislike, aside from 8 a.m. classes and busy work, is politics. This is understandable considering political apathy seems to be on the rise with our generation. Whether this is due to the increasing polarization […]

Tattoos’ Taboos

Tattoos! You’ve heard of them, I’ve heard of them, we all know what they are. They’re becoming more commonplace as the years go by, yet businesses and other organizations still tend to frown on them. Why is that? I have […]

The Double-Edged Sword

If you have friends or family members with a mental illness, don’t be afreaid to reach out to them.

This subject really pisses me off.  I feel that if I talk about it, even though it applies to me, I won’t be able to accurately describe it or the stigma that surrounds its existence. What I’d really like to […]

U.S. and Cuba Renew Relations

Over the past few days there has been a lot of news about the recent meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The Summit marks the first time in over 50 years that the U.S. and Cuba […]

Lost Wanderlust

Scenario one: A hazy mist hangs in the air, and there is a certain light falling that wasn’t there when you left home this morning. The mist suddenly becomes a downpour – nature creating a background music of harsh drops […]

Climate Who?

Pictured here: An under-utilized sense in politics.

I’ve already spoken about climate change in the past, and I’m sure people are sick of the topic. I know I am, mostly because it shouldn’t really be a topic of debate. Now, this isn’t going to be an article […]

Choosing An Eternal Identity

When you are a child of God, you are a part of His eternal family.

Who are you? What is your identity? There are numerous ways one can go about answering these questions. Maybe you thought of some of the following examples: “I am a good student…a charismatic person…an athlete…a singer…a trustworthy friend…poor…somebody who has […]

Always Be Discreet

Here is a maxim for your everyday life: always be discreet. All of you who are reading this and smirking, I bet I can guess a handful of things you are thinking about doing discreetly. But I promise none of […]

Work Your Hobbies Back Into Your Life

I’m a busy person. I participate in a number of extracurricular activities outside of my basic coursework and as I move through college that basic load just seems to get heavier and heavier. This particular semester, I have a number […]