The Gustavian Weekly


Feeding the troll will only make it stronger

Just this week, President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted that millions voted illegally, contradicting his past statements—by that I mean tweets—declaring the election was valid while also railing against the Green Party’s recount efforts. After all the garbage the Donald has […]

Comic success on the big screen doesn’t surprise s

Cinema, the great silver screen, the hollywood lights: movies have always had their titles, and just as they have always had titles, so, too, have they always followed certain themes. As time progresses, those themes change. The world saw the […]

Disregarding public concern is dangerous

It was foretold that the election on Tuesday would be one of the most crucial events in American history. While the future will decide the validity of that statement, I would like to argue that election day was far from […]

Don’t take your culture for granted

After attending these first few months at Gustavus Adolphus College, it is evident that as a first-year, it is an entirely new experience. This is not only me – it is for everyone who moves away from their families into […]

Election’s over and it’s time to get to work

The 2016 election has ended. Hallelujah. For the record, I’m writing this on Tuesday afternoon, so I don’t know who won yet. But I don’t need to know the election results to say what I’m about to say. Because regardless […]

Clinton doesn’t care about reproductive justice

This week on campus the Gustavus Womyn’s Awareness Center painted the rock for Reproductive Justice Week. Reproductive justice is defined as “complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and […]

Trump’s screw ups are bad for Clinton

Unless you haven’t opened up Facebook, read a newspaper or watched television these past few weeks, you know that Trump’s campaign experienced a meltdown of unimaginable proportions recently. A 2005 audio recording of Trump surfaced recently exposing derogatory and sexually […]

Courage and compassion is necessary in refugee crisis

It has been nearly a year since the deadly coordinated attacks in Paris left 130 dead. In the aftermath of the attack, much of the West devolved into hysteria about the attackers being refugees and this was, once again, an […]

Tabletop games are pioneers of modern video gaming

A brave adventurer climbs forth, seeking to overcome the obstacles set before him by an evil necromancer and save the kingdom. A mage looks through ancient scrolls of the arcane, seeking to find answers to the questions of the universe. […]

‘All Lives Matter’ distracts from real issue

Last Thursday, Gustavus students were provided the unique and constructive opportunity to attend the informative “I AM A BLACK MAN” panel in Wallenberg Auditorium. The thoughtful and productive discussion that occurred from this panel is extremely useful in having a […]