The Gustavian Weekly


Is The TPP (Trans-Pacific-Partnership) For Free-Trade or TP?

Well, the answer may vary depending on who you ask. For the large majority of Americans who don’t own large pharmaceutical companies or international corporations, the answer will lead many of them to the bathroom. Joking aside, the serious implications […]

Let’s Talk About Your ‘Love Life’

With close friends or close groups, I’m usually the one who will ask a question about ‘love lives.’ Those who are committed in some sort of relationship, however they define it, will respond with sharing about their partner(s) and/or how […]

A Grey Day To Be a Gustie


What do George Washington, John Wayne, Harry Houdini, F.D.R, and “Sugar Ray” Robinson all have in common? In addition to  being permanently sewn into the fabric of America’s history, each of these men were part of the Freemasons. The Freemasons […]

The End of Rape Culture

Sexual violence has become a front and center issue in the eye of the public ever since the NFL took a stance on the conflicts surrounding Ray Rice, and other infamous football players for their inexcusable misconduct. In response to […]

If You Can’t Take The Heat, Fix It!

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” -Navajo Proverb

During this past J-term, we’ve all been experiencing weather that, while unusual for January in Minnesota, could be described as “pleasant,” “warm,” and “oh my god it’s so nice out.” I’ve seen many a Gustie walking around with only sweaters […]

Economic Change or Environmental Sustainability? How About Both?

Mark Siatta

Recent drivers have been jovial to see a drop in gas prices when pulling into the gas station. During the same time Americans have also seen the strength of our dollar rise. This is important for it simultaneously increases both […]

The Four W’s

How will you answer the four W’s?

If you are unclear whether you have purpose in this world, or if you find yourself lacking some sense of direction, I have a couple questions for you. My first question is: What do you do? Each and every one […]

Kill It, With a Ping-Pong Ball!

Zombie Week 2nd Pic

Despite all the jokes of some Gusties bearing resemblance to the walking dead, much part in thanks to our ever so benevolent professors and their late night reading assignments, many of you are no doubt familiar with the event known […]

Stop Loving Pope Francis (But Don’t Hate Him Either)

With respect, compassion, and sensitivity.

Pope Francis is something of an anomaly, being surprisingly popular with public media, Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the United States. His predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict (the Emperor Palpatine Pope) certainly didn’t foster such a welcoming from the media and […]

“They Drew First”

“I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to 
say it.” -Evelyn Beatrice Hall

There is a satire news outlet in Paris, France known as Charlie Hebdo. They are known for being very outspoken and unafraid to share their opinions on nearly everything, no matter how controversial they may be. They were notorious and […]