What lurks beneath

David Eide – Opinions Columnist It is a well-established tradition at Gustavus for seniors to be allowed to go down into the network of steam tunnels that stretch out underneath the campus during Senior Week.  Personally, I am looking forward to it.  Ever since I first heard about the Gustavus tunnels, I’ve been fascinated by them and the idea that there is a whole unseen … Continue reading What lurks beneath

Should freedom of speech protect misinformation?

Iza Taylor – Opinions Columnist The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech…” This means that our government can’t restrict what people say, and people can’t be punished for expressing themselves and their ideas or beliefs. That being said, should an institution uphold this law even in the … Continue reading Should freedom of speech protect misinformation?

Snow Isn’t the Problem. We Are.

Jonas Doerr – Opinions Columnist When we were reacquainted with snow this week, there were mixed reactions. Some folks scampered for their Christmas trees and blow-up Santas while others wept in dismay. Others enjoyed the beauty but dreaded when they would have to open the door and experience it more personally. Perhaps the most common reaction was a resignation to the approach of a long, … Continue reading Snow Isn’t the Problem. We Are.

The Promise of VR

David Eide – Opinions Columnist  In the past couple of years there has been a major spike in interest toward virtual reality technology with new headsets like the Valve Index or the Playstation VR being released in the last half decade or so.  While these products mostly receive attention as gaming accessories, I think they have a ton of potential outside the realm of video … Continue reading The Promise of VR

How to raise a newspaper from the dead

Kaylene Kerber – Opinions Columnist Thank you to the three readers who happen to read my articles. I know it’s probably because you know me in some capacity, but your devotion is still honorable. That’s the problem though: The Gustavian Weekly is an afterthought for many students. How does a newspaper stay relevant in a time with Yik Yak and the Fourth Crown? If students … Continue reading How to raise a newspaper from the dead

Everyone is Wrong

Jonas Doerr – Opinions Columnist  Behind the Minnesota Nice don’t-rock-the-boat you-have-your-way-I’ll-have-mine mindset prevalent here, there lurks something awful. Something dastardly. Something, shall I say, ignominious.  People disagree. There. I said it. If you disagree, well, you proved me right. While we might not be so bold as to tell each other face-to-face, sometimes we have dissenting opinions about matters as trivial as the best sports … Continue reading Everyone is Wrong

Election Fever

David Eide – Opinions Columnist With the recent inundation of ads on TV or on YouTube, it’d be pretty hard to miss that we have a major election rapidly approaching.   I’ll just put all my cards on the table here, as a proud political science major and general political geek I think this particular midterm is very important and that anyone who is able … Continue reading Election Fever

SIX at the Ordway

Jacob Engdahl – Opinions Columnist About two weekends ago during Fall Break, I was lucky enough to see the production of SIX at the Ordway with my girlfriend. She introduced me to SIX with the original West End studio album a couple years ago when it first released, and we’ve been fans of the musical ever since. So, when we heard it was coming to … Continue reading SIX at the Ordway

Gustavus is bigoted

Cadence Paramore – Editor-in-Chief If you’re an avid reader of the Weekly, or even if you just enjoy perusing the opinion section and occasionally filling out a puzzle or two in entertainment, you probably saw our opinion piece on the ‘chalk wars’ that happen each semester.  If you didn’t, the chalk wars are a fight reduced down to passive-aggressive messages in chalk located in front … Continue reading Gustavus is bigoted

Horror movies make better students

Jonas Doerr – Opinions Columnist The truck stops running. The teens pile out, wondering what’s wrong. They’re out of gas and have to walk to a dark, candlelit farmhouse. Suddenly, a chainsaw revs up. The teens scream and scatter into the woods! Sometimes I wonder why people watch horror movies. The plots are sometimes predictable, they can be gross, and we all get enough horror … Continue reading Horror movies make better students