The Gustavian Weekly


Student-created play addresses mental illness

The student led play, ctrl presents a visual representation of what happens internally to a person with some form of mental illness. Beginning the initial conception nearly a year ago, the one act play, opening this weekend, was created by […]

Tales from Abroad (2/27/15)

In the city of Guanajuata, Ashley is immersed in the Spanish language and the culture of Mexico.

Tales from Abroad is an ongoing section in which Gustavus students share the highlights of their study abroad experiences. Hey everyone! My name is Ashley Eickhoff and I’m a Junior Spanish major with a LALACS minor, and am currently studying abroad […]

Disney brings Marvel heroes to life

Of the six heroes that appear in Big Hero 6, Baymax steals the show.

When Disney bought the rights to Marvel comics in 2009, the general public did not know what to expect for the future of the famous heroes that have been adored for decades. Would they all be animated movies aimed for […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Lesley Darling

Friends describe Lesley as humble, smart, contemplative, and inspired.

Senior Lesley Darling describes herself as “not the typical overly involved Gustie.” If you asked her for a list of the organizations she’s involved in on campus, this may seem accurate. However, if you dig a little deeper than the […]

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

This movie is no ordinary romance with its intriguing development history, it is actually two different movies combined into one. Ned Benson’s directorial debut focused on the two lovers in their own films, titled Him and Her (not to be […]

Second Hispanic Film Festival held at Gustavus

Films will be screened every Monday nights at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Autitorium until March 23.

Gustavus Adolphus College provides students and community members with opportunities to view different cultures through a variety of mediums. The College is currently hosting its second Hispanic Film Festival during six weeks of February and March. The festival is free […]

Tales from Abroad (2/20/15)

Hanson (right) took a break from his studies to enjoy the scenery in Budapest, Hungary.

Tales from Abroad is an ongoing section in which Gustavus students share the highlights of their study abroad experiences. The choice to participate in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program was all about the math. The ability to spend a semester […]

Importance of Being Earnest remains relevant

This 19th century play has remained relevant and challenged many of its actors to perform as the opposite gender.

First performed on Valentine’s Day back in 1895, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has endured in popularity over the years. The comedy, along with its high farce and witty dialogue, provides an intriguing satire of Victorian ways. The […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Addie Konnad

Addie’s contagious excitement and enthusiasm has led to her many friendships with students and professors alike.

As a fourth generation Gustie and the ninth member of her family to attend Gustavus, Junior Addie Konnad had considered other colleges after high school with the support of her family, but says nowhere else compared to the friendliness and […]

Dracula Untold not sharp enough to bite

Count Dracula is one of the more fascinating literary characters that scholars get a kick out of analyzing, which cannot be said for all villainous characters. Because of this, Bram Stoker´s character popularized the concept of the vampire long before […]