The Gustavian Weekly


Tales from Abroad – Ben Keran

Japan offered Ben a number of life-lessons through its influential citizens.

Growing up, I won’t say I was bull-headed, but I think I could have easily been described as stubborn. I tended (and still do) to think that my opinion, whether it was well documented or not, was always clearly the […]

The Nobel Concert: A Finer Side of Science

The Gustavus musicians are hard at work preparing for this year’s Nobel Conference Concert.

Students are settled into their dorms, the leaves show signs of contemplating color changes, and professors have (hopefully) stopped revising their syllabi. It is time to welcome the 52nd Nobel Conference to our quaint campus. This year’s conference arrives earlier […]

The Third Star Trek goes Beyond expectations

The latest installment in the Star Trek rebooted universe is guaranteed to impress fans and critics.

With Gene Roddenberry’s acclaimed science fiction series Star Trek celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, what better time to release another film installment for these celebrated characters? Ever since the franchise reboot in 2009 directed by J.J. Abrams, the latest […]

Gustie of the Week – Luke Israel

Luke shows his dedication as a worker in all his extracurricular activities.

It is the beginning of a new semester with brand new opportunities. Greek life, clubs, and organizations on campus have been capturing the interest of Gusties since day one. Being overinvolved happens to the best of students, to the point […]

Grammy Award-Winning Quartet Opens the 2016- 2017 Gustavus Artist Series

The Turtle Island String Quartet’s unique twist on classical music has earned them a number of accolades.

   Every year, Gustavus aims to provide culturally engaging and artistic programs for students, staff, and the St. Peter community. These programs range anywhere from musical performances, to art showcases and dance productions.    On Friday, September 16, The Gustavus […]

Acclaimed Pianist Naomi Niskala to Perform at Björling

Naomi’s piano-playing prowess has been applauded in several parts of the world .

Included among Gustavus’ impressive upcoming slate of musical performances, pianist Naomi Niskala is a name that should not go unnoticed. Raised by her Japanese/Finnish-American parents, Niskala grew up in Rochester, New York and would eventually move to Tokyo, Japan. She […]

The Purge: Election Year is Nothing Presidential

The Third Purge Movie sacrifices a good chance for political or social commentary for mindless gore... again.

As the third installment in the dystopian thriller/horror Purge series, you would expect Election Year to bring something new to the formula that was radical enough to turn heads. While the filmmakers did attempt this, the execution was poor and […]

Gustie of the Week – Janet Jennings

Expect a bright smile and warm attitude while talking to Janet.

A Collegiate Fellow embodies community, service and inspires excellence. A Collegiate Fellow is a friendly resource to the residents of their hall and develops relationships. Gustavus’s Residential Life staff pride themselves on finding individuals that can lead and uphold the college’s […]

Summer 2016 Films: The Good, Bad, and Underrated

Pixar’s Finding Dory offers a whale of a time for Disney fans of all ages.

The summer of 2016 brought us what we’ve come to expect of Hollywood at this point. There’s plenty of sequels, reboots, remakes, superheroes, and animated outings to go around this year. It’s time once again to see which flicks reigned […]

Tales from Abroad – Carl Cusack

Malaysia offered a lot of cultural insight to Carl Cusack.

Selamat Pagi! This past spring semester, ten Gusties, including myself, were met with this Malay morning greeting as part of our Semester in Malaysia: Living Diversity study abroad program. No matter where you go in Malaysia, locals will greet you […]