The Gustavian Weekly


Tales from Abroad – Laura Isdahl

Last spring, instead of the flat prairie farmland of St. Peter, I was surrounded by mountains and a chilly ocean with swarms of penguins zooming by. I studied abroad in South Africa as part of a program called, “Multiculturalism and […]

Gustavus Handbell Choirs ring out the year

The Gustavus Handbell Choirs are preparing for their final concert of the spring. Auditions for handbells take place each fall, and individuals are placed in a group based on their schedule, interest, and prior experience with handbells. “There are four […]

A space worth keeping between us

For all of those of us who had pen pals in elementary school and those of us who have used a chat roulette, The Space Between Us is the film that brings these two together and pretends like it wouldn’t […]

Gustie of the Week – Jordan Lovestrand

Many Gusties study abroad at least once in their Gustavus career. How many can say they traveled to Israel and studied dance for a year? Jordan Lovestrand from Bloomington, Minnesota was able to study at the Rothberg International School and […]

Choirs wrap up the year with spring concert

After months of preparation, the Department of Music is ready to end this year’s choir programs on a high note. The Gustavus Choir Spring Concert conducted by Gregory Aune and Brandon Dean will be performed on May 6 at 3:30 […]

Professor Emeritus returns to star in ‘King Lear’

King Lear is the story of an elderly king faced with his own mortality and the task of dividing his kingdom amongst his three daughters. The titular King Lear’s fantasy of a smooth transition of power soon crumbles before him […]

A Dog’s Purpose pleases pet owners

If you have a dog at home, you know that they become much more than just a pet. Your dog becomes a part of your family, someone who you care about just as deeply as any person. Growing up with […]

Gustie of the Week – Katherine Aney

Before she became a double major in mathematics and biochemistry, junior Katherine Aney of Rochester, Minnesota had no idea how big of a role science would play in her life. But all of that changed when she talked to a […]

Percussion Ensemble brings fresh beats

Among the incredible amount of performances before the impending end of the semester, director Adam Rappel and the Gustavus Percussion Ensemble stand apart. In terms of what makes this performance unique, Rappel wanted to reassure that the concert will have […]

The Star Wars formula goes Rogue

When Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise, the decision was made not only to continue the beloved story with a new trilogy, but to expand upon previously established elements in new spin-off films. Given the narrative potential […]