The Gustavian Weekly


Big Names Return to the Big Screen This Fall

From the director of SkyFall comes the newest James Bond film, Spectre.

As the campus now enters the chilling month of October, many students will likely be interested in what’s playing in the nearby theaters. This time of the year has its share of blockbusters, but it is also the best time […]

Nobel Conference Concert Switches Up Musicians

Unlike previous years, the Nobel Conference Concert will be comprised entirely of faculty musicians as well as a guest artist.

October has arrived. That means chilly weather, changing colors, seasonal foods, and much more. At Gustavus, October also means that the 51st annual Nobel Conference is approaching. An important part of the Conference that is sometimes overlooked or forgotten is […]

Gustie of the Week (10/2/15) – Emilie Benson

Emilie is a leader in organizations including the Society of Physics Students and the Newman Center, as well as being a member of the Chemistry Club, a TA, a tutor, and working for the Physics dept. and observatory.

As a child, Emilie Benson was always what her brother calls a “goody-two-shoes.” Now a senior at Gustavus, she’s maintained a reputation as what others like to call an “upstanding student.” “Emilie has always been the very straight-laced child in […]

Traveling theatre troupe walks with Nature

Actors and audience alike will physically walk around the early autumn arb during Nature: A Walking Play.

Gustavus is well­ known for its Theatre Department and plays. But not often does a professional theatre troupe visit the College to put on their own performance. As part of its Midwest tour of 2015, TigerLion Arts will be performing […]

Infamous Stanford Prison Experiment still shocks

The acting performances of Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, and Michael Angarano cement the film’s success.

Psychological experiments have the potential to make for compelling stories whether it’d be in a book or on the big screen. Discovering the scientific properties of something is one thing, but two of the more important aspects of storytelling on […]

Gustie of the Week

Hubert’s fearless attitude in approaching new people allows him to form deep relationships in a short period of time.

Traveling from his home in Burundi, Africa, Sophomore Hubert-Christian Ngabirano joined the Gustavus community spring semester of last year. For any student, let alone an international one, joining half way through the school year when social circles have already been […]

GAC Handbells

Gustavus Adolphus College is known for many of its musical groups. But a lesser known ensemble has been gaining recognition: the Gustavus Handbells. Handbells are commonly used in church music and were introduced at Gustavus in the mid-1990s to help […]

Fall Shows Worth Binge-Watching

Even the most studious gusties need to put down the textbooks and watch four seasons of their favorite show once in a while.

With September passing through the midway point, television networks are preparing their shows to win over viewers. Plenty of 2014 shows went through the gauntlet to prove themselves worthy of another season, but there were some that didn’t prove successful […]

Tales From Abroad

Long and friends in his home town in Vietnam.

An Open Letter to First-Year International Students, There goes another summer. But this time it is different, because this time I was in the United States. I chose to stay and work on campus for many reasons: to make some […]

Gusties Audition to Join Competition Dance

The Gustavus Performance Dance Team learning the tryout routine.

While everything on campus was winding down after the first day of school, the Gustavus Dance Team was just getting started. Tryouts for the performance team began at 8 p.m. and the team’s season was officially underway. Seven new additions […]