The Gustavian Weekly


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 […]

Gustie of the Week – Jordan Wiest

If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Jordan Wiest, you know his big bright smile, deep laugh, and giant bear hugs. Originally from the small town of Rush River, Minnesota,  just 15 miles from Saint Peter, Jordan Wiest […]

Tales from Abroad – Jenna Hooper

I studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia in the Fall of 2015. One highlight? Babies in jars. If you cross the Dvortsoviy Bridge on Nevsky Prospekt and hang a left you’ll come across the Kuntskamera, Russia’s first anthropological museum. You […]

David Nelson to reach high notes at Senior Recital

Included among Gustavus’ impressive upcoming slate of senior recitals is Music, Math and Statistics major David Nelson. Born and raised in Woodbury, MN, Nelson has been playing the violin and singing since he was in elementary school. For high school, […]

Take a ride with the Passengers

When it comes to the space and science fiction films everyone loves, Passengers adds an interesting spin on previously made films of the same genre. Not only does the film include everything you would expect from a science fiction film […]

Gustie of the Week – Laura Isdahl

Senior English major Laura Isdahl showcases how much potential students have within the Gustavus community. From her involvement with numerous extracurricular activities to co-creating a publishing class and resulting website, Laura has had no shortage of accomplishments on campus. Laura […]

Tales from Abroad – Caroline Probst

Hej alla från Sverige! Life is good. I have now lived in Sweden for over two months and I don’t even want to think about having to leave in June. As soon as I stepped off the plane, I fell […]

Zach Anderson wraps up with Christ Chapel recital

During daily Chapel Break and at Sunday Worships services, the chapel is often filled with the powerful sound of the pipe organ. The triumphant, deep, and bold nature of the instrument not only helps introduce melodies to various church hymns, […]

Sing a different tune, please

What plays eerily similar to a season of American Idol, Sing is the most passable movie out right now. Sing is about Buster Moon, a koala who owns a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster loves his […]