The Gustavian Weekly


Trainwreck surprises by not being a train wreck

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader star in the summer hit that earned the praise of critics and viewers alike.

Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck was a hit over the summer. It received solid praise from critics and made over $100 million at the box office, which is rare for comedies to do both. Unfortunately, the most notable thing […]

Gusties celebrate artistic talent at Creative Works Night

August Moehrke shares an original work of poetry. On Wednesday night, students shared an open microphone in the Courtyard Caf for nearly an hour and a half to share their original creative works of poetry, prose, music, and visual art. “Clearly there’s a ton of creatives here. We wanted to come together and support each other and show that there is a community of creative artists,” said Laura Isdahl, the Firethorne Managing Editor. Instead of publishing a magazine each semester, the publication Firethorne will now be part of the Editing and Publishing class offered during Spring semesters.

Join Jason and the Argonauts on an epic adventure

With a call for more than forty characters in the original script, nearly all the actors play multiple roles.

The Gustavus community is set to be dazzled by another ambitious undertaking of the Gustavus Theatre Department. Beginning Nov. 5 through Nov. 8 students and faculty present the result of their hard work in the fall play, Argonautika: The Voyage […]

Gusite of the Week – Laura Herber

Laura hopes to become a member of a living history museum.

For the majority of Senior Laura Herber’s life, theatre has been a centerpiece. As someone who’s usually very shy, it’s provided her with a means to step outside herself and experiment with different personalities. Now, as a theatre major at […]

Luke Spehar Expresses Faith Through Music

Minnesota Native Luke Spehar previously toured with Grammy Award Winner Ben Harper and now is traveling across the country on his own tour “All is Gift.”

Gustavus Adolphus College provides a wide variety of events for students, staff, and the general community of St. Peter. This Friday, Luke Spehar will perform in the Dive from 7 to 9 p.m. He is sponsored by Gustavus, the Newman […]

Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts. From MacArthur fellow and Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman comes this amazing theatre adaptation of the first epic journey in western civilization. A thrilling adventure ride set in the realm of the impossible and the imaginative: a world of beauty, mystery, and joy directed by Henry MacCarthy. Tickets will go on sale on October 22 at or by calling 507-933-7590. Performances will be held November 5-7 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee performance on November 8 at 2 p.m. Gustavus students and staff are entitled to one free ticket for the production. Other tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and other students.

Worst family “Vacation” Ever

Vacation falls short of living up to expectations set by the original collection.

Unfortunately, at this point we have to accept the fact that Hollywood would rather make reboots or sequels to long forgotten franchises than produce more original content. There’s been plenty of criticism over the last decade. While a number of […]

Gustie of the Week – Leah Soule

Leah’s friends describe her as confident, intelligent, passionate, kind, funny, and loud.

While Gustavus students are known fairly well for their numerous ventures into understanding and supporting social activism, there are certain students who’s passion is unmistakable. Senior Leah Soule is one such student who’s found her niche within the Gustavus community […]

Gustavus Showcases Award­-Winning Artist Michal Sagar

Michal Sagar’s artwork has been both nationally and internationally recognized from Minneapolis to France.

Gustavus Adolphus College is well-­known for having renowned art exhibitions on display. During the month of October, the College is hosting artist Michal Sagar’s exhibit “Beginning of the Third Dream” in the Schaefer Gallery in the Department of Art and […]

Dakaboom Breathes New Life into Stand-up Comedy

The music and comedy duo describe their show only as a postmodern vaudeville that must be experienced to be understood. They use a variety of acts including a capella, loop stations, and sketch. Pauls Peglar and Ben McLain have been individually recognized for their talents on hit tv shows Glee and The Sing Off and came together to perform for Gusties on Oct. 3.