The Gustavian Weekly

Gustie of the Week

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Lesley Darling

Friends describe Lesley as humble, smart, contemplative, and inspired.

Senior Lesley Darling describes herself as “not the typical overly involved Gustie.” If you asked her for a list of the organizations she’s involved in on campus, this may seem accurate. However, if you dig a little deeper than the […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Addie Konnad

Addie’s contagious excitement and enthusiasm has led to her many friendships with students and professors alike.

As a fourth generation Gustie and the ninth member of her family to attend Gustavus, Junior Addie Konnad had considered other colleges after high school with the support of her family, but says nowhere else compared to the friendliness and […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Jesse Brown

Jesse is known for being a friendly face in the cafeteria, greeting Gusties and wishing everyone a good day.

Junior Jesse Brown is of the small percentage of students at Gustavus  who grew up right here in St. Peter. While many students yearn to get away from their hometown after high school, Jesse, who worked in the Gustavus cafeteria […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Allison Hosman

Allison has taken pictures for the Gustavus website and the Gustavian Weekly, and enjoys taking pictures in her free time.

Growing up in Custer, South Dakota without many good friends, now Junior Allison Hosman remembers turning to books for comfort. In second grade she began reading the Harry Potter series and frequented the library so often that the librarians had […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Michael Eastwood

Friends say Michael dedicates his soul to music.

The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched bowed string instrument used in the modern symphony orchestra. It’s a sizeable challenge to play, easily met by the stronger fingered, broader-built stature of Senior Michael Eastwood, who began playing the […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Matthew Spoden

Friends describe Matt as curious, optimistic, and a leader. He balances attentiveness with an easygoing attitude.

When Senior Matthew Spoden was a high school student sitting among his peers during a summer mission trip in the mountains of Colorado, he looked up at the stars. His eyes fixed on one particular star that seemed to be […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Delaney Sweet

Delaney is active on campus, involved in Gustie Greeters, Theta Xi Gamma, Student Senate, Gustavus Democrats, and more.

Whether she’s representing the student body in Student Senate, welcoming in first-years as a Greeter, making people laugh through Line-Us, or exercising her passion for political science in the College Democrats, Junior Delaney Sweet brings her passion and enthusiasm everywhere […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Sadie LaPlante

Friends describe Sadie as genuine, strong, and hard working.

From center stage to behind the curtain, Sophomore Sadie LaPlante was initially nervous about her position as Assistant Director for the Gustavus production of Angels in America. Accustomed to being a performer, Sadie couldn’t find happier adjectives to describe her […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Gabe Grosshuesch

Gabe is involved in several organizations on campus, and is the Co-President of Queers and Allies. Photo By: Steven Yang

Upon first impression, Sophomore Gabe Grosshuesch has been described as the tall redhead with many opinions. As a man of many opinions and passions armed with the determination to make them heard, Gabe has been able to shape a distinct […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Karlye Smith

Friends describe Karlye as intelligent, caring, and very easy to get along with.

It was just one year ago that Senior Karlye Smith sat in Gustavus’ athletic training office and Googled “athletic training internships summer of 2014.” A position with NASA immediately caught her eye as she looked through the search results. She […]