The Gustavian Weekly

Gustie of the Week

Gustie of the Week – Ben Miller

Ben has a job lined up with Office of the Comptroller of the Currency then plans to work in financial consulting.

Sitting in the Courtyard Café, Senior Ben Miller reflects back to his first year at Gustavus and his proudest moment, when he made the conference swimming team and solidified his passion for swimming. Now the team’s captain, Ben says that […]

Gustie of the Week – Kari Louwagie

Kari serves as a sacristan for the Chapel and is a member of multiple musical ensembles on campus.

During her first year of college, when now Senior Kari Louwagie’s former pastor asked her to come back and preach one afternoon, Kari was stunned. The night before, she tossed and turned, trying to ignore the nervous voice in her […]

Gustie of the Week – Tyler Bishop

Tyler enjoys mentoring and serving as a role model for others as a Gustie Greeter and the loudest fan at sporting events.

If you glance out into the fan section of most Gustavus sporting events, you can usually spot Senior Tyler Bishop decked out in Gustie gear, leading the loudest chants, and cheering his fellow classmates on to victory. “Tyler is the […]

Gustie of the Week – Laura Johnson

Laura has been playing clarinet since fifth grade and plans to pursue her passion for music as a band director.

Senior Laura Johnson, a clarinet player since fifth grade, has been involved with music for a majority of her life. However, she says that it wasn’t until a high school music director shaped her way of thinking about music that […]

Gustie of the Week – Laura Johnson

Laura has been playing clarinet since fifth grade and plans to pursue her passion for music as a band director.

Senior Laura Johnson, a clarinet player since fifth grade, has been involved with music for a majority of her life. However, she says that it wasn’t until a high school music director shaped her way of thinking about music that […]

Gusite of the Week – Laura Herbers

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

For the majority of Senior Laura Herbers’ 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 […]

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 […]

Gustie of the Week – Noah O’Ryan

Noah’s passion for filmmaking led him to start the Gustavian Society of Filmmakers as a first-year and develop his own Film and Media Studies Major at Gustavus.

As a child, Noah O’Ryan and his father would spend their quality bonding time taking regular trips to the movie theater. Now a junior in college, their tradition remains just as strong as the passion that Noah developed for filmmaking. […]

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 […]

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 […]