Gustie of the Week: Gabriela Passmore

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer Gabriela Passmore graduated from Gustavus in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis. She was involved in cross country and track and field, the track and field choir, and was a lead copy editor for the Gustavian Weekly. Even though her time as a student on the hill has ended, she hasn’t gone far. Passmore is … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Gabriela Passmore

Gustie of the Week: Itzell Martinez

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer Junior Itzell Martinez has certainly brought a lot to the Gustavus community. From her infectious energy to her unwavering dedication to that which is important to her, Martinez is well known by those around her as an incredible person, and as a Gustie worthy of recognition. Martinez follows her passions, as shown through her involvement on campus. She is involved … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Itzell Martinez

Gustie of the Week: Andrea Cruz Bracamontes

Kaitlyn Doolittle – Staff Writer This Gustavus student showcases the values of persistence in a time where the world is at odds with each other. Andrea Cruz Bracamontes is a Junior Political Science and Spanish double major with a LALACS minor from Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Coming from the big city to the quaint campus on the hill, the transition was difficult for Bracamontes and the … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Andrea Cruz Bracamontes

Gusties of the Week: Thomas Sullivan

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer This week’s Gustie of the Week, Thomas Sullivan, is highly involved in the Gustavus community and widely respected by his fellow Gusties. Sullivan is a member of the Gustavus Choir, G Sharp A Cappella, Legacy A Capella, LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe, Theatre Gallery, and the Gustavus Student Nurses Association. He is a Senior Nursing major and Theater minor. Senior Zoë … Continue reading Gusties of the Week: Thomas Sullivan

Gustie of the Week: Bela Larsen

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Senior Isabela “Bela” Larsen came to Gustavus for the community and stayed for it, too. “I knew a couple of people already going into my freshman year here on campus. That made me feel more secure, knowing that I had someone to rely on or ask questions or just to guide me,” Larsen said.  Looking back, one of the most … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Bela Larsen

Gustie of the Week: Brenna Germscheid

Kaitlyn Doolittle – Staff Writer As a first-generation college student at a private institution, Senior Brenna Germscheid wasn’t sure what to expect from her time at Gustavus Adolphus College. However, with resilience and a dedication to finding a community, Germscheid was able to make the most of her time on the hill.  “My time at Gustavus has looked very different from year to year. I … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Brenna Germscheid

Gustie of the Week: Haley Lukes

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Senior Social Studies Education major Haley Lukes has been able to follow her passions during her time at Gustavus. Originally from Glencoe, Lukes was drawn to Gustavus because of its education program and strong financial aid package. Here, she found the right place and the right people to foster her academic endeavors. “I found kind of a home within the … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Haley Lukes

Gustie of the Week: Katelyn Espe

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer Gustie of the Week Senior Katelyn Espe is known by those around her as a considerate, hard-working, intelligent individual who is a positive force for change, eager to make her mark on the world for the better. A Physics and Philosophy double major, Espe is intent on making a positive difference in whatever way she can. “These subjects are important … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Katelyn Espe

Gusties of the Week: Bella Nduwayezu

Kaitlyn Doolittle – Staff Writer The beginning of Senior Bella Nduwayezu’s journey at Gustavus was not always smooth sailing. But with perseverance and determination to find her place on the hill, Nduwayezu was able to make the most of her time in the Gustavus community.  “I challenged myself to get out of my comfort zone. I got involved and took leadership positions in student organizations, … Continue reading Gusties of the Week: Bella Nduwayezu

Gustie of the Week: Eric Johnson

Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer This week’s Gustie of the Week is known for his enthusiasm, energy, dedication to his passions, and his wide array of talents. He is a part of the Gustavus choir, sings in G-sharp (an independent singing group on campus), works as a tutor in the Philosophy department, and leads worship for the Chaplain’s Office. Senior Eric Johnson is a proud … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Eric Johnson