Archive for 2008

End of the Semester

Last night,  students enjoyed a final study break in order to take advantage of free food served by faculty and staff in the cafeteria.  This event is called Midnight Express, and is held each semester the night before finals, from 10 pm to midnight.  Nachos, carrots, muffins, bananas, buffalo wings, pretzels, and ice cream are […]

Teach for America

As the academic year continues to progress at an alarming rate, the question of what to do after graduation pops up in many senior minds.  I am hoping to attend law school eventually, but I would like to take some time off to volunteer beforehand.  Therefore, I have been trying to keep my eyes open […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

Gustavus is an institution rich with traditions.  One of these annual traditions is Christmas in Christ Chapel, fondly referred to as CinCC.  CinCC is a fantastic musical performance that combines efforts from people  who participate in  choir, orchestra, brass, handbells, organ, dance, and more.  The concert really is a joyous celebration of the holidays. Nearly […]

Linnaeus Arboretum

On the Southwest side of campus, Gustavus has set aside room for a magnificent nature reserve. This reserve, called the Linnaeus Arboretum (often referred to as the Arb), is a beautiful area that is home to many types of trees, plants, grasses and flowers. Several trails are present throughout the Arboretum, and they provide excellent […]

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday for students.  It usually indicates a short break from school, delicious homemade food, and relaxation.  By the time late November and Thanksgiving roll around, students are usually ready for a respite from classes, exams and papers. I was certainly feeling this way.  I was quite excited to head home and […]

Professor Spotlight 2

Philosophy has been one of my favorite subjects throughout my Gustavus career.  I believe I have taken 8 or so philosophy courses, a number that exceeds the necessary amount for my minor.  I enjoy the material covered in philosophy, but I also think a major reason why I enjoy these classes is because the philosophy […]


Community is one of the five core values of Gustavus Adolphus College. In fact, as a prospective student, the strength of community at GAC was one of the principal reasons why I chose to attend school here. After attending Gustavus for four years, I find myself wondering, how does the importance of community really present […]

The Gustavus Newspaper

The student produced Gustavus newspaper, The Weekly, was originally founded in 1891.  Quite a history.  I have very much enjoyed reading The Weekly during my four years at Gustavus.  They accurately report on Campus events, politics, sports, and an assortment of other topics. I especially appreciate that all Weekly articles are written by students.   This […]

First Snowfall

Within the last few days, the Gustavus campus has seen its fair share of precipitation. Rain, sleet, and even a bit of snow have visited the campus. The onset of winter and colder temperatures signal a few changes. The vibrant annual plants and shrubs are removed from gardens around campus and stored inside for the […]

Election at Gustavus

November 4th was an important election day across the United States.  This was particularly evident at Gustavus.  Both the College Republicans and the College Democrats attempted to inform the student body about certain candidates.  Volunteers on the Gustavus campus made it easy for every student to vote if they wanted to.     On election day, vans […]