Archive for Thanh Binh Pham

“You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”

This is my last column with The Gustavian Weekly. It has been my greatest joy to contribute to our humble college paper. I am so grateful to our loyal readers (hi Mom and Dad), and to Gustavus for providing a platform for student expression. How wonderful it is to take part, in some small way, […]

Let’s figure out our crap and move to Mars

I am not a Star Wars guy. I like the movies, don’t get me wrong, but for me (trigger warning advised) they are nothing more than action-packed hours of splish-splash with laser infused swords. I am, however, truly fascinated by outer space. Part of the interest is owed to my brother, Gareth, who graduated from […]

FIRETHORNE: A Snapshot of Gustavus

As the weather gets hotter and the humidity increases one thought comes to every student’s mind: summer. An inherent marker of the end of the school year at Gustavus is the publication of its prominent literary and graphic arts journal, the Firethorne. Compiled by students in Baker Lawley’s editing and publishing class and a process […]

Campus Safety Report (5/19/17)

Friday, May 12 ? Campus Safety received a report of an underage alcohol violation that occurred off campus on April 22, 2017. One student was referred to the campus conduct system. ? Campus Safety responded to a report of a suspicious person in Southwest Hall. ? Residential Life documented a policy violation in Sorensen Hall […]

Gustavian Weekly Class of 2017

Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments Brady! We are so proud of you and the man you have become. Oh the places you have been! We hope you keep exploring life’s adventures and enjoy every minute of it! Thank you for all the joy and blessings you have given us along the way. Wishing you […]

The Galactic Guardians blast off again

The Guardians of the Galaxy from 2014 was a breath of fresh air for the superhero genre and showcased what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is capable of. Nobody would’ve thought that a movie starring a talking raccoon and a tree that only says three words would become one of the biggest hits of the year, […]

Gustie of the Week – Brian Konkol

Four years ago Edward Snowden released thousands of documents about the National Security Agency’s monitoring of innocent American citizens in addition to countless world leaders. Four years ago President Jack Ohle announced his retirement from Gustavus and the search for current President Becky Bergman had begun. Four years ago Chaplain Brian Konkol started his career […]

Let’s Engage in Civil Discourse

Many people have varied ideas on what is best for themselves and the collective health of humanity. It is because of these varied ideas and interpretations of those ideas that conflict arises and tensions mount. That is also the reason why it is important to emphasize the role of discourse in how ideas are spread. […]

The Nipple Effect

Spring means stress, sleep deprivation, and a shortage of clothed male students. This week, campus was crawling in male students throwing frisbees, playing campus golf, and studying in the grass all in the absence of shirts. Campus Safety was nowhere to be seen and the general public appeared safe and content. Then, two perceived female […]

Prison for Victims, Playground for Perps

A young woman dragged a mattress across her campus to protest Columbia University’s mishandling of her sexual assault complaint. A young man at Gustavus Adolphus College was assigned a 500-word essay about consent as punishment for sexual assault. Now, a report was released documenting over fifty years of unpunished sexual abuse committed by twelve faculty […]