Parker Burman – Staff Writer This past weekend, the Gustavus Women’s hockey team pulled off an impressive feat by securing their third straight MIAC Championship with a 4-2 victory over Augsburg. The win marks the Gusties’ eighth straight victory and their 24th of the season. Their victory Saturday also marked their MIAC-leading fourteenth Playoff Championship. Going into the game Gustavus and Augsburg had already faced … Continue reading Gustie women make it three straight
Nyden Hill – Staff Writer This past weekend, the Gustavus women’s basketball team traveled to UW-Whitewater to take part in the 2023 NCAA tournament. Entering the tournament, the Gusties were riding a kind of momentum that was beyond anything ever seen in program history. Aside from being ranked in the top-10 in NCAA DIII basketball, they claimed both the 2023 MIAC regular and postseason titles, … Continue reading Basketball wraps up historic season
Emma Esteb – Staff Writer After an amazing sixth-place finish at the ITA Men’s Indoor Championships last weekend, the Gustavus men’s tennis team carried that momentum with them as they faced Hamline University and Luther College on Saturday, March 4. The Gusties swept the Hamline Pipers 9-0 and defeated the Luther Norse 8-1. These victories put the Gusties 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the MIAC. … Continue reading Tennis picks up two wins
Will Sorg – Movies Guy The Oscars are this weekend, and in terms of nominations, it’s a great year with a lot of solid movies up for awards including the always contentious best picture. Besides 2016’s Moonlight win that was undercut by accidentally announcing La La Land, there hasn’t been a best picture winner in recent years with as much controversy as the 2018 film … Continue reading Movies From Swank: Green Book
David Eide – Opinion Columnist In the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to get out and see more movies in theaters and I think it’s really inspired a deeper appreciation and curiosity toward the art of filmmaking. In turn, this interest has spun off to include things that directly tie into films, in particular, the Oscars. If you’re unaware, the Oscars, or the … Continue reading Oscar-vations
Houston McLaury – Opinion Columnist The modern world brings a multitude of wonders into people’s lives thanks to the advantages of modern technology. Items from phones to microwaves have changed lives in drastic ways, some improving life, while others tend to hold people down. One of these inventions that holds us down is the LED headlight. This light, straight from the fiery furnace, has ruined … Continue reading Blinded by the headlights
Gabrielle Lavan – Opinion Columnist We’ve entered into the stage of capitalism where we attempt to turn robots into sentient beings. Machines that can move, consume, and think on their own used to be a concept of the sci-fi-fantasy genre. Beloved fantasy worlds with sentient robots such as BB-8, WALL-E, and R2-D2 pique our curiosities because human-like robots are a spectacle. They’re confusing, interesting, and … Continue reading AI – friend or foe?
Jonas Doerr – Opinion Columnist “What do you want to do this weekend?” “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” “I don’t know?” The conversants walk off and end up doing nothing that weekend. This situation has happened to nearly everyone. I’ll be a mind reader for a second; you have a hard time making decisions. Was I right? Nearly everyone does. One … Continue reading Why can’t we choose?
Emma Kelsey – Staff Writer Firethorne, The Gustavus Journal of Literary and Graphic Arts, is a magazine that is composed solely of student work, and is made each year by Associate Professor of English Matthew Rasmussen’s Editing and Publishing class as their main project. Professor Rasmussen It consists of non-fiction and fiction literature, as well as prose, poetry, and art. Any student, regardless of experience … Continue reading Call for Writers and Artists
Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Senior Mike Martinez has been able to find a community within the close-knit environment at Gustavus. “I’m originally from Worthington, Minnesota. I actually didn’t know about Gustavus up until my junior year of high school. I had two teachers that came to Gustavus, a math teacher and an English teacher, and they both recommended me to the school because they … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Mike Martinez