The Gustavian Weekly


Film narrates Dakota Conflict

Ever wondered what was happening in Minnesota during the time of the Civil War? Thanks to the 2014-15 Film Series between the Nicollet County Historical Society and the St. Peter Community and Family Education, the documentary The Past is Alive […]

The Giver is just another dystopian movie

Jonas receives memories from the Giver. We wish we could give away our memories of this movie.

The amount of superhero films produced these days is only rivaled by the amount of young adult dystopian movies. This year we’ve had The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Divergent, and there looks to be no […]

Hundreds unite for Christmas in Christ Chapel

The cosmic backdrop reflects the vasteness of students’ experience and memories made during this annual tradition.

For years, Christmas in Christ Chapel has been an event that has created many memories for the students involved over the  42 year tradition. Looking at the experience through the perspective of a first-year, a sophomore, and a senior, the […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Michael Eastwood

Friends say Michael dedicates his soul to music.

The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched bowed string instrument used in the modern symphony orchestra. It’s a sizeable challenge to play, easily met by the stronger fingered, broader-built stature of Senior Michael Eastwood, who began playing the […]

Tales from Abroad (11/21/14)

Ana and friends pose in front of Shuri castle in Naha, Oknawa.

Tales from Abroad is an ongoing section in which Gustavus students share the highlights of their study abroad experiences. This summer I had the opportunity to work on an American Military base in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is a small island off […]

Should you stay for If I Stay?

Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley co-star in this romantic tragedy.

The Fault in Our Stars was not the only film this year to be based on a book of a teenage relationship and impending trouble. If I Stay is based on the young adult novel written by Gayle Foreman in […]

Gustavus musicians fill the frosty air with music

Music has been filling the air at Gustavus Adolphus College, and it’s not about to stop. The final weeks of November are full of music concerts and events, including Gustavus and Vasa Wind Orchestras, Musical B.A.R., Brassworks, Philharmonic and Symphony […]

You’ve got a friend in the future of Pixar


After producing 14 films, Pixar has become renowned for their work in the world of animation. With the recent announcement of Toy Story 4 in addition to several other planned sequels and original films, Pixar has slated the next few […]

GUSTIE of the WEEK: Matthew Spoden

Friends describe Matt as curious, optimistic, and a leader. He balances attentiveness with an easygoing attitude.

When Senior Matthew Spoden was a high school student sitting among his peers during a summer mission trip in the mountains of Colorado, he looked up at the stars. His eyes fixed on one particular star that seemed to be […]

Get on Up for the father of funk

Chadwick Boseman plays musician James Brown in Get on Up directed by Tate Taylor.

It certainly is an interesting time to see Get on Up. James Brown, cast by Chadwick Boseman, is a controversial singer with a life worth seeing on film. Other than various television crime dramas, Boseman’s also known for portraying the […]