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‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

‘Everything you want me to be’ inspired by Minnesota locations

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

The new mystery novel Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia will be officially released Jan. 3. The book has received mostly positive reviews so far as it is averaging about 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. The author Mindy Mejia is a Minnesota-born author and most of her other books take place in Minnesota. The book Everything You ...

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ may actually be cursed

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ may actually be cursed

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

Although the eighth book of the beloved series was long-awaited, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is sadly not what readers expected. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, released July 31, is a play and book written by J.K Rowling, the author of the original Harry Potter series, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It...

‘Insurgent’ dominates theaters

‘Insurgent’ dominates theaters

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

April 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

The movie theaters were hit with a bang of chaos on March 20. "Insurgent," "Divergent's" successor, premiered and the anticipation finally ended. Veronica Roth's use of words and detail inspired all readers of "Insurgent," but the movie did not live up to its expectations. Without comparing the movie ...

David Fabio makes books come to life

David Fabio makes books come to life

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, Local Arts

Just like the stories themselves, authors have their own story to tell. Local author David Fabio has written several short stories, bi-weekly articles for the Stillwater Gazette, and has also published numerous novels. Fabio had been in recovery from neck surgery when he got motivation to start wri...

Famous author writes new book, ‘Glory O’Brien’s History of The Future’

Famous author writes new book, ‘Glory O’Brien’s History of The Future’

Kyah LaBancz, Online A&E Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews

The main character, Glory O'Brien, is able to see both the past and the future, caused by drinking the remains of a petrified bat she and her friend, Ellie, found on Ellie's property. "So we drank it - the two of us. Ellie drank it first and acted like it tasted good. I followed. And it wasn't half...

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ strays toward fan-fiction

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ strays toward fan-fiction

Kelly Roehrig

January 27, 2014


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

Well that was an unexpected journey, journey to the movies that is. But do not worry if you found Tolkien’s novels boring or simply too complicated, the second installment of the newest Tolkien-based film series, “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”, is action-packed and nothing like the book. Al...

Book Club initiated by students

Book Club initiated by students

Christy Prust

January 20, 2014


Filed under Book Reviews, Local News, News

Stillwater Area High School is welcoming a new Book Club for students. The club will be open to all students as a way to be exposed to new literature and meet other students with similar interests. English 12 and AP Literature and Composition teacher, Lori Stippel is the advisor responsible for the club. Stippel has bee...

Futuristic world of ‘Divergent’ comes to life with some Hollywood magic

Futuristic world of ‘Divergent’ comes to life with some Hollywood magic

Lexie Sherrick

January 14, 2014


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

“One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you.” Divergent is a futuristic concept in the dystopian Chicago about about a girl named Beatrice who must choose out of the five fractions for what kind of society she belongs in, or is. The problem is when she got analyzed her results came up for...

Local author, Logan, hits the big screen

Local author, Logan, hits the big screen

Katie Beedle

January 9, 2014


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, Local Arts, Local News, People

  Chuck Logan, a Vietnam war veteran, is now a well known Minnesotan author. He is best known for his book, Homefront, that was published May 30, 2006, and is now a big  screen film. The film was released to theaters Nov. 27, 2013. Logan has published nine novels including Homefront, alon...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ goes to the big screen

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ goes to the big screen

Cora Sutherland

November 8, 2013


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

andIt has recently been announced that John Greene’s popular novel The Fault in Our Stars is being made into a movie.  The novel is relatable, interesting and emotional, and readers have high expectations for the film to be the same way. Greene’s books are becoming increasingly popular across t...

J.K Rowling agrees to direct new movies

J.K Rowling agrees to direct new movies

Sydney Spreck

November 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

The world of Harry Potter, which has fascinated readers and moviegoers alike for many years will soon be returning in a series of new films.  Famous authoress, J.K Rowling, will now be taking on the new role of screenwriter for these upcoming Warner Bros. films. Rowling’s new films will be bas...

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

Sydney Kuball

October 21, 2013


Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

People are beginning to count down to Nov. 22, the day another reaping will occur and hundreds will gather to hear their victors. Their excitement only increasing as the day gets closer. This is the day the sequel to The Hunger Games will be released. It has been long awaited for and fans will not be ...

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