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Jessie Diggins’ book slides into shelves

Jessie Diggins’ book slides into shelves

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

When people think about alumni from Stillwater, one of the first names that pops to the head is Jessie Diggins. Diggins, a 2010 Stillwater graduate, placed second in the 2017-18 nordic skiing world cup and won a gold medal in the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. On March 10, she released her book calle...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

‘Gone Girl’ movie mirrors novel

'Gone Girl'  released in theaters Oct. 4 and has received overwhelmingly positive responses from viewers.

Samantha Flipp, Field Broadcast Reporter

October 23, 2014

Gone Girl scored $38 million opening weekend. The theater was packed and for good reason. This movie has a thrilling plot with unexpected twists. The only way someone would be able to know what to expect would be those who read the book. The film Gone Girl is based off of the 2010 bestselling novel written by Gillian F...

‘Weathering the Storm’ a story by Marybeth Misgen

Emily Ness

April 14, 2014

Weathering The Storm, a book written by Lakeland mom and teacher, Marybeth Misgen, was recently published. The book showcases her son, Nick, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at only 3 years old. Duchernne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves muscle weakness t...

Local author, Logan, hits the big screen


Tom Ortenburg the President of Millennium Films, author Chuck Logan, and actor James Franco all made an appearance at the world premiere of Homefront at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas on Nov. 20, 2013.

Katie Beedle

January 10, 2014

  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

In The Fault in Our Stars the two protagonists use

Cora Sutherland

November 8, 2013

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...

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