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The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

School buses tackle the winter roads.
Orono Schools Winter Weather Protocol
Summer Beatty, Features Editor • January 19, 2023

During these past two months the state of Minnesota has been hit hard with severe weather, forcing schools to shut their doors or modify their hours. Many people wonder what extensive planning and decision making goes into these days, and what the future of snow days may look like...

Following the midterm election results this past November, Minnesota’s new and re-elected officials begin their terms.
The Impact of the Midterms in Minnesota
Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief • January 18, 2023
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train crossing a bridge.
The Holiday Train Rolls Through Town
Ella Fellman, Sports Editor • December 12, 2022
Netflixs new show, Wednesday has become a new favorite among viewers.
Netflix's "Wednesday" Captures Viewers
Lucy Ketcham, Visuals Editor • January 24, 2023

Coming-of-age style movies and TV shows have always been popular with teens. But, this new Netflix original has everyone on the edge of their seats. “Wednesday” was released...

A new club is emerging at Orono High School. Read down below to learn more about it!
Car Club to Teach Kids Essential Skills
Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter • December 14, 2022
Keep reading to learn about five different Christmas traditions across the globe!
Christmas Traditions Around the World
Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter • December 2, 2022
Kaila Youngs, former captain of the Orono girls basketball team, shoots in a game against Benilde.
Why Women’s Sports Get Less Attention - And How We Can Fix That
Evelyn Miller, Staff Reporter • January 18, 2023

Orono is not necessarily an anomaly regarding disparities in interest between boys' and girls' sports. In the latest NFHS high school athletics survey in 2021-2022, there were 98,133 girl's participants to 111,427 boys. That 6.34% gap is actually far better than the national gap at 14.9%. Minnesota,...

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Ella Fellman
Ella Fellman
Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Ella Fellman. This is my second year with The Spartan Speaks. I ride horses, enjoy taking pictures, spending time...

Brooklyn Elsenpeter
Brooklyn Elsenpeter
Editor in Chief

Hi, my name is Brooklyn Elsenpeter. This is my second year on The Spartan Speaks and I am currently the Editor-in-Chief. My favorite...

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