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February 21, 2024

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A Valentines Day celebration in Verona, Italy, the home of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.
Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World
Joseph Mariani, Editor-In-Chief • February 13, 2024

Even in the dead of winter, people also find something to celebrate. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the Ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which you can read all about in The Spartan Speak’s article: A History of Valentine’s Day. This lovely holiday has spread around the...

Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024
Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024
Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief • February 5, 2024
This years drama one-act play has been written by a student. Read further to learn more.
Orono Student Writes Play to be Performed
Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief • January 16, 2024
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The posted collection of Winterfest dress-up days.
What's the Deal with Dress-Up Days?
Lewis Johnson, Staff Writer • February 16, 2024

School spirit, as defined by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Is about each student’s passion for their school, the joy they find in unifying...

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Embracing the Promise of AI: A Balanced Perspective on its Societal Benefits
Embracing the Promise of AI: A Balanced Perspective on its Societal Benefits
Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor • February 21, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of modern innovation, promising to revolutionize industries, enhance efficiency, and redefine...

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What is Athletic Tapering? The Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Taper
Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor • February 21, 2024

Athletic Tapering is defined as “a progressive reduction in training load prior to athletic competition aiming to reduce fatigue while maintaining/enhancing training adaptations,” according to The National Institutes of Health. Basically, athletes continue to train as they normally would, only as...

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Hi, my name is Natalie Widen. I am a senior this year and have been at Orono since kindergarten. Outside of school, I enjoy water...

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Hello! I am Lewis Johnson, and I'm a staff reporter here at the Spartan Speaks. I enjoy classic literature, poetry, and spending...

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