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The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

OHS 2023 Couples Video

Taylor Effertz, Staff Reporter June 5, 2023

As more and more students get college degrees, will they maintain their value?

Is the College Degree Depreciating?

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

In the United States, the percentage of adults with a college degree is ever-increasing, with reports from the Lumina Foundation claiming that adults with degrees is about 53.7%; up nearly 2% from 2019....

Classroom image by iStockPhoto.

Learning How Teachers Affect Students

Ellie Engel, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

It is obvious that teachers have an effect on students, but many do not know what happens when the great teachers stop teaching great classes, and how it affects both the students and the teachers. It...

Read further to learn about Oronos Spanish, German, and Mandarin courses.

Orono’s Language Department: Overviewed

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor May 15, 2023

Orono High School offers a wide variety of courses to its students, and this includes the field of foreign languages. At the present, OHS gives students the option of taking three languages from the basics...

A class in the library.

Meet the Library Staff

Ella Fellman, Sports Editor May 8, 2023

The library was redone three years ago but along with the new renovations there is a new library staff. The Media Center Clerk is Ms. Wickman, and the Media Specialist is Ms. Frie. “My main job as...

OHS Presents...Steel Magnolias for the Spring play! Shows are April 27th-29th, tickets are on sale now!

OHS Spring Play: Steel Magnolias

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief April 24, 2023

Spring is in full-bloom at OHS, which means that the Spring Play is in-the-works! This year, OHS Drama Presents: Steel Magnolias. Steel Magnolias is a 1989 comedy-drama film based on a play written...

OHS upperclassmen gear up for prom 2023.

OHS Students Share Their Excitement For Prom 2023

Summer Beatty, Features Editor March 23, 2023

Prom is a big event for any high school senior or junior across the U.S. As prom season rolls in, OHS students start preparing for the big day. This year's venue was recently disclosed to OHS students...

Clubs at OHS provide students will many options and opportunities!

Orono Clubs Provide Extracurricular Opportunities for Students

Ella Fellman, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

Orono High School offers a lot of clubs for all interests. All of the clubs at OHS give students a great way to get involved not only in school but in their community. The clubs that will be highlighted...

The Orono Dance Team makes history at State!

Orono Dance Team Makes History

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief March 13, 2023

Last month, the Orono Dance Team (ODT) competed in the MSHSL Dance Team State Tournament at Target Center. ODT is a AA team that competed in both the Jazz and High Kick categories; breaking Orono history...

The Orono Quiz Bowl team.

Varsity Quiz Bowl Bound for Nationals

Ella Fellman, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

The Orono Quiz Bowl team has qualified for state. This is the first time since 2018 that the team has qualified. Previously the team placed 2nd out of 41 teams at sections in division three for the NAQT...

Teachers spend many hours writing letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation Season Puts Pressure on Teacher Workload

Ava Thompson and Eleanor Kingsley February 8, 2023

In the 2021-2022 application season, there were over six million college applications sent to schools across the nation, according to The Common Application inc. In these applications, letters of recommendation...

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