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Influence of influencers on social media

Influence of influencers on social media

Rae Malik, Online Layout Editor

March 9, 2020

Rae Malik Online Layout Editor In today’s society, social media continues to grow in influencing individuals in their daily life. Over the years, influencers have emerged on popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Youtube and Facebook. Influencers on social media are peopl...

Nominees look dashing on the Winterfest Coronation stage

Nominees look dashing on the Winterfest Coronation stage

Megan Fritz, Online Layout Editor

February 27, 2020

​Megan Fritz Online Layout Editor, Social Media Manager After weeks of voting, several elected class representatives participated in the 2020 Winterfest Coronation. Prince and princess nominees from sophomore and junior classes were presented first, followed by the senior king and queen nominees. ...

Orono welcomes new staff member

Orono welcomes new staff member

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor The Orono high school welcomes new staff every year, from new teachers, to counselors, to lunch ladies. This year, in addition to these people, Orono has welcomed a new staff member offering resources unseen in years past. Through a grant offered by the Minnesota Departme...

Fillmore Grand Opening

Fillmore Grand Opening

Ajalon Peterson, News & Features Editor

February 26, 2020

Take a visual tour of the opening night of the Fillmore! Click on the purple icons to view details. Use the black arrows on the screen to navigate the presentation. ...

Letters of Love Gala gives back to Minnesota Children’s Hospital

Letters of Love Gala gives back to Minnesota Children’s Hospital

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor In Oct. 2018, then junior Grace Berbig founded the Letters of Love Club to bring people together to make cards for patients at the Children’s Hospital. Berbig’s idea came from the time she spent in the hospital as a child while her mom was undergoing cancer t...

Soup Time warms up Friday’s hallways

Soup Time warms up Friday’s hallways

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

January 29, 2020

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor Through the winter frost, one new thing that has been warming up Orono High School students: soup. Orono junior Kaleb McMullen has taken on the task of making homemade soup to bring to school every Friday. He sets up shop in the mezzanine and passes out soup to everyone who...

Chess Club gains support

Chess Club gains support

Sam Capece, News Editor

January 28, 2020

Sam Capece News Editor Orono High School has plenty of clubs to enjoy during Spartan Hour including Chess Club. This club focuses on Chess, but leaders Nick Lewis, Brendan Kanwischer and Nick Byrnes have created a wonderful environment for those looking for new friends and a fun hobby. Hosted at th...

Procrastination and how it’s affecting students’ stress levels

Procrastination and how it’s affecting students’ stress levels

Mikayla Burns, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Mikayla Burns Staff Reporter In a survey of 1,300 high school and college students, 87 percent said they procrastinate and that it affects their performance, according to StudyMode, an app that was created to help students in the United States be successful in school. Students admitted that they procra...

How to save money as a shopaholic

How to save money as a shopaholic

Elsa Larson, Online Layout Editor

January 16, 2020

Elsa Larson Online Layout Editor Most of our relationships with shopping are pretty much love-hate, but fortunately, I have a few tricks that will hopefully make spending money on things, you might not necessarily need, a better and smarter experience for you and your wallet. Around 14, my parents decided to...

Art Club: a place for creating and learning

Art Club: a place for creating and learning

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

January 15, 2020

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor Art club is the perfect place for anyone at Orono Senior High to socialize, eat pastries and try out different sorts of art activities. Members of the club don’t have to have any art experience or talent. Students organize, plan and run the meetings while art te...

Make a difference in Earth club

Make a difference in Earth club

Elsa Larson, Online Layout Editor

January 15, 2020

Make a difference in Earth club Elsa Larson Online Layout Editor Earth Club is a very interactive and fun club for students who care about our environment or students who simply want to learn more about how they can help save our planet. In the most recent meeting during spartan hour Friday, Dec. 6, the Earth Club members met to indulge in an eco-friendly art project. ...

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