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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

Students practicing for the school play, Mamma Mia

Who loves ‘Mamma Mia’?

Brielle Knapp, Opinions Editor November 9, 2021

Preparations for this year's fall play have officially started. With the show kicking off on Nov. 12 in the Fenholt auditorium, students involved said they are getting excited to finally see their show...

Letters of Love logo

Letters of Love: Three Years Later

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, News Editor November 9, 2021

Letters of Love is a non-profit organization that was founded at Orono High School in September of 2018 by Grace Berbig. What began as a club run by students - Letters of Love has become an organization...

The Unified Club after the game on Monday, October 25. Photo is from the Unified Clubs Instagram page.

Unified Flag Football Game

Eva Maiorino, Features Editor November 7, 2021

Along with all the events and activities taking place this fall at Orono High School, the Orono Unified Club has just wrapped up its flag football season. Their last game of the season took place on Monday,...

The volunteers for the 2021 Wooley Haunted House dressed up in their costumes.

Wooley Haunted House

Delaney Whitney, Copy Chief and Social Media Manager November 2, 2021

Every year, the Wooley family household hosts their extravagant “Wooley Haunted House.” However, COVID-19 precautions limited the family’s ability to host their Haunted House for their community...

The Senior and Junior class compete in the dodgeball competition at Pesonen stadium on Wednesday during Homecoming week.

OHS Homecoming Weekend

Brielle Knapp, Opinions Editor October 25, 2021 OHS kicks off the Homecoming weekend with the annual powderpuff game on Friday, Oct. 8. After 5th hour, students and staff enjoyed the student parade followed...

Five Fun Fall Activities

Claire Hyrkas, Editor in Chief October 25, 2021

This visual includes 5 different activities for people to enjoy this fall. It also includes a few bonus photos from a variety of students. It is designed for people to get outside this fall and spend some...

As in person Halloween kicks off this season for the first time since lockdown restrictions, many children face uncertainty.

Halloween in the eyes of children

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

The interactions of the past year with COVID-19 and Halloween limited many people to their full view and potential at trick or treating, night games, and late night scary movies. Sources are saying that...

Senior Coronation Court at Noerenburg Memorial Park

Unified Homecoming

Delaney Whitney, Copy Editor October 18, 2021

Partners and athletes gathered together for the traditional homecoming dance the Orono High school put on every year. The dance is for students to dress up and have a fun time with music and friends on...

OHS couples of 2021

Lily Schlobohm, Copy Editor June 6, 2021

After over a year of COVID-19, these OHS seven couples stuck it out for the long run through a pandemic and everything else going on, proving love was truly there to overcome. But today we put these seemingly...

A Deep Dive Into the Journalism Program at OHS

Libby Engebretson, Opinions Editor June 4, 2021

The purpose of this broadcast is to inform students and parents at OHS the positive role the journalism program has on the community. Over the past 20 years, the journalism program has won countless awards...

Why Students Choose to Take Advanced Level Classes

Why Students Choose to Take Advanced Level Classes

Brielle Knapp, Staff Reporter June 4, 2021

Each year, more and more students try to challenge themselves with harder curriculum as more classes become offered to them. Students of Orono High School give us their perspective on why they take advanced...

Class of 2021: Where are they off to next?

Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor in Chief-Visuals June 4, 2021

The class of 2021 graduates in just a few days, and their Orono High School Career is coming to an end. There are so many options for seniors to pursue after graduation, so we have asked students going...

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