The student news site of Orono High School

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

Every spring, Orono elects its presidents and senators to help aid the schools in its many activities. Continue reading to learn more.

Student Senate is Looking for New Members

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter May 22, 2022

Every year, Orono’s Student Senate has a large number of activities to plan. This year alone, they have been responsible for planning five dances, two spirit weeks, as well as countless fundraisers and...

Branches of the United States Military.

Honoring Our Veterans at OHS

Kailey Niccum, Copy Editor May 20, 2022

With approximately 1.3 million active duty personnel in the U.S. military and 1.87 million veterans, there are bound to be some who move into the teaching career. Orono High School is lucky to have three...

Put These On and Pose: Decision Day 2022

Put These On and Pose: Decision Day 2022

Sydney Heckmann, Visuals Editor May 19, 2022 On Wednesday May 18, 2022, the senior class at Orono High School had there students decision day to Celebrate where the class of 2022 was moving on in the future....

Orono Gives a Helping Hand at Community Outreach

Orono Gives a Helping Hand at Community Outreach

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief May 19, 2022

In the Empty Bowls/Wellness Expo event this year, kids of all different ages and abilities in the Orono School district enjoyed the process of creating meaningful bowls and watching the direct impact they...

The 2022 takes place on June 9th at Pesonen Stadium at 7pm.

2022 Graduation: Behind the Scenes

Brielle Knapp, Features Editor May 18, 2022

Graduation is right around the corner for Orono High School's class of seniors. With AP testing ending and classes coming to a close, students all over the school are buzzing with excitement. “It's...

Orono May Crossword 2022

Orono May Crossword 2022

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter May 18, 2022

Have fun trying the May Crossword puzzle:   Answers here:

Elliana WIll and Victor Ruhland are one of our couples featured in this years Couples Video.

OHS 2022 Couples Video

Claire Hyrkas and Olivia Fegers May 16, 2022

It is time for the annual Couples Video highlighting some of our favorite OHS couples as they answer The Spartan Speaks' questions about their relationships. Stay until the end for some extra bloopers!...

Orono High School senior Jacob Farrell taking a break from his math homework to complete the daily Wordle.

Wordle: A Brain Game Addiction

Olivia Fegers, Staff Reporter April 26, 2022

Wordle: by now it's a game that students are more than likely to have heard of; whether they play it or not. This game has become an obsession spanning throughout many generations. Kids are playing it...

After disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, Prom 2022 allows for both juniors and seniors at OHS to celebrate a fun night with family and friends.

Anticipation Surrounding This Year’s Prom Garners Attention

Lucy Ketcham, Copy Editor April 22, 2022

Orono High School’s prom is definitely going to be a different experience compared to the following years. This junior-senior prom is set to take place on May 13th. The prom tickets cost seventy-five...

Students and staff alike have mentioned the struggles of a senior slide.

The Senioritis Pandemic Hits OHS

Ella Fellman, Copy Editor April 21, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected daily life in school, but for a part of the Orono Schools’ population, this is nothing new. “With COVID, it kind of made all of my schooling just...

Students travel to experience Chile and Argentina during the 2023 year!

Orono Takes on Chile and Argentina

Claire Hyrkas, Opinions Editor and Social Media Manager April 21, 2022

As we near the end of this school year we approach a new one-which brings many new and great opportunities to Orono students. One of next year's annual activity has been very highly anticipated. “This...

The 2022 Academy Awards will be held on March 27 at 7:00pm CDT

The Best Season of the Year: Award Season

Brielle Knapp, Features Editor April 21, 2022

We have reached the time of year when all types of media are having their award ceremonies. Let’s take a look at how they all started. The 1920s-1950s was the birth of many award shows like the Oscars....

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