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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

Keep reading to learn about five different Christmas traditions across the globe!

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter December 2, 2022

With winter finally upon us, signs of Christmas, from songs on the radio to the decorations in stores, are everywhere. In the United States, there is a popular image of a red and white clad Santa coming...

Teachers across the country had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Oronos own educators stepped up to the plate by reading further!

How OHS Teachers Adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter November 30, 2022

Challenging is a word that best describes distance learning across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a period of about a year, the Orono School District went back and forth between having schooling...

Make sure to buy tickets to this years Orono Fall Musical. If you want to learn more about it, make sure to read below for some interviews with the cast members.

“The Sound of Music” is Filling the Halls of Orono High School

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter November 3, 2022

Take a step back in time this fall to 1930s Austria with “The Sound of Music,” performed by the Orono High School Drama Department. It is a timeless, well-known musical, and the movie ranks 27th for...

Severs Corn Maze and Fall Festival

Fun Fall Activities and Locations

Summer Beatty, Features Editor October 21, 2022

Fall is one of the most popular seasons among many Orono High School students. After gathering opinions and statements from the student body, many of the best places in Minnesota to visit during Fall were...

Orono students march in the Homecoming parade on Old Crystal Bay Rd.

Guide to Orono Homecoming Week 2022

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter September 23, 2022

With another school year already in full swing, the festivities of Homecoming week are coming up quite fast. So much goes on that it sometimes feels hard to keep track of everything. No need to fear, because...

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

https://youtu.be/KI3dhsv5Uf0 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:   Answer Key

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!...

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