The Spartan Speaks

Student voices amplified by new advisory board

Student voices amplified by new advisory board

Megan Fritz, Features Editor

November 22, 2019

Megan Fritz Features and Online Layout Editor With students demanding to be heard, staff members are looking for new ways to get them involved and hear their opinions. Orono High School staff has begun providing new opportunities for students to share thoughts and ideas, and it’s a mutually ben...

Following the Yellow Brick Road to Opening Night

Maddie Combs

November 21, 2019

Maddie Combs Visuals Editor “Mic check!” yells soundboard operator, Senior James Konkol, over the commotion of the auditorium. Actors quickly file through as Konkol gives them the ‘OK’ that their microphone is ready. Meanwhile, stagehands are busy running back and forth from wing to wing e...

Orono Math Team

Orono Math Team

Rae Malik, Opinions Editor

November 21, 2019

Rae Malik Opinions Editor and Online Layout Editor The math team is an extracurricular activity in which individuals of any grade in high school, including eighth grade, can participate in. Throughout the year, the team practices to prepare individuals for meets. Practices are flexible since they a...

High Schoolers: Get Those Zzzzs!

High Schoolers: Get Those Zzzzs!

Kenzie Taylor

November 12, 2019

Kenzie Taylor Editor in Chief High school is a stressful, hectic and time consuming period for kids. Between GPA upkeep, the ACT, SAT, college applications, and more, it's no wonder sleep is shortchanged. However, sleep is vital to your health. Lack of sleep can result in chronic sleep loss, wh...

The Highwomen Rewrite the Narrative

The Highwomen Rewrite the Narrative

Ajalon Peterson, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Ajalon Peterson News Editor On Sep. 6, the Highwomen released their self titled debut album, and it was a hit. It climbed its way up the charts, reaching first place on the Top Country Albums chart; this achievement, admirable in itself, was a landmark for female country artists--they were the fi...

A Day in the Life of a Teacher – Mrs. Ivers

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor Jen Ivers is one of Orono High School’s English teachers, and she has a very busy life. Click through the numbers displayed on the picture of her classroom to learn what Ivers does in her typical day.  

From Mars to Saudi Arabia: the debate team’s wide range for the 2019 season

From Mars to Saudi Arabia: the debate team’s wide range for the 2019 season

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2019

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Orono’s debate team recently reached the middle of their season, marking a period of reflection for the team and their goals going into November. The team debates high profile issues for the United States and around the world, ranging from topics regarding the econ...

Artists in the Throes of Inktober

Artists in the Throes of Inktober

Rae Malik, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2019

This October, people are taking part in a challenge called Inktober. Inktober is drawing a set of prompts each day for the entire month of October. Everyday, an artist uses their prompt list to draw the designated topic for that specific day. For example, if day four’s prompt is pumpkin, then one would...

“Game of Thrones” wins big at the 2019 Emmy Awards

“Game of Thrones” wins big at the 2019 Emmy Awards

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor Game of Thrones walked away with one of the biggest awards from the Emmys, “Outstanding Drama Series”. Actor Peter Dinklage from the show also won “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”. The show had 32 total nominations across several categories. This is the mo...

An Inside Look at the 2018-2019 AP Physics C Class

An Inside Look at the 2018-2019 AP Physics C Class

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

May 31, 2019

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief The five students in Mr. Pusch's AP Physics C class have become a family of sorts, over the course of the year.   https://youtu.be/IT5PVGSW_o0

5 (easy) ways to reduce your carbon footprint

5 (easy) ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

May 16, 2019

Claire Suchy  Copy Editor  Being as earth-friendly as possible can be, well let's face it, exhausting. Often times when attempts to be greener are made they are radical, such as producing absolutely no waste or eliminating cars from our everyday lives. Though these strides are valid, it’s ve...

College is not the only option

Mark Sarles, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

By Mark Sarles Sports Editor One of the big decisions for seniors at Orono High School is post high school plans. Most Orono students go on to a post-secondary education or college. Many people assume college is the only option. Many parents assume the only option for their kids is college. But some...

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