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Family Service Night and Empty Bowls Fundraiser Combine Efforts

Family Service Night and Empty Bowls Fundraiser Combine Efforts

Anika Sodhi, Online Editor

April 26, 2019

On Thursday April 25, the Orono Intermediate School hosted the first ever combined Empty Bowls and Family Service night. The two events have long been a long standing tradition as a way of giving back to the community. The Empty Bowls event started over 10 years ago, and Family Service night just four years ...

Veterans Across the Country Take the Slopes of Snowmass

Veterans Across the Country Take the Slopes of Snowmass

Jagur Justen, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2019

Jagur Justen Opinions Editor Every year in Snowmass, Colorado, veterans from all over the U.S. have the chance to take part in the Winter Sports Clinic. Veteranas had the opportunity to cross country ski, scuba dive, snowboard, downhill ski and more, according to the National Disabled Veterans...

Stepping up the Promposals

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2019

Ellie Fasbender Online Editor in Cheif That time of year has officially rolled around. It’s Prom season everyone. Over the years Promposals have seriously upped their game. It’s a little less than a month before and Orono has been buzzing with Prom talk. Orono Prom will be held on May 17 ...

Top MN Summer Activities

Isabel Scharf, News Editor

April 23, 2019

As the weather begins to warm, the trees bud, and the grass turns green, people come out of the winter hibernation to enjoy outdoor activities. Need a few ideas to start the summer with a bang? Read the list below which explains the most popular Minnesota summer activities that people participate in. ...

Speaking Of State

Ella Weinbeck, Features Editor

April 18, 2019

This year, 24 students participated in the approximately nine-hour Minnesota State Speech Tournament on April 13th, held in Wayzata. 24 students competed per category with a total of 336 students overall. Four were Orono High School students. Each student took with them practice from the following tou...

Marie Kondo Is Tidying Up The Nation

Marie Kondo Is Tidying Up The Nation

Amanda Marquis, Visuals Editor

March 22, 2019

Amanda Marquis Visuals Editor A new method of tidying up has gripped much of the nation-- and it revolves around joy. “Joy is when something makes you smile ridiculously” OHS teacher Renate Fiora explained. KonMari Method is a state of mind - and a way of life, according to Konmari , Marie ...

The Choir Takes Shakopee By Storm

Anika Sodhi, Online Editor

March 11, 2019

This week, our Orono concert and chamber choir competed in a choir contest at Shakopee High School. Concert choir earned an “excellent” rating from the judges, while chamber choir snagged a “superior” rating. OHS students competed against considerably larger schools like Delano, Shakopee, Mound,...

How To Have Fun On A Spring Break Staycation

Sam Capece, Copy Editor

March 11, 2019

Sam Capece Copy Editor  Spring break is coming up, starting March 23 through 31. This year, many people are going on vacations with family and friends but others are enjoying the break from the comfort of their home. Although Minnesota doesn’t have beaches and great weather, there are many ac...

Orono Schools Hosts ‘Orono’s Got Talent’ With A New Panel Of Judges

Orono Schools Hosts ‘Orono’s Got Talent’ With A New Panel Of Judges

Annika Sorenson, News Editor

March 7, 2019

On Friday, March 8, Orono Schools will host their Orono’s Got Talent event at 7pm in the auditorium. Admission is $5, and the event will feature several solo performers along with musical groups, all performers being students at Orono Schools. This year, Orono’s Tri-M, the Music Honors Society,...

Why Elon Musk Says Life Is A Simulation

Anika Sodhi, Online Editor

February 28, 2019

Why Elon Musk says We're Living in a Simulation Anika Sodhi In an interview with comedian Joe Rogan, Elon Musk states we may be living through the “dumbest experiment in human history,” according to Science Alert.  Although it seems like a scifi movie, the theory has gained serious notion....

Seniors’ Soundcloud Rap at 15,000+ plays

Seniors’ Soundcloud Rap at 15,000+ plays

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2019

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief At 6Smith in downtown Wayzata, seniors Fisher Eiss, James “Jimmy” Buck and Ben Bissen sat down for dinner, having just released their song, “Hot Cold (prod. Ocean Beats),” to Soundcloud. It was Dec. 21, 2018 and their phones were “blowing up.” “People were ...

How long did your resolution last?

Katie Udell, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2019

Did you make a resolution for 2019? Maybe, maybe not. Although be warned, about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions, yet fewer than 10 percent manage to keep them for more than a few months, according to IFL Science. New Year’s resolutions are common traditions around the world. Making a resolution to bet...

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