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Meet 3 of OHS’s Foreign Exchange Students

Meet 3 of OHS’s Foreign Exchange Students

January 22, 2019

  Cari Spencer Editor in Chief Anastasiya Sen, who goes by Nastya, is a sophomore foreign exchange student from a small town near Dnipro, Ukraine. From joining the cheer and nordic team to greeting everyone with enthusiasm and kindness, it is clear that she is eager to make the most out o...

Orono Couples 2019

Orono Couples 2019

Ellie Fasbender/ Isabel Scharf/ Caroline Robson, Staff Reporters

January 22, 2019

Vacation Destinations

Vacation Destinations

Rae Malik and Julia Hughes

January 22, 2019

A day in the life of Officer Barnes

Sam Antonenko, Sports Editor

January 18, 2019

When you hear about a police liaison what do you think of? A police officer that just sits in the cafeteria watching high school students eat their lunches, hoping for something to happen for him to intervene? Or do you think of the police officer as a regular person who just sits at a desk and does...

The record breaking egg

The record breaking egg

Zach Adams, Social Media Manager

January 16, 2019

The record of most liked picture on instagram was broken this weekend by, you guessed it, a picture of a brown egg. The picture was posted on the 4th of January and shortly after surpassed the record. The previous record holder, Kylie Jenner with 18 million likes, comes nowhere near to what the new record...

“I’m a person.”

“I’m a person.”

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

December 29, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief Imagine being called a monster by your classmates. Imagine them calling you slurs, treating you with disdain and even throwing items at you. Imagine hearing, repeatedly, that “character counts at Orono” but knowing there are corners of the school where that doesn...

Youtube’s influence on students

Youtube’s influence on students

Ella Weinbeck, Features Editor

December 11, 2018

Since the creation of YouTube in 2005, according to Behaviour & Information Technology, the video-sharing website has received high praise on many levels from children to adults. The highly versatile site has become a place for influence and inspiration. Whether it be through means of makeup and fa...

Student Senate, a Force for Some Students

Caroline Robson, News Editor

December 10, 2018

Orono Student Senate is an organization of elected high school students from each grade that meet to plan school events and coordinate and organize happenings of the student body. They provide a link between the administration and the student body, and provide communication between the two. Without Studen...

Student represents Minnesota at journalism conference in D.C.

Student represents Minnesota at journalism conference in D.C.

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief I still remember it clearly: stepping out of the airplane jet bridge and into the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport last June, smiling nervously at two boys wearing the same light blue “Dream, Dare, Do” t-shirts as me, and feeling, already knowing dee...

The One Hectic Friday of the Year

The One Hectic Friday of the Year

Vivian Rohrer, Sports Editor & Business Manager

November 25, 2018

The mall of over 550 shops, also known as Mall of America, is getting ready for its biggest deals of the year. Friday Nov. 23 is also known as Black Friday, the shopping holiday that follows Thanksgiving. This unique celebration has been around for longer than many can count and the deals continue to...

Shaping The Future Through Women in Leadership

Shaping The Future Through Women in Leadership

Ella Weinbeck, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

Women in Leadership at Orono High School was founded four years ago and has grown to be an influential club led by seniors, Jordan Case and Emma Kosek. The club is geared towards preparing girls for their futures and their possible leadership roles. The club focuses on how women impact leadership...

A Quick Answer to Eating Happy and Healthy

Vivian Rohrer, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018

Have you ever wanted something so freezingly delicious with toppings exploding from crunchy to smooth in your mouth all with the benefit of eating healthy?  The answer is: Nautical Bowls. Rachel and Bryant Amundson made their passion come true summer of 2018, when they decided to “do their dre...

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