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Day in the Life of a Play Director

Day in the Life of a Play Director

Rae Malik, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018

Day in the Life of a Play Director Rae Malik Copy Editor Virginia Enfield is a math teacher at Orono High School and a play director for this year’s fall play Little Women. After a long day of teaching math at the high school, she goes to play practice. As the director, there are many responsibilities...

Senior with Unique Opera Talent Captures Audiences

Senior with Unique Opera Talent Captures Audiences

Kristin Pearson, Visuals Editor

October 25, 2018

Kristin Pearson Staff Reporter Walk backstage before any Orono theater performance and you’ll instantly hear an alluring soprano tone. As senior Izzi Bergerson’s voice booms and bounces off the walls of the small concrete room, people listen and marvel at the display. This is not a performance...

New Staff Interviews

October 5, 2018

Person first campaign

Person first campaign

Zach Adams, Staff reporter

May 16, 2018

The unified club at Orono has been very successful in creating campaigns to make the high school a better place to be around. There latest campaign called “Person first campaign” was discussed about in their last meeting on April 30 and it will be put in place around May 23. The main goal of this...

Senior Decision day 2018

Senior Decision day 2018

Zach Adams and Sam Antonenko

May 11, 2018

As the high school careers of the seniors come to an end, they make the decision on where to continue their education. Here is the story of Decision Day 2018.

Orono family volunteers at homeless shelter

Orono family volunteers at homeless shelter

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

May 10, 2018

The Kovalik family volunteers at First Covenant Church Homeless Shelter about two times a month in downtown Minneapolis, located across the street from the U.S. Bank Stadium. They began volunteering in 2012 as a way to get involved with the community around them. First Covenant Church Homele...

National Honor Society highway clean up service project

Zach Adams, Staff reporter

May 10, 2018

Members and staff of the National Honors Society program at Orono High School gathered together on Saturday April 28 to pick up trash along County road six in Orono. The students walked along the road looking for any piece of garbage that could be picked up and thrown away accordingly. Everyone en...

Wishing the best to teachers departing the Orono Schools District

Emma VandenEinde, Copy Editor

May 4, 2018

Amongst a year of many changes around the Orono School District, one major change is the number of teachers taking the next step in their phases of life. As of June 8. 2017, eight teachers from all buildings--Schumann Elementary, Orono Intermediate, Orono Middle and Orono Senior High--will be resigning...

Driskill boasts award-winning harp talent

Driskill boasts award-winning harp talent

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2018

In 2005, a four year old Sonia Driskill sat still, spellbound by her introduction to the harp. Fast forward 13 years, through lessons and falling in love with music, and senior Driskill, now 17 years old, has not only started a harp-playing business called SJHDHarp, but has also won the Margaret Ankeny...

Recess Rockstars!

Recess Rockstars!

Jazmine Borreson, Visuals Editor

April 26, 2018

Recess Rock Stars is a character education program unique to Orono Schools. The goal of the program is to cultivate a culture of respect, inclusivity and kindness for our students through the recognition and rewarding of positive choices and behaviors. Students at the high school are helping out with R...

Choir Concert

Choir Concert

Sam, Copy editor

April 18, 2018

Choir students performed April 9th at Wayzata Community Church.

Student participates in Star Tribune round table discussion on gun control

Sonia Driskill, Copy Editor

April 13, 2018

After the Parkland, Florida school shooting, students and members of Gen Z have become more active in the national view, sparking protests, debate and the serious question of: are students really safe at school? Is anyone safe in the United States? As Orono students sat in lockdown Feb. 21, this fear...

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