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Orono celebrates the work of Mrs. Mueller

Orono celebrates the work of Mrs. Mueller

Emma VandenEinde, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2017

Both students and staff will experience an inexplicable shift upon entering the office on Friday, Dec. 1 as Administrative Assistant to the Principal, Betty Mueller, will no longer serve at Orono High School. After working 28 years at both the Orono Middle and High Schools, she plans to move into her...

Thrift shopping makes a comeback

Tori Everson, News Editor

November 28, 2017

Resale shopping has become popular among Orono students in the last few years. Students are shopping at the local Goodwill’s in Minnetonka and Plymouth. Some may be driving towards Minneapolis to reach stores such as Ragstock, The Salvation Army, Arc, Buffalo Exchange, Plato’s Closet and many more....

Does Pumpkin Spice Light Up Your Taste Buds?

Does Pumpkin Spice Light Up Your Taste Buds?

Jenna Lulling, Feature Editor

November 28, 2017

Fall is the time of year when people want to snuggle up by the fire and drink a warm, soothing beverage. However, it's not quite time to bring out the hot chocolate. Save that for the cold days, the snowy days, the ‘Why do I live in Minnesota?’ days. Should you bring out the Pumpkin Spice instead? Freshman...

The Gift That Costs Nothing to Give

The Gift That Costs Nothing to Give

Katie Udell, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017

Heroes were spotted in the mezzanine for the blood drive put on by Memorial Blood Center, on Nov. 8. More than 60 students signed up for the cause to help people in need, resulting in countless amount of blood donated. The blood donated will benefit Memorial Blood Centers and save lives. Student...

Student entrepreneurs start Tanglewood Farms Honey

Student entrepreneurs start Tanglewood Farms Honey

Katie Udell, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017

Following in their grandfather's footsteps, junior Anders Gulbrandson and senior Peter Erpelding founded a local beekeeping company, Tanglewood Farms Honey. With the help of Jack Randolph and Revis Stephenson, the homegrown company has become a success in the local area. Cousins, Gulbrandson and Erpelding are proud...

Places students do homework

Hannah, Rippberger

November 14, 2017

Homework seems to consume every high schooler’s nights. Students continuously struggle with the choice of homework versus sleep. A lot of students choose to do homework in their beds. Whether or not it is effective to study in bed is up for debate. The American Colleges of Healthcare Sciences urges students not ...

Concerts in Minneapolis

Jazmine Borreson, Visuals Editor

November 14, 2017

This winter in  Minneapolis and St.Paul there are a variety of upcoming concerts that can meet everyone's needs.   Chief Keef will be performing at First Avenue on Saturday Nov. 18. Tickets are as low as eighty four dollars. Louis the child will be performing at Skyway Theater on Saturday Nov. ...

Montage Seeks Membership, Submissions

Montage Seeks Membership, Submissions

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

November 13, 2017

After 80 percent of its staff graduated last school year, Montage, Orono’s school literary magazine club, seeks new members and submissions. Since 1998, the club has published a collection of student artwork and writing towards the end of each school year.  Despite the turnover, the club, advised by Eng...

Country Music Association’s 51st showing

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

November 13, 2017

The Country Music Awards were held on Nov. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the award show for the 10th consecutive year together. The awards began with a dedication to all the victims and families of the recent mass shooting and hurricanes. The CMA awards began i...

New Snap Map creates controversy

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

November 13, 2017

The Snap Map was released early this summer as a new feature on the social media app Snapchat. It allows Snapchat users’ current location to be shared along with all of their friends who have the feature turned on. People can see others’ locations as well, even if their own location is turned off. The...

Orono Students Represent at WE Day

Orono Students Represent at WE Day

Macey Chelstrom, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017

On Nov. 8, WE Day celebrated its fifth year of inspiring students in Minnesota. The event, that took place at the Xcel Energy Center, revolves around empowering youth with the idea that they can change the world. The WE Charity, which puts on the event, was founded by brothers Marc and Craig Kielbur...

Into the Woods Cast Interviews

Into the Woods Cast Interviews

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

November 10, 2017

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