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Between switching learning models and being in the last year of high school, high school senior's grades are slipping.

The True Consequences of Sliding Through Your Senior Year

Gracie Hornbaker, Editor in Chief June 7, 2021

The current school year is different from any other, but for high school seniors it still brings the promise of a new beginning in the fall of 2021. A majority of Orono students plan to attend a 4-year...

Orono seniors celebrate the end of the year with prom

Grace Hornbaker, Editor in Chief June 4, 2021

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and in that time, Orono seniors have been trying to make the best out of a bad situation. At the start of this year, the possibility of prom was uncertain....

Seniors sweep the juniors in the powderpuff and powderbuff matches

Claire Hyrkas, Copy Editor June 4, 2021

During Spring Fling week, in anticipation of prom that Friday, before school on Wednesday the Juniors and Seniors crowded the football field for games of Powderpuff football and Powderbuff volleyball games....

Seniors finish off high school with a decision day celebration

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief June 4, 2021

With the school year coming to an end, seniors have been faced with the challenge of what they want to do after graduation. Many students choose to attend a two or four year university/college, others...

Orono High School Seniors' Future Plans

Orono High School Seniors’ Future Plans

Mikayla Burns and Lauryn Pietrzak May 28, 2021

Click on the interactive buttons on the map and state pages to see what the seniors of Orono High School plan to do after graduation.

Isolation Induces Introspection for OHS Students

Rachael Driskill, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

Though the world might seem to have come to a standstill at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many teenagers gained enough momentum to finally find themselves. “I found out so much about who...

Senior athlete Connor Chappell  plays basketball during a game.

How Important is Sleep to Student Athletes?

Jacob Farrell May 27, 2021

Our creation of great athletes leads behind a key factor, sleep. How do athletes manage the stress with sleep and creating a peak performance? “Additional sleep has been associated with increased...

The Russian- Ukrainian conflict explained

The Russian- Ukrainian conflict explained

Libby Engebretson, Opinions Editor May 21, 2021

Over the past three decades, international tension has complicated relations between Russia and Ukraine. In order to understand this conflict to the fullest extent, it is important to acknowledge the history...

Kenneth Shein, CEO of Shein, at Horasis Asia Meeting

The ‘fast fashion’ craze leads to unintended negative consequences

Cate, Features Editor May 20, 2021

Fast Fashion is not just cheap clothing to buy to keep up with the trends, it is a catastrophe that is wrecking the environment and is the cause of mistreatment to employees around the world. Climate change...

DECA students represent OHS at international competition

DECA Students Represent OHS at International Competition

Jillian Cook, News Editor May 20, 2021

DECA, more specifically Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a business-oriented organization that exists in high schools throughout the country, and even reaches across the borders to Canada, Guam,...

This shows some of the basic emotions that can be experienced. It gives a glimpse into how many emotions there are and how what they might look like.

The 6 Basic Types of Emotions and Their Effects on Behavior

Tillie Hogenson, Health and Wellness Editor May 6, 2021

“I would define emotion as a way to express your feelings to the people around you,” senior at Wayzata High School Chloe Peterson said. According to the Department of History and Civilization, emotions...

Using Meditation to Take Back Control of the Mind

Using Meditation to Take Back Control of the Mind

Roman Licursi, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

If you are like most Americans, when you see the word “meditation”, you envision cross-legged monks chanting peculiarly from the heights of an isolated monastery burrowed deep into the snow-capped...

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