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MEA Break Allows Time for Fall Fun

Jillian Cook, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Jillian Cook Staff Reporter 31 days into the school year, Orono High School students are wildly anticipating the annual MEA break. Students will be taking full advantage of this four-day hiatus, starting Sept. 17, by turning their attention away from everyday school duties. With the buzz of college i...

The New OHS Grading Scale Explained

Ajalon Peterson, News Editor

October 9, 2019

Ajalon Peterson News Editor A new year has brought new changes to OHS, one of which affects a system that has been imposed for years: the grading scale. Previously, departments varied in what they considered an “A” (science set it at a 92, English at a 95, math at a 93, etc.). This year, tho...

FAFSA Opens For Upcoming College Students

FAFSA Opens For Upcoming College Students

Isa Chavez, Social Media Manager

October 1, 2019

Isa Chavez Online Editor and Social Media Manager The first of October marks the first day that students can apply for FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is a completely free form that students can apply to in order to see if they qualify for federal grants, loans, or work st...

Apple Keynote

Apple Keynote

Megan Fritz, Features Editor

September 25, 2019

Megan Fritz Features Editor Known for their constant enhancements and upgrades, Apple is, once again, building upon their life-changing technologies “I feel like I can’t keep up with the constant changes in the Apple lineup,'' junior Ajalon Peterson said, “It feels like I finally get used t...

The Spartan Speaks moves to the App Store!

The Spartan Speaks moves to the App Store!

Isa Chavez, Social Media Manager

September 18, 2019

Isa Chavez Copy Editor The Spartan Speaks Newspaper of Orono High School is making the move from paper to the App Store. Through the app Student News Source, students and staff will now be able to have all of their local news in one central place. After downloading this app, students can subscribe t...

Homecoming Pep-Fest and Parade

Homecoming Pep-Fest and Parade

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

September 17, 2019

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor The annual Orono Senior High Homecoming pep fest and parade took place on Friday afternoon, which rounded out the school week homecoming festivities. Fall sports, clubs and school groups travel along Old Crystal Bay Road, where fellow students, staff and members of the ...

The Variety Show

The Variety Show

Rae Malik, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2019

Rae Malik Opinions Editor A variety show includes several acts that consist of different talents such as singing, group performances, and much more. This year, Orono High School’s variety show was hosted by seniors Margaret Kraus and Darby Sween. Before each act began, Margaret and Darby briefl...

Homecoming Coronation 2019

Homecoming Coronation 2019

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

September 11, 2019

Maddie Combs Visuals Editor The annual Orono High School Homecoming Coronation has come once again, marking the beginning of  Homecoming festivities. A selection of 20 seniors elected by classmates took the stage in hopes to be crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Accompanying them on the stage were cl...

Orono Band Memorial Day Festivities are Rained Out

Orono Band Memorial Day Festivities are Rained Out

Annika Sorenson, News Editor

May 29, 2019

Annika Sorenson News Editor On May 27, the Orono Symphonic and Concert bands planned to perform at two locations to celebrate Memorial Day. The two bands do this annually, and perform patriotic music at Memorial Day events. The bands are conducted by Tim Arnold and Jennifer Runck. The bands were go...

Yearbook Staff Rises to the Occassion with Yearbook Distribution

Yearbook Staff Rises to the Occassion with Yearbook Distribution

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief

May 28, 2019

  After a full school year of photographers positioned at nearly every OHS event, long hours in the media lab and deadline panics, the 2018-2019 yearbook has been completed and distributed. On May 24, yearbooks were distributed to seniors before school and to freshman, sophomore and junio...

College Freshman Forum

Nina Johnson, Features Editor

May 24, 2019

Nina Johnson Features Editor On Friday, May 24, Orono upperclassmen were called to the auditorium during spartan hour to hear a panel of 2018 graduates speak about their freshman year of college.  Juniors and seniors were invited, though it was geared toward the seniors nearing graduation an...

Minnesota ranks 3rd in national state ranking

Minnesota ranks 3rd in national state ranking

Sam Capece, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

Minnesota ranks 3rd in national state ranking Sam Capece Copy Editor The national state rankings came out last Tuesday and Minnesota ranked third out of all fifty states in the country. The U.S. News and World report compiles a ranking every year based on education, economy, environment, etc....

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