The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

Texting and Driving can lead to dangerous situations

Texting and Driving

Eva Maiorino November 19, 2021

As technology has advanced, social media has become a much more common form of addiction for people today. Along with the development of this issue, the dangers and risks that come along with this addiction...

Across the street from the entrance of George Floyd square, there is a church with several tapestries showing their support for the movement. This specific one denotes Floyd as an angel, with a halo placed above his head.

Minneapolis Police Referendum

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief November 19, 2021

In the Minneapolis- St. Paul election that took place on Nov. 2, big decisions were at stake. Following the racial unrest in the city, citizens were asked to vote on the future of the Minneapolis police...

Title page for the plagiarism plague article regarding an in depth look into students and teachers.

The Plagiarism Plague

Claire Hyrkas, Editor in Chief November 19, 2021

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines plagiarism as, “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own; use (another’s production) without crediting the source.” High...

Even with stress being a challenge, you can turn it into success.

How stress affects you physically

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor November 19, 2021

The factors that involve stress are greater than anyone will ever know. Stress is just the simplified category of anxiety, overthinking, being overwhelmed and a variety of other things. The human body...

The newest updates on the Vaccines and the Covid myths people have been making.

Covid Update and Myths on the Virus

Sydney Heckmann, Visual Editor November 19, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently granted distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5-11 years old. On Nov. 3, parents were finally granted the ability to vaccinate their...

School Board Members meet together on Monday, November 8th, to discuss their objectives for the meeting.

Changes to School Board Meetings

Delaney Whitney, Chief Copy Editor November 18, 2021

School Board meetings across the country have changed dramatically since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only has this shift in meeting protocols affected schools nationwide, it has also affected...

Students are distracted by their technology/social media accounts during class.

Social Media Addiction in Schools

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief November 7, 2021

Social media use has been on the rise since the origins of social networking were deployed in the late 1990s. However, the implications of social media have been significant. As a member of Gen-Z, social...

Many workplaces are experiencing staffing shortages from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Shortages Lead to Less Service

Delaney Whitney, Copy Editor October 20, 2021

The world has seen an increase in the number of staffing shortages in the workforce. From nationwide, to the students in the Orono community, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way in which workers...

Fall Season is Beginning

Fall destinations for MEA break

Sydney Heckmann, Visual Editor October 19, 2021

MEA stands for Minnesota Education Association. It's a four-day weekend in the fall for teachers to conduct meetings or catch up on work. It also gives students a break in the school year to go on vacation....

Orono Senior class homecoming court members Hannah Ragan and Sam Swenson, participating in the parade.

OHS pep fest fun

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief October 18, 2021

Every year, Orono High School celebrates Homecoming with a variety of school-wide activities. The pep fest is the last event to take place, occurring on the Friday morning of the annual football game. Pep...

Senior Coronation Court at Noerenburg Memorial Park

Homecoming Coronation

Sydney Heckmann, Visual Editor October 18, 2021

Orono High School is celebrating its 70th Homecoming this year. Every year, OHS orchestrates a Homecoming coronation to crown a King and Queen. This is among other various traditions such as themed “dress...

Players coming out of a huddle to be prepared for the rest of the game

Homecoming Football Game Results

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor October 17, 2021

Orono High School’s homecoming football game resulted in a tough loss to Chaska High School. Orono was down 0-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Orono students were engaged in the game and had positive...

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