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The Spartan Speaks

Newly Enforced Detention Policy Causes a Stir Among Students

Newly Enforced Detention Policy Causes a Stir Among Students

Ellie Wheaton & Maddie Johnson, Staff Writers December 6, 2023

Orono High School has chosen to more strictly enforce the detention policy in the 2023/2024 school year by handing out detentions to students that have 1 unexcused class absence, 3 tardies, or have their...

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Minnesota to Get New State Flag

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor December 5, 2023

Minnesota is getting a new state flag. Earlier this year, the Minnesota Legislature passed a bill forming the Minnesota State Emblems Redesign Commission, tasked with choosing a new state flag and seal...

The 2023 cast of Survivor Week. Who will be the sole survivor?

Orono Survivor Week 2023 Begins

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2023

This week Orono’s annual Survivor Week has begun. From the 4th to the 8th of December, 17 students will compete in daily challenges, compete for immunity, and vote each other off until only one remains....

Read the article below to learn about the new lunch line changes.

OHS Implements New Cafeteria Procedure

John Eberhardt, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

OHS has changed its lunch lines and there are mixed feelings about it. With the new lunch lines, the A La Carte line was moved to the right side of the cafeteria, the salad and soup bar was moved to...

Want to learn more about this Minnesota-born running for U.S. president? If so, read the article below.

MN Rep. Dean Phillips Announces Bid for Presidency

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor November 20, 2023

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN 3rd District) announced his presidential bid on October 27 for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Phillips, who represents Minnesota’s 3rd district, which includes Orono,...

Read the article below to learn about this years OHS Fall Musical: Bright Star.

“Bright Star” to Shine at Orono High School

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2023

Starting this Friday, Orono has a new musical that is premiering. It is big, it is bold, and it is powerful. In true pioneering spirit, The Orono Drama Department has taken on a different project, going...

What are OHS students reading this fall? Find out in the article below.

Students Recommend Their Favorite Fall Books

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2023

Reading takes the reader to new and exciting worlds. However, in the fall, the intriguing can be just as frightening, with horror growing in popularity alongside the coming of All Hallows’ Eve. Even...

Read below to learn about what Orono High School is like during its first week for freshmen students.

First Week As A Orono Freshman

Jackson Woodburn, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

How the first few weeks of the year are going for the new incoming freshman at Orono, kids around the world worry about what it's like to join a new school, especially high school, but most times It's...

Read the article below to learn about Oronos 2023 Homecoming Week schedule.

Guide to Orono Homecoming Week 2023

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2023

After a month of school, the leaves have begun to change, students have gotten adjusted to another year of learning, and once again, Homecoming Week is right around the corner. Because the whole week is...

Read below to learn more about the successful first week of the Orono 2023-2024 school year.

OHS Starts School Year With Triumphant First Week

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2023

It is official, the 2023-2024 school year has begun! Only two weeks have passed and already so much has happened. Students reconnected with old friends, started new classes, played sports, and even joined...

OHS 2023 Couples Video

Taylor Effertz, Staff Reporter June 5, 2023

Read the article below to learn what advice seniors have for their younger classmates.

Seniors Give Parting Advice to Underclassmen

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor June 5, 2023

The feeling at Orono High School is bittersweet for seniors. Another school year is coming to a close, and many seniors are excited to move on to the next stage of their life, but they feel sad to lose...

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