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Student voice delivers impactful presentation

Student voice delivers impactful presentation

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor On Feb. 24, the Student Voice club welcomed the rest of the student body to listen to their presentation regarding a multitude of topics, but all concerning a central theme: race. The Student Voice club, created in the past year, allows students who felt they were withou...

Students celebrate success at state DECA Conference

Students celebrate success at state DECA Conference

Cooper Klaers, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

Cooper Klaers Staff Reporter Out of the 67 Orono students competing at the Minnesota State DECA Conference, 28 advanced to the International Conference. “We had 67 kids there, and 52 advanced to finals, which is astronomical,” marketing teacher and DECA advisor Keith Jurek said. One of these ...

COVID-19 causes panic

COVID-19 causes panic

Ajalon Peterson, News & Features Editor

March 12, 2020

Ajalon Peterson News & Features Editor The coronavirus: it’s the only thing on the news these days. Originating in Wuhan, China, the novel coronavirus has now reached pandemic level, according to the World Health Organization. Entire countries are on lockdown, and President Trump gave a st...

Spring Season Schedule Changes

Spring Season Schedule Changes

Nolan Tichy, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Nolan Tichy Staff Reporter After a long winter of sunless days and freezing temps, it appears spring is beginning to shine through the clouds and introduce the new lifestyles of students in the warmer months of the school year. As we await the full shift from winter to spring, students are getting prep...

Super Tuesday Results Across the Nation

Super Tuesday Results Across the Nation

Sam Capece, News Editor

March 10, 2020

Super Tuesday is a strong indicator of the two candidates that will be selected for the primaries. This year many states took part in holding elections on Super Tuesday including Minnesota, California and Texas. This is a map showing all the states partaking in Super Tuesday, the results, as well as...

Seasonal affective disorder impacts people during the winter months

Seasonal affective disorder impacts people during the winter months

Gabby Hyrkas, Features Editor

March 9, 2020

Gabby Hyrkas Staff Reporter Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) impacts around 4 to 6 percent of the population in the United States. This disorder comes with an increased depressed state of mind and a lack of motivation, along with other life-hindering symptoms in many teens and young adults. S...

How come there are so many students living with food allergies?

How come there are so many students living with food allergies?

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

March 9, 2020

The twenty-first century has seen an unprecedented increase in food allergies among children and adolescents, a trend that was far less common no more than 20 years ago. The diagnosis of people with anaphylactic food allergies has increased by 377 percent between the years 2007 and 2016. Approximately...

Senior blocking: cutting out the stress of the 12th grade

Senior blocking: cutting out the stress of the 12th grade

Nolan Tichy, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

Nolan Tichy Staff Reporter It is now a few weeks into the 2nd semester at Orono High School\; meaning new students, new teachers, and new schedules. Senior blocking is now available for a multitude of eligible 12th-grade students. The senior block schedule allows 12th-grade students at Orono to remo...

The senior slide has begun

The senior slide has begun

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

Jordan Allar Sports Editor While seniors eagerly await second semester, teachers dread it. The issue at hand is senior sliding. Second semester of senior year, seniors have or are close to making their college decision, and it is finally time to put their legs up and relax. It’s a given, right? Ma...

Overparenting and Anxiety on Kids

Overparenting and Anxiety on Kids
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Tillie Hogenson, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Tillie Hogenson Staff Reporter According to studies done by psychologists, it shows that over-parenting is causing anxiety and mental health concerns in children. Over-parenting is also shown to have an outcome of low self-confidence and become less responsible. Multiple kinds of parenting styles...

The Spring of Testing (ACT, AP exams, MCA)

The Spring of Testing (ACT, AP exams, MCA)
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Juliana Ward, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Juliana Ward Staff Reporter With the snow starting to melt and temperatures rising, the school year is moving onto spring testing including the MCA’s, ACT’s and AP exams. Students in all grades are prepping themselves for the future rounds of tests that we face with the upcoming season chang...

The science behind teenagers and entertainment

The science behind teenagers and entertainment

Sam Capece, News Editor

March 3, 2020

Sam Capece News Editor Students at Orono and teenagers in general have a wide array of options for entertainment at their disposal. There are endless choices, from physical activities like sports to technology like video games. Are teenagers wasting their time after school, or is there a purpose to ...

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