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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

Keep reading to learn about Oronos 2023 decision day!

OHS Seniors Announce Future Plans at Decision Day Celebration

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor May 23, 2023

Laughter, crafts, and plates of cake fill the media center; enjoying it are the soon-to-be-graduating seniors, enjoying one last hurrah. On Wednesday May 17th, the Orono High School Class of 2023 spent...

King Charles III was recently coronated in Westminster Abbey. Read below to learn more.

King Charles III is Coronated

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor May 22, 2023

King Charles III of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms was crowned on May 6th, 2023 in Westminster Abbey. The ceremony was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and took place approximately eight...

With tuition on the rise, how much are students willing to pay for higher education?

The Cost of College

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief May 8, 2023

College tuition is on the rise. Students find themselves having to take out student and federal loans at amounts that are much greater than students in past decades. “Statistically, higher education...

WGA writers go on strike in New York City on May 2, 2023.

The WGA Goes on Strike: What Does This Mean for Television?

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief May 8, 2023

On Tues. May 2nd, over 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike, many taking to the streets of New York City and Los Angeles with the goal of getting better compensation in the...

OHS students prepare for AP testing.

OHS Students Gear up for AP Testing

Summer Beatty, Features Editor May 8, 2023

OHS is in the peak of AP testing season. Teachers are wrapping up this year's AP curriculum and preparing their students for the AP tests. With that, many OHS students find themselves stressed over the...

Read below to OHS teachers reading recommendations.

Teacher Spring Reading Recommendations

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor May 3, 2023

Students at Orono High School are required to take English courses for all four years of attendance. Within these classes, students read classics such as “Frankenstein”, “Romeo and Juliet” and...

OHS upperclassmen gear up for prom 2023.

OHS Students Share Their Excitement For Prom 2023

Summer Beatty, Features Editor March 23, 2023

Prom is a big event for any high school senior or junior across the U.S. As prom season rolls in, OHS students start preparing for the big day. This year's venue was recently disclosed to OHS students...

For music lovers, this year is going to be filled with new music from your favorite artists.

Top Albums and Tours Being Released in 2023

Taylor Effertz, Photographer March 22, 2023

Be on the lookout for some new and long-awaited albums and concerts coming this coming year. In March alone, there are many talented and well known artists releasing albums that some fans have been...

Recent economic shifts in the US have stirred concerns.

Will The Economy Stall?

Luke Wendling, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Since the end of the first set of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have been flush with cash as many received stimulus checks and/or significantly reduced their spending during the initial quarantine,...

OpenAI are the creators of AIs such as Dall-E and ChatGPT.

ChatGPT’s Impact on Education

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Technology is constantly evolving, for example social media, Bluetooth, thinner and faster computers and modern phones just to name a few. One of the newest and most impressive technological innovations...

Five new classes are being added to the OHS curriculum for the 2023-2024 school year. Keep reading to learn more about these new academic opportunities.

New Classes Starting in 2023-24 at OHS

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor March 21, 2023

Students at Orono High School are given the option to take a wide variety of classes from chemistry to world literature to German. With this school year coming to a close and the next on the horizon, the...

Streaming services and subscriptions are on the rise, how much are consumers willing to pay?

The Age of Streaming Services and Subscriptions

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief March 21, 2023

In recent years, the number of streaming services has multiplied, giving consumers more choices when deciding which services to subscribe to. Each streaming service gives viewers various movies and TV...

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