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All the News That’s Fit to Print

All the News That’s Fit to Print

Roxy Neset, Staff Profile

November 22, 2019

Roxy Neset Staff Reporter Protests Continue in Hong Kong Tensions have been rising in Hong Kong due to anti-government protests. In the past few months, citizens have been voicing their concerns with violent and non-violent protests. Both of these, however, have not been taken lightly by the Chinese...

What Happened to the Print Edition?

What Happened to the Print Edition?

Sam Capece, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Sam Capece News Editor For many years now, Orono students and staff have looked forward to receiving the school newspaper, The Spartan Speaks, full of interesting articles written by their peers. What many don’t realize is the amount of time and effort that goes into creating up to four editions of th...

How Climate Change is Affecting MN

How Climate Change is Affecting MN

Ajalon Peterson, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Ajalon Peterson News Editor Climate change has been a hot topic in politics recently, with many politicians debating how the issue should best be dealt with. Some, like Greta Thunberg, think that immediate action should be taken and legislation passed. Others, such as the standing president of the...

Breaking the Trend: How Fast Fashion Hurts

Breaking the Trend: How Fast Fashion Hurts

Megan Craft, Copy Editor

November 18, 2019

Megan Craft Copy Editor With style trends constantly evolving, so must the market place for cheap, mass-produced clothing. “Fast fashion” is not just a by-product of short term fashion trends, but is now a societal norm that large retailers are being held to. Fast-fashion can be defined as inexpen...

Setting the Record With Dr. Steiner

Isa Chavez, Social Media Manager

November 18, 2019

Social Media Manager, Isa Chavez recently sat down with Orono High School Principal Dr. Amy Steiner to address rumors that were accumulating regarding "new" policies.  Watch this interview to learn about everything that has changed (and stayed the same).

Opening of New Concert Venue in MSP

Opening of New Concert Venue in MSP

Ajalon Peterson, News Editor

November 13, 2019

Ajalon Peterson News Editor The Twin Cities has been eagerly awaiting the debut of the Fillmore, a concert venue in the North Loop that is set to open in 2020. The 36,000 square foot, 1850 capacity venue will be a game-changer for the music scene in the Twin Cities. The original Fillmore venue w...

Veterans Day at Orono High School

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day at Orono High School was a day of learning about the importance of this celebratory and memorial day. Students were visited by veterans who helped to convey the message of the importance of Veterans Day and what it means to thank a veteran. Watch this short video slideshow from the spartan...

The Facts Behind Vaping

The Facts Behind Vaping

Sam Capece, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Sam Capece News Editor Recently, vaping has created a storm in the United States; there have been numerous hospitalizations and deaths, allegedly tied to nicotine vaping. Many news sources have blamed companies like Juul for the damage caused, but according to the Food and Drug Association, THC vap...

Quid Pro No: the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Quid Pro No: the Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief

November 11, 2019

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief The impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump is nearing month three of being the headlining story, for both national and international news. The 2019 will create history as the third formal impeachment process that the United States has undergone, before that be...

A run down on the 2020 candidates for president

A run down on the 2020 candidates for president

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

November 11, 2019

Claire Suchy Copy Editor With the 2020 election coming up in under a year, it’s an absolutely integral part of being an active citizen that you are informed. Learning the key points of a candidate’s election points will help you make a more advised decision next November at the polling booth. Fro...

Impossibly Too Good to be True

Impossibly Too Good to be True

Megan Craft, Copy Editor

November 11, 2019

Megan Craft Copy Editor As the rise of vegetarians and vegans steadily increases, so does the need for alternative meat substances. In 2019, Impossible Foods started its partnership with Burger King, Qdoba, and many other restaurants, quickly becoming a favorite among the non-meat-eating community...

Dean Phillips at the High School

Dean Phillips at the High School

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2019

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief On Thursday Nov. 6, Congressman Dean Phillips from Minnesota’s third congressional district entered Mr. Herring’s fourth hour Honors Political Science class. It’s been a standing tradition for the current representative to speak to the class once a year, and Ph...

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