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OHS Prepares to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

OHS Prepares to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse is set to take place on Monday, April 8th. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon is positioned directly in front of the sun, blocking all light from it. Total solar eclipses...

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Who is Independent Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.?

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor March 20, 2024

Who is independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and why are former President Donald Trump and President Biden worried about him? Read on to learn more about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. Mr....

Picture of one of the pools at the resort

Spring Break Coming Around the Corner Leaves Seniors Excitedly Waiting

Alex Groenke, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

Orono senior class of 2024 is doing their traditional senior spring break trip in the Dominican Republic this year. The seniors and their families are staying at Barcelo Bavaro Palace in the Dominican...

Nutrislice Finds a New Home in the Spartan Speaks

Nutrislice Finds a New Home in the Spartan Speaks

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor March 15, 2024

Nutrislice, Orono’s go-to website for students to check the daily breakfast and lunch menus, has found a new home in The Spartan Speaks. Nutrislice, which used to be accessed solely through HelloId,...

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Super Tuesday in Review: Trump and Biden Win Big, Haley Drops Out

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor March 7, 2024

Super Tuesday 2024 is now in the books. Former President Donald Trump won 14 states out of the 15 states with delegates up for grabs, dominating his last major rival, former South Carolina Governor Nikki...

Recap of Winterfest Coronation

Recap of Winterfest Coronation

Connor Murphy, Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The preparations required for coronation involve numerous students to do a particular job. “Seniors on senate were not super involved in planning the coronation. But it consists of setting it up and...

A Valentines Day celebration in Verona, Italy, the home of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet.

Valentine’s Day Traditions Around the World

Joseph Mariani, Editor-In-Chief February 13, 2024

Even in the dead of winter, people also find something to celebrate. Valentine’s Day has its roots in the Ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which you can read all about in The Spartan Speak’s article:...

Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024

Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

While Orono might be in the depths of winter, that does not mean that the student body cannot have fun. That is why, in accordance with tradition, Winterfest Week has arrived to brighten spirits. Below...

Marianne Williamson (left), Write-In Joe Biden (middle), Dean Phillips (right)

The New Hampshire Primaries: Paving the Path to the White House

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor January 25, 2024

The New Hampshire primary results for the 2024 election are in. Let’s take a look: The Republican Side: Former president Donald Trump won the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday with 54.4%...

Iowa Caucuses Lead the Way for the Republican Nomination

Iowa Caucuses Lead the Way for the Republican Nomination

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor January 17, 2024

Former president Donald Trump won a landslide victory in the Republican Iowa Caucuses on Monday. Trump won 51% of the vote, while Florida governor Ron DeSantis won 21.2%, former United Nations Ambassador...

This years drama one-act play has been written by a student. Read further to learn more.

Orono Student Writes Play to be Performed

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2024

This Friday, the Drama Department is excited to put on a student-written play. The Orono High School Theater Department has three performances every year: a fall musical, a competitive one-act play...

This is the schedule for the 2024 Live Unified Week.

Live Unified Week 2024 Schedule

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2024

This week at Orono is Live Unified Week! Live Unified Week is an annual school tradition that focuses on positivity and inclusivity and is run by the OHS Unified Club. Throughout the week there will...

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