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The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

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...

Read further to find a review of the famous Jane Austens Northanger Abbey.

Classics Reviewed: Northanger Abbey

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor May 3, 2023

The idea of the British Regency Era to the modern reader does not often bring up images of haunted halls, secret passages and wicked schemers, but at the time, these gothic themes were by far the biggest...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie released April 5th of this year!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Jumps Into Theaters

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter April 19, 2023

On April 5th of this year, Illumination Studios released The Super Mario Bros. Movie to mass success, garnering over $377 million globally on its opening weekend. Despite its success in the box office,...

The Summer I Turned Pretty returns to Amazon Prime this summer for season two

Excitement Soars for the Sequel to “The Summer I Turned Pretty”

Summer Beatty, Features Editor March 23, 2023

After a killer first season, the show “The Summer I Turned Pretty” has garnered many viewers and fans. The show is anticipated to release season two this Summer, leaving many fans eager to find out...

Logo of Casa Amigos.

Casa Amigos: Reviewed

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter March 21, 2023

Casa Amigos opened their doors in Mound on January 30th, 2023, where beloved local restaurant Scotty B’s once operated until late 2022. The new restaurant was met with a warm reception, the official...

An instructor teaches a group of young adults how to cook.

The Potential of a Cooking Class

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

Knowing how to cook is not only a life skill that could save you thousands of dollars but also one of the most popular hobbies as well as a reliable career path. Yet despite this, cooking classes are a...

Interested in books involving pirates and adventure? Well, then Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson might be perfect for you!

Classics Reviewed: Treasure Island

Joseph Mariani, Opinions Editor February 28, 2023

Just the name of “Treasure Island” conjures images of pirates, mysterious islands, talking parrots and an absurd amount of gold doubloons. Written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1883,...

Where the Crawdads Sing is a 2018 murder mystery that has captured readers and views alike.

Where the Crawdads Sing: the book and the movie

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief February 13, 2023

New York Times bestseller, “Where the Crawdads Sing” is a 2018 murder mystery novel by Delia Owens that follows two timelines that intertwine. In 2022, “Where the Crawdads Sing” became a motion...

Netflixs new show, Wednesday has become a new favorite among viewers.

Netflix’s “Wednesday” Captures Viewers

Lucy Ketcham, Visuals Editor January 24, 2023

Coming-of-age style movies and TV shows have always been popular with teens. But, this new Netflix original has everyone on the edge of their seats. “Wednesday” was released to Netflix on Nov. 23,...

Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars comes to an end.

A New Star Takes Home the Mirrorball Trophy on Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars

Summer Beatty, Features Editor December 12, 2022

Charli D’Amelio had an amazing season on the show. D’Amelio finished at the top of the scoreboard every week with the combination of her high judge scores and votes from the viewers. The top of the...

Taylor Swifts new album Midnights.

Taylor Swift Releases New Album, “Midnights”

Summer Beatty, Features Editor October 31, 2022

Taylor Swift is one of the most popular artists around today. She is known for a number of popular songs such as: “Love Story”, “Bad Blood”, “Blank Space”, “You Belong With Me” and more....

Senior boys line up for a picture with their pennants and college gear.

Exploring Decision Day

Claire Hyrkas, Opinions Editor and Social Media Manager May 24, 2022

Most seniors, as one can expect, are edging to get out of school. In order to kickstart the end of the year, Orono High School held their annual prom that got the ball rolling for all the exciting end-of-the-year...

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