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Embracing the Promise of AI: A Balanced Perspective on its Societal Benefits

Embracing the Promise of AI: A Balanced Perspective on its Societal Benefits

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor February 21, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of modern innovation, promising to revolutionize industries, enhance efficiency, and redefine human capabilities. However, amidst its potential lies...

Read the article below to learn more about one students experience with leadership and transparency at OHS.

My View On Openness Within the Orono Administration

Eshaan Ambrose, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

Leadership in Action is one of the most useful classes that I have taken during my time in high school. We learn about group dynamics, public speaking, and what it means to be a leader.  One of the...

Below is an account of the Class of 2024s opinions of homecoming week.

Seniors Share Their Final Homecoming Opinions

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

Senior year is full of lasts, and one of the most momentous parts of any school year is Homecoming Week. This was certainly the case for this year’s graduating class, from their dominating Class Comp...

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,...

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