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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

Find out about Taylor Swift and her upcoming old but new music.

A Swift New Version of Taylor Swift

Claire Hyrkas, Editor in Chief January 13, 2022

The music industry is full of contracts, business and different loopholes, something a young Taylor Swift was not equipped for when she was first introduced to the world of fame. Swift has now been making...

The newest film in the Spider-man franchise premiered on December 17, 2021

Spider-Man No Way Home Review

Eric Hofer, Staff Reporter January 11, 2022

After seven movies, three trilogies, and three different actors, Marvel Studios is ready to wrap up almost two decades of Spider-Man movies on December 17, with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home,...

The Tragedy of Macbeth is Joel Coens first directorial debut without sibling Ethan.

How Joel Coen Utilizes the Theme of Contrast in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Brielle Knapp, Opinions Editor December 14, 2021

Joel Coen's newest production, "The Tragedy of Macbeth," starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, follows the story of Macbeth as he pines after the Scottish throne. It premiered in select IMax...

This is the official movie poster for the 1978 classic, Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

Halloween Movie Favorites

Eva Maiorino, Features Editor October 20, 2021

With Halloween season in the air, everyone is getting excited about the seasonal movies. Even with new ones coming out, the classics still remain extremely popular, especially with myself. I watched a...

The novel The Hating Game is being turned into a movie after receiving various awards.

The Hating Game book review

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief October 20, 2021

Have you ever wished to read a book that wholly consumes you, and intoxicates your heart? If so, you are in luck. The Hating Game, written by Sally Thorne, did not take long to make the New York Times...

Involve Teens in the Conversation

Involve Teens in the Conversation

Claire Hyrkas, Copy Editor June 9, 2021

Teen pregnancy may seem uncommon in our community but all over the United States “over a thousand babies are born to teen mothers every day” (CDC). Today’s teenagers have a basic knowledge of the...

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Paying for Prestige: a Brief Look Into Selective Education

Roman Licursi, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

In 2019, an educational services company Cengage asked 2,500 college students who were about to graduate or had just graduated how long they thought it would take them to pay off their student loans. The...

Falcon and the Winter Soldier review

Falcon and the Winter Soldier review

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor May 20, 2021

Marvel is famous across the world for its spectacular comics and movies, including the movie Avengers: Endgame, sweeping the charts and breaking records. Marvel Studios began in 2008 with half a million...

American parents go and pick up their daughter in Medellin, Colombia.

LGBTQ+ Aspiring Parents Struggle with Adoption System

Juliana Ward, Social Media Editor May 14, 2021

It is becoming more common to see LGBTQ+ partners wanting to start families and for some, the best, preferred, or only way to do so is to adopt, and with this day and age, it is becoming more acceptable...

Promotion photos for Oronos 2021 prom are put up around the school.

2021 prom: who should be allowed to attend?

Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor in Chief-Visuals May 10, 2021

Most high schools are doing some sort of prom celebration, whether it be a dance or a dinner or anything in between, but prom is looking a little different this year in terms of the guests. In past years...

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Best April Fools’ Day Prank?

Juliana Ward, Social Media Editor April 7, 2021

April Fools’ Day has passed and pranks have already been pulled but the question is, what is the best prank? What creates the greatest prank? Many factors contribute to pulling off amazing pranks, such...

New Music Suggestions to Listen to With the Windows Down

New Music Suggestions to Listen to With the Windows Down

April 7, 2021

As the temperature rises and the snow disappears, the long-awaited excitement of spring is finally here. Warmer weather marks the beginning of cranking the tunes while sitting by the bonfire, swimming,...

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