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‘My Octopus Teacher,’ a Friendship Between Man and Cephalopod

Netflix has recently released a science and nature documentary called ‘My Octopus Teacher.’ This documentary focuses on the relationship between a man and an octopus.
November 25, 2020

The premise of ‘My Octopus Teacher’ feels almost imaginary, almost like we are on another planet, such as the variety of sea and marine life depicted in the film. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and starring...

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Treats Audiences to a True Murder Mystery

‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ Treats Audiences to a True Murder Mystery
November 13, 2020

On Sep. 30 Netflix released a new documentary called ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ and it is about an hour and 22 minutes. It is rated TV-MA because it contains explicit language and inappropriate...

Clouds flys a little higher

Clouds, a new movie based on a true story, released October 2020.
November 11, 2020

Clouds. Everyone knows and loves the song. Watch the movie and feel like you're present in the movie. Zach Zobiech played by Fin Argus is a high school student who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare...

Self-care during Covid-19

May 27, 2020

As everyday life shifts and people continue to adjust to the restrictions regarding social interaction it is crucial to learn about the importance of self-care. Self-care activities can not only offer...

Outer banks: feeling free while stuck at home

May 27, 2020

Outer Banks is Netflix's newest show that has recently taken the media by storm... literally. It involves a group of teenage friends, John B., Kiara, Pope, and J.J., who find themselves getting mixed...

Dropping letter grades during the COVID-19 crisis

Seniors are struggling with many losses due to the pandemic, and standard grades have added to the stress.
Orono High School needs to switch their grading system for the well-being of their current struggling seniors.
May 12, 2020

Jack Patterson Staff Reporter Before this unprecedented time, the COVID-19 Virus, presented itself, high school students were already at the top of the list in terms of battling stress and anxiety....

The Pink Tax Bleeds Red

Pads, liners, and tampons are still taxable products in several states and multiple countries.
April 10, 2020

Kenzie Taylor Editor in Chief Everyone purchases hygiene products, and it is assumed that all basic necessities are treated as such in terms of taxes. Even products such as castor oil and arch insoles...

Preparing for Finals

January 29, 2020

Maddie Combs Visuals Editor With the semester coming to a close at Orono High School, students are preparing more than ever for final exams. The arguably most stressful time of the year has come once...

Later school start times may have a positive impact on education

Various schools in Minnesota are changing their start times, and Orono students are discussing the possible benefits of a change.
January 21, 2020

Nick Overturf Staff Reporter Within the last decade, various school districts around the nation have altered their schedule in many ways. One of these methods, later school start times, has gained...

‘Uncut Gems’ dazzles audiences

Uncut Gems, a new movie starring Adam Sandler, hit theaters in December 2019.
January 17, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor With priceless opals, reckless bets and a bedazzled furby, Uncut Gems is a rollercoaster of events that keeps viewers on the edge of their seat for 135 minutes. Uncut Gems...

‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

‘Little Women’ was released to theaters on Dec. 25, so far grossing $60 million at the box office with a 95 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
January 16, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Countless Little Women adaptions have made the big screen throughout the twentieth century. However, Greta Gerwig’s latest adaption brings an entirely new dimension to...

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