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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

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...

There are many benefits to becoming proficient in another language; read more to learn about what they are.

The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter May 6, 2022

学一门语言,就是多一个观察世界的窗户 “To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” – Chinese proverb It is estimated that there are over...

Graphic novel and television cross-over collage.

Heartstopper – The New Netflix Series Garnering Attention from Viewers

Olivia Fegers, Staff Reporter May 6, 2022

If you have been anywhere near Netflix recently, then you have more than likely heard about the new television show Hearstopper based on the hit graphic novel series written by Alice Oseman. The teen drama...

A quick look into Bridgertons newest characters, and what kind of genre to expect while watching.

Bridgerton – A New World

Claire Hyrkas, Section Editor May 4, 2022

The world of decadence and grace is back as of March 25 with the second season of the Netflix Original Series, “Bridgerton” (rated TV-MA). The highly anticipated TV series came out with its first...

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