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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...


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 Orono's 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...

Canva by Juliana Ward

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,...

Documentaries are becoming an increasing form of communication between celebrities and fans. Olivia Wilde, an American actress shared her thoughts on documentaries.

Female Celebrity Documentaries You Must See

Tillie Hogenson, Health and Wellness Editor March 31, 2021

Documentaries can give audiences a peek behind the scenes and are an increasing mode of communication between celebrities and fans. Celebrities provide a look into their everyday lives while promoting...

What's up with Bridgerton?

What’s up with Bridgerton?

Claire Hyrkas, Staff Reporter March 16, 2021

A blast to the past to rediscover a new world of decadence and drama. Netflix’s eight episode original series Bridgerton, rated TV-MA, made its debut December 25, 2020 taking 82 million households by...

Apple Music Vs. Spotify: The Superior Streaming Service Debate

Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor In Chief-Visuals March 10, 2021

Means of listening to music have changed so much in just the past few years and they continue to improve and break the barriers of technology. The most common way of listening to music in this day and...

Timeline of recent and past events leading to and after the release of the album.

Morgan Wallen Album Review

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief March 9, 2021

On January 8th, Morgan Wallen released his first-ever double album titled Dangerous. It consists of 30 songs and two bonus songs. According to Billboard, during the first week that the album was out it...

Top 10 Best Holiday Movies!

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief December 22, 2020

With thousands of different holiday movies it can be hard to pick which one to watch. I have compiled a list of my top 10 favorite holiday movies to get someone in the holly jolly spirit.

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