The Spartan Speaks

Editorial: OHS students deserve open campus lunch option

October 27, 2011

At Orono High School, the topic of open campus lunch has been thoroughly debated over the years, and this year is no exception. With the seniors and juniors gaining more responsibility and even some sophomores obtaining their drivers licenses, it seems only fair that they should have the option to leave...

Charlie Sheen, what happened?

April 18, 2011

Ryan Japs Staff ReporterWhatever happened to the man we once knew in the nice bowling shirt making us laugh every Monday night on CBS? His lifestyle caught up with him, but despite being a lovable rascal that gets into trouble every now and then nothing has changed about Charlie Sheen.  Born C...

Where is the courtesy?

April 18, 2011

Bri Shekels Student Life Editor   Courtesy is having excellent manners, polite behavior, and respect. This idea of courtesy has dwindled away to a nice act only every now and then. Courtesy is slowly fading into disrespect; this is not only visible in school, but in disrespectful acts at ...

MTV show: too much for America to handle?

March 30, 2011

Ryan Japs Staff Reporter Television is in constant conflict with censorship and where to draw the line. With the new show on MTV entitled, Skins, the envelope is being pushed once again with the racy drama that has America in an uproar. From its start as a popular British teen drama back in 2007,...

Public education: starting to lose it’s touch

March 29, 2011

Maria Wikstrom Copy Editor The current system of education was created and meant for children of a different time. This system consists of uniform classroom settings, standardized tests, and methods that don’t involve kids in the things they are supposed to be learning. The reason, or the “why...

Music makes a difference for the oil spill

Music makes a difference for the oil spill

February 10, 2011

Athena Lund Photo Editor In an effort to help communities impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some of today's popular musicians released a benefit compilation album entitled Gasoline Rainbows. This CD was brought together by actress Sophia Bush and actor Austin Nichols ...

A single girl on Valentine’s Day…what could get any worse?

February 9, 2011

Madison Hinton Student Life Editor Feb. 14 comes around every single year.  For some it is a time to celebrate long-lived romances, but for others, it is the one day out of the year that makes them cringe with the reminder of being single.  The flowers, the chocolates, the restaurant reservatio...

The media does more than just report the news

February 9, 2011

Grace Schultz Copy Editor On Jan. 9, Weekly World News posted an article that claimed Facebook was shutting down on Mar. 15. The article was complete with quotes from Mark Zuckerberg, the creator, and much more. Before anyone starts freaking out, this is not true, but it didn’t take long for thi...

Yummy Bit: Chocolate cereal bites

January 11, 2011

Rosa Repke Editorial & Opinion Editor What You Need: 1 / 3 cup of semisweet chocolate chips 3 / 4 cup (plus two tablespoons) of Rice Chex cereal What To Do: -Line a plate with parchment or wax paper -Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave until melted.  Make sure to ...

Balancing a part time job and school

January 10, 2011

Athena Lund Photo Editor The alarm goes off at 6:00 am and many students could swear they went to sleep five minutes ago. First, a quick shower followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due first hour. Then headed off to a full day of high school and once the 2:30 bell rings, ...

Valentine’s Day should not be feared

Valentine’s Day should not be feared

January 10, 2011

Kaitlyn Williams Editor In Chief Feb. 14 comes around every year and it is a holiday that most people either fear or adore.  It’s a day dedicated to celebrating your loved one and for those who don’t have a loved one, well, those are the people who would rather just forget about it. Valen...

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