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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 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...

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...

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...

Whats 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...

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.

Top 4 Best COVID-Safe Local Holiday Destinations

Top 4 Best COVID-Safe Local Holiday Destinations

Lauryn Pietrzak, Editor in Chief: Visuals December 8, 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and finding ways to celebrate during this global pandemic is getting more and more difficult. With dine-in seating at restaurants not being available and limited Christmas...

Beth Harmon captivates her viewers in an intense stare during a chess match.

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ brings allure to the game of chess

Jillian Cook, News Editor December 8, 2020

“Let’s play” is the last line of Netflix’s seven-episode, TV-MA limited series that was released in late October. Beth Harmon, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, faces a group of candid men for a game...

Minnesota Fairgrounds Shines Bright

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor December 6, 2020

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds have a Glow festival. They have created many light sculpture, which you drive through in your car. This is perfect for COVID-19 because you are in your own car and do not...

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