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The Spartan Speaks

The posted collection of Winterfest dress-up days.

What’s the Deal with Dress-Up Days?

Lewis Johnson, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

School spirit, as defined by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Is about each student’s passion for their school, the joy they find in unifying with other students, and...

Try out this months fun crossword!

February 2024 Crossword

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024

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Left to right: Megan Marie (parent volunteer), Keith Jurek, Sara Will Noznesky (DECA consultant)

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Keith Jurek

Natalie Widen, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

For fifty-five of the years that Orono Public Schools has been around, Keith Jurek has been here for thirty and he has announced his upcoming retirement. Jurek is an irreplaceable presence at Orono, building...

Mr. Sherman as an Orono soccer player 
(2004) and Mr. Sherman as an English teacher (2024)

From Student to Teacher: A Glimpse Into the Life of Peter Sherman

Lily Munsch, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Peter Sherman has been a part of the Orono Schools community for over 30 years. From his days on the varsity soccer team to the red-and-blue cap he wore at graduation, he fully embraced his time as a Spartan....

Interactive Course Guide

Interactive Course Guide

The Spartan Speaks Staff February 12, 2024

Use this Interactive Course Guide to help you plan and sign up for the classes you really want to take next year. To see the entire infographic on your screen, click on the button on the lower right side...

Winterfest Court Wake-Ups Video 2024

Sulli Neubauer, Video Editor February 9, 2024

It is a tradition at OHS for the Winterfest Court to be woken up by their classmates before being interviewed. So relax and enjoy this chill Winterfest treat!    

Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024

Guide to Orono Winterfest Week 2024

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

While Orono might be in the depths of winter, that does not mean that the student body cannot have fun. That is why, in accordance with tradition, Winterfest Week has arrived to brighten spirits. Below...

Jade Abed and Payton Litz hold up 2024 using their hands!

Saving the Best for Last: What OHS Seniors are Planning for Semester 2

Bria Johnson, Visuals Editor January 31, 2024

As the seniors at Orono High School enter their final semester, a mix of emotions fills the air: anticipation, nostalgia, and a touch of apprehension. This moment marks the end of their high school journey...

Marianne Williamson (left), Write-In Joe Biden (middle), Dean Phillips (right)

The New Hampshire Primaries: Paving the Path to the White House

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor January 25, 2024

The New Hampshire primary results for the 2024 election are in. Let’s take a look: The Republican Side: Former president Donald Trump won the Republican primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday with 54.4%...

Empowering Tomorrows Business Leaders: Unveiling the Orono High School Business Club

Empowering Tomorrow’s Business Leaders: Unveiling the Orono High School Business Club

Bria Johnson, Visuals Editor January 24, 2024

The Orono High School Business Club is a shining example of creativity and entrepreneurship within the school community. In a society where developing business skills is becoming increasingly important,...

Start off the new year with this January crossword!

January 2024 Crossword

Joseph Mariani, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2024
Start off the new year with this January crossword!
Iowa Caucuses Lead the Way for the Republican Nomination

Iowa Caucuses Lead the Way for the Republican Nomination

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor January 17, 2024

Former president Donald Trump won a landslide victory in the Republican Iowa Caucuses on Monday. Trump won 51% of the vote, while Florida governor Ron DeSantis won 21.2%, former United Nations Ambassador...

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