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2020 Presidential Election Live Results

November 3, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election is this evening and the results from the polls throughout the country are gradually coming in. As ballots are being counted, the winner of the electoral college votes from...

George Floyd Police Pre-Trials Begin

George Floyd mural outside of Cup Foods where Floyd was murdered.
October 9, 2020

According to Doyle Greene, a writer for Film Criticism, an online film review company, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee down on Floyd’s neck to...

Fans in the Stands

Fans do the roller coaster cheer during a game.
October 9, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released information regarding fans' attendance at high school football games. The number of fans allowed is 250, and that number is divided by the two teams....

Football and Volleyball season moved to fall

Players give each other congratulatory  high fives after beating St. Anthony Village.
October 9, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League has overturned their original decision to move Football and Volleyball to the Spring season. On August 4th, the board of directors met to discuss when high school...

The Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural on the intersection of 15th and U St. in DC. Photo taken by Joe in DC.
October 8, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18th. She had struggled with pancreatic cancer for at least 20 years and she lost her fight at 87 years old. The world has recently taken the loss of Ruth Bader...

Orono plans an alternative graduation due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Graduation ceremonies will look very different for the class of 2020 across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person graduation ceremonies should be avoided in order to keep everyone in the community...

OHS seniors’ plans after graduation

The OHS Class of 2020 will be going all over the world after graduation on June 3.
May 21, 2020

Click on the interactive buttons on the map and state pages to see what the seniors of Orono High School plan to do after graduation June 3. Note: Only students who responded to our survey are included...

Words still hurt: how various clubs are working to change the school’s culture

Student Voice is one of the many great clubs offered to Orono students.
March 30, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Though monumental strides have been made in the past 50 years to combat explicit racism, homophobia and misogyny, implicit biases still thrive in school culture. A common...

Student voice delivers impactful presentation

Student Voice delivered a presentation. on Monday Feb. 24 regarding Black History Month.
March 13, 2020

Claire Suchy Copy Editor On Feb. 24, the Student Voice club welcomed the rest of the student body to listen to their presentation regarding a multitude of topics, but all concerning a central theme:...

Super Tuesday Results Across the Nation

Overview of the map, showing a graph of Super Tuesday data.
March 10, 2020

Super Tuesday is a strong indicator of the two candidates that will be selected for the primaries. This year many states took part in holding elections on Super Tuesday including Minnesota, California...

How coaching culture is changing

Many changes are being made to the culture of coaching, and Orono students are witnessing it firsthand.
March 6, 2020

Cooper Klaers Staff Reporter “Hey, Akim, I’m sick of you playing that n—– s—.” This is just one of several instances of abuse or mistreatment by NHL coaches this season. Calgary Flames...

Letters of Love Gala gives back to Minnesota Children’s Hospital

The attendees gather to listen to Grace Berbig and hospital patients share their stories.
February 20, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor In Oct. 2018, then junior Grace Berbig founded the Letters of Love Club to bring people together to make cards for patients at the Children’s Hospital. Berbig’s...

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