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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

Libby Engebretson

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief

Hi, my name is Libby Engebretson! This is my third year on the Spartans Speaks, and I am currently an Editor in Chief. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing Lacrosse or Gymnastics, trying new restaurants with friends, and spending an obscene amount of money on gas for my daily "joy rides". If you ever want to go to ChicK-fil-A, feel free to invite me.

All content by Libby Engebretson
A garden without flowers is still a garden. Sometimes it takes appreciating the beautiful complexity of nature, to fully embrace the magnificence of flowers and sunshine.

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January 6, 2022
Our furry friends, dogs, enjoy spending time seeking adventure and fun in the sparkling fresh layer of snow. Snow can harvest memories of exploration, excitement, and playful fun!

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January 6, 2022
Gratitude is a beautiful mindset, commonly assessed around the popular Thanksgiving holiday. Even simple things like wood provide humans an abundance of things that allow for comfortable living. How does wood aid you?

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January 6, 2022
ambiguous images show human nature to objectively view something one way, while wholly missing a different perspective. For some, this image may look like a bare winter- tree, illustrated with dark and cold tones. However, when looking closely you may see a figurine of a person standing tall, with many different limbs pointing in all directions. Every “dark” thing also obtains its own beauty.

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January 6, 2022
Pine trees demonstrate strength, in the form of their solid structure, beauty, in the refreshing vibrant green color, and unity, in the way all pines grow outwardly together. Sometimes, this very message is needed for community.

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January 6, 2022
Like this trees interior details, the winter season can often seem like a confusing twisted maze with no clear ending in sight.

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January 6, 2022
The hummingbird, a symbolic sign of good luck and joy to come, was spotted cushioned between a fresh layer of snow in a cold Minnesotan landscape. Even when nature appears dull, as it does in this image, signs of hope peak through unexpecting ways!

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January 6, 2022
 Its often forgotten that science is strongly portrayed in nature everywhere you look. The complex scientific processes nature must endure, shows how truly rare and special our earth is.

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January 6, 2022
Snows euphoric sparkling sheen, seen in the light, encapsulates the magnificent ornament that winter can be.

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January 6, 2022
Whether you are in a car or on your feet, approaching the slushy ground elicits feelings of a dirty and gross environment. It means that Snow, one of the most beautiful parts of winter, is slowly melting away.

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January 6, 2022
Burrrrr, baby its cold outside! The dull tones of winter often exert the dreaded fear of the cold, frigid climate for some.

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January 6, 2022
For many people, Pine Trees correlate with positive feelings. However, they truly lack credit for their contributions to nature. Their thick Pines and lush hollows offer shelter for birds and other small wildlife- protecting them from harsh elements of winter.

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January 6, 2022
Life is many things, but twisted, complicated and messy are part of it. While one may view this as a painful aspect of life, it is quite the contrary. What makes life so beautiful is the imperfection that we call our lives.

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January 6, 2022
Natures uniqueness is beautifully exemplified in an infinite amount of ways. In this image, the pattern-like markings make the center tree stand out for its extraordinary appearance.

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January 6, 2022
Winters are not shy of seeing ill-favored sights. The mixture of mud and snow can easily replace the comfort of a fresh snowfall, with the reality of gross and hard natural elements.

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January 6, 2022
It is often ignored how unique experiencing the transition from winter to spring is. Humans literally get to watch as life sweeps onto the environment once again. This concept is featured in this image, a depiction of the slow melting of lake ice.

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January 6, 2022
 For many people, winter is correlated with death. This idea comes from the cycle of life nature follows. Like a human death, you grieve the beautiful living nature experienced in summer, and then await the rebirth of newness to come by April.

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January 6, 2022
Whether it is a warm sunny evening, or a dull winter morning, the view of a lake never fails to exert pleasant imagery of the change and passage of time, all while remaining constant.

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January 6, 2022
Striped bare and alone, this image illustrates the loneliness winter can have. This season is full of dull colors, frigid nights, and little access to sunlight. However, as everything in life is, time is temporary and transient. Time is ever so moving- which offers hope of the blossoming spring to come.

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January 6, 2022
The pristine cleanliness spring showers bring, are deeply missed when harsh winter climates illuminate the spread of dust, dirt, and fragments of fallen leaves.

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January 6, 2022
Like leaves, death is bittersweet. As leaves turn into vibrant, bright colors, we celebrate the beauty and love we have for nature. However, once the leaf faces its demise, we are faced with the aftermath of that celebrated beauty.

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January 6, 2022
Winter is exciting for various reasons, but offers a new season of adventure to dogs! The joy and happiness of a puppys heart is one of the greatest pleasures a human should experience.

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January 6, 2022
The holidays brought lots of bright decorations to embrace the joyful spirit. This vibrant red colored decoration, attached to a tree, illustrates the love and peace associated with winter holidays.

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January 6, 2022
Orono Senior class homecoming court members Hannah Ragan and Sam Swenson, participating in the parade.

OHS Pep Fest Fun

October 18, 2021
With the start of the new school year, many students and parents are concerned regarding facial covering policies.

School Mask Mandate

September 20, 2021
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