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Orono plans an alternative graduation due to COVID-19

Orono plans an alternative graduation due to COVID-19

Gabby Hyrkas, Features Editor

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 safe according to The Minnesota Department of Health. Orono has decided to hold a virtual...

Dancing Their Way to State

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2019

Dancing their way to State Ellie Fasbender Online Editor in Chief Orono Dance Team has continued their three-year streak of qualifying for the state conference.  The team was champions of the Wright County Conference at Hutchinson High School on Jan. 19 and from there they went on to comp...

Senate Allows Students to Lead for Change

Simone McGuire, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018

Student Senate gives students elected by their peers a chance to be a leader and seek out problems to fix within the school; representatives from each grade create change for the better and strive to make sure all voices are being heard. From planning events, fundraisers and attending leadership confer...

OHS ranked No. 2 in state by U.S. News

OHS ranked No. 2 in state by U.S. News

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

May 24, 2017

U.S. News and World Report released the results for 2017 high school rankings and shows that OHS has been ranked number 2 on a state level. Orono is behind Math and Science Academy in Woodbury. As a result, OHS has also been ranked no. 249 among public schools in the nation and received a gold medal fr...

2017 Orono Food Drive

2017 Orono Food Drive

Catherine Courtney, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017

March 20 was the beginning of this year’s food drive. The purpose for this food drive is to raise awareness on suburban poverty and support IOCP’s Prevent Hunger Awareness Month. This will be run by Orono’s IOCP Youth Board and you can give any donations to them. Donations include money and can...

Norton Skates for Gold in Czech Republic

Norton and a teammate celebrate with their gold medals.

Maddie Fischer, News Editor

March 3, 2017

Team USA scored the solidifying goal with only five seconds left of the game. It was at that moment in the Czech Republic, junior Lizi Norton won a gold medal against Canada at the U18 Women’s World Tournament. Lizi was one of the eleven players from Minnesota selected to compete in this tournament,...

Boy’s Soccer Kicking Into Gear

The boys soccer team work hard during the game to have success throughout the year.

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor

October 24, 2016

As the reigning 1A state champions, the Orono Varsity boy’s soccer team ended their regular season undefeated with a record of 12-0-4. What was thought to be a rebuilding year ended up being very successful. They finished their season with a tough but well played game against Willmar in the section ...

Hometown Kid

Guy Mohs with his parents.

Sam Sustacek, Sports Editor

October 27, 2015

You might see him strolling through the halls of Orono High School, headphones in and a grin painted across his face, and think that Guy Mohs has known nothing but joy. He walks with a swagger, and is quick to say “What’s up?” or high five a friend. This lively persona follows him on to the fiel...

Mr. Allex

Ashley Johnson, News Editor

May 19, 2015

Math teacher Jesse Allex has been teaching at Orono for the past 11 years. Allex’s decision to become a math teacher did not happen quickly though. He knew he loved math and he thought teaching would be fun. Eventually he decided becoming a math teacher would be the right move for him. The choice...

Adventuring With Ms. Boyd

Claire Hasselman, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2015

Caryn Boyd is the associate principal at Orono High School (OHS). She has been at Orono for ten years. Boyd graduated high school from Minneapolis Roosevelt in Minneapolis. At the time, there were 2,500 students in the high school. “Back then, you went to school with your neighborhood. I graduated...

Orono Girls Basketball finish third in State

Senior Syndey Reiners defends her opponent.

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

April 5, 2015

It was a very successful season for the girls basketball team. They ended up getting third in the state tournament for class 3A. It was quite a turnaround from the previous season in which they finished with a winning percentage of 500. The Orono Spartans Girls team finished with a record of 25-1...

Couples around Orono

Couples around Orono

Brianna Shaw, Student Life Editor

February 12, 2015

People are gearing up for Valentines day this weekend by planning their dates and buying specials gifts for each other.  In fact, it’s estimated that Americans will spend around 18.9 billion dollars this year, and 1.7 billion dollars is expected to be spent on candy alone.  In the spirit of this...

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