The student news site of Orono High School

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

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...

Sylvie feeling the same way about Emily as all viewers

American Menace: “Emily in Paris” TV-MA

Rachael Driskill, Copy Editor December 17, 2020

On October 2nd, Netflix released a show titled “Emily in Paris”. Created and directed by Darren Star, the comedy-drama stars Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, a marketing executive and Chicago native who...

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...

‘Little Women’ was released to theaters on Dec. 25, so far grossing $60 million at the box office with a 95 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

‘Little Women’: a fresh literary adaption

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief January 16, 2020

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Countless Little Women adaptions have made the big screen throughout the twentieth century. However, Greta Gerwig’s latest adaption brings an entirely new dimension to...

Sunflower Bean Debuts Shoegaze Album “Twentytwo in Blue”

Ellie Burr, Opinions Editor April 30, 2018

Alt-rock sensations Sunflower Bean debuted their second full-length album on March 23. "Twentytwo in Blue" is a mellow yet melodic coming-of-age album for the rock trio. Having not released any new...

Bellecour is a new French restaurant in the space where Blue Point oyster bar used to be in downtown Wayzata.

Riveting Review on Bellecour in Wayzata, MN

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor April 4, 2017

Tucked in the hustle and bustle of downtown Wayzata now lies a French inspired bistro and bakery, Bellecour. The restaurant is owned by James Beard Award winning chef Gavin Kaysen, who is also the mastermind...

The outside of the modernized healthy restaurant Crisp and Green on Lake Street in Downtown Wayzata.

Crisp and Green: Health Machine

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor January 13, 2017

Opened recently, Crisp and Green is a healthy, counter service restaurant located at 755 E. Lake Street in downtown Wayzata. The restaurant offers a variety of salads, smoothies and soups, they even have...

“Post-it Plus” App Takes Post-it Notes to a Whole New Level

Nikki George, Visuals Editor October 15, 2014

The "Post-it Plus" app for the iPhone takes physical Post-it notes to a whole new level of organization and accessibility.

Oscar roundup: what are they all about?

Madison Mills , A&E Editor April 24, 2014

The 2014 Academy Awards occurred last month on Sunday, March 2 and the following is a short synopsis and review of each film that was nominated for the Best Picture Award. 12 Years A Slave Following...

The audience was able to vote on their favorite acts by texting in to the numbers found on the Oronos Got Talent program.

Got talent? Orono does

Makena Yunker, A&E Editor March 21, 2014

On Fri. Mar. 14, Orono High School (OHS) hosted it’s annual “Orono’s Got Talent” competition. Taking place in the auditorium, the event allowed high school students competed for prizes. At the...

Hell’s Kitchen: The cuisine is heavenly

January 30, 2013

The name definitely doesn't relate to the cooking, because the cuisine at Hell’s Kitchen is far from hell. When walking into Hell’s Kitchen, an individual will definitely get the feeling of the...

Venom intrigues readers

“Venom” intrigues readers

November 27, 2012

Venom by Fiona Paul is eerie. A murder mystery set in magical Venice, Italy around the Renaissance era, Venom ties death, beauty and love into one potent concoction. From page one, I was under its spell,...

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