The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

A hallway at Hayes sits empty after seniors leave the building on May 13.

Senior Wills 2021

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021
As the class of 2021 says goodbye to Hayes High School, students leave behind responsibilities, qualities, or anything else to next year's student body.
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podcast recommendations

12 podcasts to listen to right now

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor March 5, 2021

Podcasts are great for learning or just being entertained. And there’s a podcast out there for everyone. But there are just so many, so here are some of my highly approved, top-pick shows. You may not...

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Collage of all of the interviewees for the story

Willow Brook residents share holiday memories

Brynn McGrail and Andrew Bourget December 24, 2020
As COVID-19 evolves and impacts everyone’s lives, residents in nursing homes and senior living have been hit hard from the beginning. Consequently, places like the Willow Brook Christian Villages have been placed in isolation. Brynn is a server in the Courtyard Restaurant and knows the joy that fills the residents when they share their stories and memories. She and Andrew understand the importance of being able to share these stories and wanted to create a project where residents can feel listened to and connected with their memories of cherished holidays that look different from the ones they will be experiencing this year.
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Infographic of Q&A between group A and group B students

Opinions on school from Group A vs. Group B

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor October 9, 2020

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New school schedule of seven period day

School schedules look different this year due to COVID-19

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor October 9, 2020

After abruptly leaving in the spring of the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19, plans for returning to school in any form are going to look very different from school as we know it. While the status...

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tiger king poster

People can’t look away from Netflix’s “Tiger King”

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 29, 2020

*spoilers* While stuck at home, there’s no better time to learn about the oddest corner of the country and see what all the hype is about- that’s right, Tiger King. On Mar. 20, Netflix dropped...

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New hobbies to try at home

New hobbies to try at home

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 4, 2020

While our typical activities are being cancelled and quarantine brings feelings of boredom, try new hobbies to take up time and help de-stress. !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else...

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Conversation heart candies deserve more love in return

Conversation heart candies deserve more love in return

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor February 6, 2020

It’s officially that time of year when we’re reminded of our loved ones, the ones we could never be apart from. That’s right- conversation heart candies. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a tiny...

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Headshot of foreign exchange student from Austria, Kaela Ruso

Meet exchange student Kaela Ruso

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor January 17, 2020

Q: What made you decide to want to experience being a foreign exchange student? A: My mom was here at Hayes thirty years ago as an exchange student so she told me all about that and I got crazy over...

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student in front of green screen.

Hayes Cinematics sets a serious tone for D-Town

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor December 10, 2019

Hayes has come to love the video production class known as D-Town, however as the class grows and students become more serious, it’s time for a name that will uphold the class’s value. Currently,...

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Places to donate and volunteer for this holiday season

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor November 7, 2019

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Assigned parking system back for the school year

Assigned parking system back for the school year

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor October 10, 2019

This school year, the administration has changed the system of parking in which students are assigned a parking spot for the whole year. On the schedule pickup days this year, seniors were given first...

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