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

Hayes symphony orchestra practices during the school day. The orchestra and choir are planning a joint trip to NYC this spring.

Orchestra and choir programs plan trip to New York this spring

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

After an almost two year break from school trips due to the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple programs at Hayes are beginning to plan trips again. The music department is currently planning a trip to New York...

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Students leave the building during their open lunch period.

Opportunities for open lunch give students a break during the day

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

The open lunch program at Hayes is back this year, but some changes make it a little different. The schedule change at Hayes has made the lunch period 45 minutes, rather than the two thirty-minute periods...

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Seniors Chloe Jeffers and Liam Harding wear their masks during study hall.  Masks are now required at all times inside school buildings.

DCS requires masks inside of buildings for all individuals

Carter Sims, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

Since March 2020, Delaware City Schools has gone through a mix of online and hybrid learning models. This year, the district is back to full in-person learning, returning a bit of normalcy to the school...

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Syntero Counselor Shannon Miller works at Hayes this year to provide extra support to students.

Mental health impacts return to in-person school

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

For the first time in over a year and a half, Hayes is returning to full time, in-person school, which leads to concerns about the mental health of students. At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the...

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Madison (Annabelle Wallis) is left in utter horror by a vision in Malignant. The film is now in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max.

“Malignant” is a hollow attempt to drum up scares from James Wan

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

After a long series of delays, James Wan’s newest directorial effort, “Malignant,” has finally arrived. However, those expecting to be frightened will walk away disappointed, as the only thing malignant...

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Matt Wion teaches his 1st period government and economics class.  Wion has returned to the building this year after being an online academy teacher last year.

Students and teachers return from online school

Olivia O'Rourke, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

After opting to spend the 2020-2021 school year on the online academy, many Hayes students and teachers are adjusting to being back in person full time. Students who participated in the online academy...

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Euclid Entourage student section leaders Brady Gazarek and CJ Holmes.

Hayes returns to normal sports seasons

Mikalah Kostalas, Staff Writer September 11, 2021

After an entire year of sports was marred by Covid-19, Delaware City Schools is finally returning to typical sports seasons and games. “[Covid-19] made it challenging for the team, as it seemed as if...

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This map shows the percent of families in each state that can afford infant care.  Of Ohio families, approximately 12% can afford infant care.

Opinion: it’s time to fix child care

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

The onset of the pandemic unveiled troublesome aspects of child care in the U.S., and although the government made a $39 billion investment in childcare, handing money to states and child care providers...

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As the movie industry struggles to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are now weighing their movie-watching options.

Opinion: Streaming services are built for comfort

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Over the past year and a half, streaming services have gained a lot of popularity due to Covid-19. The reasons are simple: streaming is cheaper than a movie theater, it's comfortable and convenient and...

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Sugar Grove students gather outside for an ice cream social. Each house held individual ice cream socials throughout the first weeks of school to promote social interaction.

Hayes welcomes the return of House

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief September 9, 2021

After it was omitted from last year’s pandemic-influenced schedule, House is back at Hayes. For students familiar with House, much of it will be similar. Most if not all of the events will remain the...

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Katie Hejmanowski being sworn in as the new student representative on the board of education.

Katie Hejmanowski joins school board as student representative

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

On Monday, August 2, 2021, Katie Hejmanowski was sworn in as the new Student Board Representative for the Board of Education of the Delaware City School District. The job of the student representative...

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Students head to class before the bell rings. There are five minutes between every class to allow students time to navigate the halls.

Hayes returns to nine period schedule

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, Hayes is returning to a nine period schedule as all of its students return to the classroom. Last year’s schedule included only seven periods, each lasting 50 minutes...

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