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Students reflect on Mental Health issues they faced this school year

Students reflect on Mental Health issues they faced this school year

Morgan Johns, Staff Writer May 30, 2021

Throughout the month of May, people acknowledge Mental Health Month and educate themselves on what mental health is. According to the American Heart Association, the month of May helps to raise awareness...

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Varsity volleyball team with masks

School district begins to plan for fall sports

Maddie Wells, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

There are no definite plans for what fall sports are going to be next school year as of right now. However, Athletic Director Steve Glesenkamp, said he has some ideas about what fall sports could potentially...

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A Black Lives Matter protest in Sheffield, England during the summer of 2020.

Opinion: The criminal Justice system has failed Black Americans

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Even now in 2021, there are still many flaws in the criminal justice system. You don’t have to be a law student to see how there is discrimination against Black Americans. Recently, many people have...

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Students are given an envelope with their testing information at their AP exams. The AP exams serve as the culmination of a year's work, and offer students college credit if they score a 3 or above.

Teachers and students reflect on year in AP classes

Noah Sparkman, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

AP classes are typically presented as the most challenging opportunities possible, but a new layer was added to that statement this year. With many classes having wrapped up post-exam, teachers and students...

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Hayes students receive vaccines at school-hosted clinic

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 18, 2021
In mid-April, students ages 16 and older were able to receive their first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 at Hayes. In a partnership with the Delaware Public Health District, Delaware City Schools arranged an opportunity for age-eligible students to get vaccinated.
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Freshman Grant Lamar waits for his opponent to serve the ball.

Boys’ tennis vs. Dublin Scioto on 5/11

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2021
The boys' tennis team went head to head against Dublin Scioto on 5/11 for the last match of regular season play.
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Britney Spears poses for photoshoot in 1999. Since topping charts as a 17-year-old pop sensation, Britney faced a spiral of incidents that kept the media focused on her presence.

How we failed Britney Spears

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The first question asked by the host of “Star Search,” after Britney Spears gave her dream debut performance of the Judds’ “Love Can Build a Bridge,” was “do you have a boyfriend?” It is...

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Joshua Lamb stands on the stage during Wits and Wagers

Hayes decides not to run House Games this year

Maddie Wells, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

As the normal House period didn’t happen this year, House Games can not happen either. However, there is hope for next year’s House Games. Rex Reeder, Assistant Principal at Hayes and House Games...

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Thoughts from a senior: A new version of you

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

During a unique existential crisis I had one day, I remembered that every 7-10 years the body completely regenerates itself and is composed of all new cells, meaning that everything about who we are changes...

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Senior Isabella McCloskey signed to play lacrosse at the College of Wooster.

Seniors prepare for college amid Covid-19 restrictions

Harley Barnhart, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to people's everyday lives. Although most people have been impacted in many different ways, those within the graduating class of 2021...

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“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is another hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Noah Sparkman, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Marvel Studios has once again extended its unprecedented winning streak with “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” crafting a six-episode miniseries that is almost as thematically satisfying as it is...

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Human trafficking on the rise in Ohio

Human trafficking on the rise in Ohio

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

Human trafficking is becoming a bigger issue all over the world. Ohio, which is number five in the country, is no exception with 3.84 cases per 100,000 people this year. Due to the increase in trafficking...

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