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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Junior Madelyn Francisco wears a crystal necklace at school.

Hayes students participate in crystal usage for spiritual and physical healing

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor January 26, 2022

In March of 2020, most people felt a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. A mental health crisis was on the rise and inevitable. Although this was a trying time for teenagers especially, it quickly became...

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A man watches his television, clearly very bored. This reflects the feeling that many people have now while watching award shows, and is a key reason why they are losing relevance.

Opinion: If award shows do not evolve, it is time for them to fade away

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2022

It’s time to let old things die. The relevancy of award shows has been questioned for a long while now. Amid many controversies like the criticism of a lack of diversity (#OscarsSoWhite) or issues with...

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Opinion: New Year’s resolutions should be taken out in the 2021 trash

Mikalah Kostalas, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Year after year, we are pressured into romanticizing unideal lifestyles, hoping, “Maybe this year I’ll get my life together” or “Maybe this year I’ll be more like her.” However, quite frankly...

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The Euclid Entourage student section gives the Boosters a sense of renewed energy and brings the community back together post lockdown. Photo taken and used with permission by Madi Frye.

Athletic Boosters refuel Pacer athletics after pandemic

Carter Sims, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

After the pandemic, the Delaware Hayes Athletic Boosters were in need of a restart. With both admission to games and the ability to connect with the community hindered by the coronavirus, the booster program...

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Doctor Strange attempts to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film is now playing in theaters.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” combines fan service and heart to produce greatest Spidey film to date

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2022

It is here. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a film that needs no introduction. A multiversal hodge-podge of MCU Spider-Man characters combined with villains from the past two Spider-Man series, the film...

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The College Football Playoff kicks off on New Years Eve, and this years national champions will be determined on January 10, 2022.

College Football Playoff brings a refresh to the postseason

Carter Sims, Staff Writer December 26, 2021

With the final college football rankings released, this year’s playoff features both staple programs and the debut of new names in the playoff that fans have had on their wish lists for years. Alabama,...

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This spring, Hayes will proctor the SAT for all juniors after giving the ACT over the past several years.

Hayes makes switch from ACT to SAT for juniors

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Around the end of last school year, Delaware Hayes High School began preparing their students for the switch from the ACT to the SAT. Many reasons go into the test change, but the main factor that caused...

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A backpack sits a classroom with a yellow hall pass on top of it. The yellow passes are one of many changes being instituted at Hayes to solve disciplinary issues.

Hayes rallies together to sort out disciplinary issues

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

In the first school year with everyone back in the building since Covid-19 began, administrators at Hayes have noticed slight issues that need to be amended in terms of discipline. One of the more prevalent...

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Andy Doherty holds his baritone during a performance with the Bluecoats Drum Corp from Canton, Ohio. Doherty performed with them during the summer of 2009.

Secret Life Of Teachers: Doherty reflects on season with the Bluecoats

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

This story is part of the Talisman's ongoing series about activities that teachers are involved in outside of the school building.  Other stories in this series include features on science teacher Steve...

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The school board meets on select Mondays throughout the year at 6 p.m. at the Willis Education Center. The full meeting schedule is available online on the districts website.

Harris, McDaniel-Browning and Wiener win spots on school board

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

The general election took place on November 3, which included the school board election with 5 candidates running for the 3 open spots on the board. Melissa Harris, Michael Wiener and Jayna McDaniel-Browning...

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The Army Parking Spot is one of the closest parking spots in the student lot and is rewarded to a student who exhibits kindness.

Army parking spot rewards student kindness

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The 2021-22 school year has been full of changes. One of these main changes is the new Army parking spot in the student lot. The Army parking spot is given to a student that displays the “Army Core...

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The cast gathers around the sad little tree.

Thespians wrap up ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ play

Olivia O'Rourke, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

The Delaware Hayes Thespians wrapped up their work on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with their final performance of the show on Saturday night. This small show lasted just a half an hour and included a...

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