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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

With many colleges currently test-optional, ACT or SAT scores are no longer necessary components of applications. However, this creates a challenge for some students who may be unsure of whether they should submit their scores.

Majority of colleges to stay test-optional: what this means for college-bound students

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

As summer approaches and the incoming senior class begins thinking about college applications, a number of colleges have been making their own preparations for the next admissions cycle. Since the Covid-19...

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 3, 2022
AAPI Heritage Month is celebrated every May. Here's a look at AAPI in leadership, arts and entertainment, as well as the AAPI population.
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Social media platforms are popular ways for people to bring attention to causes they care about. However, desired changes cant take place if claims of support are not followed by action.

Opinion: Effective activism requires commitment and cannot be secluded to social media

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Performative activism, sometimes called “slacktivism,” involves engaging in acts intended to show one’s support for a cause, but with a greater intention of upholding one’s reputation for social...

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DCS is one of the only districts in the county requiring masks for students grades K-12. Although N95 and KN95 masks are now recommended to best protect against Omicron, DCS does not require a specific type of face covering.

Pandemic Fatigue: Why we’re all tired of following health protocols

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the highly contagious Omicron variant, health protocols are as important as ever, however, not everyone is still following them. Pandemic fatigue, as defined by the World Health Organization, is...

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A guide to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

A guide to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer January 26, 2022
The 2022 Winter Olympics are taking place February 4. Here's a guide to some popular sports that will be featured in Beijing.
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A Timeline of 2021

A Timeline of 2021

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer December 27, 2021
Although 2021 wasn't quite so normal, it was an eventful year nonetheless. Here's a look back at a few of the many things that happened.
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El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead,  is a holiday celebrated from October 31-November 2.

A guide to El Día de los Muertos

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer October 29, 2021
El Día de los Muertos originated in Mexico and is celebrated November 1 and 2. Here's a look at a few traditions of this holiday.
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Banned Books Week is September 26-October 2. During that time, the Hayes library works to educate students on the importance of uncensored access to books.

Banned Books Week 2021

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer September 26, 2021
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. Here's a look at how Banned Books Week developed plus some banned book recommendations.
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Covid 19: Cases & Vaccination Status by Age

Covid 19: Cases & Vaccination Status by Age

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Vaccination Statistics Infogram

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 4, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May. Here are some statistics to help spread awareness.
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students at lunch

DCS implements safety protocols to reduce virus risk for back to school

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

With the school year starting amidst a pandemic, Delaware City Schools’s Healthy Restart Plan makes the return to school very different. Before the start of school, students and families were...

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Chart - covid surface lifespan

Covid-19 surface survival

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

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