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Mean Girls opened in theaters January 12, 2024. The movie will continue to be shown throughout the end of the month into February across the world.

Get in, losers: ‘Mean Girls’ was a high budget disappointment

Ava Vogel, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

“Mean Girls” was released in theaters on January 12, 2024, portraying the iconic characters from the original “Mean Girls” movie from 2004, with the spotlight on Regina George: the Queen Bee of...

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Matt Rife performs his comedy special Matt Rife: Natural Selection.

Opinion: But seriously, Matt Rife isn’t that funny

Josie Morrow, Views/Entertainment Section Editor January 9, 2024

On November 15, Matt Rife released his first comedy special on Netflix titled “Matt Rife: Natural Selection.” However, the special has been met with sub-par reviews and online discourse was quickly...

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School board members listen as Claire Moody addresses them Monday evening.

Students show concern over mastery scale grading system

Josie Morrow, Views/Entertainment Section Editor November 9, 2023

Monday evening, sophomore Claire Moody passionately spoke at the Board of Education meeting about students' irritation with mastery scale grading.  Mastery scale grading is a redesign of the traditional...

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Members of the Anderson family stand around a booth at Delawares First Friday event, intending to raise awareness for the rare liver disease PFIC.

Hayes student itches for a cure

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief October 23, 2023

Hayes senior Athena Anderson was diagnosed with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) in January of 2023. Since then, she has worked with those in the Delaware community to raise awareness...

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An issue one yard sign sits in a yard. The vote on issue one caused a range of reactions among different parties and political affiliations.

Delaware reacts to Ohio Issue One vote

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2023

On August 8, 2023, a special election was held in all 88 counties in Ohio to decide whether Issue One would redefine how the state’s constitution is amended. Issue One set out to raise the percentage...

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The Republican Party grasps for support from Gen-Z voters.

Opinion: The Republican party is failing to engage Gen-Z voters

Josie Morrow, Views/Entertainment Section Editor September 28, 2023

Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican presidential candidate, galivants across an Iowa State Fair stage mumbling the lyrics of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" with a rictus grin across his face. Such an exhibition is...

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The Delaware pride festival marks the start of LGBTQ+ pride month in Delaware.

U.S. House moves to codify LGBTQ+ and interracial marriage

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief November 2, 2022

In a legislative season full of landmark cases and heated deliberation, the House moved to federally guarantee the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. The vote came with more than half of the...

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As the new school year starts, many state legislatures and school boards are implementing anti-LGTBQ+ policies.

Anti-LGBTQ+ bills go into effect in schools across the country

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer September 15, 2022

The year is 1888. Swooping skirts swoosh across the floor of a ballroom. Precariously placed hairdos tilt and sway, adorned with flowers or feathers or foliage. The inhabitants of these elegant gowns are...

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Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) trudges through battle in Robert Eggers The Northman. The film is now playing in theaters.

“The Northman” is masterful, brutal Viking epic

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2022

Avenge father. Save mother. Kill Fjolnir. This is the mantra of Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), as he seeks revenge against his uncle Fjolnir (Claes Bang), the man who killed his father and took his kingdom...

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Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) faces down the multiverse in Everything Everywhere All at Once. The film is now playing in theaters.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is silly, beautiful modern classic

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

This is perhaps the most aptly-titled film ever made. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who discovers that she is the key to saving the multiverse. The...

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A player overlooks Liurnia of the Lakes in FromSoftwares Elden Ring. The game is now available on Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

“Elden Ring” dazzles its way into the future of gaming

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

A new benchmark has been set. “Elden Ring” is the newest game from acclaimed developer FromSoftware, and was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. The game is now available on Playstation 5, Xbox Series...

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Click here to see more information on Hayes students and self-confidence.

Impostor Syndrome: Why you feel your success is ‘sus’

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

For many people, self-confidence is key to knowing they have the skills and abilities to take on various challenges. However, those who experience Impostor Phenomenon may be regularly haunted by feelings...

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