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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

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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Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz) educates several children from the village about the Madrigal family history in Encanto. The film is now playing in theaters.

“Encanto” is yet another enchanting addition to Disney’s catalogue

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief December 3, 2021

Disney has yet another animated gem on their hands. “Encanto” stars Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel and chronicles her life as the only member of the magical Madrigal family without a gift. When the...

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Laiha Slaytaon, a 2019 graduate of Hayes, suffered second- and third-degree burns on over 90% of her body while trying to rescue her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park on Oct. 4.

Community rallies around family of Laiha Slayton

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Laiha Slayton, a 20-year-old Hayes graduate, was severely burned after attempting to save her dog who had fallen into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park. According to East Idaho News, she was placed...

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Sersi (Gemma Chan) and Ikaris (Richard Madden) share an embrace in Marvels Eternals. The film is now in theaters everywhere.

‘Eternals’ is ambitious superhero epic that doesn’t quite hit the target

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going in a new direction. The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and more as the Eternals, and is in theaters...

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Paul (Timothée Chalamet) and Lady Jessica Atreides (Rebecca Ferguson) look across the desert planet of Arrakis in Dune. The film is now playing in theaters, and available to stream on HBO Max.

‘Dune’ is breathtaking but incomplete sci-fi epic

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2021

This is only the beginning. These are among the final words spoken in “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve's new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic, and they speak to the film’s greatest triumphs,...

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Katie Godfrey stands for the national anthem before she cheers on the Pacer football team.  Many students who are involved with the transition program also participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities.

Hayes community supports Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Mikalah Kostalas, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

The month of October is dedicated to Down syndrome awareness. Down syndrome affects 25% of families in the US (about 1 in 700 children). Many members of the Hayes community are involved in helping out...

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Tom Hardy stars in the new release Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The film lit up the box office during its opening weekend, bringing in $90 million domestically.

Opinion: The film industry must be more willing to ditch theaters long-term

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

The film distribution industry is, quite frankly, a mess. Between movies that are in theaters exclusively, movies that only play on streaming services, and films that premiere on both, it is hard to know...

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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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Students urge the conversation about sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is an underreported crime.

Recent news events push conversations about sexual harassment

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 29, 2021

April 2021 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and with recent events, young people and girls across social media have encouraged discussions about sexual harassment that often goes unreported. According...

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Puzzle pieces hang in the transition room promoting Autism awareness.

Community members educate on what to focus on for Autism Awareness Month

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor April 15, 2021

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to bringing awareness to the developmental disorder that affects one in fifty-four children in the United States.  According to...

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The Justice League leap into battle in Zack Snyders Justice League. The film is now available to stream on HBO Max.

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ is a satisfying redemption for both director and fans

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021

One of the most improbable blockbusters of all time has finally been released, yet what is even more surprising is that it’s enjoyable. There was a long period of time in which many did not believe...

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Increased rates of racially motivated violence towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide during the pandemic have given rise to campaigns advocating for solidarity and the end of hate crimes against Asians.

Recent increase in violence against Asian Americans is part of a long history of discrimination

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

During the pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have risen significantly, however, discrimination isn’t a new experience for this community. From March 19, 2020...

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