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The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine, seen on the cover for the bands new album.

Florence + the Machine releases a spotty album

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

Florence + the Machine, an English indie group, released their fifth album on May 13, 2022. The album, “Dance Fever,” contains 14 songs and totals about 47 minutes long. The first song, “King,”...

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Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) searches through universes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film is now playing in theaters.

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is sometimes gleeful mixed bag

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2022

Is this all the multiverse has to offer? “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” is the next chapter in the MCU, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor, as he traverses the multiverse....

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Student wears a spring fashion trend at Hayes.

Now trending: spring fashion at Hayes

Kristen Smith and Chris DeRosa May 10, 2022

  1. Puff-sleeve dress These seem to be the ultimate spring dress. Light and flowy paired with a gold necklace and pair of sandals, perfection. 2. Converse These have always been a basic shoe,...

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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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Weezers SZNZ: Spring album, is one of four in the SZNZ series being released this year.

Weezer has new music, and it’s underwhelming

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

Weezer’s worst album has arrived. This year, Weezer is planning to release four new albums based on the seasons. On March 20, 2022, “SZNZ: Spring,” was released. It contains seven songs and totals...

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Hayes staff and students give an update on the progress they have made on the goal they set in January.

Staff and students share progress on New Years resolutions

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor March 24, 2022

How it started... How it's going...

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Batman (Robert Pattinson) looks out across the Gotham skyline in The Batman. The film, directed by Matt Reeves, is now playing in theaters.

“The Batman” returns the character to noir roots in fascinating fashion

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

Vengeance is here. The long-awaited “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the titular vigilante, is now playing in theaters. The film also stars Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright, and...

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Spring Break checklist

Must-do activities if spending spring break at home

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

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Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and Fennec Shand (Ming Na-Wen) observe the streets of Mos Espa in The Book of Boba Fett. The series is now streaming in its entirety on Disney+.

“The Book of Boba Fett” is half-hearted attempt to give new life to legacy character

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2022

This series is bantha fodder. “The Book of Boba Fett” is a series following the efforts of the titular character (Temuera Morrison) in his effort to become Daimyo of Mos Espa. The series also stars...

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Couples at Hayes

Valentine’s Day Series: Get to know couples at Hayes

Noah Sparkman and Kristen Smith February 14, 2022

Scott Glesenkamp and Katie Connell Cooper Heald and Alana Barry CJ Holmes and Madi Frye Toby Bohrer and Jazmin Albert Austin Dowell and Sophia Nice Paolo Sferrella and Madelyn Francisco Ethan...

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