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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

The sun sets on the horizon in Zacatecas, where senior Emily Chairez spent winter break with her extended family.

Senior Emily Chairez spends holidays in Mexico with extended family

Marta Bourget, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

The holiday season: perfect for time spent celebrating with relatives. This is no different for senior Emily Chairez, even if those relatives live nearly 2,000 miles away. “This holiday season, I went...

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Eco-friendly businesses and ways to reduce waste

Eco-friendly businesses and ways to reduce waste

Amber Carver, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

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How seasonal depression affects students during winter semesters

How seasonal depression affects students during winter semesters

Adisyn Graham, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a medical diagnosis that affects a majority of the world’s population. However, the severity is what takes a toll on high school students. Students with seasonal...

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Students put away goods to help out People in Need.

Students find ways to volunteer in the community

Amber Carver, Staff Writer January 5, 2023

Community service is exactly what it sounds like; serving the community, but it has the potential to be so much more. It’s a way for people to truly give back to their communities, as well as the people...

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Vegetarians and vegans have plenty of good holiday food options.

Celebrating the holidays without animal products

Marta Bourget, Staff Writer January 2, 2023

Roast turkey drizzled in gravy made from animal fat and juices. Diced ham and platters of bacon for breakfast. How can someone who doesn’t eat animals celebrate such a meat-centered holiday? Holiday...

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Dylan Craft, Henry English and Ryan Phillips play at the 2022 Hayes High School Talent Show. Their band is named The Idle Mind.

Let’s get the band back together: Student bands at Hayes

Grace Metz, Staff Writer December 17, 2022

Music is the beating heart of student culture at Hayes. Rock, pop, grunge and rap fill cars and crowded hallways. Organizations like marching band and symphony orchestra are decorated with awards and...

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The 2022-2023 bell schedule for Hayes High School.

Students sound off about school start times

Amanda Booth, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

BEEP… BEEP… BEEP… The sound of the dreaded alarm. It’s 6 a.m., and school starts at 7:25 a.m., five days a week. Some would rather have school starting at 7 a.m. and some would rather it start...

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An honorary Saint Lucia surrounded by children dressed in white gowns.

Celebration of Saint Lucia on December 13

Marta Bourget, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

December 13 is the longest night of the year, but it isn’t so dark with a woman adorning a lit wreath lighting the way. Saint Lucia, also known as Saint Lucy, was a Christian martyr born in Italy around...

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