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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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Oppy snaps a picture on Sol 5000 of its mission. The little rover soldiered on for another 352 sols.

That Little Rover: Oppy celebrates 20 years on Mars

Brody Counts, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Eleven letters, five syllables and one word: Opportunity. Merriam-Webster has two definitions for the word. The first is more fitting for a favorable set of events, but the second fits this article much...

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Reel connections: Unveiling the cinematic tapestry of Hayes Cinematics

Reel connections: Unveiling the cinematic tapestry of Hayes Cinematics

Josie Siegrist, Staff Writer January 8, 2024

From morning news broadcasts to short story tellers, Hayes Cinematics, an elective class offered at Hayes High School, stands out from the others. Run by English teacher Tom Hering, interest in Hayes...

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The Rowland Center is the newest addition to the Hayes building, yet maintenance issues have sparked conversations about overcrowding and resource management.

Rowland center maintenance issues start conversation about overcrowding, resources

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief January 5, 2024

The Rowland Center, commonly known as the “new wing,” has been the subject of scrutiny from students and staff alike as a recent spree of maintenance issues sours the STEM-dominated central hub. “Sometimes...

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Hayes health and P.E. teacher Josh Lee accepts an award for his involvement with Helpline from Guardians for Good at their November 2023 banquet.

Health teacher Josh Lee receives Guardians For Good award

Mia Saksa, News/Features Section Editor January 4, 2024

Delaware County’s HelpLine hosts a Guardians For Good event each year that recognizes four individuals in the community who have made a positive impact. Health teacher Josh Lee was a recipient of this...

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House teachers stand with their representative house colors in the Rowland Center.

Students reflect on the decision to opt out of House or stay

Ava Vogel, Staff Writer January 3, 2024

Interim Principal Rex Reeder created the House system while working in New Albany’s school district. At Hayes, House was started during the 2015-2016 school year, with the idea of creating opportunity...

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Gretchen Esterly poses holding tampons for her club the Hayes Period Project.

Student life outside of the classroom: in-depth look at a few clubs offered at Hayes

Amanda Booth, Staff Writer & Photographer December 19, 2023

Whether a student wants to benefit academically, make new friends, or build relationships with teachers, there are many different ways students can get involved throughout Hayes. While there are a variety...

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The Dempsey cheerleading team does a cheer for the crowd.

Narrative: Being part of the Pacer Spirit Committee

Mia Saksa, News/Features Section Editor December 14, 2023

Being in the community is something that’s important to my family, so the idea of joining the Pacer Spirit Committee was just a natural decision for us. Claire, my sister, was the one who told us about...

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Last years Winter Guard team prepares for the 2022 state competition.

Winter Guard returns for another season

Natalie Heckert, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The season is changing: The weather is getting colder, leaves are falling from the trees and the Hayes guard team is transitioning from marching band to winter guard. While the two have the same premise...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder can affect many people over the winter season.

Seasonal Depression: What it is and how to deal with it

Natalie Heckert, Staff Writer November 16, 2023

seasonal depression infographic by Natalie Heckert

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Audra Lyon, Natalie Dye, Colin MIlligan, and Jesse Burris stand together after signing.

Hayes student athletes sign to continue their athletic and academic careers

Mia Saksa, News/Features Section Editor November 13, 2023

Four of Hayes High School’s athletes signed their formal commitments to continue their academic and athletic careers on national signing day, November 9. Students witnessed seniors Jesse Burris, Natalie...

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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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Downtown Delaware remains a hub for small businesses. Some have been around for decades, others mere months.

New kids on the block: The small businesses of downtown Delaware

Brody Counts, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Delaware’s downtown scene has been an ever changing and ever growing part of the city, with some icons having stuck around since the 1930’s and others just opening their doors mere months ago. Although...

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