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 Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Seniors at Hayes and around the country are applying for colleges and making decisions on where they will attend this fall.

Seniors: what’s next for the Class of 2022?

Olivia O'Rourke, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

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A Timeline of 2021

A Timeline of 2021

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer December 27, 2021
Although 2021 wasn't quite so normal, it was an eventful year nonetheless. Here's a look back at a few of the many things that happened.
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A backpack sits a classroom with a yellow hall pass on top of it. The yellow passes are one of many changes being instituted at Hayes to solve disciplinary issues.

Hayes rallies together to sort out disciplinary issues

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

In the first school year with everyone back in the building since Covid-19 began, administrators at Hayes have noticed slight issues that need to be amended in terms of discipline. One of the more prevalent...

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Andy Doherty holds his baritone during a performance with the Bluecoats Drum Corp from Canton, Ohio. Doherty performed with them during the summer of 2009.

Secret Life Of Teachers: Doherty reflects on season with the Bluecoats

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

This story is part of the Talisman's ongoing series about activities that teachers are involved in outside of the school building.  Other stories in this series include features on science teacher Steve...

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The cast gathers around the sad little tree.

Thespians wrap up ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ play

Olivia O'Rourke, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

The Delaware Hayes Thespians wrapped up their work on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" with their final performance of the show on Saturday night. This small show lasted just a half an hour and included a...

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Sophomore Lainie Rafey and her sisters on Christmas morning.

Staff and students share about their holiday traditions

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor December 10, 2021

When thinking of the holiday season, most Americans think about the plethora of Christmas lights or going shopping for gifts to put under the Christmas tree. While many families follow these more classic...

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Bracelets made by Sammy Delong, from her business Sammy Makes Earrings.

Recent Hayes alumni start small businesses

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

Sammy Delong, Timothy Gaines and Mallory Frentsos are just a small percent of recent Hayes alumni who own businesses and they all agree that owning a successful business takes a lot of dedication and hard...

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Lehman poses with his bicycle at the top of a hill.

Secret Life of Teachers: Lehman continues to pursue love of biking

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

This story is part of the Talisman's ongoing series about activities that teachers are involved in outside of the school building.  Other stories in this series include a feature on history teacher Matt...

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Senior Master Sergeant Manley teaches his first period AFJROTC class to students from throughout Delaware County.

Senior Master Sergeant Manley makes plans for life after retirement

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

Senior Master Sergeant Manley has devoted 26 years of his life to teaching, with nine years being here at Hayes. This will be his last year at Hayes due to the fact he is retiring. In his time here, he...

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Jason White and Kaeden Ransom

Student Opinions on House

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Fulton Creek Vincent Hupp What grade are you in? Freshman What is your favorite thing about house? I get to see my friends, and I like the games we play. What would you change about...

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While many individuals think they can multitask successfully, research shows that doing any activities concurrently results in lost productivity.

The science of multitasking: why frequent phone usage during class is incompatible with learning

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

This story is part of a two-part package on using personal electronic devices during class.  For a news story about how cell phone use is distracting students at Hayes, click here. In a busy digital...

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