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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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Cheerleaders coming out during the beginning of Pacer Fest.

Pacer Fest: Hayes’ newest spirit festival

Abby Stahl, Website & Social Media April 1, 2024

This is Hayes’ second year of their Spring Pacer Fest, run by the Pacer Spirit Committee, where they bring attention to athletes from each athletic season at Hayes. During the Spring Pacer Fest, the...

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Its Not Your Average Candygram; Tri-M Singing Valentines

It’s Not Your Average Candygram; Tri-M Singing Valentines

Ava Vogel, Maryn Sobas, and Jade Ball March 7, 2024

Watch on YouTube. This school year, the Tri-M national music honors society brought back the yearly tradition of Singing Valentines to students. Tri-M is for students in any of the three music...

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Students in the NASA App Development Challenge meet and put their work together.

Students receive NASA App Development Challenge results

Natalie Heckert, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Over 10 weeks, students involved in the NASA App Development Challenge worked to create an app to navigate the surface of the moon. Students with computer science experience were given the challenge to...

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The new 2024-25 FAFSA form has posed some issues for those currently undergoing the college search process.

FAFSA changes shake up college plans

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2024

In the new year, many are celebrating fresh starts and renewed opportunities. But for some high school seniors, the beginning of the year is filled with fast approaching deadlines for scholarships and...

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Former principal Ric Stranges hugs senior Chase McMahon during his final walk as principal.

Stranges leaves Delaware, Reeder to take principal position

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief January 4, 2024

On Monday, December 18, after the inaugural Ice Games competitions came to a close, students, staff and administrators lined the hallways shoulder-to-shoulder in order to witness Ric Stranges’ final...

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The schedule for the first ever Ice Games competition, which will be hosted on Monday, December 18.

First ever Ice Games competition happens as part of House Cup

Cara Thompson and Paige Keller December 18, 2023

This afternoon, Hayes will be hosting their first ever Ice Games competition. Deans of each house created a new half-day event right before winter break for students to converse and play in events. “I...

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Israel has engaged in a month-long conflict with Palestine, causing division between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli students in the United States and other countries.

Israel-Palestine conflict spurs discussions at home

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2023

On October 7, 2023, the Palestinian militia group Hamas led attacks on Israeli military bases and towns, killing 1,200 Israeli citizens and military personnel as reported by Israeli officials. In response...

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Choral Director, Dr. Dara Gillis, controls the combined groups through their multiple pieces.

Orchestra performs in winter concert

Marsella Smith, Photographer December 7, 2023

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Maree Waddell plays the role of the Candyman (center) in Dempseys production of Willy Wonka Jr.

Dempsey Middle School presents their performance of ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Ava Vogel, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

The Dempsey Middle School Theater Company performed “Willy Wonka Jr.” for an audience of 5th graders across the Delaware City School district on November 16. This show was scheduled to be performed...

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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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The four senior athletes pose for a picture after signing off at their future colleges.

College Athlete Signing Day

Marsella Smith, Photographer November 10, 2023

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School board members listen as Claire Moody addresses them Monday evening.

Students show concern over mastery scale grading system

Josie Morrow, Views/Entertainment Section Editor November 9, 2023

Monday evening, sophomore Claire Moody passionately spoke at the Board of Education meeting about students' irritation with mastery scale grading.  Mastery scale grading is a redesign of the traditional...

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