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

This spring, Hayes will proctor the SAT for all juniors after giving the ACT over the past several years.

Hayes makes switch from ACT to SAT for juniors

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Around the end of last school year, Delaware Hayes High School began preparing their students for the switch from the ACT to the SAT. Many reasons go into the test change, but the main factor that caused...

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Junior Patrick Mosser stays focused while battling in the finals for Steamtown.

Houses battle for Mario Kart championship

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor December 16, 2021

Mario Kart final standings: Fulton Creek Steamtown Lockport Fairview Prospect Hill Houk Sugar Grove Ridge

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The school board meets on select Mondays throughout the year at 6 p.m. at the Willis Education Center. The full meeting schedule is available online on the districts website.

Harris, McDaniel-Browning and Wiener win spots on school board

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

The general election took place on November 3, which included the school board election with 5 candidates running for the 3 open spots on the board. Melissa Harris, Michael Wiener and Jayna McDaniel-Browning...

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The Army Parking Spot is one of the closest parking spots in the student lot and is rewarded to a student who exhibits kindness.

Army parking spot rewards student kindness

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The 2021-22 school year has been full of changes. One of these main changes is the new Army parking spot in the student lot. The Army parking spot is given to a student that displays the “Army Core...

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A car with a trunk full of food pulls up to the next station.

The 2021 Thanksgiving Meal Kit Drive

Chris DeRosa, Photographer December 9, 2021

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Math teacher Rachel Gordon helps sophomore Marcus Talley review Algebra.

Power Hour initiative provides students with homework help and additional learning opportunities

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

Hayes recently introduced Power Hour in order to provide students with additional homework help. Power Hour is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the LRC. During Power Hour, students can...

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Even though most of the Houses have their own official social media accounts, many students have been creating unofficial Barstool accounts as well.

Students take House to social media

Olivia O'Rourke, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

Recently, a flood of student-run social media accounts affiliated with the Houses at Hayes have been emerging online, and while popular among students, they have caused some controversy with the high school...

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An AP Calculus BC test asks students to answer a variety of free response questions. Teachers at Hayes may choose to give semester assessments like this, or they can get creative with their assessments.

Hayes postpones the return of midterm & final exams

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2021

After being without exams for a year and a half, administrators at Hayes have decided that the typical half-day exam schedule will not make a re-appearance this year. This decision was made with students’...

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Laiha Slaytaon, a 2019 graduate of Hayes, suffered second- and third-degree burns on over 90% of her body while trying to rescue her dog from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park on Oct. 4.

Community rallies around family of Laiha Slayton

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Laiha Slayton, a 20-year-old Hayes graduate, was severely burned after attempting to save her dog who had fallen into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park. According to East Idaho News, she was placed...

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Sophomore Lillianne Murrell works in John Scotts video editing class.

Cell phone use contributes to a decline in grades

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

This story is part of a two-part package on using personal electronic devices during class.  For a feature story about the science of multitasking, click here. Many teachers think that students’ dependence...

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The Delaware City School district will be having elections for 3 school board members on November 2.

Meet the candidates for Delaware’s Board of Education

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

The general election for Delaware County will take place on November 2, 2021, with the option of early voting. There are 5 candidates running for the 3 open seats on the Delaware City Schools Board of...

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Boy walks onto stage

Hayes Thespians to put on production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

The Hayes Thespians are set to perform the production of “Alice in Wonderland,” which will be a mix of the classic “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” English...

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