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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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Claire Artemus and Presley Christopher are overjoyed after qualifying for BPA Nationals at the State competition.

Hayes and DACC students compete in BPA Nationals in Anaheim, California

Josie Morrow, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

In the last week of April, a group of DACC and Hayes students traveled to Anaheim, California to compete at the national competition for Business Professionals of America (BPA). This competition contains...

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Multiple phones sit on a table with the Tiktok app pulled up. Tiktok has been a hot debate topic in politics recently

States debate TikTok restrictions amid privacy concerns

Marta Bourget, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

Bans and restrictions on TikTok have been threatened, with little action, since the app gained popularity a few years ago. These threats seemed half-motivated, but in early 2023, they became reality. States...

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Hayes Principal Ric Stranges stands holding two of his newly released books.

Principal Ric Stranges aims to tell the story of Hayes with new books

Grace Metz, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Hayes principal Ric Stranges recently published two books through Amazon, one titled “Transforming the New American High School: Making ‘House’ Feel Like A Home,” and the other “Raising The ‘Standard’...

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Prospect Hill students celebrate during the dodgeball competition on House Games Day, May 12.

House Games wraps up 2022-2023 House competition

Amanda Booth, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

Since the 2023 school year is coming to a close, that means that another House Games has concluded. Many students were preparing and competing for their House to gain points towards the Koogler Cup. What...

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Seniors Morgan Connar and Carson Bay compete in the fourth round of the 2023 Math Madness competition.  Bay won the competition for Hayes this year.

Houses compete in Math Madness

Adisyn Graham, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

As a part of yearly House Games, Hayes house competitors kicked off their Math Madness competition. Each individual house tested to find their top 8 math competitors for the actual competition. Math madness...

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Numerous states have introduced legislation to limit or ban certain subjects or books from schools.

A wave of new bills seeks to restrict potentially controversial topics in schools

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

Since 2021, 41 states have introduced bills that would restrict what content can be discussed or shared with students in public K-12 schools. While some of the bills simply ban the teaching of misinformation,...

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A derailed Norfolk Southern train car sits in a clearing along Curve Road. Investigations into the incident are currently underway.

Norfolk Southern train derails along Curve Road, causes headache for officials

Grace Metz, Staff Writer April 17, 2023

In late January of 2023, a Norfolk Southern train derailed along Curve Road in Delaware, Ohio. No injuries were sustained, but the derailed cars barreled through trees, brush and grass, uprooting vegetation...

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Prom ticket that students receive after they purchase their ticket online.

Student Council prepares for this year’s ‘Groovy’ prom

Kaitlyn Gorsuch, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2023

Prom is an event that students look forward to attending during their later high school years, with only juniors and seniors being able to attend. Prom is being held at Villa Milano, in Columbus, where...

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Hayes BPA participants pose with their awards after the regional competition.

Student from Hayes participate in BPA competition

Mason Desmond, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

At the Business Professionals of America Region IV awards ceremony last month, 15 Hayes students qualified for the BPA State competition. Winners of the state competition will attend BPA Nationals in Anaheim,...

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Adam Haynes sits at his first city council meeting after being chosen to fill the membership position in February.

History teacher Adam Haynes selected to fill vacant City Council position

Josie Morrow, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

Last month, Adam Haynes, Hayes’ AP Government and Politics and Honors World History teacher, was appointed to fill a vacant city council seat under unique circumstances. “There were a total of seven...

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The new AP African American Studies course, offered by the College Board, is facing criticism from many states.

College Board releases AP African American Studies curriculum amid controversy

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Recently, the educational organization College Board announced that it would be developing a high school curriculum for an AP African American Studies class. The official course framework for the class...

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Neal Shusterman speaks to a group of students at Hayes High School. The author visited despite debates over  school library books just a few days prior.

Author Neal Shusterman visits Delaware City Schools despite book banning controversy

Grace Metz, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

Neal Shusterman, author of Challenger Deep and Scythe, spoke to Hayes High School and Dempsey Middle School students on Feb 8-9, just days after a school board standoff over concerns with district library...

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