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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Drawing of Tyre Nichols created after his death to pay tribute to his memory.

Opinion: Justice for Tyre Nichols also requires systemic changes to our policing system

Josie Morrow, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

It is a cold evening in Memphis, Tennessee as protesters march along Interstate 55. The sorrow and grief flooding the crowd seemed far too familiar as, yet again, another innocent African American was...

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A few doilies made by Kathi Gemperline, who said she would encourage others to learn to make handmade items.

Sweatshops and sustainability: how fast fashion harms us all

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

It has happened to just about everybody. That new T-shirt, purchased only a few months ago, has loose threads hanging from the sleeves and the collar. The skirt, which looked so nice in the picture...

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School lunches have had a decline in nutritional value over the past few decades.

Opinion: School lunches, sponsored by Domino’s

Grace Metz, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

The year is 2010, and America is in the throes of a childhood obesity crisis. President Obama stands at a lectern at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C., flanked by First Lady Michelle...

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Social media influencer and former kickboxer Andrew Tate has made headlines for his arrest in Romania on charges of human trafficking and rape.

Opinion: Andrew Tate’s recent accusations could have been avoided if we actually took his previous victims seriously

Josie Morrow, Staff Writer January 31, 2023

Editor’s note: This story contains details about Andrew Tate’s history of sexual assault and physical violence. The air is cold as Andrew Tate is escorted out of his compound, by Romanian officials,...

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Opinion: Assisted living is too expensive

Opinion: Assisted living is too expensive

Adisyn Graham, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Can you afford it? The distress of aging adults across the country has increased as prices of assisted living facilities have escalated. According to Genworth Financial, the national median cost of assisted...

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Kanye West performs at the Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Event.

Opinion: Kanye could have been the best artist of our generation

Josie Morrow, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

Lights spray across the room as Kanye “Ye” West raps from a stage, with thousands of adoring fans screaming under him. The once popular and adored musician is now known for saying that “Hitler was...

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Several screenshots of Tweets made by Elon Musk, including a poll to reinstate former President Trump on the app and statements questioning Twitters adherence to the First Amendment.

Opinion: Elon Musk and the chaos of a nebulous billionaire

Grace Metz, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

It’s official: Twitter has been raptured. The social media platform, since the tail end of October 2022, now faces the end-of-times as repeated outages, a hailstorm of corporate firings and a slew of...

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This time of year, claims abound that there is a war on peoples right to celebrate Christmas.

Opinion: The “War on Christmas” isn’t real. Get over it.

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

Around the holidays, snowflakes are everywhere. They’re pinned in windows, sprinkled over sidewalks and hung cheerily in the branches of artificial trees. Sometimes, they can even be found in the check-out...

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Veterans are pictured in the 2021 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Delaware.

Opinion: Veterans Day is an important way to honor those who have served

Amber Carver, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

Started in 1954, Veterans Day is a way for citizens to honor those who have served in the American armed forces across every conflict in American history. It is a holiday that has different meanings to...

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On paper Advanced Placement coursework for AP European History at Hayes

Opinion: AP Exams should stay on paper

Olivia O'Rourke, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

This school year, CollegeBoard made the decision to offer digital exams for seven Advanced Placement (AP) subjects in May 2023: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English...

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An outdoor cat crouches, her eyes fixed on something around the corner.

Opinion: Letting your cats outside is bad for them — and for the environment

Brennan Mumper, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Cats are great. They’re fuzzy, cute, and full of personality. They’re an excellent pet if you don’t have time to take a dog on a walk three times a day. After all, if you have a cat, you can just...

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