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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


Opinion: New Year’s resolutions should be taken out in the 2021 trash

Mikalah Kostalas, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Year after year, we are pressured into romanticizing unideal lifestyles, hoping, “Maybe this year I’ll get my life together” or “Maybe this year I’ll be more like her.” However, quite frankly...

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Teenagers mental health, and their self confidence, is heavily impacted by the messages they receive at school.

Opinion: Students’ self confidence is vital to overall health

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Self-esteem and self confidence are necessary for students to take risks, no matter how big or how small, in their learning and to come back after failure. Although the mental health of students is beginning...

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Clock at the beginning of the school day when the second bell rang at 7:25.

School start times should match teens’ sleep cycles

Isa Quilter, Staff Artist November 4, 2021

You roll over, eyes still blurry from having been asleep not two minutes ago. You feel around for your phone, which is buzzing and playing your alarm, and wonder why you should be up this early. Statistically,...

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SiriusXM has made a new radio station called TikTok radio to capitalize on the popularity of the app.

Opinion: SiriusXM’s launch of TikTok radio station is a smart move

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

All the songs that get stuck in your head from scrolling through TikTok are now all on one station. Instead of having to go through the trouble of finding all these new trendy songs, all you have to do...

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This map shows the percent of families in each state that can afford infant care.  Of Ohio families, approximately 12% can afford infant care.

Opinion: it’s time to fix child care

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

The onset of the pandemic unveiled troublesome aspects of child care in the U.S., and although the government made a $39 billion investment in childcare, handing money to states and child care providers...

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As the movie industry struggles to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, many people are now weighing their movie-watching options.

Opinion: Streaming services are built for comfort

Andy Eyerman, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Over the past year and a half, streaming services have gained a lot of popularity due to Covid-19. The reasons are simple: streaming is cheaper than a movie theater, it's comfortable and convenient and...

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A Black Lives Matter protest in Sheffield, England during the summer of 2020.

Opinion: The criminal Justice system has failed Black Americans

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Even now in 2021, there are still many flaws in the criminal justice system. You don’t have to be a law student to see how there is discrimination against Black Americans. Recently, many people have...

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Britney Spears poses for photoshoot in 1999. Since topping charts as a 17-year-old pop sensation, Britney faced a spiral of incidents that kept the media focused on her presence.

How we failed Britney Spears

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

The first question asked by the host of “Star Search,” after Britney Spears gave her dream debut performance of the Judds’ “Love Can Build a Bridge,” was “do you have a boyfriend?” It is...

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Gaza crisis: whats happening and how you can help

Gaza crisis: what’s happening and how you can help

Hylah Phillips, Staff Writer May 13, 2021
The Israeli & Palestinian conflict has been increasing over the past few weeks. Here's a look at what's happening.
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Thoughts from a senior: A new version of you

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

During a unique existential crisis I had one day, I remembered that every 7-10 years the body completely regenerates itself and is composed of all new cells, meaning that everything about who we are changes...

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Collage of the Marvel movies in chronological order.

Opinion: Audiences want more than the same old superhero movies

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Marvel and DC Films have been making superhero movies for years. They have made every backstory for all their characters, new, unexpected twists in their story, and showed us who the characters are in...

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The new classification of being super straight makes light of the struggles LGBTQ+ individuals face when coming out.

Opinion: Why the term “super straight” is disrespectful

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

“Super straight” is a term used by people who are only attracted to a person who identifies as their born gender. The term “super straight” has been used to show discrimination against transgender...

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