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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

Computer science should be accessible for all and integrated with both the humanities and social sciences.

Opinion: Computer science education needs a major update

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief May 19, 2024

It’s hard to say that technology isn’t a significant influence in today's world. Dominating the entertainment industry, finance sphere and even the job market, technology has made an acute impact on...

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Engineers work on the Voyager 2 probe. The Voyager probes have now been in space for nearly 50 years.

Opinion: What the Voyagers odysseys mean

Brody Counts, Staff Writer May 17, 2024

NASA engineers had an interesting opportunity. Predictions said that in the late 70s the outer planets would be in-alignment for a perfect transfer window. This would permit a space probe to easily flyby...

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Opinion: Your playlist needs a clean out

Opinion: Your playlist needs a clean out

Zella Bunch, Contributing Writer May 9, 2024

These days, it’s hard to walk into a group of people and not meet someone who has opinions on what’s considered ‘bad’ music. While that may be subjective, it’s not nearly as subjective that some...

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The total solar eclipse viewed from Delaware.

The United States and eclipsing (scientific) literacy

Brody Counts, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

On April 8, 2024, the United States experienced a total solar eclipse spanning all the way from Del Rio on the southern border in Texas to Hamlin in Maine. Some 32 million people live in the area directly...

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Taylor Swift during her Speak Now Concert at Heinz Field.

Opinion: The media’s influence on politics (Taylor’s version)

Mia Saksa, News/Features Section Editor April 22, 2024

The singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has influenced America with more than just her music. Other than breaking records, dominating the billboard charts, reclaiming her previous album and winning 14 grammys,...

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The first Boeing 737 Max 9 soars through the sky during its maiden flight. Recently, Boeing and its Max line of aircraft have come under increasing scrutiny as incidents keep occurring.

Boeing and Corporate Ignorance

Brody Counts, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going: A line often tied with the success of the Boeing 707 that happened to be so catchy it stuck around for the next 66 years. However, Boeing isn’t the shining company...

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Two people holding  hands in the hallways of the school.

Opinion: Schools are meant for educating, not kissing

Mia Saksa, News/Features Section Editor March 11, 2024

A school's definition is “​​an institution for educating children.” What school isn’t is a place for partners to show physical affection while other students are trying to get their work done. A...

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Gypsy-Rose sending out her message on Facebook that revealed her mothers death.

Opinion: Gypsy-Rose, the media’s favorite former inmate

Abby Stahl, Website & Social Media February 29, 2024

Gypsy-Rose Blanchard-Anderson has been social media’s prize possession since December 2023, people just can’t get enough of her. Some have just assumed she was easily going to step into the light of...

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The new FAFSAs rollout issues caused more than headaches for both students and institutions.

Opinion: How the new FAFSA fumbled

Grace Metz, Editor-In-Chief February 23, 2024

For seniors planning on attending college, this was a tumultuous past year filled with campus visits, essay writing and stressing over GPAs. Finally, the 2024 college application cycle is winding down,...

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Third party candidates often receive less attention than other major players. Historically, only a few third party candidates have gained major attention.

Opinion: Roosevelt, Perot and Kennedy: Third Wheeling America

Brody Counts, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Theodore Roosevelt, twice elected under the Republican Party, then running against them as a Bull Moose. Ross Perot, Texan Billionaire and founder of the Reform Party. Robert Kennedy Jr., the 2024 candidate...

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School makes it nearly impossible for students to create art due to testing, lack of self expression opportunities and burnout.

Opinion: School is a killer of students’ creativity

Natalie Heckert, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Creativity is extremely important inside the classroom and out. This decreasingly common trait generates motivation which can help struggling students focus on their work and is a crucial skill for future...

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The Ohio Statehouse shines in the sun amid the Ohio Senate voting to overrule Governor Dewines veto.

Opinion: Ohio lawmakers are wasting your time attacking transgender youth instead of creating meaningful legislation

Josie Morrow, Views/Entertainment Section Editor February 13, 2024

Ohio House Representative Gary Click punches his fists into the air, a smile spreading across his face as the bill he primarily sponsored overrides Governor DeWine’s veto. The journey to reach this point...

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