The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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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

With many colleges currently test-optional, ACT or SAT scores are no longer necessary components of applications. However, this creates a challenge for some students who may be unsure of whether they should submit their scores.

Majority of colleges to stay test-optional: what this means for college-bound students

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

As summer approaches and the incoming senior class begins thinking about college applications, a number of colleges have been making their own preparations for the next admissions cycle. Since the Covid-19...

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Seniors at Hayes and around the country are applying for colleges and making decisions on where they will attend this fall.

Seniors handle the stress of college decisions

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2022

As the school year begins its second semester, seniors are starting to look onward and to another chapter of their lives: college. While some have already committed, many seniors are getting ready to...

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Seniors: whats next for the Class of 2021?

Seniors: what’s next for the Class of 2021?

Marissa Dulay, Staff Writer May 12, 2021
Wondering where this year's senior class is headed after graduation? Here's a look.
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Senior Isabella McCloskey signed to play lacrosse at the College of Wooster.

Seniors prepare for college amid Covid-19 restrictions

Harley Barnhart, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes to people's everyday lives. Although most people have been impacted in many different ways, those within the graduating class of 2021...

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Operation Varsity Blues analyzes the process of the biggest college admissions scandal. The documentary is available on Netflix.

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ exposes the real issue with America’s college admissions system

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor April 8, 2021

Two years ago, a wave of news reports revealed the biggest college admissions scandal prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. However these reports unveiled so much more about the problems in America’s...

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The DCS college visit webpage directs students on how to be put in contact with colleges. Covid-19 safety protocols have prohibited college recruiters from meeting with students in person.

College visit process adapts amid Covid-19 pandemic

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2021

The college visiting process for students has been shaped into a new form due to the Covid-19 pandemic. College representatives were not allowed to come to Hayes to recruit this year, and many campuses...

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College tour etiquette

College tour etiquette

Harley Barnhart, Staff Writer March 10, 2021
If you're planning on going on a college tour, check out this list of suggestions for what to expect.
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Juniors across Ohio will be taking the ACT on March 9 as part of the state-funded testing initiative.  The test day will look a little different this year due to the pandemic, though.

Covid-19 prompts changes to ACT requirements

Morgan Johns, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

The ACT test, which is taken by every junior in Ohio during the spring and repeatedly for many seniors, may now see changes due to Covid. The pandemic has caused many of the scheduled ACT tests to be...

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Ohio Wesleyan University sign

Ohio Wesleyan to cut 18 majors

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor November 16, 2020

Ohio Wesleyan University will no longer be offering 18 of the current majors, and several others will be consolidated under new programs. In the spring of 2019, OWU began to reevaluate the majors and...

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screenshot of virtual college visit graphic

Local colleges give options for virtual visits

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor November 12, 2020
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many colleges are now offering ways for prospective students to visit the campus virtually.
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Parts of the College Application

Parts of the College Application

Marissa Dulay, Staff Writer November 12, 2020
Heading to college? This cheat sheet may help you with some of the most important information in the application process.
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Best places to shop for dorm decor

Best places to shop for dorm decor

Monica Rizzo, Artist May 11, 2020

For many high school seniors their next big step after graduation is attending college. Making sure all of your forms and transcripts are in order can be stressful before going to college, but the fun...

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