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The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Tara (Jenna Ortega) reacts in horror as she receives a phone call from serial killer Ghostface in Scream (2022). The film is now playing in theaters.

‘Scream (2022)’ marks a return to brilliant meta form for the franchise

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

It’s requel time. “Scream (2022)” is the first new installment in the franchise in 11 years, and features returning cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette as well as new faces...

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A man watches his television, clearly very bored. This reflects the feeling that many people have now while watching award shows, and is a key reason why they are losing relevance.

Opinion: If award shows do not evolve, it is time for them to fade away

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2022

It’s time to let old things die. The relevancy of award shows has been questioned for a long while now. Amid many controversies like the criticism of a lack of diversity (#OscarsSoWhite) or issues with...

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A Timeline of 2021

A Timeline of 2021

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer December 27, 2021
Although 2021 wasn't quite so normal, it was an eventful year nonetheless. Here's a look back at a few of the many things that happened.
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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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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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The official logo for the 2021 Academy Awards. The nominations will be announced on March 15, 2021, and the ceremony itself will be held on April 25, 2021.

Oscar race begins to come together following hectic year for film

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Even after what could reasonably be considered to be a barren year for film, the Oscar race is now fully underway, and is more intense than one might expect. Following the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

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Actors Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson are two stars of the new movie Music, directed by singer-songwriter Sia.  Sia has faced criticism for casting able-bodied Ziegler in the role of an autistic teen.

Opinion: Sia’s ableism is not ‘Music’ to the ears

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Sia’s approach to representing the autistic community in her upcoming film “Music” is particularly tone-deaf, and she owes them more than an apology. In November 2020, Australian singer Sia released...

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Kanye West plans to expand Wyoming ranch into Yeezy Campus

Kanye West plans to expand Wyoming ranch into Yeezy Campus

Jackson Collins, Director of Visuals December 30, 2020

Rapper and mogul Kanye West is not new to making headlines for his provocative behavior, and he’s now reaching new levels of nonconformity with his proposed Yeezy Campus. While Yeezy was once known...

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Female rappers should be given the same chance as men

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

The hip-hop and rap music genres have historically been known almost as a boys-only club, with the subject of many songs being about swagger, violence, sex, and masculinity. This has left very little room...

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