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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

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Fall fashion trends at Hayes feature dark jeans, black Converse, and lots of layers.

Fall fashion season arrives at Hayes

Sidnee Stanley, Photographer October 12, 2022

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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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DCS is one of the only districts in the county requiring masks for students grades K-12. Although N95 and KN95 masks are now recommended to best protect against Omicron, DCS does not require a specific type of face covering.

Pandemic Fatigue: Why we’re all tired of following health protocols

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

With the highly contagious Omicron variant, health protocols are as important as ever, however, not everyone is still following them. Pandemic fatigue, as defined by the World Health Organization, is...

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The replaced sink sits in a girls bathroom. The sink was one of the items stolen in September due to the devious lick TikTok trend.

Hayes navigates rise in dangerous TikTok trends

Noah Sparkman, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

During the last few months, there has been a flurry of TikToks promoting dangerous behavior in school. Those trends have found their way to Hayes. In September, videos went viral where students across...

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Syntero Counselor Shannon Miller works at Hayes this year to provide extra support to students.

Mental health impacts return to in-person school

Elizabeth Atanosian, Staff Writer September 15, 2021

For the first time in over a year and a half, Hayes is returning to full time, in-person school, which leads to concerns about the mental health of students. At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the...

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Matt Wion teaches his 1st period government and economics class.  Wion has returned to the building this year after being an online academy teacher last year.

Students and teachers return from online school

Olivia O'Rourke, Managing Editor September 14, 2021

After opting to spend the 2020-2021 school year on the online academy, many Hayes students and teachers are adjusting to being back in person full time. Students who participated in the online academy...

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Puzzle pieces hang in the transition room promoting Autism awareness.

Community members educate on what to focus on for Autism Awareness Month

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor April 15, 2021

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to bringing awareness to the developmental disorder that affects one in fifty-four children in the United States.  According to...

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19 signs you are stressed

Teagan Knutson, Photographer March 19, 2021

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Students work on school work as the third quarter comes to an end.

Students overwhelmed with stress as third quarter ends

Morgan Johns, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

For many, the third quarter has left students feeling overwhelmed and stressed because of the workload of school. Syntero counselor Shannon Miller said that she has seen around 20 students who have been...

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Instead of meeting one-on-one with counselors this year, students requested courses in an electronic method.  Students can monitor and track their graduation progress in PowerSchool.

Counselors and students share struggles of online scheduling

Harley Barnhart, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Over the past few weeks students and counselors have been working to complete online scheduling for the next school year while following the guidelines of the pandemic. In previous years, counselors have...

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Students participate in a panel discussion on switching to full in-person learning. The panel discussion was hosted on February 28 before the board decision on March 2.

Students impact school board decision to stay hybrid

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor March 15, 2021

On Tuesday, March 2 the Delaware City Schools Board of Education met to discuss the proposed idea to switch to a five-day, full in-person learning structure for the remainder of the school year. The majority...

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Junior Owen Morris standing next to the Delaware AFJROTC flag

Hayes drill team holds first in-person meet

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

On February 13, Hayes hosted the first in-person drill meet of the year.  The Hayes JROTC drill team, the Delaware Phantoms, ended the meet winning third place in varsity unarmed inspection, third place...

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