The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

The Student News Organization for Rutherford B. Hayes High School

The Talisman

Meredith Keller signs for music performance

Seniors commit to sports, music and the military

Kristen Smith, Visual Content Editor May 17, 2021

Athletic Signees 1. Alexis Amabile Basketball at Otterbein University      › Favorite sports memory: "Scoring 1,000 points"      › Looking forward to: "Being a star" 2. Aidan Gatenbee Lacrosse...

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A hallway at Hayes sits empty after seniors leave the building on May 13.

Senior Wills 2021

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor May 14, 2021
As the class of 2021 says goodbye to Hayes High School, students leave behind responsibilities, qualities, or anything else to next year's student body.
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Sophie Hance

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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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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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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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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Georgia leaping

Hayes gymnastics team finishes season

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2021

On February 24,  The Hayes gymnastics team finished their season. Their last meet was the District competition in which 38 other schools competed.

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One way that parents and community members are trying to support the Class of 2021 is by creating a method for people to adopt seniors and helping them feel celebrated.

Class of 2021 has missed out on many traditions

Hylah Phillips, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

The pandemic has affected almost every part of everyday life; adults work from home and students of all ages learn from home. Because of this, many students have realized how much they actually appreciate...

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Questions arise about plans for prom

Questions arise about plans for prom

Harley Barnhart, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Prom is an event that many students look forward to, but due to Covid-19 the reality of this event may be affected. Since the pandemic has caused multiple events to be cancelled or rescheduled, including...

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Mackenzie Collett (far right) discusses a student report on the online learning method done district-wide in the winter. The board met on January 4 to discuss plans for returning back to school.

Student board member impacts district decisions on Covid safety

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor January 28, 2021

The student representative position on the school board is unique on its own, but with a year that’s completely unlike all other precedents, Mackenzie Collett has stepped up to the responsibilities. Students...

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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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