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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

Social media platforms are popular ways for people to bring attention to causes they care about. However, desired changes cant take place if claims of support are not followed by action.

Opinion: Effective activism requires commitment and cannot be secluded to social media

Amanda Stevens, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Performative activism, sometimes called “slacktivism,” involves engaging in acts intended to show one’s support for a cause, but with a greater intention of upholding one’s reputation for social...

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SiriusXM has made a new radio station called TikTok radio to capitalize on the popularity of the app.

Opinion: SiriusXM’s launch of TikTok radio station is a smart move

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

All the songs that get stuck in your head from scrolling through TikTok are now all on one station. Instead of having to go through the trouble of finding all these new trendy songs, all you have to do...

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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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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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Quiz: What TikTok trend are you?

Quiz: What TikTok trend are you?

Kamryn Drake, Staff Writer March 11, 2021
Take this quiz to find out which TikTok trend best applies to your social media style.
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Social media makes social engagement easier for some students

Social media makes social engagement easier for some students

Morgan Johns, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

For some, social media is a communication platform that helps them feel more a part of their community and everyday life, but for others it's a way for them to stay informed with world and local events. Students...

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Closed caption use increasing on TikTok

Closed caption use increasing on TikTok

Teagan Knutson, Photographer March 2, 2021

At 65 million downloads, TikTok has quickly become one of the most used social media platforms. With the introduction of text to speech on videos, closed captions are becoming more common. Creators captioning...

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Former president Trump banned on social media platforms

Former president Trump banned on social media platforms

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

On January 6, 2021, people watched as the U.S. Capitol building was stormed and raided by supporters of former President Trump. This revolt rode on claims of a stolen and corrupted election, propelled...

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headphone with Instagram like notification

Social media plays a bigger role in music industry success

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor February 4, 2021

Over the past decade, the music and social media industries have both evolved tremendously, but they haven’t evolved separately. Like most things, social media has become an important tool for artists...

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movie poster of The Social Dilemma

‘The Social Dilemma’ warns of the threats of social media

Brynn McGrail, Managing Editor December 4, 2020

It’s no news that social media is damaging to us and we all hear it frequently. Yet we continue to scroll without knowing why the damage can’t end. Selected for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival under...

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TikTok opinion art

Does the U.S. have the right to ban TikTok?

Nicholis Emmons, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Check out this link to see the other side! On the surface, BytDance’s “TikTok” may seem like a completely normal social media app, similar...

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TikTok opinion art

TikTok is a beneficial app for people trying to express themselves

Sophie Hance, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

NOTE: This story is part of a Point/Counterpoint Opinion. Check out this link to see the other side! Over the past couple years, a new social media app has become wildly popular with people all around...

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