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AP WHITE HISTORY

Asher Moss, Opinion Staffer
December 20, 2018

Hundreds of civilizations will be cut from the AP World History curriculum, including Greece, Rome, Han China, and Gupta India. The College Board has decided that world history starts at 1200 AD, just 250 years before Europe colonized most of the world. In the latest edition of AM Good Morning, social studies teacher Wendy Zietz discusses how AP World teachers can avoid whitewashing history, even...

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BITING OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW

Mark Shteyman, Opinion Staffer
December 16, 2018

In 1999, the obesity rate in the United States was about 30% for adults and 13% for children. Ever since then, obesity rates have been steadily rising to its current rate at almost 40% for adults and 19% for children according to Forbes Magazine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that almost 93.3 million Americans were obese in 2016. This rise in obesity rates has caused some concern...

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TELEPORTATION PARADOX

Mark Shteyman, Opinion Staffer
December 6, 2018

Let’s say that in about 50 years, humanity advances to such a complex level that what we consider science fiction is a scientific fact. Take the fictional Teleporter, a device so powerful it can instantly transport objects from one spot to another. The proposed method of transportation, however, is often a major source of contention. The biggest controversy known today is the Teletransportation...

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BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY

Lila Goldstein and Michael Pincus
December 6, 2018

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MIDTERM ELECTION RECAP

Lilly Randolph, Assistant Managing Editor
November 20, 2018

The 2018 Midterm Elections were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, throughout the United States with record high voter turnout across the nation. Whether they voted in advance or showed up the day of, 49 percent of eligible voters—including Dreyfoos students—made time to turn in a ballot. This year’s midterms drew in an estimated 113 million people, surpassing the previous record of 100 million. As...

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ELECTION ON EDUCATION

Michael Pincus, News Staffer
November 5, 2018

The School District of Palm Beach County has added a referendum to the November ballot proposing a one mill levy—a new "tax rate" to be applied to the assessed value of citizens’ properties. The one mill levy, which is equal to $1 per $1,000 of assessed value, would fund a multitude of educational resources, increase school security measures, allow for hiring of new faculty, and improve teacher...

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JURIES: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
December 21, 2018

As semesters come to a close, study guides and rubrics begin to pile up for the upcoming exams. But for many Dreyfoos students, the to-do lists look different. Most students are required to take a biannual jury exam to reflect on their growth and demonstrate art area proficiency. The tension between arts and academics grows as students must balance deadlines and due dates. Because jury deadlines...

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CROSSING OVER

Sasha Smith, Arts Staffer
December 13, 2018

Taking dance classes to supplement musical theatre or taking digital media courses to strengthen film skills is not the easiest task at an arts school, but some Dreyfoos students look toward a path of combined arts. There are many challenges associated with taking on the “double-major” life, but also many benefits that make the feat worthwhile. “I was a vocal major for my first two years at...

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PRISM

Sasha Monaco, Arts Editor
December 5, 2018

For most high school students, the holiday season is marked by copious amounts of hot chocolate, candy canes, and Michael Bublé’s carols on the radio. For Dreyfoos students, the holiday season begins when the curtain rises at the annual Prism concert. Prism took place on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Students from all music departments collaborated on renditions...

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PRISM STAGE CREW: WORKING WONDERS BEHIND THE SCENES

George Wu, Features Staffer
December 8, 2018

As the fall air cools down into winter, students and faculty look forward to holiday spirit, gift exchanges, and winter break. But few things garner as much excitement as Dreyfoos’ annual Prism concert. Though performers at Prism get the lion’s share of recognition, the hidden crew working behind the curtains and closed doors are rarely acknowledged.   Ever since author James Patterson...

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WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK?

Anamaria Navarrete, Features Editor
November 15, 2018

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RECOGNIZING DREYFOOS VETERANS

Sebastian Fernandez, Assistant Digital Managing Editor
November 11, 2018

From the seas of the South Pacific to the deserts of the Middle East, several members of Dreyfoos faculty have trekked across the world’s oceans and continents for a greater purpose: serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Muse spoke with English teacher Carmen Gallardo and school resource officer Luis Valdez to hear their stories and how their service inspires them in their work.

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HOW LONG WOULD YOU SURVIVE IN BIRDBOX? QUIZ

Isabella Ramirez, Culture Editor
January 18, 2019

The Netflix Original “Bird Box” is a viral internet phenomenon. Since its release last December, viewers have created memes and a “Bird Box Challenge” based on the movie’s simple concept: If you look, you die. In “Bird Box,” a mass suicide epidemic causes global chaos as people become entranced by an unknown, supernatural entity that takes the form of their greatest fears and weaknesses....

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SNAPCHAT VS. INSTAGRAM

Mariel Silpe, Culture Staffer
November 9, 2018

Social media is the one of the most prominent forms of communication among the average student. While every platform has its own distinct features, many still imitate elements from other platforms to attract more users. Instagram is a prime example, mimicking several traits from Snapchat. In a 2017 interview with Fortune, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom even admitted that its new features were “‘similar’”...

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CULT CLASSIC HORROR MOVIES

Rebecca Boss, Culture Editor
October 5, 2018

As we get further into the month  of October, the temperature has slightly (emphasis on slightly) cooled from a warm 90 degrees to a bitter 80, and world of the most popular costumes and parties have begun to circulate campus. While it may be easy to get caught up in superficial Halloween culture, we should never forget to embrace the horror content produced by the film industry, especially during...

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HOLIDAY TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Isabella Ramirez, Culture Editor
December 25, 2018

As many Americans set up their Christmas trees and wait for Santa Claus to come down the chimney, people from around the world celebrate their own traditions. From South America to Australia, below is a list including 10 of the most diverse holiday traditions from around the world.   LATIN AMERICA Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons AÑO VIEJO: Lighting fireworks on New Year’s Eve is a...

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2019 HOROSCOPES

Isabella Ramirez, Culture Editor
December 18, 2018

Aries (March 21 - April 19): While your spontaneity and drive are some of your best attributes, your impulsive tendencies might leave you unstructured and aimless in your goals. Find your path and stick to it; you don’t need to plan every step of your journey, but a solid outline will help you avoid making hasty decisions. As 2019 begins, your impulse will become ambition and motivation for the year...

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HOLIDAY GIFTS UNDER $25

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
December 18, 2018

With Hanukkah’s candles all burnt and Christmas presents being wrapped, the holidays are in full swing. Classrooms are decorated, ugly sweaters are appearing, and jingle bells echo through the halls. Even though this time of the year can be jolly, sometimes gift giving can get stressful. Between your school and sports friends, family members, and Secret Santas, expenses can start adding up—not...

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PRE-SEASON DISCUSSION WITH 2018 BOYS’ SOCCER COACH THOMAS RUTH

Jules Popiel, Sports Staffer
November 14, 2018

Foreign language teacher Thomas Ruth will be filling the shoes of former staff member Javier Mora as the boys’ soccer team coach for the 2018-2019 season. As games approach quickly, Mr. Ruth is assessing the boys’ skill levels, readying them for this year’s opponents. Taking over the team came naturally to Mr. Ruth. Having previously coached the team, Mr. Mora set a strong foundation for...

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BOYS’ SOCCER TEAM DEFEATED BY PALM BEACH LAKES, 3-1

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
November 14, 2018

Nosebleeds, yellow cards, and non-stop tension: the Dreyfoos boys’ soccer team took on Palm Beach Lakes High School’s boys’ soccer team in their first game of the season on Monday, Nov. 12, and it was not one to miss. But, in case you did miss it, here’s a recap: Before the game, the team was already in a high-stress situation. Many players were late due to the band concert, with one of...

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BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SOCCER CONDITIONING PHOTO RECAP

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
October 30, 2018

After 3 weeks of sprints, stretches, and sweat, the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams completed their last conditioning session before tryouts. Beginning on Oct. 22, both teams had tryouts to determine the players for this season. Here are some photos to recap their last conditioning session.

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