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THE CASE FOR LOWERING THE VOTING AGE

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Editor
May 11, 2019

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Community High School that claimed 17 lives, students at the school and across the country organized protests, contacted legislators, and penned op-eds calling for gun reform. Despite the immensity of their movement, few of these students could demand action in the place that mattered most: the ballot box. In recent years, student activism has spurred...

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AN OPEN LETTER TO RON DESANTIS

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Editor
April 28, 2019

  Sign the Petition Dear Governor DeSantis: Most of this letter’s signatories aren’t eligible to vote, and if they are, they likely supported another candidate for governor. But, it’s also fair to say that many of us have been pleasantly surprised by some of your actions since taking office. From your environmental reforms to your proposal to expand teacher salaries, your policies have...

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SHOULD STUDENTS GET JOBS?

Chloe Girod, Opinion Staffer
April 18, 2019

High school: the best years of your life, the golden age, and the time when you typically seek out your first job. There is a constant tug of war among your academics, your social life, and your urge to rake in a few extra dollars. Pulling all of this weight can make “the best years of your life” feel like the worst. The “back-in-my-day” oldtimers could have made their way through high school...

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REMEMBERING DR.EVIL

Anamaria Navarrete, Assistant Managing Editor
May 16, 2019

Ronald Gambolati, better known on campus as “Dr. Evil,” passed away at age 77. In his life, he made an exceptional impact on the Dreyfoos community, with “generosity and charm” marking his presence. Born on September 1, 1941, Mr. Gambolati grew up in Manchester, CT, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. Attending Middlebury’s ROTC program, he entered the U.S. Army in 1963,...

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MR. DREYFOOS WITHDRAWS SCHOOL NAME CHANGE REQUEST

Maddy Rubin, Print Managing Editor
May 16, 2019

After careful consideration, Alexander Dreyfoos “respectfully” withdrew his request to add “and Sciences” to the name of the school according to an email sent from his lawyer Harvey Oyer to Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy on Tuesday, May 14. The termination of his proposal signifies the end of a near six-year debate over the school’s name, though Mr. Dreyfoos has stated that in no way...

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STUDENTS LAUDED AT PALM BEACH POST PATHFINDER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Nirmit Chandan, News Editor
May 15, 2019

Dreyfoos students received six first-place awards and four second-place awards on Tuesday, May 14, at the 2019 Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards, sponsored by The Palm Beach Post. Schools from across Palm Beach County and Martin County nominated 539 students for awards in 18 categories. At the event, 54 students were recognized and awarded scholarships for their passion in a specific category,...

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CHORUS CONCERT RECAP

Sasha Smith, Culture Editor
May 15, 2019

Audience members scanned concert directories as vocal students prepared to walk on stage, wearing black gowns and tuxedos. Among the sea of proud parents and supportive friends were bouquets of flowers and illuminated iPhones set to record. The performance opened on May 10 at 7 p.m. in Meyer Hall. Although the seniors’ check-out day had been this past Thursday, vocal majors came back to put on...

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DANCE DEPARTMENT TO PERFORM IN NATIONAL SHOWCASE NEXT FALL

May 9, 2019

The National Dance Education Organization Conference has accepted the dance department’s submission to its Young Artist Showcase. Dance dean Heather Lescaille submitted the dance department’s performance of Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell’s choreography, Passage. On May 7, Lescaille received a letter from the Florida chapter of the NDEO that praised the performance for showcasing “the...

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DANCE ‘BLOOMS’ AT FINAL PERFORMANCE

Lilly Randolph, Arts Staffer
May 9, 2019

The dance department’s annual spring show “Bloom” seemed to erupt from the Meyer Hall stage as dancers turned, completely blind, into the foam-filled orchestra pit as a part of their unprecedented routine. On the May 25 premiere in Meyer Hall, a packed audience held its breath, encapsulated by the lively movements. “Bloom” included 13 pieces separated into two acts. Dance teachers collaborated...

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CONTINUING CULTURE THROUGH LANGUAGE

Elena Snyder, Design Staffer
April 23, 2019

“Sayonara!” piano sophomore Izumi Yasuda said to her parents as she left for school, having learned her parent’s native language. From language, to food, to religion, many students use their culture for self-expression. “I think that language is really important to culture,” communications freshman Kaja Andric said. “[Every] language has its own finesses. From the food to the jokes,...

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ORGANIZING BLACK HISTORY WEEK

Michael Pincus, Features Staffer
March 5, 2019

February was Black History Month, an annual celebration of black heritage and achievements throughout U.S. history. To honor those achievements, Black Student Union Co-President and communications junior Emily Elias helped organize Black History Week, which occurred from Feb. 25 to March 1. Club members aimed to both recognize and celebrate influential black movements and leaders; the week focused...

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BEN MYERS: A DIGITAL CREATOR

Sebastian Fernandez, Assistant Digital Managing Editor
February 27, 2019

With his eyes set on excellence, vocal junior Ben Myers dedicates himself to designing digital creations. Whether through coding, mobile applications, or producing processed music, Myers finds a way to make an impact. “It's all just motivation-based,” Myers said. “If you do what you're passionate about, it'll just produce itself.” And produce it has: Myers’ passion for coding led him...

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“AVENGERS: ENDGAME” MOVIE REVIEW AND QUIZ

Sasha Smith, Culture Editor
May 4, 2019

Decades of breathtaking Marvel movies and months of enticing trailers have finally led up to the moment fans around the world have been waiting for: the release of the final Avengers movie. Eager fans piled into the packed theatre and prepared for what was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The glow of cellphones dimmed and the sound of snack wrappers accompanied crowd members in their...

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“FIVE FEET APART” MOVIE REVIEW

Sasha Smith, Culture Editor
March 18, 2019

Every day she followed the same routine: Take pills, do schoolwork, take more pills, try to keep down lunch, take even more pills, and stay away from any other patient with the same disease—cystic fibrosis. This was the life of cystic fibrosis (CF) patient Stella, the main character in the newest teen romance film, “Five Feet Apart.” That is, until a boy with the same disease entered her life...

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WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE?

Jules Popiel, Culture Writer
March 7, 2019

Streetwear has found its way to Dreyfoos, with students sporting the popular urban style through brands such as Supreme, Off-White, and A Bathing Ape (BAPE). Each brand includes diverse styles and designs, leading to a new era of fashion among the teenage market and creating hypebeasts, people who follow trends in streetwear fashion for the purpose of making a social statement. “I would define...

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CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION RECAP

Sasha Smith and George Wu, Culture Editor and Cover Editor
May 18, 2019

Four years. Four years of AP testing, extracurriculars, and sleepless nights. Four years of parties, pep rallies, friendships, and memories. All of this culminated in a graduation ceremony, symbolizing both the end of a journey and the commencement of another. Dreyfoos held its Class of 2019 graduation ceremony on Friday, May 17, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Parents, teachers, and other guests...

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A PROM TO REMEMBER: RECAP

Sasha Smith, Culture Editor
May 15, 2019

Prom night. It’s the one evening that rounds off all of the memories from freshman to senior year. From dancing with friends to taking pictures in lavish gowns and tuxedos, prom is meant to be one of the most memorable nights of a person’s life. However, many young cancer patients are unable to share in this experience. For this reason, A Prom to Remember (APTR) has sought to make prom a possibility...

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STUDENTS STRUT WITH STYLE IN FASHION SHOW

Lilly Randolph, Culture Staffer
April 17, 2019

Rainbow lights flashed as student models strutted across the stage, flaunting original garments in a packed auditorium. What started as the vision of three students was brought to life on stage to be viewed by over a hundred others. Theatre senior Jeremy Kirby was the creative mastermind behind the lunchtime shows in Meyer Hall held on April 4 and 5, with assistance from visual seniors Javion Anderson...

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STUDENT SPORTS INJURIES

Tommy McCabe, Sports Staffer
May 16, 2019

In the U.S., close to 30 million children participate in organized sports. Of these 30 million, an estimated 3.5 million are injured in these sports each year, according to Stanford Children’s Health Division. Injuries cause decreased participation in sports that many students have been playing ever since they could kick a ball. Vocal freshman Kira Winston has been playing soccer for the last...

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SPRING PUMP UP PLAYLIST

Tommy McCabe, Sports Staffer
April 24, 2019

With music ranging from hard rock to energetic rap, this spring sports playlist features songs to hype up your workout. https://open.spotify.com/user/themuseatdreyfoos/playlist/24vgOBcRw4Jj9XjvqOZkxp?si=tmvP6AB6R0SBAgZJYCy2wg  

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BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT: PHOTO GALLERY

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
February 26, 2019

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