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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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THE CASE AGAINST CHRISTMAS MUSIC (BEFORE THANKSGIVING)

Kate McNamara, Managing Editor
November 19, 2018

At the age of five, I, like most other kids, watched the same movie repeatedly until my parents were strongly considering gouging their own eyes out with a baby spoon. In 2007, the object of my cinematic affection was “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.” From the time I woke up, to the time I fell asleep, all I wanted was to watch this one movie. By the end of October, I was beginning to show signs...

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THE MEANING OF MANHOOD

Tommy McCabe, Opinion Editor
November 11, 2018

Big muscles, a hairy chest, and a strong jawline: All of which are characteristics of a masculine figure in society’s typical standards. These ideals have inspired and shaped young individuals into what they are today—whether that be in a good or bad way. With emerging concepts of toxic masculinity and “mansplaining,” many are left to wonder what it really means to be a man, and if anything...

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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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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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ARTS INDEX

Sasha Monaco, Arts Editor
November 30, 2018

THEATRE Following the performance and production of “Cry-Baby: The Musical,” theatre students brought  “Waiting for Lefty” to the stage of the Brandt Black Box Theater. This play, published in 1935, spotlights a taxi driver labor strike. Students put in time both during and after school to create costumes, analyze characters, and run lines in preparation for the show. Additionally, before...

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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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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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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE: REVIEW

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
September 28, 2018

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” was released exclusively on Netflix August 17th, 2018, and has since taken the internet by storm. Whether it be gifs of Lara Jean (LJ) and Peter Kavinsky, the two main love interests, Noah Centineo (who plays Peter Kavinsky in the movie) giggling with puppies, or posts about Peter being the hottest guy, like, ever, the craze is about to break social media. Just...

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CYBER MONDAY STUDENT GUIDE

Sebastian Fernandez, Assistant Digital Managing Editor
November 26, 2018

Media and Entertainment The online TV and streaming service Hulu is offering a special subscription of 99 cents per month for a year in what is their “best offer yet.” Typically, a subscription costs $7.99 per month, so the money saved amounts to over $80.  Amazon Music offers a special deal for unlimited music streaming on their platform, compared to $9.99 per month on Spotify.   Technology ...

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HOW TO GIVE BACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
November 18, 2018

During the holidays, our close circle is what matters most, where families and friends gather together to appreciate one another’s love. Not everyone always thinks of those outside of their inner circle, but if you are looking to extend your gratitude, here are a few places you can give back to as Thanksgiving approaches.   Aurelia’s Animal Sanctuary Location: Jupiter Farms Phone...

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SNUGGLE UP WITH A FALL MUG CAKE

Kate McNamara and Lilly Randolph
November 1, 2018

In early October, crisp breezes began to blow, the leaves started to change color, and sweaters were dug out from the bottoms of closets—but not in Palm Beach County. Here, the only signs of fall are the “pumpkin spice” and “apple orchard” flavors that begin to fill the shelves of Publix. Though we may not all be familiar with the fall weather typical to other regions, most of us are...

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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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