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BRING BACK THE HEALTH CLASS

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Staffer
February 11, 2019

At this point in the year, most students would probably describe themselves as “sick of school.” But it’s also increasingly likely for students to be sick, period. Whether it be an alarmingly high rate of STDs, mental illness, or drug abuse, today’s teenagers risk relinquishing what are supposed to be the best years of their lives as they face an ever-growing list of preventable health problems....

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MIRACLES OF MOTHER NATURE

Tommy McCabe, Opinion Editor
February 4, 2019

Click on these links to find out more information: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/spend-time-in-nature-to-reduce-stress-and-anxiety https://www.nbcnews.com/better/pop-culture/how-nature-can-solve-life-s-most-challenging-problems-ncna74936

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WHY TEACHER PAY IS A STUDENT ISSUE

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Staffer
January 29, 2019

A favorite pastime of most high school students is griping about the homework-giving, test-dispensing, happiness-sucking gremlins known colloquially as teachers. While these descriptors are usually unwarranted, grumbling makes the pain of school more bearable. Yet, it seems teachers should be the ones doing most of the complaining. Over the past decade, infamously low teacher pay has followed a...

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VALENTINES DAY TELEGRAMS

Mark Shteyman, News Staffer
February 20, 2019

Despite the fact that Feb. 14th is Valentine’s Day, class goes on as normal, and it seems like just another day. Then, through the door, students dressed as Cupids skip through the classroom singing songs of love and cheer, giving candy to the recipients, and serenading the students and teachers.   “[The singing telegrams] were a mixture of being very excited and flustered,” communications...

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MULTICULTURAL SHOW

Asher Moss, News Staffer
February 6, 2019

Running two shows throughout the afternoon following Pep Rally, performers came together to express the beliefs, diversity, and talents of the Dreyfoos community in the bi-annual Multicultural Showcase.   “I think [this showcase is] really important because it reemphasizes who we are as a school,” show sponsor and English teacher Nieves Lopez said. “We’re diverse, or at least we...

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GENERATION DAY BRINGS A BLAST FROM THE PAST

Lilly Randolph, Assistant Managing Editor
January 31, 2019

Walking Dreyfoos’ halls Wednesday was like entering a time warp; from building to building, different generations sped from class to class. The arrival of leather jackets, go-go boots, peace signs, and leg warmers all at once could only mean one thing: The highly anticipated Generation Day had begun. After the bell rang for lunch, students shuffled into the gym to enjoy the day’s festivities....

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME

Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
February 22, 2019

Over 62,000 LEDs light up the brilliant mind of Christopher Boone as he investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dead dog as well as the mysteries within his own family. “The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Nighttime” opened Feb. 22 in Meyer Hall and continues through March 2. The plot twist-driven story began production in early December and offers a distinct perspective into the mind...

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KLAVIER PIANO CLASS “RACHS” ON

George Wu, Arts Staffer
February 16, 2019

When most people think of the phrase “rock on,” they imagine a heavy metal rock artist pumping his hand into the air with the distinctive sign of the horns. But students in the Klavier piano class rocked out through the hammers and keys of the grand piano.     On Friday, Feb. 15, the piano department held the second of five Klavier piano concerts in the Brandt Black Box Theater. Five sophomore...

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MAKING A MONOTYPE

Adam Goldstick, Arts and Multimedia Staffer
February 8, 2019

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FACULTY FRIENDSHIPS Q&A

Anamaria Navarrete, Features Editor
February 22, 2019

Social studies teachers Jeffrey Stohr and Ross Vening How long have you known each other? Mr. Stohr: 4 years. How did you guys meet? Mr. Vening: Well, when I came here, I was athletic. They made me the athletic director. He was coaching basketball, and we are in the same academic department. So actually, he was the first person who I talked to here at Dreyfoos. What’s your favorite...

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Q&A TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: MR. DAVID PARDO

Michael Pincus, Features Staffer
February 20, 2019

Though it’s unusual to begin teaching halfway through the school year, social studies teacher David Pardo has stepped up to the plate. After the first semester, social studies teachers Thomas West retired, and Andrea Caceres left for a career at the Federal Reserve System, an opportunity which can be read about in Issue Two. both classes were left without teachers. Filling the gap, Mr. Pardo began...

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ARTS FOR PAY

Michael Pincus, Features Staffer
February 18, 2019

With their eyes set on exploring career opportunities, spreading arts appreciation, and doing what they love, some students have branched out and followed their passions down professional paths. Students have discovered ways to use their art for pay, and to them, it’s proven to be rewarding.   Kevin Ahern   Communications junior Kevin Ahern, who studies film, competes in...

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“ISN’T IT ROMANTIC” MOVIE REVIEW

Sasha Smith, Culture Staffer
February 22, 2019

With February being the month of movie dates and gushy rom-coms, it’s nice to stray away from the norm by watching something a little more realistic, which is exactly what the new film, “Isn’t It Romantic,” offers. Director Todd Strauss-Schulson mocks mainstream romance, capitalizing on the very aspects that make rom-coms so cliché. Australian comedian Rebel Wilson plays an under-appreciated...

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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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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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DREYFOOS SOCCER SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE

Lilly Randolph, Assistant Managing Editor
February 10, 2019

Over the past few weeks, the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have been participating in various practices and games to wrap up their seasons. While the boys were unable to advance after not placing in districts, the girls qualified for last week’s district rounds and worked hard to place. The boys finished their season with a record of 2-8-1 and the girls finished 7-3-2. On Thursday, Jan. 17,...

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KICKING OFF SPIRIT WEEK: TEACHER VS STUDENT KICKBALL GAME

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
January 26, 2019

The last ring of the third period bell declared the beginning of the annual seniors vs. teachers kickball game. As lunch began, students flooded the field, commencing Spirit Week with a game of kickball. After the teachers started the game with an eight-point lead, the seniors came back strong for a final score of 12-12. “[Kickball] was really fun to play with some of my favorite teachers...

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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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