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May 31, 2019
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WE NEED TO ADDRESS LOCAL ANTI-SEMITISM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Michael Pincus, Social Media Editor
May 21, 2019

“Kike,” a man muttered under his breath as I passed by.   I was walking through Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, wearing my kippah, when I heard it. “Kike.” The same word that was spat at my Eastern European and Russian Jewish ancestors as they arrived in the United States in the 20th century; the same word I’ve seen spray-painted next to swastikas in photos under news...

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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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JOINING THE FAMILY: 11 NEW STAFFERS ADDED TO DREYFOOS ROSTER FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Sheevam Patel and Annabella Saccaro
September 13, 2019

As students flooded the buildings on the first few days of school, they walked in to find fresh faces around every corner—and not just freshmen.     Dreyfoos has hired 11 new faculty members, including arts and academic teachers, as well as administrators. Some new jobs entail everything from instructing printmaking lessons to opening students' eyes to different cultures, but they also get...

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LADY GAGA’S MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID PROGRAM BROUGHT TO DREYFOOS

Charlie Blackwell, News Staffer
September 12, 2019

This past June, a mental health advocate introduced a new program to bring Mental Health First Aid to 20 new schools across the country, Dreyfoos being one of them: Lady Gaga. Through the Teen Mental Health First Aid program (tMHFA), the Born This Way Foundation, and the National Council for Behavioral Health, select Dreyfoos students will have the opportunity to undergo Mental Health First Aid training.  “[Lady...

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LIVE HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATES

Izzy Kjaerulff and Nirmit Chandan
September 1, 2019

The Muse is working to provide live team coverage of Hurricane Dorian and its impacts on our community. Check below for updates. Monday, Sept. 2 12:47 p.m. School closures have been extended through Wednesday in anticipation of Dorian's impact. Sunday. Sept. 1 8:00 p.m. The Weather Channel reports that all of eastern Palm Beach County is under a hurricane watch. Counties north of Palm Beach...

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DREYFOOS ANSWERS: WHAT IS ART?

Emma Garret, Arts Staffer
September 18, 2019

     It’s a question that has inspired philosophers for centuries, challenged today’s creators, and left many speechless: What is art? When is a white canvas a modern masterpiece, and when is it just a blank canvas?       At Dreyfoos, the answer is different for every student, teacher, and faculty member. Here are some of their responses. Vocal junior Amanda Ferber Art means a really...

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“SALON STYLE” VISUAL/DIGITAL SUMMER SHOW OPENS FOR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Emma Garrett, Arts Editor
September 11, 2019

Though Building 9 is a work of art on its own with its painted walls and ceilings, this afternoon, under the wash of warm, yellow lamps, it became a gallery once again. The halls filled with freshmen still toting heavy backpacks, student volunteers running plates of cookies from wall to wall, and parents excitedly following their children through the crowd. On Sept. 11 at 4 p.m., the Visual/Digital...

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NEW FACES IN THEATRE

Katie Davis, Arts Staffer
September 10, 2019

The hall next to the Brandt Black Box Theater, usually buzzing with music notes and monologues, is tense with pressure. Two fresh faces part the sea of shaken students awaiting their arrival. Two hands inch closer to the bulletin board with a thin sheet of paper containing the future of the fall musical. A mass of students swarm around the board, scanning the “Much Ado About Nothing” cast list...

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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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THE STIGMA OF MALE DANCERS

Sasha Smith, Culture Writer
September 18, 2019

Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer blew up on social media after receiving backlash from the dance community. Spencer commented on Prince George taking ballet, laughing with her co-hosts and adding that she’d like to see “how long that lasts.” Following the incident, Spencer apologized on Instagram and live television. She also conducted an interview with several male dancers regarding...

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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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THE STIGMA OF MALE DANCERS

Sasha Smith, Culture Writer
September 18, 2019

Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer blew up on social media after receiving backlash from the dance community. Spencer commented on Prince George taking ballet, laughing with her co-hosts and adding that she’d like to see “how long that lasts.” Following the incident, Spencer apologized on Instagram and live television. She also conducted an interview with several male dancers regarding...

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FRESHMAN GUIDE TO DREYFOOS

Alana Cavanagh and Jade Lichtenstein
September 15, 2019

Back to school season calls for new supplies, reuniting with friends, and, for some, becoming the newest additions to Dreyfoos.  Coming to a new school can be difficult, but the students and staff make navigating high school a feasible challenge. To aid with the transition from middle to high school, The Muse has put together a guide for all the new Jaguars. HOW TO GET INVOLVED Clubs and...

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SENIOR BLACKOUT

Sasha Smith, Culture Editor
May 26, 2019

Gold paper crowns and black fishnet leggings flooded the halls as juniors took Instagram photos in the student parking lot and against campus walls. Underclassmen admired the spectacle of juniors strutting around campus feeling a sense of senior recognition. Following senior checkout on May 9, the juniors were left to carry on the Senior Blackout tradition. On May 24, juniors took part in a senior...

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WEATHER AND ITS EFFECT ON SCHOOL SPORTS

Sam Cohen, Sports Staffer
September 17, 2019

Thunderstorms strengthened in Palm Beach County as Hurricane Dorian came roaring toward Florida. The temperamental weather conditions before, during, and after the hurricane has affected the sports schedule, causing many practices and games to be delayed or cancelled.  As seasons quickly approach, each team has struggled due to loss of playing and practice time.     “[The swim team] lost...

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VOLLEYBALL BENCHED

Sam Cohen, Sports Staffer
September 14, 2019

Tension rose on—and off—the court when the School District of Palm Beach County volleyball referees declined the district’s offer to give them a $10 travel pay raise, as they desired $13. All but 10 volleyball officials went on strike, causing panic as the season quickly approached.   “It was hard to start the season with such uncertainty,” volleyball coach and communications teacher...

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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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