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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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WHY WE SHOULD BE A LITTLE MORE LIKE ANN COULTER

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Editor
April 8, 2019

If you don't know who Ann Coulter is, I envy you. The far-right political commentator has stirred up more controversy than Barack Obama’s infamous tan suit. Throughout her illustrious career, she has likened immigration and demographic changes to “genocide” for white Americans, advocated for abolishing female suffrage, and claimed that Muslim women should be imprisoned for wearing hijabs....

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CLIMATE CHANGE ISN’T UP FOR DEBATE

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Staffer
March 10, 2019

Four years ago, climate change was completely discredited by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) when he tossed a snowball onto the Senate floor. It’s a wonder that Inhofe chose a life of politics when his skills of observation and analysis are unparalleled in the scientific community. Through months of arduous research, Inhofe concluded that the “very, very cold” weather outside of the US Capitol definitively...

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IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE: DEVON DELGADO AND SECME OLYMPIAD

Nirmit Chandan, News Editor
April 12, 2019

While most students at Dreyfoos are not studying astrophysics, electrical engineering, or rocket science, piano senior and SECME [Science Engineering Communications Mathematics Enrichment] Olympiad Captain Devon Delgado does exactly that. On April 7, Delgado and other members of the SECME Olympiad team competed at Santaluces High School in a regional competition. The Muse sat down with Delgado to learn...

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CITYPLACE TAKES ON NEW IDENTITY: ROSEMARY SQUARE

Sebastian Fernandez, Managing Editor
April 10, 2019

Real estate development agency Related Companies announced on April 8 a half-billion-dollar project to rebrand their CityPlace property. Now called Rosemary Square, the space will include more public areas, expanded commercial offices, upscale residences, a new hotel, and cultural programming. The announcement came after the debut of the new Main Street, the portion of the property that connects...

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THE FIGHT FOR AP SPANISH LITERATURE

Asher Moss, Cover Editor
April 10, 2019

The sudden departure of Spanish teacher Michael Anand-Obleton has caused concerns regarding the continuation of AP Spanish Literature and Culture at Dreyfoos. Many see the course as the final step in high school Spanish, and both teachers and students believe it is essential to achieve fluency. Foreign language dean Lori Brown is fighting to keep this class on the schedule. “We’re trying to...

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SPRING ART SHOW: PHOTO GALLERY

Jennifer Jia, Editor-In-Chief
April 12, 2019

Upon reaching the Building 9 stone fountain, turned green with rain and time, the building's personality is hard to miss, from the sculptures in the gallery room to the memes painted on the ceilings. But, with the opening of the Visual Arts/ Digital Media Spring Show, the walls came to life with student work, bursting with color and feeling. The stairways showcased photographs, and the gallery room...

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FINALISTS IN STUDENT SHOWCASE OF FILMS

Adam Goldstick, Photo Editor
April 7, 2019

Months after the passing of well-known Hollywood actor and director Burt Reynolds, his nearly 20-year-old scholarship continues his legacy of supporting students seeking a career in the film and television industry. This year, two Dreyfoos seniors were among the four finalists in the running to take it home. Communication seniors Valerie Betts and Roberto Torres took the stage as finalists in the...

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STREAMING CANVAS

Rebecca Boss, Assistant Managing Editor
March 11, 2019

Meyer Hall buzzed with excitement as guests filed in and took their seats for the show. Attendees and featured artists were immersed in school culture through expressive films that captured every facet of Dreyfoos. With content from documentaries to lighthearted short films, Streaming Canvas gave students an opportunity to take pride in their work and showcase it to the community. On Friday, March...

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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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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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“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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THE DEATH OF THE RADIO

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
March 4, 2019

The days of sock hops, Frank Sinatra, and vintage Chevrolets have faded away. The crackling of car radios may be missed, but as one technology fades out, another takes its place. Today, most students aren’t tuning into their car radios to listen to their favorite hits. In the past decade, streaming music via smartphones has increased significantly. Online platforms have allowed for easier listening,...

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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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MR. DREYFOOS Q&A

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
April 12, 2019

Visual senior Njari Anderson was crowned Mr. Dreyfoos on March 29 at the fourth annual Mr. Dreyfoos Pageant. The event, hosted by A Prom to Remember, featured a competition among students in a male beauty pageant. They competed to raise money to fund a prom for children with cancer.  Between backstage antics, charity work, and a promposal, Anderson enjoyed both the preparation and the show. THE...

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PROM TRANSFORMS BALLROOM INTO AN ENCHANTED FOREST

Michael Pincus, Social Media and Public Relations Editor
April 8, 2019

In one corner of the dance floor, a couple dances to upbeat trap music, arms wrapped tightly around each other. In another, a crowd makes conversation between breaks from the chorus as students pull up the bottoms of their dresses and shuffle to the rhythm. Others remove their tuxedo jackets and roll their sleeves back to the elbows. It’s Prom 2019, and the evening is just beginning. The annual...

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BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT: PHOTO GALLERY

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
February 26, 2019

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DREYFOOS SOCCER SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE

Lilly Randolph, Assistant Managing Editor
February 11, 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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