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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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THE SECOND SPACE RACE

Mark Shteyman, Opinion Staffer
October 29, 2018

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, launched their next generation rocket, the Falcon Heavy, in February of this year. This shocked the world and showed that private companies possess the ability to hold their own in the space exploration industry while also making a profit. However, this raises a question: Is the private space industry the future? Or, is NASA still the only way forward?   We...

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NOT ENOUGH CRIME, TOO MUCH PUNISHMENT

Mark Shteyman, Opinion Staffer
October 28, 2018

Riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Protests demanded answers for their burning questions raised in the community after two police officers shot and killed unarmed Stephon Clark. These, along with many events like it, have rocked the nation and brought up the question: Are the police too powerful? But, is this the question...

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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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FALL FESTIVAL

Carleigh Dickinson, Assistant Managing Editor
October 31, 2018

Glitter sparkled on the faces of unicorns, and blood glistened on the bodies of vampires as costumed students cheered on their classmates. The sound of popping balloons rang throughout the gym and faces became coated with sugar-filled whipped cream as onlookers witnessed one of many Dreyfoos traditions: Fall Festival. “[Fall Festival] was fun because it is just such a tradition at Dreyfoos, and...

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NIGHTMARE ON FERN STREET: FALL DANCE

Isabella Ramirez, Culture Editor
October 29, 2018

Featuring music and dancing, carnival games, and a costume contest, on Oct. 18, the gym was transformed into a “Nightmare on Fern Street.” Hosted by SGA, the night’s main attraction was a “Demented Dreyfoos” themed haunted house. This new take on the creation of the Fall Dance began last year while brainstorming fall activities. “The idea of having a fall dance came up when we were...

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JAZZ BAND CONCERT

Sasha Smith, Arts Staffer
November 16, 2018

The lights dim and audience members turn their attention toward the stage as Band Director Evan Rogovin enters with an assembly of trumpet and bass players. The first vibrant note from a tenor saxophone prompts the audience to applause the Jazz Band’s first concert of the year. The concert took the stage of Meyer Hall on Nov. 15. Band students from all grades participated in the performance of...

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Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
November 2, 2018

As the cast and crew of “Cry-Baby: The Musical” prepare for their final performances this weekend, they reflect on their debut. “Learning how to keep the show fresh and keep my voice rested is something I'll always be learning, and this show has truly helped me get a feel for hopefully what I'll get to do professionally,”  theatre junior Jade Huber said, who took on one of the lead roles, Allison, in the production. “I'm having the most fun just getting to play [Allison] on stage; this...

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PLAYLIST: CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL

Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
October 29, 2018

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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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DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Anamaria Navarette, Features Editor
October 31, 2018

As the spooky season looms over campus, various students have found a way to make each Halloween costume a distinctive expression of themselves. Students have worked to turn costumes into a work of art, creating their own DIY looks using makeup, costume design, and group creativity.   MAKEUP: KRISTINA RONAN   Q: When did you first use makeup to create a Halloween look?   A:...

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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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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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THE SPOOKY TRUTH ABOUT HALLOWEEN SUPERSTITIONS

Mariel Silpe, Culture Staffer
October 31, 2018

Every year, Halloween comes around and many individuals let the spooky season creep into their thoughts, resulting in superstitions. Some are convincing, while others can be unbelievable. Superstitions are beliefs in the paranormal or actions performed by the supernatural as a consequence. Halloween is a holiday shrouded in superstition, and these are the stories behind some of the most common myths: Black...

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THE DO’S AND DONT’S OF HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Savannah Richards, Culture Staffer
October 26, 2018

As Halloween creeps up, students are confronted with one question: What should their Halloween costume be this year? While dressing up for school can be exciting, sometimes costumes can become perceived as offensive. Read these tips to ensure that your Halloween costume does not cross the line between funny and disrespectful. DO NOT: Be racist: While the intention may be pure, sometimes it...

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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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