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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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EXPENSIVE CLOTHES

Tommy McCabe, Opinion Editor
March 3, 2019

“You have a hole in your shirt,” I am told almost every day. I have never been a fashionable person. Hand-me-downs and Goodwill have always been the most appealing to me: The idea of clothes that have character, with a story behind them. Seeing friends spend hundreds of dollars on clothes and “fashionable” apparel never made the sense to me. If anything, I’ve grown to resent the idea. Stereotypically,...

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TEXTBOOKS OF TOMORROW: DIGITAL RESOURCES SURPASS PRINT IN EDUCATION

Jarom Gordon, Opinion Staffer
February 25, 2019

In a recent scientific study, researchers concluded that the heaviest objects in the universe include black holes, neutron stars, and the average high school textbook. Although the vast majority of schools still employ them as primary learning supplements, textbooks remain extremely expensive while failing to provide the same instructional benefits offered by newer technology. With the advent...

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SCHOOLWIDE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK COMBATS STIGMA

Anamaria Navarrete and Adam Goldstick
March 11, 2019

In a constructive learning environment of motivated students pursuing their passion in the arts, mental health issues continue to linger in the halls. Last week, determined students took a small step toward big change. Dreyfoos’ first Mental Health Awareness Week was an initiative started by The Muse, the school’s newsmagazine, with communications juniors Katherine McNamara, Sebastian Fernandez,...

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STRETCHING STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Jules Popiel, Sports Staffer
March 11, 2019

“With that being said, everybody to the front of your mats,” visual senior Paige Duffack said as she led a guided yoga class for the fourth day of Mental Health Awareness Week. Through yoga, Duffack showed students how they could improve their mental health in their everyday lives. Studies have shown a direct correlation with strong physical and mental health, which Duffack strives to heal daily...

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SAT

Tommy McCabe, Opinion Editor
March 10, 2019

The week juniors have been awaiting since August is finally over. After spending hundreds of dollars on tutoring and countless hours preparing, many first-time test takers have finally been able to put their knowledge to the test in the free, in-school March 6 SAT.   The SAT, or Scholastic Assessment Test, was first taken by students in 1926. “The test was intended to assess aptitude for learning...

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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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SOAFI HOLDS LUNCHEON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ARTS

Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
March 8, 2019

Improv dances and classical voices merged for audiences yet again, this time to continue funding for the arts. The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation (SOAFI) held its second annual Belle Arti Luncheon to raise money for the arts at Dreyfoos and introduce potential donors to a wide variety of talent within its walls.   Guests enjoyed a silent auction and gourmet luncheon at the...

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JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

Adam Goldstick, Arts Staffer
March 6, 2019

Tapping feet joined in on the lively melodies of tenor saxes mixed with drums, guitars, bass, and piano to open the third Jazz Combos performance of the year.   Dreyfoos students of past and present were accompanied by a special guest band as they filled the Brandt Black Box Theater with vibrant music on March 5. Seventeen band students of all different levels united to benefit the department...

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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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GOTCHA: DREYFOOS’ 120 PERSON GAME OF TAG

Shelby Rabin, Photo Editor
March 19, 2019

BACKGROUND & HOW IT WORKS Gotcha is an elaborate game of tag introduced by band senior Griffin Miller and strings senior Kristin Santaniello. Miller has been playing this game for years at sleepaway camp and decided to share it with Dreyfoos as a way “to bring [the senior class] closer.” Because Miller was interested in participating, he enlisted Santaniello to manage the game, leaving...

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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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MONTH OF LOVE PLANS (IF YOU’RE SINGLE)

Savannah Richards, Culture Writer
February 25, 2019

As couples holding hands walk through the hallways with flowers and teddy bears tucked under their arms, it seems that being single is the outlier. Going home to an unscheduled evening on Valentine’s Day can feel lonely. The month of self-love is upon us, and what is sometimes forgotten is all the fun you can have without a significant other.   Self-love Valentine's Day is about...

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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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Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401
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