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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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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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FIELD DAY RECAP

Michael Pincus, Features Staffer
January 30, 2019

While the students poured onto the soccer field, visual junior Alexis Sanchez took on the role of DJ, queuing the latest hip-hop favorites. SGA officers hurried along the sidelines to organize competitors, using megaphones to project over the booming music. Crowds gathered on the sidelines as the games began. SGA Co-Historian and digital media senior Sofia Campanella spoke through a microphone near...

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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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MUSIC GENRE DAY FASHION HIGHLIGHTS

Sasha Monaco, Arts Editor
January 30, 2019

Kicking off the first day of spirit week, students in all grades represented their classes by dressing according to their assigned music genres. Freshmen moseyed down the halls in cowboy boots and flannel shirts, while sophomores strutted in bright techno-pop colors. Juniors paraded in palazzo pants and flower crowns to represent indie music, while seniors traveled back in time to the fashion of the...

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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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GIRL SCOUTS

Anamaria Navarrete and Jennifer Jia
February 13, 2019

At only 5 years old, band senior Jessica Dennis spent her summer camping, with the goal of earning an achievement badge, one memory in a myriad of her experiences as a Girl Scout. Now, she has turned in her camping gear and bug spray for a more familiar item: Girl Scout cookies. “Being in Girl Scouts has been great because I have known and been friends with most of the girls in my troop since...

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LILA GOLDSTEIN
February 11, 2019

The Pep Rally dances are considered the highlight of Spirit Week to many; they express the themes of the individual classes, encourage cheering and excitement from the bleachers, and showcase impressive dance routines. Though students from all majors can join the Pep Rally dances, many participants shy away from joining the dance for yet another year due to an atmosphere they claim is exclusive.   “I participated in the dance sophomore year, and it was … very obviously catered towards...

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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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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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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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