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SAFE SPACES ARE NOT SAFE

Zoe Romano, Assistant Managing Editor
May 6, 2018

Safe spaces: an idea that sounds harmless, but in actuality, they threaten both democratic ideals and a person’s capability to thrive in a harsh world filled with bigotry and bias. Over the past few years, colleges across the country have made spaces on their campus’ where no controversial topics are discussed in the hopes of making all feel welcome. Such spaces differ from the ones at Dreyfoos...

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IN THE NAME OF SAFETY

Sebastian Fernandez, Assistant Digital Managing Editor
April 30, 2018

A student attempts to grab the fluorescent green hall pass hanging by the classroom door. As they begin to leave the room, the clock stops them: There are ten minutes left of class, so no activity in the halls is allowed. Simple tasks such as using the restroom, which were once done with ease at Dreyfoos, are now being altered due to new policies in the name of safety. Perhaps the most prevalent...

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AN ODE TO HAIRY LEGS

Chloe Girod, Editor-In-Chief
April 22, 2018

Wearing my favorite pair of shorts, my new tennis shoes, and with my backpack hugging my shoulders, I walked through the double doors for my first day of middle school. With the brightest smile on my face, I was ready to fit in with the big kids. My head was held high and my dreams were even higher, only to be shortly pushed down into the darkest hole it could reach. Upon first sight of my hairy legs...

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DREYFOOS NEWS BRIEFS: GRAD BASH, COLLEGE COMMITMENTS, AND MORE

Jennifer Jia, Editor-in-Chief
May 7, 2018

The Palm Beach Post Awards Round tables with floral centerpieces and polished trophies were seen at the 38th Annual Palm Beach Post Excellence in High School Journalism Awards, held at the Hilton West Palm Beach on May 3. With categories ranging from Column Writing to General Excellence in Student Newspaper, The Muse at Dreyfoos, alongside 15 other schools in Palm Beach County, received plaques,...

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SGA AND CLASS COUNCIL RESULTS

Kate McNamara, Managing Editor
April 27, 2018

After two weeks of vivid posters strewn across campus, stickers stuck on every possible flat surface, and seemingly endless amounts of donuts, Dreyfoos elections have come to close. Whether they were contributing to the frenzy of goodies, circulating campus while appealing to voters, or consuming as many edible handouts as possible, candidates and constituents alike felt the impacts of voting week. ...

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WHAT IS THE CENSUS?

Lila Goldstein, News Editor
April 23, 2018

  What Is It? The U.S. Census is a count and survey of American citizens that is taken every 10 years. Questions about age, ancestry, disability, marital status, and more can be found on the census forms. Though only a sample of American homes and businesses are asked to participate in this survey, the answers provide data about our citizens. The process is administered by the Census Bureau,...

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JURIES THROUGHOUT MAJORS

Heather Rollins, Cover Editor
May 23, 2018

Amidst the standardized tests of the fourth quarter, students invest their time working on something besides studying: juries. At each semester’s close, each major requires their students to exemplify expertise in their art area to prove their passion and dedication to Dreyfoos. Typically weighted the same as a final exam, juries can either make or break a student’s grade. Even though juries are...

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SAVE THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Kate McNamara, Managing Editor
May 12, 2018

Printmaking. TV Production. Costuming. Classical ballet. Each of these programs is intrinsic to the professional realism and personalized curriculum of Dreyfoos’ art departments. These are possibly some of the most valued art classes offered to students, but as a part of the artists-in-residence program, their existence is never guaranteed. In order to support Dreyfoos’ artists-in-residence...

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Q&A: NIRMIT CHANDAN

Sasha Monaco, Arts Editor
April 26, 2018

For most Dreyfoos students, freshman year is a time for strategic locker selection, AP Human Geography, and pep rally loss. For communications freshman Nirmit Chandan, freshman year has revolved around his passion for speech and debate. Over the course of the year, Chandan has been developing his researching, writing, and presentation skills in order to qualify for the 2018 National Speech and...

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MS. BRYAN’S COLLEGE PLANNING BUSINESS ENTERS SECOND YEAR OF HELPING STUDENTS

Alex Gordon, Managing Editor
May 26, 2018

She had been coaching college-bound students for over a decade, but in February of 2016, math teacher Olive Bryan decided to make it official. Ms. Bryan founded her own business, Excelsior College Planning, which is now in its second year of working with students. “I started Excelsior to help students maximize their full potential inside and outside of the classroom to position themselves to gain...

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: FAITH AMYGDALITSIS

Mira Rudensky, Lifestyle Staffer
May 16, 2018

Strings sophomore Faith Amygdalitis adjusts the Japanese-inspired dress adorning the model and directs the photographer to utilize various camera angles in framing the shot.  The bright camera flashes and anxiety to capture the ideal photo may intimidate some; however, Amygdalitis is confident and in control, and she has reason to be, as the whole photoshoot is a product of her making.  Amygdalitis...

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STUDENT STYLISTS

Anamaria Navarrete, Features Editor
May 14, 2018

SAM MAZZARINO-REENO @reenostus Q: Describe the process for creating the clothes in your line. A: I need to be inspired to make designs or else they won’t be good. I try to watch good movies and do stuff that will inspire me. Then I just sit down, draw things, and see what I think would look good on clothes. Q: How did your first clothing line change the way you approached your second...

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE VOLUME 2: REVIEW

Chloe Girod, Editor-In-Chief
June 14, 2018

While there is significantly less controversy surrounding this season’s release of “Dear White People” compared to volume one, that doesn’t mean the show’s content isn’t dubbed controversial. While the show expands into new horizons, “Dear White People” continues to explore various topics that spark significant dialogue among its viewers. The show continues the same episode format,...

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13 REASONS WHY SEASON 2: REVIEW

Chloe Girod, Editor-In-Chief
June 14, 2018

Despite the hefty backlash concerning season one of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, season two premiered on May 18. Once again, the show’s release sparked an emotional debate among viewers, who argued whether the show was realistic, if the conversations prompted by the show’s message were beneficial, and whether or not the show withheld a semblance of artistic merit. If you haven’t seen...

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THIS IS AMERICA: REVIEW

Anamaria Navarrete, Features Editor
May 15, 2018

The twittersphere went wild once again with a new subject in the spotlight: Donald Glover, under his rapper alias, Childish Gambino. In addition to rapping, Glover is an actor in shows such as “Community” and “Atlanta”, a filmmaker, a comedian in his comedy set “Weirdo”, writer, director, and producer, making strides in all of his careers. On May 5, American rapper Childish Gambino...

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF SUMMER 2018

Priscila Fernandez, Online Content Editor
June 14, 2018

AP and AICE exams are finally over, juries have been finalized, and we slip comfortably into the rainy and hot summer days filled with relaxation and fun. Now the biggest worry for the next two months will be figuring out how you are going to spend your summer. If you are not going out of the state or country, it can feel like there is nothing fun to do in Florida; however, you will be surprised as...

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HISPANIC SLANG

Dani Esquenazi, Lifestyle Editor
May 12, 2018

If you’ve ever taken a Spanish class, more often than not the Spanish you’ve learned is all generic. Like every language in the world, Spanish has its own unique vocabulary and slang from region to region. There can be many ways of saying the same thing depending on the  country. In order to help you sound a bit more authentic, here are some words to throw in the next time you’re flaunting...

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BULLET JOURNALING

Chloe Girod, Editor-in-Chief
May 5, 2018

Staying organized is a simple goal most people have in life. Everyone strives to be able to handle multiple tasks at once without forgetting their last-minute projects and to-do’s. In turn, many combat this forgetfulness with agendas or sticky notes; others use a calendar. And, while most people associate journaling as a stereotypical act of recording one’s feelings, it can encourage a sense of...

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MUSICAL MINDSET

Elizabeth White, Online Content Editor
May 9, 2018

Some have unwashed lucky socks and others have a secret handshake with a fellow teammate, to get mentally prepared for a big game ahead, but the most common ritual for Dreyfoos students is related to the arts. Swim team member and visual junior Nina Zaremba and basketball player and strings senior  Amare Davis are no different. Both of the Dreyfoos athletes utilize music before meets and games,...

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: BRIANNA SEABERG

Lilly Randolph, AME
April 24, 2018

Before there was the camera, there was the tennis racket; at least for communications senior Brianna Seaberg. When she’s not filming or editing her latest thriller, Seaberg can be found releasing her energy on the court with her fellow student athletes. “I began playing tennis ten years ago,” Seaberg said. “I was 8 years old [and] was introduced to the sport by my parents. Both of them play...

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WEIGHT…IS WEIGHTLIFTING BAD?

Taryn Reagan, Sports Editor
April 19, 2018

A single drop of sweat follows the curve that is a soon-to-be-jawline. It falls through the air before hitting the ground and joining the other drops in a puddle. Clenching the five-pound weight with both of his hands, the scrawny 15-year-old boy’s arms shake as he starts to count to 20. Holding the weight over his head, the borderline pre-teen drops the dumbbell before he can even reach 10 seconds....

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