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College Acceptance Etiquette

Michelly Gonzalez, Op/Ed Staffer

February 11, 2014

Filed under OPINION

As students at Dreyfoos, we care far too much about college acceptances. Whether your “I’m going to Harvard!” status gets 700 likes or your “Duke class of 2018” gets 500, we are infatuated with each other’s success, and for a good reason. This year’s senior class seems to be making a significant mark in the Ivy...

An illegitimate atmosphere?

Taylor Hendrickson, Assistant Managing Editor

January 29, 2014

Filed under OPINION

Through my numerous trips to the art gallery, I have come to the realization that you are not a digital arts student if you do not strip your boniest friend to nothing but a bandeau and contort her body in to an “art form” of its own.  Do not worry if this image looks strikingly similar to the senior pieces from the year...

A Classy Classroom: Respect For Teachers is on The Decline

Starr Courakos, Op/Ed

December 3, 2013

Filed under OPINION

We all have a signature in-classroom pose. The Casual Slouch— students prop their feet into the basket of the desk in front of them and slither down their chair in an effort to hide behind the student sitting in front of them. The Faux Bookworm— students conceal their cell phone between textbooks or inside an open notebook....

Life without a Smartphone

Life without a Smartphone

October 30, 2013

We live in a world where knowledge is at our fingertips. A world where millions of apps can be accessed...

Wi-Fi or why try? Should physical education remain a graduation requirement?

Tess Saperstein, OP/ED Editor

October 29, 2013

Filed under OPINION

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adolescents between 6 and 17-years-old get at least one hour of exercise per day.  Unless the rapid thumb movement associated with texting counts as exercise, odds are that most teenagers aren’t meeting this requirement. In order to combat this epidemic that is...

A Word on Gun Violence

Morgaan Jessell, OP/ED Staffer

July 17, 2013

Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

On Feb. 27, 2012 T.J. Lane, an Ohio teen opened fire in the cafeteria of Chardon High School, leaving three of his fellow students dead and countless others injured. The following day, Feb. 28, a 25-year-old Newark police officer was shot outside a bar leaving him permanently disabled. Although both these incidents were...

Vacationing in a War Zone: 3 Debunked Myths About Israel

Tess Saperstein, OP/ED Editor

July 2, 2013

Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

For the past two weeks, I left my Boca Raton home and traversed the sandy terrain of the Middle East. All right, that’s a bit overdramatic. Two weeks ago, I left the US and went on a family trip to Israel. With all of the newspaper headlines about death and terrorism being prevalent in that area, I was a little bit nervous....

Taking It At Face Value

Claudia Zamora, Features Staffer

April 9, 2013

Filed under OPINION

I possess the highly commendable ability to make downright ugly facial expressions on demand. Morphing and shaping my face into unpleasant and outlandish expressions has consistently been known as my forte. As a kid, I would perch respectfully at my mother’s side while complete strangers ogled over how exceptionally angelic...

Donate to Graduate

Donate to Graduate

February 24, 2013

Soup kitchens, toy drives and nonprofit organizations all have one thing in common: they can help you...

Gunning for Safety in Schools

Gunning for Safety in Schools

February 24, 2013

The metal is cool in the palm of my hand, there’s a heavy sensation that radiates power.  I steady...

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