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Stories from Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Single Mother and Daughter Find Hope After Reaching Out For Help From School Community
Features

Isabella Ramirez | January 23, 2020

Jenna Beberman had just turned 18 when her mother Laurie Beberman started having seizures again.

In November of 2019, Ms. Beberman told her daughter she was having “auras,” nocturnal focal aware…

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STUDENTS AND THE STOCK MARKET
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Sasha Smith | December 9, 2019

Tracking a company’s profits, assessing values, and dividing cash among businesses: All of these entail a hobby that isn’t unheard of among teens. Contrary to popular belief, students, like piano junior…

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Burdened Buses
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George Wu | December 6, 2019

Every morning, communications senior Kristina Robinette wakes up at 5:45 to catch her bus—only to be dropped off at school nearly an hour before the first bell.

On many afternoons, she waits for the…

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TikTok Takeover
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Sasha Smith | December 6, 2019

For digital media junior Lulu Santaniello, TikTok has become a routine. Every night, she scrolls through the platform for hours. With a following of almost 10,000, her TikToks consist of well known dances,…

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Juna and Joey duo competes on Nickelodeon show
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Katie Davis | November 27, 2019

“They were the best vocal performance hands down.”

“Wow I love them. They are so extremely talented. I was only watching for them.”

“Easily the most talented, gifted performers on their…

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The Rise of “Phone Jails” in Classrooms
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Annabella Saccaro | November 18, 2019

Cold sweat dripped from her forehead as she sat in her chair, shaking. Each time the unnamed student heard a notification ring from the phone that was  on her teacher’s desk, English teacher Peggy Mellon…

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A Legacy to Leave Behind
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Sasha Smith | November 4, 2019

For 19 years, students have seen him pass winks and encouraging nods on their trips to class. For 19 years, they’ve seen him relentlessly represent his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles,…

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Sheevam Patel | October 14, 2019

When 2,006 students in 2017 were asked by the Fordham Institute what their least favorite subject was, the most popular answer was math—and it wasn’t a close race.

However, one Dreyfoos student…

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The stigma of male dancers
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Sasha Smith | October 11, 2019

Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer blew up on social media after receiving backlash from the dance community. Spencer commented on Prince George taking ballet, laughing with her co-hosts and adding…

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Arts & Entertainment

Adam Goldstick | March 10, 2019

Over 62,000 LEDs light up the brilliant mind of Christopher Boone as he investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dead dog as well as the mysteries within his own family.

“The Curious Incident of…

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Staff Member’s Reactions to Pep Rally
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Heather Rollins | February 22, 2019

There are pep rallies, and then there are Dreyfoos pep rallies. Known throughout Palm Beach County schools and on YouTube, the amount of effort and pride put into each Spirit Week event has become legendary….

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Generation Day brings a blast from the past
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Lilly Randolph | February 14, 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…

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SENIORS CLAIM FIRST PLACE IN SPIRITED PEP RALLY
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Jarom Gordon | February 9, 2019

The clouds gathering outside the gymnasium on the morning of Feb. 1 may have appeared dreary, but the atmosphere inside the building was anything but. As over 1,000 students crammed into the gym’s blue…

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Dreyfoos scare actors evoke terror at Fright Nights
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George Wu | November 6, 2018

As the 7 p.m. sun sets, a sea of visitors waits with tickets in hand behind the gates of the South Florida Fairgrounds. Inside, escape rooms, food trucks, and rides stand beside the main attraction: four…

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“Dear Pretty People,”
Arts & Entertainment

Daniela Esquenazi | October 29, 2018

It’s usually on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram where we see the irony—a beautiful person posting a picture of themselves with the caption, “Ugh, I’m so ugly.” These photos are taken flawlessly,…

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Dancing his dream: Dreyfoos alum finds success
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Elena Snyder | October 16, 2018

The stage loomed large and bright with thousands of blinking lights and the blue glow of TV cameras. The crowd hummed with expectation as he walked out and began to dance. In a display of emotion and vulnerability,…

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Arts: The past, present, and future
Arts & Entertainment

Adam Goldstick | October 16, 2018

The rapid adaptation of technology into society is revolutionizing the education system. Today, Dreyfoos students learn in classrooms surrounded by smart boards, online grading systems, and online communication,…

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