The Poly Spotlight


COACH: Katie Rumfola becomes the main coach for the girls’ varsity soccer team. By...

DETERMINATION: Like their male counterparts, Poly’s girls’ basketball team prepares for a stellar season....

BASKETBALL: Poly’s boys’ varsity basketball team prepares for a successful 2015–2016 season. By Natalie...


  • EDUCATION: On his way out, former LAUSD Superintendent, Ramon C. Cortines, defended his decisions and expressed his thoughts about the push to maximize opportunities in non-traditional school settings. By Matt Kaye, Editor The state of K-12 education is a concern shared by almost every community in the United States. Every family wants its children to …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • REVAMP: The College Board made many changes to the SAT which will become effective during March 2016. By Ashley Gore, Editor Just about every college-bound student will be forced to eventually face what many consider the most daunting aspect of the application process: the standardized admissions test. While there are two widely known and accepted …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ADVENTURE: Several Poly band and orchestra members experienced an unforgettable trip to Paris. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer After the delights of the holidays came to an end, students naturally looked forward to a bright new year full of possibility, awaiting the adventures that lie ahead. Many musicians from Poly’s band and orchestra decided to …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • EDUCATION: A panel of Poly High School alumni return to tell students what college is like. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer As college application and acceptance season kicks in, students are thinking about their futures, and college pressure is pervasive throughout Poly high school. Thankfully, on Wednesday, December 16, Poly held its sixth annual college …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COMMUNITY: Poly remembers the victims of an act of terrorism that achieved global attention. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer On November 13, 2015, several terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France. Terrorists targeted people roaming the streets of France and dining in the city, people simply going about their regular Friday night. Citizens were held captive …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Holiday Cheer

    January 5th, 2016
    Holiday Cheer

    EVENT: The Community Settlement Association of Riverside hosts a holiday event to aid those in need this holiday season. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer As the most wonderful time of the year comes to an end, various organizations, clubs, families and friends have banded together to aid the community’s less fortunate. The holiday season was …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Godspell hits the Poly stage

    November 30th, 2015
    Godspell hits the Poly stage

    PRODUCTION: Poly’s first theater performance of the year is the culmination of months of hard work. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer Poly’s first musical of the year, Godspell, opened on November 6, 2015, and was shown through November 14. This musical is not only the first theatre production of the year but is the first musical directed …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Battery Breakthrough

    November 30th, 2015
    Battery Breakthrough

    INNOVATION: New lithium air battery promises to revolutionize car design. By Martin Perina, Staff Writer               Scientist have made a new step in Lithium air battery technology. Originally proposed in the 1970s, lithium air batteries were a failure. They were outperformed by lithium ion batteries, which lasted longer and produced more power. With the growing …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • UNITY: Martin Luther King High School students set aside their rivalry to show support for Poly. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer         Recently, Poly senior football player Josh Nava experienced a serious injury that led to his hospitalization. While he recovers, students across Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) are showing their support for the student …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CHANGE: Poly is soon to undergo tremendous changes with the new “HVAC” project beginning this school year and pending Long Range Facility Master Plan.     By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer The Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) project has recently been approved by the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) board and is scheduled to begin …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • The Evolution of Twitter

    January 27th, 2016
    The Evolution of Twitter

    UPDATE: Twitter launches new features to regain prominence. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Released in 2006, Twitter has become one of the most popular social media outlets worldwide. This platform provides an easy and fun way to let your...

  • LINEUP 2016: Coachella’s lineup evokes mixed emotions from anticipating fans. By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Come mid-April, the youth of America will descend upon Indio, California for the annual Coachella music festival, where they will wear flowers in their...

  • Pita Paradise

    January 26th, 2016
    Pita Paradise

    RESTAURANT: Fufu’s Mideast Grill is a sensational new restaurant that will have you drooling over the food and always coming back for more. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer This spectacular restaurant opened in late December, 2015 and has been...

  • A Safe Concussion

    January 26th, 2016
    A Safe Concussion

    REVIEW: Concussion fails to make an impact on the controversial subject surrounding football. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Concussion is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist from...

  • New Year, New Music

    January 26th, 2016
    New Year, New Music

    ANTICIPATION: With this album watchlist, you will avoid missing some of the most exciting releases to come in 2016. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer With the new year, new jams are inevitable. However, 2016 marks the year of breakthroughs...

  • The Art of Dissing

    January 26th, 2016
    The Art of Dissing

    DISS: Popularized outlets in the hip hop community, diss tracks have become an art form. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer It’s human nature to want to spite someone who has wronged us, and everyone does it differently. In the...

  • REVIEW: Creed delivers as a bright revival to the Rocky series. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer The Rocky franchise has become the quintessential example of great boxing films. After a few relatively unsuccessful films, Creed, the seventh film in...

  • Calling All Boot Lovers

    January 5th, 2016
    Calling All Boot Lovers

    SHOES: Popular Ugg boots may have finally met their match with booties. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer Ugg boots started as a trend in Australia to keep surfers’ feet warm, but they quickly hit American streets in the early...

  • Phhhoto Away

    January 5th, 2016
    Phhhoto Away

    SHARING: The Phhhoto app allows users to share gifs with their friends. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Social media has become an integral part of our culture and society in this day and age, especially for youth. From Twitter...

  • MOVIES: Only a few incredible holiday movies can ensure your winter vacation is extra merry. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Whether you prefer horror films, romantic movies, comedies or dramas, when it comes to the wintertime, there’s nothing that...

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