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By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Four Poly students competed in the History Day competition at the county level. After advancing from the RUSD district competition, these four Poly competitors succeeded again at the Riverside County competition. Tina Velez (11) wrote a historical paper on the “Government Debacle at the Stringfellow Acid Pits,” and won the …Click Here to Continue Reading
REALITY: Poly seniors reflect on the terrible dangers that negligent driving poses through the Every Fifteen Minutes program. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Driving is one of the rights of passage that many high school students undergo as they continue down the path towards graduating. The risk behind driving is no disputed fact. According to …Click Here to Continue Reading
LOCAL: The Annual Dickens Festival grows with more events and increased community involvement. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Riverside is known for its history. Families continue their legacies in the city, and architectural remnants preserve the rich history of Riverside as an example of California’s growth. While Riverside continues to grow, the city’s past reappears …Click Here to Continue Reading
By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Poly students competed very well at this year’s Science and Engineering Fair on February 11, where they faced students from other high schools and districts. Poly took 10 of the 27 available gold, silver, and bronze medals in various categories of specific scientific fields. In the Applied Mechanics and Engineering as …Click Here to Continue Reading
PROTECTION: In response to numerous accounts of illegal activity in Riverside parks, city officials may hire armed guards to patrol parks. By John Burke, News Editor Councilman Steve Adams announced the proposal to hire armed guards on January 29. The city plans to discuss and vote on the proposal after hearing offers from private security …Click Here to Continue Reading
ACTIVITIES: Poly’s newest club, Society of Animal Appreciators, adds to student interest in animal well-being. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Animals have long been the topic of a variety of discussions at Poly, from the history of the school mascot to student consciousness about the protection of animals in the community. In the past, the …Click Here to Continue Reading
By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer For the Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony, students will have the opportunity to show off their talents in front of this year’s graduates and their families. Auditions for senior performances will be held on April 29 and April 30 for any interested vocalists, musicians and dancers. Students will be able …Click Here to Continue Reading
TRANSITION: Poly moves to a completely online application process for Advanced Placement testing to improve organization and accountability. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer As the school year moves past the halfway point, teachers and students prepare for another testing season. The second semester brings students and teachers face-to-face with not only difficult material, but also …Click Here to Continue Reading
Last week students voted online about whether Varsity Letters should be awarded for academic achievements and for participation in school activities and clubs. Of the 492 students that voted on academic letters, 47.15% voted yes for academic letters based on GPA, 18.5% voted yes for academic letters based on class ranking, 19.31% voted no for academic …Click Here to Continue Reading
EDUCATION: Dr. Michael Roe holds a PTSA meeting addressing concerns about the new Common Core. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer Poly’s curriculum is transitioning to the Common Core, a new teaching standard centered around real-world application and reflection of knowledge. During this change, parents have expressed concerns regarding the new policy. To educate the parents …Click Here to Continue Reading