The Poly Spotlight


ACHIEVEMENT: Poly’s varsity boys’ cross country team accomplishes its goal of winning league. By...

SWIMMING: Tyler Clary replaces Michael Phelps on the 2015 World Championship roster to represent team...

CHAMPIONS: Girls’ golf goes undefeated in league, and four players qualify for CIF. By...


  • Gate-gate

    December 15th, 2014

    MOVEMENT: Poly students take action against administrative policy. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer As a nod to the Watergate Scandal, the term “Gate-gate” was coined by Poly’s AP Government/Economics teacher, Mr. Cheston Booth, in reference to the closed gate by the 150s building, which caused civil unrest among students. The gate was initially closed due …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COMMUNITY: The annual Festival of Lights attracts local and national attention. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer The holiday season is a time for family, company, and, for students, an extended recess from school. One local event brings these people together—the Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights is an annual event held in downtown Riverside …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MOTOCROSS: Poly works with motorcycle companies to reinstate its motocross program. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Motocross, the sport of cross-country motorcycling, was once a prominent part of Poly campus life. Throughout the 1970s and early 80s, students worked on their bikes at Poly’s auto shop and raced together on the weekends. But in 1984, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • DEVELOPMENT: Riverside residents voted “No” on the new measure for re-zoning the La Sierra Property. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Riverside is well-known for the parks, hills and historical landmarks that are scattered across the city. Among these landmarks are the La Sierra Hills and La Sierra Lands, which together form the La Sierra Property. …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • November 14th, 2014
    Renaissance returns

    REJUVENATION: After a year off, Poly Renaissance makes a comeback. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer Renaissance, a student recognition group on campus, began under Poly’s previous Activities Advisor Mr. Michael Breyer in 2011. It became famous for its birthday cards and cut-outs of hearts, shamrocks, bear paws or graduation caps with students’ names on them, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Poly students now have the opportunity to join the National Honor Society (N.H.S.), a prestigious organization that recognizes students who have good leadership, service, scholarship and character qualities.  N.H.S. is a well-known and well-respected scholarship program that has awarded more than 10 million dollars worth of scholarship money since 1946. …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • DISCIPLINE: Students face stricter enforcement of newly and formerly established school policies. By Matt Kaye, News Editor On top of the year’s new events, the enforcement of school policies increased, catching student attention and bringing forth student response. As part of a comprehensive review of the school’s policies, Principal Dr. Michael Roe, in his first full …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • BENEFITS: Poly’s new sports facilities provide external and economical rewards. By Timothy Chen, Sports Editor A Measure B bond granted back in 2001 provided Arlington, Ramona, North and Poly High School with $44 million for school construction projects. Poly received $13.7 million of that grant; $7.3 million was allotted to the aquatics center and the …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • VIRUS: Recent outbreaks of the rare Enterovirus DV68 in the U.S. pose a threat to student health. By Matt Saenz, Staff Writer The concept of maintaining good personal health and hygiene is not a new one; for decades, phrases such as “wash your hands” were commonplace. In the past few months, these phrases have become …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MEDICINE: Pending ballot measure Proposition 46 challenges the way healthcare is conducted in California. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer Healthcare recently became a hot topic within various organized groups—from political parties to medical associations. Issues regarding healthcare came to a head in California with Proposition 46, which will be voted on on November 4, 2014. …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • Throwback Threads

    December 9th, 2014
    Throwback Threads

    RETURN: The nineties aesthetic is making a comeback in popular clothing stores. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Bring back the overalls and crimped hair! The once-beloved clothing and accessories of the 1990s are becoming popularized again and teenagers everywhere...

  • Ooh Pig, You Salty

    December 9th, 2014
    Ooh Pig, You Salty

    RESTAURANT: Riverside’s The Salted Pig reveals new menu and operating hours. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer Nestled somewhere in the depths of Downtown Riverside lies The Salted Pig, a trendy restaurant and bar, known for its massive selection of...

  • Established 1989

    November 14th, 2014
    Established 1989

    CHANGE: Taylor Swift returns to music with her first pop record. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer We had it all wrong. Taylor Swift’s hit single “We Are Never Getting Back Together” wasn’t about another ex- boyfriend; it was a...

  • Paying to Pay

    November 14th, 2014
    Paying to Pay

    PAYMENTS: Apple introduces their own version of virtual payment. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer With the rollout of the newest generation of iPhones and iPads, Apple also introduced Apple Pay. The idea of Apple Pay is a familiar one:...

  • Coming Home; A Visual

    November 13th, 2014
    Coming Home; A Visual

  • The Distorted Dead

    October 28th, 2014
    The Distorted Dead

    ENTERTAINMENT: Straying from the comic book series, the writers of The Walking Dead are creating their own story. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer With the premiere of season five of The Walking Dead, die-hard fans cannot help but notice some...

  • Generation YouTube

    October 9th, 2014
    Generation YouTube

    TECHNOLOGY: Members of Generation Y create an entirely new job market through YouTube. By Antonio Serros, Diversions Editor Nestled somewhere between grandparents and babies lies not a lost generation but a generation lost to technology. Once dubbed “the next...

  • Not Your Basic Cup

    October 9th, 2014
    Not Your Basic Cup

    COFFEE: Local coffee shop provides an alternative source of caffeine for students. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer As more and more people look for cute and quirky places to Instagram their food, specialty “Third Wave” coffee shops give them...

  • GAMING: League of Legends gains popularity at a staggering speed in the online gaming community. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer I was first introduced to League of Legends by Riot Gaming through my good friend Tyler. At first I...

  • GAMING: With new features, the Nintendo 3DS will provide a better hand-held gaming experience. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer With Nintendo’s announcement of the new version of the Nintendo 3DS, gamers can only wonder: What’s new? Improved graphics or an enhanced...

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