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DEDICATION: Lawrence O’Hara leads the Poly track team with his intense commitment and skill....

OVERVIEW: Boys’ varsity soccer faced difficulties in the second half of their season, but...

NHL: Teams make blockbuster trades in their final preparations for the playoffs. By Jared...


  • ARTS: The Riverside School of the Arts has the opportunity to rise to higher levels of success as they compete for a national scholarship. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer In a time familiar to budget cuts and downsizing, performing arts and other “nonessential” programs have frequently gotten the short end of the stick. There has …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • April 11th, 2014
    WASC visits Poly’s Campus

    EVALUATION:  The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits Poly’s campus. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer The WASC committee’s three-day visit was a self study of Poly. “It evaluates where we are as a school site,” Lauren Nelson, Poly’s WASC coordinator, said. This process consists of five areas targeted for evaluation: vision, organization, curriculum, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • DISCIPLINE: Assistant Principal Brian Frost describes the use of invalid parking permits at Poly High School and explains the actions taken to address this issue. By Birdy Jones, Staff Writer For years, licensed Poly High School drivers have purchased parking passes and utilized the student parking lot. Seniors have first priority in receiving parking permits, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CHANGE: ASB advisor Vanessa Douty and Poly High School students discuss the shift from online voting to in-class Scantron ballot voting for ASB elections. By Birdy Jones,  Staff Writer For several years, Poly ASB handled elections in a particular way: holding an interest meeting, distributing packets of campaign guidelines, covering the campus with banners and …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • EVICTION: Riverside Ballet Arts received an eviction notice on February 20 and must vacate the Aurea Vista Building by April 1. By Kira Roybal, Staff Writer After 53 years of service, Riverside Ballet Arts (RBA), the city’s local professional dance school, must pack up its ballet barres and Nutcracker costumes and relocate to a new …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • 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

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  • LiLo My Hero

    April 18th, 2014
    LiLo My Hero

    METAMORPHOSIS: No longer the punch line of the media’s jokes, Lindsay Lohan regains control of her life . . . for now. By Antonio Serros, Staff Writer Gone now are the eleven o’clock mimosas, late nights in seedy Los...

  • Apple Strikes Back

    March 24th, 2014
    Apple Strikes Back

    MUSIC: Apple is pressuring record labels to release their albums exclusively to iTunes. Is Apple going too far? By Jonathan Whang, Staff Writer When Beyoncé released her self-titled album without warning in December of last year, the world was ecstatic....

  • Cosmos Take Two

    March 24th, 2014
    Cosmos Take Two

    REBIRTH: Neil deGrasse Tyson presents a follow up series to the 1980 television show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. By Ruthie Farrell, Staff Writer Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage first aired in 1980. He endeavored to create a presentation that explored the...

  • CULTURE: Cultural appropriation becomes more and more prevalent in pop culture, but what exactly is the issue? By Antonio Serros, Staff Writer Take a trip to a now-technicolor Memphis, Egypt “a crazy long time ago” with Katy Perry. In...

  • TREND: Tattoo artists test their limits by exploring new styles of body modification. By Ruthie Farrell, Staff Writer Over the past few years, tattoos have taken long strides of progress in our society. What used to be considered taboo...

  • From Sadness to Sunshine

    March 12th, 2014
    From Sadness to Sunshine

    MUSIC: The Fray releases an uncharacteristically peppy album. By Jonathan Whang, Staff Writer Number one rock band The Fray is back with Helios, their fourth studio album. The band began recording in June of last year, and the album...

  • REMAKES: Hollywood pulls ideas from the same bag. By Cole Nelson, Diversions Editor Last year—November to be more precise—I addressed the issue of contemporary movies and their most common cinematic outlet: the extensive (and fairly overdone) blockbuster. I stated...

  • Build It and They Will Come

    March 10th, 2014
    Build It and They Will Come

    BUILD: The Lego Movie is a treat for viewers of all ages. By Stephen Park, Staff Writer The Lego Movie is a true gem, a diamond in the rough. No matter what your perception is, go and see this movie;...

  • MUSIC: Upcoming artist Sam Smith astounds with his diverse music. By Jonathan Whang, Staff Writer The next big artist is here, and he’s innovating music as we know it, combining a variety of genres to create some interesting songs....

  • We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

    February 21st, 2014
    We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

    DISILLUSIONMENT: Adult life might not be as decadent as Rich Kids of Beverly Hills’  Dorothy Wang makes it seem. By Antonio Serros, Staff Writer In E! Network’s new reality television series, Dorothy struts down a yellow-brick-road-turned-Rodeo-Drive, finding her amiable forest friends...

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