The Poly Spotlight


POLY BASEBALL: Poly baseball alumni participated in the World Series. By Peyton Varner, Staff...

RECAP: Poly’s fall sports achieve much this season. By Guadalupe Meza, Staff Writer This...

WRESTLING: Poly junior Sereneia Nagum makes an impression in the girl’s wrestling scene as...


  • Bob Ross: Happy Little Winners

    December 19th, 2017
    Bob Ross: Happy Little Winners

    ART: Poly students are awarded for their exceptional entries in the Reflections art competition. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer In a day and age where the majority of human communication is completed through technology, art wields a special power. It allows individuals to indirectly convey their feelings and explore their artistic potential. Poly High School …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • The Festival of Lights

    December 13th, 2017
    The Festival of Lights

    CELEBRATION: Riverside celebrates its 25th anniversary of the Festival of Lights with new, candy- themed attractions. By Micah Pierce, Staff Writer The first Festival of Lights was held in 1992, as a celebration hosted by the owners of the historic Mission Inn Hotel, Duane and Kelly Roberts, after they saved the hotel from shutting down. …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COMMUNITY: On Wednesday October 26, 2017, Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) held a meeting at the Riverside Convention Center to discuss the current state of our district and the happenings within.  By Kaley Pederson, Staff Writer The “State of the District” meeting was a discussion about community events and plans happening within RUSD. With 42,000 …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • TESTING: Poly students take the MAP Assessment in their History and Literature classes. By Cameron Brewer, Staff Writer Three times throughout the school year, students have to take the Measure of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP Assessment). The test is a computer adaptive test in Reading and Mathematics,and the test results are supposed to be reflective …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters

    November 15th, 2017
    Big Brothers, Big Sisters

    PROGRAM: Riverside Unified School District joins forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire to create lasting partnerships. By Micah Pierce, Staff Writer The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire (BBBS) is a group dedicated to creating one-on-one mentor or mentee relationships for children facing adversities. These mentorships are professionally supported …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • TRAGEDY: The city of Las Vegas suffered a recent shooting, raising new questions about how the media defines terrorism. By Kaley Pederson and Kelsey Chamberlain, Staff Writers The evening of Sunday, October 1, 2017 forced Route-91 Harvest Country Music Festival concertgoers into a state of panic, just hours before the formerly amazing weekend of food, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  •                             TAMPERED TRUTH: The myth of tainted halloween candy has been around for decades, but is there any truth behind it? By Greg Mikol, Staff Writer If you went trick-or-treating as a child, you were most likely told by your parent’s to check  and make sure none of your candy had been tampered with. The …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • TRAGEDY: Poly’s beloved history teacher Leo Caudill unexpectedly passed away. By Guadelupe Meza, Staff Writer Poly is sad to announce that Mr. Leo Caudill has died. He passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at around 1pm, at the age of 50. Caudill worked in the social science department for more than 17 years. This …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Kindness Kounts

    October 17th, 2017
    Kindness Kounts

    CARING: A new program implemented at Poly that rewards kind behavior. By Micah Pierce, Staff Writer This past month, Poly teachers all received several neon green Kindness Kounts tickets. These tickets are to be used to promote acts of kindness at Poly and improve the general milieu of the school. When teachers spot a student …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Construction Phase II

    September 26th, 2017
    Construction Phase II

    Construction Phase II By Jacob Ferrall, Editor PROGRESS: As the air conditioning project is wrapping up, other improvements to campus are considered. For the last couple of years the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project has been on the top of the agenda for construction at Poly, temporarily closing down school buildings that are …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • REMAKE: After an extensive audition process, Disney has chosen its next Fa Mulan to star in the upcoming live-action Mulan. By Esther Whang, Staff Writer Finally, after 20 years, Disney has decided to remake the original Mulan movie, released...

  • Coco: A Spirit Lifting Movie

    December 18th, 2017
    Coco: A Spirit Lifting Movie

    COCO: Pixar’s Coco is a remarkable, cultured film.  By Guadalupe Meza, Staff Writer Coco, released on November 22, 2017, is a new Pixar film about a young boy named Miguel who is conflicted between fulfilling his passion for music...

  • Winter Break Movie Guide

    December 18th, 2017
    Winter Break Movie Guide

    ENTERTAINMENT: This December is home to many amazing films. By Maxen Olvera, Staff Writer Winter break for Poly High School students starts on December 23rd and ends on January 7th. This is the ideal time to go see some...

  • Raising Cane’s

    November 28th, 2017
    Raising Cane’s

    CANE’S: Crispy chicken fingers, caramelized Texas toast, crinkle-cut fries, creamy Cane’s sauce, and crunchy coleslaw… now that’s a recipe for success. By Jack Weggeland, Editor The deliciously simple menu of Raising Cane’s has made its way to Riverside, California...

  • November 22nd, 2017
    Camp Flog Gnaw 2017

    FIRSTHAND: My personal experiences and highlights of attending the 2017 Camp Flog Gnaw carnival and music festival. By Kelsey Chamberlain, Staff Writer As soon as I tore open the pearl pink envelope and looked over my new green wristband...

  • TRADITIONS: Poly Spotlight staff writers share their unique Thanksgiving traditions. By Kate Santoso, Editor It’s two days before Thanksgiving and families everywhere are already preparing the mouthwatering dishes and savory delicacies that will soon adorn the dining room table....

  • Great Shakes

    November 21st, 2017
    Great Shakes

    DELECTABLE: Great Shakes has been serving sweet desserts in Riverside for over a year. By Jacob Ferrall, Editor The small shop, originating in Palm Springs, has become a popular destination for Riverside residents. Great Shakes delivers high quality milkshakes...

  • November 16th, 2017
    Disney’s Foot in the Door

    UNIQUE: Disney channel’s first show featuring a teen’s coming-out story raises differing opinions. By Alex Flores, Staff Writer Disney channel’s relatively new live action series “Andi Mack” is reported to feature the coming-out story of a teen, the first...

  • REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok is a funny, visually stunning, and action packed film. By Maxen Olvera, Staff Writer Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This film was directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris...

  • GOLF Lands in L.A.

    November 14th, 2017
    GOLF Lands in L.A.

    FASHION: Artist Tyler, The Creator launches flagship store for his brand Golf Wang in Los Angeles. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer Are you a Tyler, The Creator fan? Do you love his clothes, but hate having to worry about...

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