The Poly Spotlight


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  • By Matt Kaye, News Editor The Poly Spotlight will be screening the educational documentary, Race to Nowhere, on Wednesday, February 25. The film uncovers the proposed flaws in the modern structure of the American education system. Immediately following the movie screening, voluntary discussions will take place regarding the topics touched on in the film. The discussion will be divided into two groups with writers and …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • TESTING: Students head into a new wave of AP testing as the Riverside Unified School District eliminates fiscal concerns. By Matt Kaye, News Editor Under Principal Dr. Michael Roe’s leadership, Poly has seen no shortage of changes and improvements. Numerous changes have already taken place, from relieving the grade restrictions of academic courses to refreshing …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Robotics season begins

    January 30th, 2015
    Robotics season begins

    PROGRESS: The Poly Robotics Club hopes to defeat societal stereotypes and expand its program by attracting both male and female participants. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer The Poly Robotics Club began its robotics competition season January 3. More than ten robotics teams arrived at Poly’s Little Theater that morning to listen to a presentation about …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COMMITMENT: Student dropout numbers decrease from 40 to eight students this past school year. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer In a society built on education, graduating from high school has become more important in determining success as adults. As a result, over the past year, Poly has displayed its increased willingness to help every student …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MOTOCROSS: Poly’s new motocross program allows a diverse coalition of students to design their own track. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer The Poly Motocross Program, created by Principal Dr. Michael Roe and executives from major motorcycle companies, has shifted into drive. A few weeks ago, select Poly students met in the library to discuss plans …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • 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

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  • January 29th, 2015
    Yeezy Season Approaching…

    CHANGE: Kanye West’s newest release showcases a more sentimental side seldom seen. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer More than just a large, sparkly ball dropped on New Year’s Eve. The following morning, the world woke up in a groggy...

  • A Brand New Annie

    January 28th, 2015
    A Brand New Annie

    REINVENTION: The recent motion-picture remake of the Broadway classic Annie features a new twist. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Back in 1982, movie theaters were packed with people anxiously holding on to their popcorn and drinks, waiting for the musical...

  • 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...

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