The Poly Spotlight


SPRING: All spring sports strive to succeed as the 2017 spring season begins. By...

EXPANSION: With basketball’s popularity expanding throughout the world, the National Basketball Association (NBA) looks...

CHARGERS: The Chargers’ move to Los Angeles has stirred up a storm of controversy...


  • Girls Who Code in RUSD

    March 31st, 2017
    Girls Who Code in RUSD

    NOVELTY: The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) implemented the Girls Who Code program into its high schools, inspiring girls to pursue a career in technology. By Marley Brady, Staff Writer Girls Who Code has one mission: to close the gender gap in technology. In an age where technology is ever present and is constantly growing and …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • HABITABLE: NASA telescope reveals earth-like planets that could potentially support life.  By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer In February 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and scientists around the world announced the discovery of seven rocky planets orbiting around a dwarf star approximately 12 times smaller than the sun. The star, entitled TRAPPIST-1A, is …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • A Day Without Immigrants

    March 17th, 2017
    A Day Without Immigrants

    CONTROVERSY: Teachers are on leave for offensive social media posts concerning “A Day without Immigrants.” By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer On February 16, Rubidoux High School had an unusually large amount of students absent, with some classrooms half empty. The “Day Without Immigrants” protest was meant to convey the impact immigrants have on society. Teachers …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Pokémon Memory?

    February 13th, 2017
    Pokémon Memory?

    MEMORY: A UCR researcher discovers a link between long-term and short-term memory. By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Throughout December 2016, Assistant Psychology Professor Weiwei Zhang at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and UCR Psychology graduate student Weizhen Xie set to discover if the limited capacity of short-term memory could be increased by associating it …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • SHOCK: For the first time in United States history, several bee species are deemed to be endangered.   By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer Bees once lived abundantly throughout the world and have always served as a vital component of farming and agriculture. According to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, pollinators (mostly bees), have …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MARATHON: Riverside hosted its first marathon on January 7, marking the nascence of running opportunities in the city. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer Marathons have long served a milestone for long distance runners, and Riverside’s local running club, the Riverside Road Runners, put on their first marathon as part of the annual Citrus Heritage Run. …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • RISE: The Universities of California increase tuition prices for the following year. By Michelle Krakora, Staff Writer The Universities of California (UCs) are one of the most expansive systems in the entire nation. With 83,000 new students since 2000, the state consistently paid less for students’ education. However, in the past decrease, the state’s share …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ENGAGEMENT: A Harvard survey displays students to be actively disinterested in school. By Caleb Gonzales, Staff Writer “Right now […] when you look at the Veterans, the Boomers, the Xers, the Millennials: the most actively disengaged generation right now are [the] Millennials.” –Dr. Michael Roe Many of those affiliated with Riverside Poly High School or …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COLLABORATION: Multidisciplinary buildings are planned to be built at UCR for efficient research. By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer A new 150 million dollar multidisciplinary complex at the University of California Riverside (UCR) is planned for completion in the fall of 2018. The 179,000 square foot building will be home to over fifty different teams of …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • DEVASTATION: The world’s tallest mammals are now characterized as a “vulnerable” species. By Natalie Apostol, Editor For several years, giraffes roamed the savannahs in Africa and have become a child’s favorite animal at the zoo.  However, giraffes and many other wild species consequently face mass extinction due to agricultural expansion, and their population size has …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • K-POP: Korean pop music spreads internationally, making a huge impact in the United States’ music charts.  By Claudia Smith, Chloe Vega and Cassandra Navarro INTERNATIONAL K-POP CULTURE South Korea, a small Asian nation, is not a place that most...

  • RELEASE: Female music artists Lana Del Rey and Lorde release singles from their upcoming albums. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer Lana Del Rey and Lorde, two well-known artists in similar genres of music, released new singles, teasing their respective...

  • How Much Is Too Much?

    March 29th, 2017
    How Much Is Too Much?

    WAYMO: Google employees quit after receiving multi-million dollar paychecks and begin their own companies. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer Most people may quit a job because they are unhappy, found a better opportunity or are dissatisfied with their paychecks....

  • The Evolution of Twitter

    March 28th, 2017
    The Evolution of Twitter

    UPDATE: Twitter launches new features to regain prominence. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Released in 2006, Twitter has become one of the most popular social media outlets worldwide. This platform provides an easy and fun way to let your...

  • REVIEW: Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine includes masterful direction, incredible acting and brutal action. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Logan is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman as Logan, also known as Wolverine, for the last time. The...

  • ANTICIPATION: There are many great films coming out in 2017; here are five of them that everyone should look forward to. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Spider-Man: Homecoming– Everybody’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, swings back into theaters this summer on...

  • FESTIVAL: The countdown to one of the greatest music festivals in the world began on January 3, when Goldenvoice released the incredible Coachella 2017 lineup.   By Emma Carson, Staff Writer Coachella is undoubtedly one of the greatest music festivals...

  • REVIEW: Rogue One’s massive success marks a new chapter in the Star Wars franchise. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Finally, the grueling anticipation for the first Star Wars spin-off has been relieved with a movie that met all expectations....

  • RELEASE: Lady Gaga’s new album, “Joanne,” is unlike any of her previous works, complete with a new sound, look and meaning. By Marley Brady, Staff Writer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, released...

  • GoPro Progression

    November 8th, 2016
    GoPro Progression

    GOPRO: On October 2, 2016, GoPro released their new and highly anticipated action camera: the Hero 5 Black. By Jack Weggland, Staff Writer With technology constantly advancing before our eyes, GoPro improves and redefines the meaning of the action...

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