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
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