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...
KICKER: Lauren Garthwaite kicks her way onto the Bears football team. By Peyton Varner,...
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
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
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 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
HATE: The Supreme Court legally recognizes “Hate Speech” as Free Speech. By Ben Diguglielmo, Staff Writer On June 19, 2017, the supreme court unanimously ruled that hate speech is protected under the first amendment. In a separate statement, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes …Click Here to Continue Reading
THEATER: Poly’s theater performs the play “Steel Magnolias” this week. By Esther Whang, Staff Writer Poly theater’s performances of “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Kaiah Costa, take place from September 21 to September 23. It is an all-female play, set in Louisiana, focusing on a close group of friends who have to cope with the loss …Click Here to Continue Reading