The Poly Spotlight


QUALIFICATION: Riverside Poly’s Kalea Ibarra and the girls’ 4×800 team had an impressive debut...

ADVERSITY: Boys’ volleyball struggles through their first season. By Kayla Iles, Staff Writer The...

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  • MOTOCROSS: After months of planning, designing and building, the motocross “Dream Track” has been completed. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Poly’s multivariable calculus class, a coalition of some of Poly’s best and brightest math students, has just finished its semester-long project of designing and building a motocross track. As an extension of the Poly Motocross …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ACTION: Dr. Michael Roe creates the student-run Social Justice Council to combat cyberbullying and internet danger. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer A few weeks before spring break, Poly High School was entangled in the snares of cyberbullying as a new app, Burn Book, found its way into Poly’s social circles. Allowing its users to post …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • By Matt Kaye, News Editor On April 10, the Dell Scholars Program announced the scholarship recipients for the class of 2015. The Dell Scholars Program is a scholarship initiative included in the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The program awards students who face social, economic or academic challenges but still manage a strong work ethic and have …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • TESTING: The California Department of Education, in cooperation with the California State University (CSU) and California Community Colleges, redirects its statewide testing policies to directly impact CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer The EAP is an “English language arts/literacy and mathematics [assessment which] signals students’ readiness for college-level coursework,” as described …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • AWARENESS: Amidst ubiquitous technological connections, sexting has become a serious legal and hazardous issue for teens. By Matt Kaye, News Editor In an era where virtually everyone stays connected through convenient and readily-available technology, it is easy to stay in touch with a multitude of people. This connection keeps interpersonal relationships strong, but in providing …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MEDIA: Ms. Opal Singleton gives presentation on the dangers of social media and how it can lead to involvement in human trafficking and prostitution. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer On March 25, Ms. Opal Singleton, president and CEO of Million Kids, gave a presentation to select Poly student leaders in the Poly library. The presentation focused on social …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ENVIRONMENT: The University of California, Riverside (UCR) participates in a statewide sustainability program; Poly also works for sustainability with commitments to keep the campus clean. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer With a new program called the UC Global Food Initiative, all ten University of California campuses are working to create specialized programs to help combat …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COMMUNITY: Poly students discuss the purpose behind Super Bowl for Kids and reflect on its impact. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer On the morning of January 28, spirits were high and hearts were light as Poly’s cheer and song squad, varsity football team, marching band and Associated Student Body (ASB) gathered on the field to …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ACHIEVEMENT: Three Poly AVID students are semifinalists for the Dell Scholarship. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer The Dell Scholarship is a scholarship program which recognizes “students who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of their education,” as described by The scholarship awards its finalists with not only $20,000, a laptop and credits towards purchasing …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CONFLICT: Inexperienced students land lead roles in Poly’s upcoming play, causing contention in the theater community. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Since its release in 2006, the movie High School Musical has made a long-lasting impression on children and teens all over the world. The movie remains one of the most successful Disney movies ever …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • A Katastrophic Kase

    May 21st, 2015
    A Katastrophic Kase

    TREND: The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge has harmful repercussions. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Everyone is guilty of doing one foolish thing or another for the sake of being funny, but when “fun” compromises one’s health, these foolish acts result in...

  • LEGACY: The impending release of a new Star Wars game has old nerds worried about new features. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer Ten years after the release of the beloved Star Wars: Battlefront II, Electronic Arts (EA) and LucasArts...

  • Tidal For Some

    April 22nd, 2015
    Tidal For Some

    MUSIC: A new streaming service refreshes the debate over the price of music. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer If you have a Twitter account, chances are you saw your favorite musicians post something about “Tidal” or change their profile...

  • Emoji Evolution

    April 21st, 2015
    Emoji Evolution

    DIVERSITY: The new Apple software iOS 8.3 features a new array of diverse Emojis. By Michelle Boulous, Staff Writer Over the past few years, emojis (the emoticons from Apple) have transformed the way people communicate. From the infamous, affectionate...

  • April 16th, 2015
    Theory for Everyone

    MUSIC: For the first time, Poly adds AP Music Theory to its curriculum for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer Next year, AP Music Theory will be offered alongside other music classes such as orchestra,...

  • I Stream, You Stream

    March 25th, 2015
    I Stream, You Stream

    TELEVISION: Season three of House of Cards gives Poly students more of a reason to procrastinate. by Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer It is no secret that instead of staying on top of schoolwork, we teenagers prefer to lay around...

  • March 6th, 2015
    Black Music Matters

    RELEASE: Kendrick Lamar’s new single demands respect from a society obsessed with reputation and awards. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer The day after the notoriously demographically-challenged Grammy Awards, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar released a single entitled “The Blacker the...

  • Go Set an Alarm Clock

    March 6th, 2015
    Go Set an Alarm Clock

    LITERATURE: Harper Lee plans to release a sequel to her hit novel To Kill a Mockingbird. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer After 55 years of waiting, readers around the world were excited to hear that cherished American author Harper...

  • Trivia Craze

    February 27th, 2015
    Trivia Craze

    ENTERTAINMENT: A new trivia application becomes popular among students. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer In this day and age, parents and adults complain about how we, as teenagers, are wasting time. We are glued to our phones, when instead,...

  • Voice Jammin’

    February 5th, 2015
    Voice Jammin’

    INNOVATION: Although it contains a few bugs and drawbacks, the Voice Jam application bundle is a powerful tool for aspiring musicians. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer Holding true to its promise of being “your access to performing, creating and...

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