The Poly Spotlight


CROSS COUNTRY: Poly’s Cross Country Team competes in the first race of the season....

SPIRIT: Poly Cheer & Song members give their perspective of Friday Night Football games....

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


  • ACTION: Poly’s Social Justice Council collaborates with Harvard on new ideas for a superior campus and overall student body. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Poly consistently strives to make a safer campus and a better learning environment for all students. These ideals are represented in the creation of Poly’s Social Justice Council, which had its …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • 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

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  • MUSIC: A new band, The Arcs,  emerges from the collective collaboration of three talented musicians. By Malik Alexander, Staff Writer Good new bands are a hard find in today’s music-inundated society, but a new band called The Arcs is...

  • RUNWAY:  This season’s fall fashion phenomenon includes all of the latest updates in clothing, from new seasonal colors to new seasonal styles. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Fashion is an aspect of life that has enabled humans to express...

  • Beware of Badlands

    September 18th, 2015
    Beware of Badlands

    ESCAPE: Up and coming artist, Halsey, releases her new album, Badlands. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Music can connect an artist to a listener in many different ways. Whether it’s through melodies or lyrics, people experience emotions that make...

  • September 18th, 2015
    A Summer Abroad

    TRAVEL: Madame Kund takes Poly students on a trip to France and Spain over the summer. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer From July 16 to July 24, 2015, Madame Kund, a French language teacher at Poly, accompanied a large group...

  • 1969: Bohemian style may have never left in the first place. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer Just in case you lived under a rock this summer, the eclectic “festival look” has now left the musical fields of Coachella and...

  • 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,...

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