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  • 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

  • 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

  • EQUITY:  The Fair Opportunity Project provides college admissions information to seniors across the nation. By Matthew Saenz, Editor For many stressed teenagers, the college admissions process represents a great unknown; college-bound students must navigate their way through numerous deadlines, essays and tests, all for an application that they do not fully comprehend. In essence, high …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Poly App is Released

    December 7th, 2016
    Poly App is Released

    APP: A collective effort from Poly students and Mary Barnett ensued the successful creation of the new Poly app. By Kate Santoso, Editor The technological age of our day instills a spontaneous instinct to find countless ways to incorporate our best friends— our cell phones— in our everyday lives. With the implementation of Google Chromebooks …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Getting Inspired

    December 6th, 2016
    Getting Inspired

    STEM: Poly sophomore girls take a trip to experience work in technical fields. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer On Thursday, November 17, 34 Poly sophomore girls participated in the “Inspire Her Mind” program presented by Bourns Incorporated, a global manufacturer of automotive technology. Sophomore girls from Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) high schools such as …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • UPSET: Shocking election results leave many popular polls incorrect, but confirm the predictions of several political scientists.  By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, all major news sources and polls confidently expected a strong victory for Hillary Clinton. Popular news publications such as The New York Times predicted a drastic …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • 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...

  • BURTON: Tim Burton releases another strange and eerie movie, based on a popular book series by Ransom Riggs. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer On September 30, American writer and producer Timothy Walter Burton (professionally known as Tim Burton), released...

  • NEW RELEASE: Indie band Two Door Cinema Club releases a long awaited third album after a three year hiatus. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer On October 14, the extended break for independent band Two Door Cinema Club came to...

  • Luke Cage Season 1 Review

    November 3rd, 2016
    Luke Cage Season 1 Review

    REVIEW: Luke Cage is Netflix’s third Marvel show, and its first season succeeds with fine performances, excellent direction and fantastic writing. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Luke Cage is based on the Marvel comic, originally written by Archie Goodwin...

  • Blink is Back

    October 10th, 2016
    Blink is Back

    COMEBACK: American pop punk rock band Blink-182 released California, their seventh studio album, on July 1, 2016. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer Much like The Beatles, Backstreet Boys and Genesis, the career of Blink-182 was too good to last....

  • Pseudonymous Reality

    October 6th, 2016
    Pseudonymous Reality

    FAKE: Pressured by social media standards, teenagers have created a new form of expressing their true selves. By Michelle Boulos, Editor A family vacation album. A cute video of someone’s cat. A lavish post flaunting a person’s outfit from...

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