OPPORTUNITIES: Poly hosts its first annual Super Bowl for Kids. By Skylar Rains, Staff...
FOOTBALL: Two teams packed with All-Star players are set to collide on February 2...
DECISIONS: The Angels decide to trade Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange...
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
ACTIVITIES: Poly’s newest club, Society of Animal Appreciators, adds to student interest in animal well-being. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Animals have long been the topic of a variety of discussions at Poly, from the history of the school mascot to student consciousness about the protection of animals in the community. In the past, the …Click Here to Continue Reading
By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer For the Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony, students will have the opportunity to show off their talents in front of this year’s graduates and their families. Auditions for senior performances will be held on April 29 and April 30 for any interested vocalists, musicians and dancers. Students will be able …Click Here to Continue Reading
TRANSITION: Poly moves to a completely online application process for Advanced Placement testing to improve organization and accountability. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer As the school year moves past the halfway point, teachers and students prepare for another testing season. The second semester brings students and teachers face-to-face with not only difficult material, but also …Click Here to Continue Reading
Last week students voted online about whether Varsity Letters should be awarded for academic achievements and for participation in school activities and clubs. Of the 492 students that voted on academic letters, 47.15% voted yes for academic letters based on GPA, 18.5% voted yes for academic letters based on class ranking, 19.31% voted no for academic …Click Here to Continue Reading
EDUCATION: Dr. Michael Roe holds a PTSA meeting addressing concerns about the new Common Core. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer Poly’s curriculum is transitioning to the Common Core, a new teaching standard centered around real-world application and reflection of knowledge. During this change, parents have expressed concerns regarding the new policy. To educate the parents …Click Here to Continue Reading
MONEY: California continues its three-step plan to increase minimum wage. By Timothy Chen, Staff Writer Last September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill granting an increase in California’s minimum wage. Minimum wage will now increase exponentially in a time period of three years, growing from last year’s eight dollars an hour. It is expected to …Click Here to Continue Reading
OPPORTUNITY: UC Riverside plans to give full scholarships to five lucky admitted students of its new medical school. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer The time has come when the majority of doctors have reached the retirement age. These doctors leave behind not only their numerous vacancies across the nation but also a higher demand for …Click Here to Continue Reading
HERITAGE: Former Justice John G. Gabbert passed away, but his contributions to the growth of Riverside will not be forgotten. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Born and raised in California, Gabbert spent the vast majority of his life in Riverside. He settled in Riverside at the age of three and called it home ever afterwards. Throughout his life, he spent his time …Click Here to Continue Reading