BASKETBALL: Clippers owner Donald Sterling made nationwide headline news with the racist comments he...
HOCKEY: The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us. By Jared Kanouse, Sports Writer That...
DEDICATION: Lawrence O’Hara leads the Poly track team with his intense commitment and skill....
COLLEGE: A new rating system places UCR at the top of the list. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer Using the Department of Education’s new criteria, Time magazine placed the University of California (UC) Riverside above both UC San Diego and UC Irvine. The new criteria ranks colleges based on graduation rate, tuition and student welfare. …Click Here to Continue Reading
LATEST: The new SBAC testing offers updated assessments and new approaches to testing. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer This year, students face a new form of testing that will dominate California from 2014 on. By now, many are familiar with the term “Common Core” and the national wave of change that it promises for education. …Click Here to Continue Reading
ENTERTAINMENT: Poly Link Crew puts on Poly’s first all-male pageant. By Birdy Jones, Staff Writer Every year, clubs and sports struggle to find a way to raise funds for their group. Link Crew is no exception. This year, their struggle proved to be worth it, when they put on the Mr. Poly Pageant for the …Click Here to Continue Reading
TESTING: The College Board introduces different methods for student examinations in A.P. subjects and the SAT. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer As students take advantage of their last days to study, they brace themselves for another year of Advanced Placement (A.P.) exams. From calculus to history to foreign languages, the A.P. tests offer an eclectic …Click Here to Continue Reading
ARTS: The Riverside School of the Arts has the opportunity to rise to higher levels of success as they compete for a national scholarship. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer In a time familiar to budget cuts and downsizing, performing arts and other “nonessential” programs have frequently gotten the short end of the stick. There has …Click Here to Continue Reading
EVALUATION: The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits Poly’s campus. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer The WASC committee’s three-day visit was a self study of Poly. “It evaluates where we are as a school site,” Lauren Nelson, Poly’s WASC coordinator, said. This process consists of five areas targeted for evaluation: vision, organization, curriculum, …Click Here to Continue Reading
DISCIPLINE: Assistant Principal Brian Frost describes the use of invalid parking permits at Poly High School and explains the actions taken to address this issue. By Birdy Jones, Staff Writer For years, licensed Poly High School drivers have purchased parking passes and utilized the student parking lot. Seniors have first priority in receiving parking permits, …Click Here to Continue Reading
CHANGE: ASB advisor Vanessa Douty and Poly High School students discuss the shift from online voting to in-class Scantron ballot voting for ASB elections. By Birdy Jones, Staff Writer For several years, Poly ASB handled elections in a particular way: holding an interest meeting, distributing packets of campaign guidelines, covering the campus with banners and …Click Here to Continue Reading
EVICTION: Riverside Ballet Arts received an eviction notice on February 20 and must vacate the Aurea Vista Building by April 1. By Kira Roybal, Staff Writer After 53 years of service, Riverside Ballet Arts (RBA), the city’s local professional dance school, must pack up its ballet barres and Nutcracker costumes and relocate to a new …Click Here to Continue Reading
By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer Four Poly students competed in the History Day competition at the county level. After advancing from the RUSD district competition, these four Poly competitors succeeded again at the Riverside County competition. Tina Velez (11) wrote a historical paper on the “Government Debacle at the Stringfellow Acid Pits,” and won the …Click Here to Continue Reading