The Poly Spotlight


PROMISE: With the start of the new school year, seven Poly sports kick off...

RECOGNITION:  Riverside Poly’s finest male and female athletes, Haley Finn and Dixon Stith, were...

VIRUS: Olympic athletes cancel their trips to Brazil due to the rapidly spreading Zika...


  • PERSONAL: A new program seeks to revolutionize Poly students’ education. By Brandon Byrne and Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writers In high schools across the nation, there is a perceived disconnect between students and their education in schools. To address this issue, Poly faculty introduced a new experiment, dubbed “Personalized Learning,” that was launched last April. The program aims …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • Poly brings back alma mater

    October 6th, 2016
    Poly brings back alma mater

    TRADITION: Poly revives an old custom, eliciting pride among students and the Riverside community. By Danijel Bilaver, Emma Carson and Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writers On September 13, 2016, Poly Principal Dr. Michael Roe, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, and Poly student Elsie Herman (12) reintroduced the alma mater to Poly students. Throughout institutions around the nation, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • RECOGNITION: Two spectacular Poly athletes, Lauren Bywater and Dylan McDowell, were recognized in the Riverside Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremony. By Andrew Carlson , Staff Writer There are 16 high schools in Riverside County, and each one of them has outstanding athletes in every sport.  To be recognized as one of the best in …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • PTSA: Poly High School awaits to see who will next be awarded the Honorary Service Awards. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer It’s that time of year again, when Poly High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) nominates its potential candidates for the Honorary Service Awards. The PTSA is a private, non-profit organization that consists of …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • INSPIRATIONAL: Poly Orchestra listens to the world-renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.   By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer After two grueling weeks of AP testing, Poly musicians sought a peaceful respite from the burdens of school. A harmonious Saturday spent in Hollywood would be the perfect appetizer for a stress-free weekend. …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CRAFT: Three Poly students win the Library Law Art Contest by creating unique art pieces. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer Art is a form of expression that can evoke certain emotions and opinions from the artist’s audience. It allows viewers to draw their own opinions and conclusions of the artwork as the designer offers their …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • RENOVATION: Poly High School is in the midst of reconstructing its air conditioning system and campus construction is in full swing. By Emily Bronwyn Hughes, Editor Over the next two years, Poly High School will be undergoing a 12 million dollar renovation project designed to improve and modernize air conditioning across campus. This large-scale change …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ENSEMBLE: Poly’s Chamber Singers place third in their singing competition in Seattle, Washington. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer In early April, most Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) students anticipated spring break and a temporary getaway from their studies. But as break quickly approached, Chamber Singers, Poly’s elite, audition-only choir, were eager to board their flight …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • BUSINESS: Select students collaborate to  learn how to make wise decisions out in the business world. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer The 2016 Mayor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Bootcamp took place at SolarMax Technology here in Riverside, California.  The event was put together by Riverside’s very own Mayor Rusty Bailey and The Achievement Academy, facilitators of California …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ART: AP Studio Art emerges as a new opportunity for young artists at Poly. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art is the very first art portfolio class that will be offered at Poly. The class will be taught by Mrs. Elizabeth Morrow and emerged in an effort to expand the art …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • 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...

  • Final Five Frenzy

    October 4th, 2016
    Final Five Frenzy

    INSPIRATION: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team are role models that young girls in America have always admired. By Marley Brady and Michelle Krakora, Staff Writers The Summer Olympics have always been a vibrant, worldwide fanfare that not only celebrates...

  • Tunes We Studied By

    May 27th, 2016
    Tunes We Studied By

    MUSIC: The end of the 2015-2016 school year has arrived so let’s review some of the music that temporarily shaped our world. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer With less than ten days left of school at Poly, it may...

  • REVIEW: Keanu proves to audiences that these two extraordinary actors are safer with skits. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Actor-comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele starred in their first major movie, Keanu, which was released on April 29, 2016....

  • The New Supreme of Style

    May 27th, 2016
    The New Supreme of Style

    QUALITY: Boys’ fashion finds its prominence at Poly High School and in the greater social scene. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer The word fashion elicits images of women strutting down a runway, canvases for the creations of high end...

  • CONTACTS: Sony shrinks down camera technology to fit into a mere contact lens. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer This past April, Sony became the the third company to patent its all-new camera contact lens. This new lens allows people...

  • FASHION: The theme for the annual Met Gala incorporated prestigious technology into the latest fashion. By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Every year, the glamorous Met Gala takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York...

  • Time to Harmonize

    April 29th, 2016
    Time to Harmonize

    BAND: Poly’s band program gives students a chance to bond over the universal language of music. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer Mr. Mooring’s band program offers students a chance to hone and display their creative music skills. This elective...

  • Crank It Up

    April 26th, 2016
    Crank It Up

    MUST READ: When it comes to drug abuse, Crank packs more punch than an after-school special. By Martin Perina, Staff Writer Fear no more, earnest teenager. Finally, I found a book that we can all enjoy: Crank. Crank is a...

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