The Poly Spotlight


UPDATE: Girls’ golf finished up their season successfully and battled in CIF. By Kayla...

TENNIS:  Riverside Poly girls’ tennis fell to rival King High School. By Jack Weggeland,...

VOLLEYBALL: Poly senior, Desiree Howard receives college volleyball scholarship By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer...


  • CHANGE: Poly is soon to undergo tremendous changes with the new “HVAC” project beginning this school year and pending Long Range Facility Master Plan.     By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer The Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) project has recently been approved by the Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) board and is scheduled to begin …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COLLEGIATE: Poly creates personalized learning program designed to imitate the college experience. By Ashley Gore, Staff Editor        With college admissions growing more competitive for each graduating class, students need a leg up more than ever to receive those practically mythical acceptance letters. It is crucial they show both a passion and a desire for …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • MINDTAP: A new online studying tool allows students to study AP Environmental Science in more depth. By Emily Hughes, Staff Editor Poly’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) class, taught by teacher Jeffrey Jambretz, recently adopted a new learning tool called MindTap. MindTap, which was originally designed for college students to help with studying for tests, …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • COLLABORATION: Dr. Michael Roe and Mr. Robert Ayres introduce the Ethics Bowl to Poly. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer Poly’s brightest students will team up to participate in the Ethics Bowl. Ethics Bowl is a competition where high school students analyze a series of ethical and philosophical dilemmas. Although it is a competitive event, students …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CONCERT: Poly orchestra and theater collaborate for this year’s Halloween Concert. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer         Every year, Poly’s orchestra puts on a dazzling show before Halloween. Similarly, Poly’s theater writes, directs and performs approximately six or seven Halloween-themed vignettes for Ghostwalk, which are performed in Downtown Riverside. However, this year, theater and orchestra …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • ENVIRONMENT: Environmental Science students gain insight into a scientist’s take on planet Earth’s immense climatological history. By Matthew Saenz, Editor On Thursday, September 24, students of Mr. Jambretz’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science course (A.P.E.S.) attended a lecture at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Extension Center given by renowned scientist, Dr. Paul Hoffman, Professor Emeritus …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • LOCAL: In two separate scenarios, male suspects attempted to grab teenage girls; one was luckily able to escape, while the other was not so fortunate. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Two disturbances recently occurred in Riverside within two days of each other. The first of the two incidents occurred on Saturday, September 19th near Strong …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CLIMATE: A team of teachers is working towards environmental sustainability in RUSD schools. By Emily Hughes, Editor Researchers in every scientific field of study have worked on ways to fight the growing global issue of climate change for decades. Across all corners of the globe, policies that reduce carbon emissions and increase the usage of …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • October 5th, 2015
    Poly freshmen put on a show

    GHOST WALK: Freshmen theater students participate in their first performance of the year. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer On October 23, 24 and 28, 2015, selected Poly theater students will put on their first performance of the year at the annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Riverside.  During this Ghost Walk, six student-written and directed skits …Click Here to Continue Reading

  • CHALLENGE: Poly’s most advanced math class enters a nationwide contest. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer Poly is proud to be one of the only high schools in California that offers a college-level multivariable calculus course. This class is widely regarded as one of Poly’s most challenging classes, comprised of some of the brightest students in …Click Here to Continue Reading

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  • On a Roll

    November 19th, 2015
    On a Roll

    SUSHI: Riversiders, this is the sushi head-to-head that you have been waiting for. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer We all have cravings for some seaweed-wrapped delectability.  Luckily for you, here is a breakdown of three top sushi restaurants in...

  • REVIEW: Daniel Craig returns as “007” for the fourth time in the James Bond film Spectre. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer The expectations for Spectre were extremely high after the 2012 release of the critically acclaimed Skyfall, which was widely...

  • October 28th, 2015
    Necessary New(s)

    NEWS: Apple’s new News app encourages their users to stay informed about the world. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer We live in a time and age where our lives revolve around our phones. Every communication we make, every note...

  • Lovin’ Love Me

    October 28th, 2015
    Lovin’ Love Me

    MUSIC: Popular British band, The 1975, released their refreshing new single “Love Me.” By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer They’re back!  After what seemed like an eternity (actually 2 years) since their self-titled debut featuring tasty chart-topper “Chocolate,” Matty Healy...

  • The Martian: A True Optimist

    October 28th, 2015
    The Martian: A True Optimist

    REVIEW: The Martian provides audiences with an inspiring film that stays true to its source material.    By Frank Racobs, Staff Writer         The Martian, a 2015 film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by...

  • 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...

  • MUSIC: The free subscription service A Song A Day delivers a handpicked song to users’ inboxes daily based on their music preferences. By Ashley Gore, Editor So much music, so little time. With millions of songs floating around the...

  • 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...

  • FOOD: The guide to not having to pick the green stuff out of your food. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer No one likes to admit that they are a picky eater, but let’s get real here.  Unless you are...

  • Kardashian Kraze

    October 5th, 2015
    Kardashian Kraze

    KONTROVERSY: The Kardashian family has been a group of controversial figures in the media and society. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Nowadays, the word “Kardashian” has become synonymous with fame and glamour. The family, consisting of five daughters—two of...

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