AMBITION: Poly’s varsity football team has high hopes of winning a CIF title this...
SUCCESS: Poly’s cross country team exceeds expectations at the last three meets. By Timothy...
ADDITION: Poly’s girls’ soccer program adds a “frosh” team this year. By Abby Burke,...
MEDICINE: Pending ballot measure Proposition 46 challenges the way healthcare is conducted in California. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer Healthcare recently became a hot topic within various organized groups—from political parties to medical associations. Issues regarding healthcare came to a head in California with Proposition 46, which will be voted on on November 4, 2014. …Click Here to Continue Reading
CONTROVERSY: A Riverside Unified School District committee voted to remove “The Fault in Our Stars” from a middle school library, evoking national interest. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Recently, John Green’s famous young adult novel, “The Fault in Our Stars,” was removed from a Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) middle school library. The incident was featured on …Click Here to Continue Reading
PARTICIPATION: The Student Advisory Meeting encourages Poly students to participate in homecoming activities and keep the campus clean. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer Last year Principal Dr. Michael Roe created the student advisory, a leadership group on campus consisting of individuals elected by their fourth period classmates, in order to encourage student involvement. The group …Click Here to Continue Reading
PROGRESS: California is on track to construct the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By Brendan Brown, Staff Writer Today the average plane ticket for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is approximately $210. Driving the same distance would cost about $50 but would take at least six hours on a …Click Here to Continue Reading
MEDICINE: The University of California, Riverside (UCR) addresses the nationwide shortage of physicians. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer With the number of physicians in the United States at an all-time low, many attempts were made to increase these numbers. As this need for physicians became more and more dire, universities nationwide began increasing the number …Click Here to Continue Reading
REVITALIZATION: Principal Dr. Michael Roe implements his plan for a school year filled with changes and upgrades as students regain ownership of their school. By Matt Kaye, News Editor In the start of his second year as principal, Dr. Michael Roe assured the entire student body that this school year will be like no other. …Click Here to Continue Reading
CHANGE: Principal Dr. Michael Roe removes honors history classes from the curriculum. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Principal Dr. Michael Roe has implemented many changes this year in sports and school programs, as well as in Poly pride. One of the academic alterations eliminated Honors World History from the school’s course options and will remove …Click Here to Continue Reading
DISCIPLINE: Revisions to rules, stricter enforcement and technological incorporation point to stricter disciplinary measures. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer Poly’s 2014-2015 year has brought new changes in discipline. Due to last year’s parking permit scandal (students were caught with forged parking permits), Poly administration has ordered and distributed completely new permits, which have made forgery …Click Here to Continue Reading
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