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Archive for October, 2013


Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Clear and Candid: The Definition of Beauty

BEAUTY: If the idea of beauty is subjective, why are we continuously pushing women into molds and scorning them if they don’t fit that particular shape? By Amy Wang, Opinions Editor Somewhere in the middle of angst-ridden pre-teen years and a messy move away from my old friends to a new school, I developed a...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Bankrupt in a SNAP

HARMFUL: The United States Department of Agriculture continues to distribute food stamps (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards to aid Americans not in need of assistance. By Valeria Gutierrez, Staff Writer As taxpayers, we are the first to feel...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

First place stolen from the seniors?

CONTROVERSY: Poly High School seniors argue that the Homecoming float competition was judged unfairly. By Birdy Jones, Staff Writer Even though Poly High School’s Homecoming has come to an end, seniors’ accusations have yet to do so....

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


BATTLE: Poly Spanish teacher David Frymire remembers his battle with prostate cancer. By Andrea Alvarado, Staff Writer Enduring and overcoming hardships often results in a new outlook on life. Poly’s own David Frymire learned this when he...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

She’s Takin’ Those Haters and She’s Roughin’ ‘Em Up

SELF-SLANDER: Lady Gaga goes on a headhunt for herself on Twitter. By Antonio Serros, Staff Writer In an ironic turn of events, life began to imitate art this past year as Lady Gaga’s passé “Paparazzi” music video...

Friday, October 25th, 2013


Editor #21 Hopeless In California, your worries are mutual. If you want to be entered in the college lottery, you must fill out—to perfection—the Common App, any supplemental work your dream college requires and scholarship forms. And...

Friday, October 25th, 2013


Editor #10 College applications are the ticket to freedom for most seniors. That being said, they are also a real pain. With the UCs requiring lengthy personal essays, it has become a time-consuming and stressful process to get...

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Keep Calm And College On

Question: Dear Poly Spotlight Advice, All this talk of college apps and deadlines has got me on the edge of my seat. Any tips on how to stay calm and not commit before November 30? – Hopeless in...

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Making It Count

FOOTBALL: Poly has started the season strong. Now, it has to learn how to finish. By Jared Kanouse, Sports Writer You hear it all the time; the playoffs are what really count. And as this season winds...

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Female Misconduct

WOMEN: Female musicians experience constant abuse. By Stephen Park, Staff writer It must be amazing to be born a musician, unless you are born with ovaries. Being a female artist means having to endure sexually explicit abuse; people...

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