The Poly Spotlight

Archive for December, 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Cross Country Season Roundup

VALOR: Although the cross country teams were made up of young athletes, the teams were able to maintain their strong reputation. By Jorge Carreon, Sports Writer Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams had fairly successful seasons. With the hard work put in throughout the year, both teams put themselves in good positions...

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Triple Threat

TALENT: Peyton Gantt pursues a modeling career along with school and dancing. By Andrea Alvarado, Staff Writer While most teens keep busy during their high school years with academics, athletics and other extracurricular activities, Peyton Gantt (11)...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Editor #21 The power of small talk is often underestimated. You may be thinking “The last thing I want to do is start a conversation with ‘So, how about that weather? Pretty crazy, huh?’” However, this simple...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Editor #3 Contrary to popular belief, teachers are not monsters who live on campus and feed off the souls of failing students. Both of my parents and a multitude of their friends are teachers. Many teachers actually...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Everybody Talks

Question: Dear Poly Spotlight Advice, How do you make small talk with teachers? I have the worst communication skills as it is, but when adults (mostly teachers) talk to me I turn into a blob of nervousness...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Kettlebelling: The American Teacher’s Favorite Pastime

FITNESS: Glen Bagwell proves that anyone can live a life of health and fun with a little hard work. By Ashley Gore, Staff Writer What is kettlebelling? The dictionary defines it as an exercise in which the...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Editor #21 A troll is public enemy number one in the Internet community. Trolls start nasty and futile arguments for the personal satisfaction of driving up someone else’s blood pressure. They twist the words of others, initiate...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Editor #3 Urban Dictionary defines an Internet troll as “One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a news group, message board or other site with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.” So if you are trying...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

A Nasty Little Habit

Question: Dear Poly Spotlight Advice, Do you have any tips on how to stop being an Internet troll? I have few friends as it is, and most of them are Internet friends. I just can’t help but try...

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Editor #21 Whenever I hear any mention of bossy, nagging parents, I immediately think of Jamie Lee Curtis’ scene on the Dottie Robertson Show in Freaky Friday: “Quality time with your kids? You know what? Quit bugging...

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