The Poly Spotlight

Archive for January, 2014

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

RESPONSE 2

Editor #21 Allow me to answer your question with a few questions. What makes an action or an opinion wrong, or socially unacceptable? The judgment of the law? The general will of the people? Your own morals and standards? Of course this leads to a broader debate: who, in order to preserve peace and stability,...

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

RESPONSE 1

Editor #3 We all know people we just do not like, sometimes for no apparent reason at all. Disliking someone or something is human—it’s a defense skill people have developed to keep them safe. People do not...

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Wrong for All the Right Reasons

Question: Dear Poly Spotlight Advice, Is it wrong to not like someone for no reason? If you think about it, having a reason for not liking someone could make you a hypocrite, racist, etc. People are so...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

An Invisible Illness

HEALTH: Mental health is a problem that needs more attention. By Chance Ornelas-Skarin, Staff Writer From the diagnoses of many shooters, such as James Holmes and Adam Lanza, in the past year a connection was drawn that has...

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

RESPONSE 2

Editor #21 After learning of all the potential delights waiting in college and discovering that the majority of college classes are filled with eager, passionate students, why would anyone want to stay cooped up in high school?...

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

RESPONSE 1

Editor #10 What you are experiencing could easily be diagnosed as senioritis, the bane of all high school seniors and an evil that runs rampant this time of year. Feeling “done” with high school is a perfectly normal...

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Last Semester Blues

Question: Dear Poly Spotlight Advice, I feel conflicted. One side of me wants to drop out of high school because people are just unbearable and I just cannot stand to see their pitiful faces. The other side does...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Good, Clean Family Fun

SOAP: Madeline Tovar and her family run their own soap-making business. By Ashley Gore, Staff Writer Think of a typical family business. You might envision a rustic pizza shop handed down through the generations. The owner’s son...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

RUSD Holds a Common Core Meeting with PTSA

EDUCATION: Dr. Michael Roe holds a PTSA meeting addressing concerns about the new Common Core. By Tim Chen, Staff Writer Poly’s curriculum is transitioning to the Common Core, a new teaching standard centered around real-world application and...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

John Newman’s Tribute to Confusing Music

MUSIC: John Newman puts everything into his debut album, Tribute, and confuses a John Mayer fan as a result. By Jonathan Whang, Staff Writer What do you get when you combine the husky vocals of James Morrison...

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