The Poly Spotlight

Archive for October, 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Poly Gets Crackin’

FUN: Poly Renaissance inspires school spirit through fun activities. By Georgio Elnar, Staff Writer In a typical high school, school spirit is lackluster. However, Poly Bears are finding creative and amusing ways to bring it back to life. In an attempt to spread school-wide spirit, groups like Renaissance and Green Machine were created to play...

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

A Tennis Player’s Trip to the Top

JOURNEY: Top varsity tennis player Naomi Valadez recently moved to the United States from Mexico. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer Imagine moving to a different country, leaving behind friends and family and engaging with new people who speak...

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Common Core: The Power Grab

EDUCATION: Many states have justified objections to the Obama administration’s attempts to implement Common Core standards. By Joseph Nakatani, Staff Writer Under President Barack Obama’s administration, the federal government recently tried to reform our education system with the...

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Distorted Dead

ENTERTAINMENT: Straying from the comic book series, the writers of The Walking Dead are creating their own story. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer With the premiere of season five of The Walking Dead, die-hard fans cannot help...

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Students adhere to a new code of conduct

DISCIPLINE: Students face stricter enforcement of newly and formerly established school policies. By Matt Kaye, News Editor On top of the year’s new events, the enforcement of school policies increased, catching student attention and bringing forth student response....

Friday, October 24th, 2014

What TED Said

MOTIVATION: Twenty moving speakers participated in a TED Talk at the Fox Theater. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer The historic Fox Theater was one of Riverside’s claims to fame for much of the mid-20th century, featuring the...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Poly receives sports facility upgrades

BENEFITS: Poly’s new sports facilities provide external and economical rewards. By Timothy Chen, Sports Editor A Measure B bond granted back in 2001 provided Arlington, Ramona, North and Poly High School with $44 million for school construction...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Enterovirus generates concern in schools nationwide

VIRUS: Recent outbreaks of the rare Enterovirus DV68 in the U.S. pose a threat to student health. By Matt Saenz, Staff Writer The concept of maintaining good personal health and hygiene is not a new one; for...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Poly Varsity Girls’ Soccer

PERSEVERANCE: The girls’ soccer team practices hard in order to become victorious on the field this year. By Scott Field, Staff Writer The Riverside Poly girls’ soccer team has always had a dominant and skilled roster. Most...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Girls’ Volleyball Serves Up a New Season

GOALS: Poly’s varsity girls’ volleyball hopes to make it to CIF this year despite the loss of valuable players. By Kayla Iles, Staff Writer This year, Poly girls’ volleyball strives to reach CIF Finals and take the...

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