The Poly Spotlight

Archive for December, 2014


Monday, December 15th, 2014


MOVEMENT: Poly students take action against administrative policy. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer As a nod to the Watergate Scandal, the term “Gate-gate” was coined by Poly’s AP Government/Economics teacher, Mr. Cheston Booth, in reference to the closed gate by the 150s building, which caused civil unrest among students. The gate was initially closed due...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Festival of Lights holds significance in Riverside

COMMUNITY: The annual Festival of Lights attracts local and national attention. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer The holiday season is a time for family, company, and, for students, an extended recess from school. One local event brings...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Common Sense

THINK: Common Core creates a federal standard of education that will not only repair the failures of the No Child Left Behind Act but give students the critical thinking skills the nation sorely lacks. By Brendan Brown,...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Racing to Their Goals

ACHIEVEMENT: Poly’s varsity boys’ cross country team accomplishes its goal of winning league. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer The boys’ cross country team had one goal in mind at the start of the season: to become solo...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Throwback Threads

RETURN: The nineties aesthetic is making a comeback in popular clothing stores. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Bring back the overalls and crimped hair! The once-beloved clothing and accessories of the 1990s are becoming popularized again and...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Ooh Pig, You Salty

RESTAURANT: Riverside’s The Salted Pig reveals new menu and operating hours. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer Nestled somewhere in the depths of Downtown Riverside lies The Salted Pig, a trendy restaurant and bar, known for its massive...

Monday, December 8th, 2014

CIF Football Championship (RUSH)

FINALS: The Bears meet the Redlands East Valley Bobcats in the championship game for the CIF title. By Scott Field, Staff Writer The Bears had a perfect 13-0 season heading into the CIF Championships against Redlands East...

Monday, December 8th, 2014

School Is in Session

HOMECOMING: Poly welcomes its newest staff member, Mr. Anthony School, back to the Bear Family as he begins his teaching career. By Ashley Gore, Features Editor Many students here on campus cannot wait to break free from...

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Final Game

LETDOWN: Redlands High School defeats Poly boys’ water polo in the CIF quarterfinal game. By Kayla Iles, Staff Writer Poly’s varsity boys’ water polo team had an abrupt end to its season when it was knocked out...

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Poly hopes to begin motocross program

MOTOCROSS: Poly works with motorcycle companies to reinstate its motocross program. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Motocross, the sport of cross-country motorcycling, was once a prominent part of Poly campus life. Throughout the 1970s and early 80s,...

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