The Poly Spotlight

Archive for March, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Softball Swings into Season

BEGINNING: Softball begins a promising season by placing well in the Jurupa Valley Tournament. By Abigail Burke, Staff Writer The Poly varsity girls’ softball team began its season finishing fifth in the Jurupa Valley Tournament from March 16-21. This was the team’s first year playing in the tournament. Finishing with four wins and one loss, the team...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Sports Brief: Poly’s New Basketball Coach

COACH: Mr. Yancy Dodson is selected as the new head coach of the Poly boy’s basketball program. By Frank Racobs, Staff Writer Mr. Yancy Dodson will take the position of a teacher coach, filling a vacancy for...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Poly hosts presentation on inappropriate use of social media

MEDIA: Ms. Opal Singleton gives presentation on the dangers of social media and how it can lead to involvement in human trafficking and prostitution. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer On March 25, Ms. Opal Singleton, president and CEO of...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

UCR and Poly High School make efforts to go green

ENVIRONMENT: The University of California, Riverside (UCR) participates in a statewide sustainability program; Poly also works for sustainability with commitments to keep the campus clean. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer With a new program called the UC...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

I Stream, You Stream

TELEVISION: Season three of House of Cards gives Poly students more of a reason to procrastinate. by Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer It is no secret that instead of staying on top of schoolwork, we teenagers prefer to...

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Bubble Children

VACCINATIONS: Children should be vaccinated for potential diseases to protect their health as well as the general public’s. By Brendan Brown, Staff Writer Throughout human history, disease has consistently been the greatest cause of death. A vaccination...

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Poly hosts its second Super Bowl for Kids

COMMUNITY: Poly students discuss the purpose behind Super Bowl for Kids and reflect on its impact. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer On the morning of January 28, spirits were high and hearts were light as Poly’s cheer...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Black Music Matters

RELEASE: Kendrick Lamar’s new single demands respect from a society obsessed with reputation and awards. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer The day after the notoriously demographically-challenged Grammy Awards, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar released a single entitled “The...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Conquering The Court

FLEXIBILITY: STEM student Corey Lunsford discusses balancing academics at one school with playing tennis at another. By Scott Field, Staff Writer Of all the sports that exist, tennis is a sport that is often overlooked. However, it is...

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Coaching Changes

VACANCY: Athletic Director Mr. Jim Vaughn looks to hire a new varsity boys’ basketball head coach following the resignation of Mr. Mark Vanta. By Frank Racobs, Staff Writer After serving four years as head coach and being...

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