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Archive for April, 2015


Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Just Bear It: Restaurant Refutation

DISCRIMINATION: Critics of Indiana’s recently-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act fail to realize that the true purpose of the bill is to protect businesses’ constitutional rights, not discriminate against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. By Valeria Carrillo, Opinions Editor It is our constitutional right to speak our thoughts and protect our religious beliefs,...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Why Prom is Wonderful

MAGIC: Poly’s 2015 prom at the Aquarium of the Pacific was an event of beauty and energy, despite its expense. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Before stepping into a limousine with my makeup done for the first...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Disney Recording Day for Orchestra

EXPERIENCE: Poly orchestra records classical Disney songs at Disneyland. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer When we think of Disneyland, we think of rides, fairytales, smiles and of course, magic. However, we sometimes fail to recognize the sweet...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Served Up and Spiked Down

ADVERSITY: Boys’ volleyball struggles through their first season. By Kayla Iles, Staff Writer The newest addition to Poly’s athletic family, boys’ volleyball, is struggling to compete on the court with other schools in the area. The team’s...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Tidal For Some

MUSIC: A new streaming service refreshes the debate over the price of music. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer If you have a Twitter account, chances are you saw your favorite musicians post something about “Tidal” or change...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Chamber Singers shine in Tennessee competition

CHOIR: Poly’s elite choir showed their talent on a national stage. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer School prestige for today’s high schools rests primarily in academics and sports. People determine the value of schools based on test...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Emoji Evolution

DIVERSITY: The new Apple software iOS 8.3 features a new array of diverse Emojis. By Michelle Boulous, Staff Writer Over the past few years, emojis (the emoticons from Apple) have transformed the way people communicate. From the...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

RELAPSE: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s star left fielder, Josh Hamilton, slips into a drug and alcohol relapse that goes unpunished by the MLB. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer In late February, the media revealed that Josh...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

McDowell Leads Bears

FEATURE: Poly junior Dylan McDowell dominates on the field as well as in the classroom. By Scott Field, Staff Writer Poly’s varsity baseball team had a strong start early in their season. With a 3-1 record, the...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

AVID student receives Dell Scholarship

By Matt Kaye, News Editor On April 10, the Dell Scholars Program announced the scholarship recipients for the class of 2015. The Dell Scholars Program is a scholarship initiative included in the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation....

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