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Archive for May, 2015


Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Just Bear It: May Madness

SCHEDULING: Due to wacky scheduling, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests were unnecessarily placed around the heat of Advanced Placement (AP) tests. By Valeria Carrillo, Opinions Editor The end of April and the entire month of May comprised extremely busy schedules for a majority of students. AP tests were right around the corner. Spring...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

It’s the Student, Not the School

REFORM: High school students around the nation should not let universities dictate their lives. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer 5.7 percent. That percentage represents the pool of applicants that get into Stanford every year, according to 2013 numbers...

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

A Katastrophic Kase

TREND: The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge has harmful repercussions. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Everyone is guilty of doing one foolish thing or another for the sake of being funny, but when “fun” compromises one’s health, these foolish acts...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Disturbance in the Force

LEGACY: The impending release of a new Star Wars game has old nerds worried about new features. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer Ten years after the release of the beloved Star Wars: Battlefront II, Electronic Arts (EA)...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Poly’s multivariable class finishes model motocross track

MOTOCROSS: After months of planning, designing and building, the motocross “Dream Track” has been completed. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Poly’s multivariable calculus class, a coalition of some of Poly’s best and brightest math students, has just...

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Future Olympian?

QUALIFICATION: Riverside Poly’s Kalea Ibarra and the girls’ 4×800 team had an impressive debut at the Arcadia Invitational. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer Many believe the Arcadia Invitational is the most prestigious and competitive high school track...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Students take action against the dangers of social media

ACTION: Dr. Michael Roe creates the student-run Social Justice Council to combat cyberbullying and internet danger. By Martina Krakora, Staff Writer A few weeks before spring break, Poly High School was entangled in the snares of cyberbullying...

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