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Archive for September, 2015


Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Germany Adventure

ADVENTURE: Students in the RUSD district travel to Germany for a taste of culture. By Martin Perina, Staff Writer            Over the summer students from Riverside visited Germany through an exchange program. This is an annual exchange between Riverside and its sister city: Erlangen. Every year, a group of students from different schools in the Riverside...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Shyamalan’s Revisit: The Visit

REVIEW: M. Night Shyamalan’s new film The Visit sets him on the right path to return to his early form of thrilling and surprising audiences of all kinds. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer Director M. Night Shyamalan’s...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Cross Country Takes Off Running

CROSS COUNTRY: Poly’s Cross Country Team competes in the first race of the season. By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Poly Cross Country, which had a great season for both boys and girls last year, showcased its new...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Friday Night Lights: A Cheerleader’s Perspective

SPIRIT: Poly Cheer & Song members give their perspective of Friday Night Football games. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer With the fall season comes the annual football season for Poly High School. Football players and fans nervously...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Staff Snapshot: Mr. Van Here To Stay!

STAFF:Former middle school teacher Matthew Van starts new job at Poly High School. By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Poly High School is pleased to announce the arrival of beloved science teacher Mr. Matthew Van! Van, a teacher...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Less Is Not More

ANTI-POACHING: Although poaching is illegal in some countries, it is not enough to fully ensure that exotic species are safe from their human predators. By Himadri Ratnayake, Staff Writer  Thanks to mankind’s excellent poaching skills, wildlife in...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Beware of Badlands

ESCAPE: Up and coming artist, Halsey, releases her new album, Badlands. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Music can connect an artist to a listener in many different ways. Whether it’s through melodies or lyrics, people experience emotions...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A Summer Abroad

TRAVEL: Madame Kund takes Poly students on a trip to France and Spain over the summer. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer From July 16 to July 24, 2015, Madame Kund, a French language teacher at Poly, accompanied a...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

New Tennis Coach Brings a Bright Future for Poly Tennis

OPTIMISM: Poly eagerly welcomes Nick Mateljan, who will coach the boys’ and girls’ tennis team.   By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer Within every new coach lies a natural sense of nervous anticipation for the fierce competition but...

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Hard Work Pays Off

MOCK TRIAL: An extraordinary senior receives a summer mock trial internship as a result of her hard work.   By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Mock trial is a club on Poly’s campus in which students play certain...

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