The Poly Spotlight

Archive for October, 2015

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

On the Road to Greatness

VOLLEYBALL: Poly senior, Desiree Howard receives college volleyball scholarship By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Colin Powell once said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” Desiree Howard (12) has experienced this first hand as she overcame many obstacles on her journey to becoming a college volleyball player. She...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Poly introduces rigorous AP Academy

COLLEGIATE: Poly creates personalized learning program designed to imitate the college experience. By Ashley Gore, Staff Editor        With college admissions growing more competitive for each graduating class, students need a leg up more than ever to...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Revolutionized learning in Poly’s AP Environmental classes

MINDTAP: A new online studying tool allows students to study AP Environmental Science in more depth. By Emily Hughes, Staff Editor Poly’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) class, taught by teacher Jeffrey Jambretz, recently adopted a new...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Poly prepares new Ethics Bowl teams

COLLABORATION: Dr. Michael Roe and Mr. Robert Ayres introduce the Ethics Bowl to Poly. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer Poly’s brightest students will team up to participate in the Ethics Bowl. Ethics Bowl is a competition where...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Necessary New(s)

NEWS: Apple’s new News app encourages their users to stay informed about the world. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer We live in a time and age where our lives revolve around our phones. Every communication we make,...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Poly Keeps the Tradition Alive

HOMECOMING: Poly High School’s traditions continue to prevail over the years, as evidenced by its remarkable homecoming activities and historic parade. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Riverside Poly has been the home high school for Riverside since...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Lovin’ Love Me

MUSIC: Popular British band, The 1975, released their refreshing new single “Love Me.” By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer They’re back!  After what seemed like an eternity (actually 2 years) since their self-titled debut featuring tasty chart-topper “Chocolate,”...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The Martian: A True Optimist

REVIEW: The Martian provides audiences with an inspiring film that stays true to its source material.    By Frank Racobs, Staff Writer         The Martian, a 2015 film based on the best-selling novel of the same...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Fantasy Football Fairness Obliterated

TRADING: An online fantasy football employee wins 350 thousand dollars on a rival website, sparking an investigation into the inner workings of the profitable business.   By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Every time a football game is on...

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Calling all Current and Future Musicians: AP Music Theory is the Elective Class for You

ELECTIVES: Anyone with a love for music will enjoy AP Music Theory. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer Many students think they do not have the time for electives. They may also think electives are their “easy A”...

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