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Archive for January, 2016


Friday, January 29th, 2016

Staff Snapshot: Mr. Lowry Enters the Physics Department

PHYSICS: Mr. Alexander Lowry rejuvenates Poly’s staff to help students engage in physics. By Kayla Iles, Editor This year, Poly has welcomed many new teachers. Mr. Alexander Lowry, a physics teacher, is one of the newest additions to the Poly family.  Lowry and another new physics teacher, Mr. Matthew Van, have replaced Mr. Mark Colwell...

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

The NFL’s Return to Los Angeles

FOOTBALL: After 22 years, owner Stan Kroenke and his St. Louis Rams will return to their rightful home, Los Angeles. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer For several years, rumors of a team or team(s) returning or relocating...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The Evolution of Twitter

UPDATE: Twitter launches new features to regain prominence. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Released in 2006, Twitter has become one of the most popular social media outlets worldwide. This platform provides an easy and fun way to...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

2016’s Coachella Lineup: The Details Behind It All

LINEUP 2016: Coachella’s lineup evokes mixed emotions from anticipating fans. By Avelina Maier, Staff Writer Come mid-April, the youth of America will descend upon Indio, California for the annual Coachella music festival, where they will wear flowers...

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Shooting for Three

DETERMINATION: Like their male counterparts, Poly’s girls’ basketball team prepares for a stellar season. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer As many show excitement for Poly’s boys’ team, they should not forget a group of equally important athletes:...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Retiring L.A. superintendent discusses traditional and charter school struggles

EDUCATION: On his way out, former LAUSD Superintendent, Ramon C. Cortines, defended his decisions and expressed his thoughts about the push to maximize opportunities in non-traditional school settings. By Matt Kaye, Editor The state of K-12 education...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Pita Paradise

RESTAURANT: Fufu’s Mideast Grill is a sensational new restaurant that will have you drooling over the food and always coming back for more. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer This spectacular restaurant opened in late December, 2015 and...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

A Safe Concussion

REVIEW: Concussion fails to make an impact on the controversial subject surrounding football. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer Written and directed by Peter Landesman, Concussion is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

College Board redesigns the SAT

REVAMP: The College Board made many changes to the SAT which will become effective during March 2016. By Ashley Gore, Editor Just about every college-bound student will be forced to eventually face what many consider the most...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Poly Performing Arts visits Paris

ADVENTURE: Several Poly band and orchestra members experienced an unforgettable trip to Paris. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer After the delights of the holidays came to an end, students naturally looked forward to a bright new year...

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