The Poly Spotlight

Archive for February, 2016


Friday, February 26th, 2016

2016 Oscar Predictions

ACADEMY AWARDS: An amateur film reviewer’s predictions in every category for the 88th annual Academy Awards. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer Best Picture: The Big Short Adam McKay took the story of the housing market crash and made it interesting, heartbreaking, and comical. Spotlight and The Revenant are both strong contenders, but I doubt the...

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

“Damn Daniel” Takes Over the Internet

VIRAL: A video starring Poly student Daniel Lara and filmed by student Joshua Holz is the newest social media sensation By Emily Hughes, Staff Editor Whether you attend Poly High School or not, you’ve probably heard about the...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Standing up to Stress

HEALTH: Poly brings in a local physician to speak on academic stress in teens and strategies to deal with these feelings. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Over the past decade, the level of academic stress placed on...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Spotlight Exposes the Church

SPOTLIGHT: The story behind the group of journalists who uncovered a decade’s worth of secrets hidden by the Catholic church is finally portrayed through film. By Himadri Ratnayake, Staff Writer There are a variety of topics that...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

White Oscars Again

DIVERSITY: Oscar nominations this year consist of no non-white actors, creating commotion in and out of the film industry. By Martin Perina, Staff Writer The Academy Awards, perhaps the most prestigious award ceremony in the film industry,...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Staff Snapshot: Poly Introduces New Office Secretary, Mrs. Lee

ADMINISTRATION: Mrs. Lee joins Poly’s staff as the new secretary in the discipline office. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer This school year, Poly welcomed several new teachers in various teaching departments, but Poly also added new administrators...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

All that Glitters Is Not Gold

MUSIC: Streaming apps like TIDAL and Spotify might actually hurt musicians. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer Millions of people enjoy listening to music. Whether at work, in the car, or at home in the evening, music enhances...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Barbie Gets a Makeover

BARBIE: The iconic doll and classic children’s toy receives a new transformation. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer Whenever any person hears the name “Barbie,” four words instantly come to mind: childhood, pretty, skinny, and perfect. For decades, the...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Poly’s production of The Three Musketeers brings new elements to a classic play.

THEATER: Poly Theater Arts presents their new play, The Three Musketeers—a unique adaptation of the well-known story. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer On  January 29, 2016, Poly Theater Arts showed their first performance of the play to...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Life on the Ice

PASSION: Poly students are involved in figure skating rather than traditional high school sports. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer The lives of many students revolve around high school sports, making them a vast sensation. Student athletes dedicate...

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