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Archive for March, 2016


Thursday, March 31st, 2016

His Name Is Alexander Hamilton

MUSICAL: A year after the release of Hamilton, the musical theater world has gone crazy over this innovative performance. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer In 2009, Lin-Manuel Miranda presented a song from his newest musical project to the president in the White House. Seven years later, he’s back in the White House to perform his...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Tennis and Drugs

SHARAPOVA: Tennis champion Maria Sharapova, a household name, failed a drug test at the Australian Open. By Lily Mitchell, Staff Writer On March 7, 2016, Maria Sharapova held a press conference.  She owned up to using meldonium,...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Where Netflix Leads, Fans Will Follow

GILMORE: The television show Gilmore Girls will make its Netflix debut through four mini-movies. By Himadri Ratnayake, Staff Writer             Ever since the television show Gilmore Girls launched in 2000 on the Warner Bros. channel, fans were instantly...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

School board scrutinizes important bond vote

EDUCATION: Riverside’s School board prepares to decide the date for a vote on a multi-million dollar bond for upgrades and maintenance to school campuses. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Spring cleaning is here, and as part of...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Poly Soccer Players Commit to Colleges

RECRUITED: Poly varsity soccer players, Kayla Valenzuela and Caitlin McManus, are both committed to prestigious schools to pursue their passion for soccer. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer From Germany to Australia, from Brazil to America, soccer is...

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Poly offers new art course for the 2016-2017 school year

ART: AP Studio Art emerges as a new opportunity for young artists at Poly. By Dyala Harb, Staff Writer Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art is the very first art portfolio class that will be offered at Poly....

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Paying More for Pernicious Pop?

TAX: California lawmakers propose a tax on soft drinks. By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer On March 8, 2016, state lawmakers Richard Bloom and Jim Hood proposed a tax on sugary drinks.  The tax, at two cents per...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A Claustrophobic Shocker

REVIEW: 10 Cloverfield Lane delivers as a thriller shrouded in questions. By Franklin Racobs, Staff Writer 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr., tells the story...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Hogwarts Hits Hollywood

POTTER: Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to visit Hogwarts for the first time this spring. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer After huge success in Orlando, Florida, Universal Studios has decided to bring The Wizarding World of Harry...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

iPhone S(ize) E(ase)

RELEASE: Apple announces the new, cheaper iPhone SE. By Michelle Boulos, Staff Writer The world has watched the tech giant Apple upgrade the iPhone year after year for the past decade: upgrades in software, size, hardware, and...

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