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Archive for October, 2016

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Monday, October 10th, 2016

Blink is Back

COMEBACK: American pop punk rock band Blink-182 released California, their seventh studio album, on July 1, 2016. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer Much like The Beatles, Backstreet Boys and Genesis, the career of Blink-182 was too good to last. The Band faced an upsetting breakup when leading guitarist Tom DeLonge left his career in music...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Demonetization of Free Speech

CENSORSHIP: YouTube de-monetizes the videos of dozens of creators. By Andrew Carlson and Caleb Gonzales, Staff Writers “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Musical.ly: A Provacative Show For a Young Audience

MEDIA: Musical.ly exposes overtly sexual and violent content. By Natalie Apostol and Ernie Mendez, Staff Writers  In the last decade, continually expansive social media have dominated society, from efficiently completing tasks to connecting with friends. While this...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

A Revolution in Poly’s Education

PERSONAL: A new program seeks to revolutionize Poly students’ education. By Brandon Byrne and Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writers In high schools across the nation, there is a perceived disconnect between students and their education in schools. To address...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Pseudonymous Reality

FAKE: Pressured by social media standards, teenagers have created a new form of expressing their true selves. By Michelle Boulos, Editor A family vacation album. A cute video of someone’s cat. A lavish post flaunting a person’s...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Poly brings back alma mater

TRADITION: Poly revives an old custom, eliciting pride among students and the Riverside community. By Danijel Bilaver, Emma Carson and Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writers On September 13, 2016, Poly Principal Dr. Michael Roe, Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey,...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Fall Sports: A Preview

PROMISE: With the start of the new school year, seven Poly sports kick off their fall season. By Abby Burke and Levi Murtaugh, Staff Writers As the leaves change, many students concern themselves with swapping shorts for...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Staff Snapshot: Kari McGowan

WELCOME: Poly introduces its new assistant principal, Kari McGowan. By Avelina Maier and Chloe Vega, Staff Writers Poly High School is pleased to announce that Kari McGowan will be the newest addition to Poly’s staff. McGowan, who is...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Final Five Frenzy

INSPIRATION: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team are role models that young girls in America have always admired. By Marley Brady and Michelle Krakora, Staff Writers The Summer Olympics have always been a vibrant, worldwide fanfare that not...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Did the Crime but not the Time: How Brock Turner Embodies America’s Rape Culture in High Schools, Colleges, and Communities

TURNER: The recent Stanford rape case exemplifies America’s prevalent yet slowly shifting culture that allows offenders to walk and denies justice to victims. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer For all people, regardless of gender or ethnicity, the...

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