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Archive for November, 2016


Monday, November 14th, 2016

Common Core changes high school math

MATH: Integrated math classes replace traditional math classes at Poly. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer Over the past few years, redesigned math courses have supplanted traditional math classes at Poly. Math 1, Math 2 and Math 3 replace the traditional courses of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and this major change raises concerns from...

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Breaking (Fake) News! Introducing Artificial Propaganda of Media News Coverage

FAKE: The popularity of fake “news”  shows no sign of slowing down. By Cassandra Navarro, Staff Writer Fake news has dominated the newscasting scene in recent weeks. It began with simple interview answers distorted or minor false allegations against an...

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Excessive University Admission Rates

EXPECTATIONS: The unnecessary high prices of university tuition has affected college decision making for prospective students. By Cassandra Navarro, Staff Writer College is a subject that frequently receives controversial opinions. Today’s modern high school students, seniors specifically,...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Pool Success

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Poly senior Juli Hilovsky is recruited to the college of her dreams: Indiana University. By Levi Murtaugh, Staff Writer College is a daunting prospect for every high school student. It is the beginning of true independence,...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

GoPro Progression

GOPRO: On October 2, 2016, GoPro released their new and highly anticipated action camera: the Hero 5 Black. By Jack Weggland, Staff Writer With technology constantly advancing before our eyes, GoPro improves and redefines the meaning of...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Staff Snapshot: James Patterson

WELCOME: Mr. James Patterson is the new head of the Poly credit recovery program. By Caleb Gonzales, Staff Writer For the past two years, Mr. Israel Leon has run the credit recovery course at Poly. However, this...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Moviegoers Given a Glimpse into Peculiardom

BURTON: Tim Burton releases another strange and eerie movie, based on a popular book series by Ransom Riggs. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer On September 30, American writer and producer Timothy Walter Burton (professionally known as Tim...

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Poly’s Newest Furry Friend

COMPANIONSHIP: Poly welcomes a new therapy dog. By Abigail Burke, Staff Writer Teaching students with learning disabilities proves a unique challenge, especially if students shown signs of anxiety when it comes to any type of learning. Fortunately,...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The Great Shakeout

EARTHQUAKE: Students prepare for the potential dangers of California earthquakes with The Great Shakeout.  By Michelle Krakora, Staff Writer On October 20 at 10:20 a.m, schools across California participated in The Great Shakeout— a drill to prepare...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Terrible Technology: The Note 7 phone casts doubt over the Samsung company

CREDIBILITY: Samsung’s failure with the new Galaxy Note 7 highlights the company’s flaws, raising concerns about the company’s trustworthiness. By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer Samsung, a South Korean electronics company, has recently gained notoriety for its newest...

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