The Poly Spotlight

Archive for December, 2016


Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Pipeline Protest: The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Bring Their Oppression into the Spotlight

PROTEST: The Sioux tribe claims a victory with their protests, which argue for more than just an oil pipeline. By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer On January 25, 2016, Dakota Access Limited Liability Company (LLC), a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners responsible for transporting crude oil in the North Dakota area also led the Dakota Access...

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Poly’s Baseball Commits

COMMIT: Poly senior baseball players Alfred Parras, Cole Percival and Justin Adame commit to universities to play baseball. By Emma Carson, Staff Writer In the 2016- 2017 school year, three senior baseball players decided to continue their...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Effective Research at Universities

COLLABORATION: Multidisciplinary buildings are planned to be built at UCR for efficient research. By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer A new 150 million dollar multidisciplinary complex at the University of California Riverside (UCR) is planned for completion in...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Giraffes become vulnerable to extinction

DEVASTATION: The world’s tallest mammals are now characterized as a “vulnerable” species. By Natalie Apostol, Editor For several years, giraffes roamed the savannahs in Africa and have become a child’s favorite animal at the zoo.  However, giraffes...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Paths: A Personal Essay

By Caleb Gonzales, Staff Writer A car honks. Vehicles fly past my left, far faster than I can keep up. I look down at my speedometer, and it reads about 17 miles per hour. I push myself,...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

DJ “Buckets” Davis: Rising Star

BASKETBALL: DJ Davis hopes to bring prestige to Riverside Poly basketball.   By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer Riverside Poly recently added a new, young weapon to their arsenal of talent; his name is DJ Davis (9). The...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The 2016 Election Brings Female Minorities into Power

EMPOWERMENT: The 2016 Election brings a record number of women into the United States Senate and other government positions. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer Women have been kept out of power for centuries; in the United States,...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The Fair Opportunity Project disseminates college information to public high schools

EQUITY:  The Fair Opportunity Project provides college admissions information to seniors across the nation. By Matthew Saenz, Editor For many stressed teenagers, the college admissions process represents a great unknown; college-bound students must navigate their way through...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Poly App is Released

APP: A collective effort from Poly students and Mary Barnett ensued the successful creation of the new Poly app. By Kate Santoso, Editor The technological age of our day instills a spontaneous instinct to find countless ways...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Freedom of the Press: The Need for Print Media’s Decline to be Reversed

COLLAPSE: Print media can be preserved if the public begins supporting their local newspaper.  By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer In recent years, print media has seen a dramatic decline in sale and advertisement revenue. Media sources continuing...

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