The Poly Spotlight

Archive for January, 2017


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

LAFC: The People’s Club

SOCCER: The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) provides an alternative for downtown Los Angeles soccer fans. By Levi Murtaugh, Staff Writer Downtown Los Angeles needed a soccer team—the LA Galaxy soccer team is too far, thirty minutes away to be exact, and it didn’t have room for the soccer spirit held within Los Angeles. With...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Riverside County’s Superior Court Welcomes Native American Judge

LAW: Judge Sunshine S. Sykes serves justice from all aspects of the cultural spectrum. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer As of June 3, 2014, the Superior Court of Riverside County welcomed its first Native American Judge: Judge...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Stop Telling Your Non-Straight Peers to “Just Come Out”

By Marley Brady, Staff Writer As author P. C. Cast once said, “Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.”  Unfortunately, many people don’t believe this; many believe that sexuality actually does define you— that...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Emmalea Ma: Ovarian Cancer Fighter

UNSTOPPABLE: Matthew Gage Middle School student Emmalea Ma proves to be an inspiration for all. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Emmalea Ma is currently in the eighth grade and battling ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed at 11...

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Dark Side is Strong in Rogue One

REVIEW: Rogue One’s massive success marks a new chapter in the Star Wars franchise. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Finally, the grueling anticipation for the first Star Wars spin-off has been relieved with a movie that met...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Damn Daniel Steps into the Spotlight Again

REWIND: In the 2016 YouTube Rewind special, Poly sophomore Daniel Lara appears alongside over 100 other influential YouTubers. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer Last February, Daniel Lara (10) appeared on social media websites around the country in...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Prices Increase for Education

RISE: The Universities of California increase tuition prices for the following year. By Michelle Krakora, Staff Writer The Universities of California (UCs) are one of the most expansive systems in the entire nation. With 83,000 new students...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

More Than Sin City

MOVING: Vegas adds new sports teams to its roster. By Jack Weggeland, Staff Writer For the past seventy years, Las Vegas has been the home of gamblers, shoppers, entertainment and nightlife. Despite such an embraced reputation, Sin...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Trump’s Cabinet: Contradictory Picks that Could Prove Disastrous

CABINET:  President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s cabinet choices reflect the inexperience and contradiction that riddled his campaign. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer On January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama will leave the White House, and President-Elect Donald J....

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Student engagement survey measures engagement on Poly’s campus

ENGAGEMENT: A Harvard survey displays students to be actively disinterested in school. By Caleb Gonzales, Staff Writer “Right now when you look at the Veterans, the Boomers, the Xers, the Millennials: the most actively disengaged generation...

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