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Archive for February, 2017


Monday, February 13th, 2017

Mrs. Nava: Poly’s One-of-a-Kind Counselor

ACHIEVEMENT: Mrs. Yuridia Nava was named California State Counselor of the Year and was one of five finalists for the National Counselor of the Year Award. By Kate Santoso, Editor Throughout their scholarly years, students learn to rely on their counselors for guidance on college admissions, standardized testing and class schedules. However, in time, many...

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Pokémon Memory?

MEMORY: A UCR researcher discovers a link between long-term and short-term memory. By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Throughout December 2016, Assistant Psychology Professor Weiwei Zhang at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and UCR Psychology graduate student...

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

First-Person Perspective of the Riverside Women’s March

ASTOUNDING: Record-breaking protests occurred worldwide the day after Trump’s inauguration, including in the city of Riverside. By Marley Brady, Staff Writer The Women’s March on Washington— often referred to as simply the Women’s March— is an organization...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The End of a 56 Year Relationship

CHARGERS: The Chargers’ move to Los Angeles has stirred up a storm of controversy among fans. By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer Since the departure of football teams, the Raiders and Rams, from Los Angeles in 1994, numerous...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

What is Hitting Theaters This Year?

ANTICIPATION: There are many great films coming out in 2017; here are five of them that everyone should look forward to. By Danijel Bilaver, Staff Writer Spider-Man: Homecoming– Everybody’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man, swings back into theaters this...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Species of bees are now endangered

SHOCK: For the first time in United States history, several bee species are deemed to be endangered.   By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer Bees once lived abundantly throughout the world and have always served as a vital...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Riverside hosts its first marathon

MARATHON: Riverside hosted its first marathon on January 7, marking the nascence of running opportunities in the city. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer Marathons have long served a milestone for long distance runners, and Riverside’s local running...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Coachella 2017: A Promising Year

FESTIVAL: The countdown to one of the greatest music festivals in the world began on January 3, when Goldenvoice released the incredible Coachella 2017 lineup.   By Emma Carson, Staff Writer Coachella is undoubtedly one of the greatest...

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Staff Snapshot: Michael Gull

WELCOME: Mr. Michael Gull is Poly’s new Assistant Principal for attendance. By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer After Mr. Brian Frost retired in 2016, Poly High School selected Mr. Michael Gull to fill his spot. His job requires management...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Trump v. Media (2016)

CHAOS: The news media scrambles to get a word from Trump, but he continues to insult and ignore their pleas.  By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer It has been about three months since the 2016 presidential election took...

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