The Poly Spotlight

Archive for September, 2017


Friday, September 29th, 2017

Poly Welcomes New Volleyball Coaches

NOVELTY: New coaches Mike Cardey and James Burnham bring pristine coaching techniques to Poly boys’ volleyball program. By Kelsey Chamberlain, Staff Writer As the 2017-2018 school year continues to unfold, Poly High School’s boys’ volleyball team is renewing itself for its fourth upcoming season. The Bears enjoyed a successful 2016-2017 season, with a roster of...

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Construction Phase II

Construction Phase II By Jacob Ferrall, Editor PROGRESS: As the air conditioning project is wrapping up, other improvements to campus are considered. For the last couple of years the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project has...

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Why Hate Speech is Free Speech

HATE: The Supreme Court legally recognizes “Hate Speech” as Free Speech.  By Ben Diguglielmo, Staff Writer On June 19, 2017, the supreme court unanimously ruled that hate speech is protected under the first amendment. In a separate statement,...

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Poly Theater’s “Steel Magnolias” opens this week

THEATER: Poly’s theater performs the play “Steel Magnolias” this week. By Esther Whang, Staff Writer Poly theater’s performances of “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Kaiah Costa, take place from September 21 to September 23. It is an all-female...

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Devoted Teacher Receives Recognition

DISTINGUISHED: Poly English teacher Mrs. Yeyna is awarded for her outstanding work inside and outside the classroom. By Chloe Vega, Staff Writer This past month, 58 teachers and 30 counselors, chosen out of a total of 411...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Earth is one hot topic

CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change is drastically changing our environment for the worst. By Gregory Mikol, Staff Writer Climate change is a subject debated by scientists and politicians alike, and is a topic of discourse most people are familiar...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Category 4 Catastrophe

RELIEF: Americans raise money to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida. By Celesté Johanson, Staff Writer On August 25th, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, a category four hurricane, made landfall along the Middle...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Poly’s Female Wrestling Star

WRESTLING: Poly junior Sereneia Nagum makes an impression in the girl’s wrestling scene as Poly’s only female wrestler. By Micah Pierce, Staff Writer Neia Nagum (11) is the sole female on Poly High School’s wrestling team, and...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) has drained LCAP funding

BROKE: Ninety-four dollars dedicated specifically towards each student who participates in Advanced Placement (AP) courses can no longer come from our district, but out of our own pockets. By Kaley Pederson, Staff Writer Students are enraged from...

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Female Football

KICKER: Lauren Garthwaite kicks her way onto the Bears football team. By Peyton Varner, Staff Writer This summer Lauren Garthwaite (11) made Poly history when she stepped onto the field as part of the Riverside Poly football...

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