The Poly Spotlight



Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Conner Lesch: “A Ship’s Reflection”

By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer ART: A Riverside Poly student is a finalist in the 55th Annual Press Enterprise Riverside County High School Art Show. Every year for the last 55 years, Riverside County has held a high school art show contest. Participants may submit their art pieces into the contest through a number of...

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

What Patriotism Really Means

By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer Patriotism never seemed to be used in a positive context whenever I heard of it. The first time I heard the word was in history class; we were studying World War II...

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A Blast from the Past

INSPIRE: Four former Poly Spotlight editors journey down their own paths of journalistic pursuits.  By Caroline Iglesias, Staff Writer Since Poly High School opened its doors in 1887, it has shaped many talented individuals, preparing them to...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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