The Poly Spotlight



Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Ethics Competition

BATTLE OF PRINCIPLES: The Poly ethics team prepares to compete. By Jacob Ferrall, Editor The Ethics in Action course at Poly has kept focused on preparing students to succeed in the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) regional competition taking place on February 1 at Chapman University. This is Poly’s third year enrolled in the...

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Saddening But Not Surprising

By Alexandra Flores, Staff Writer I would like to say that the current amount of sexual harassment accusations is astonishing, but I cannot. Sexual harassment has always been a problem; it is not really “news” although I...

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Poly’s Baseball Legacy

POLY BASEBALL: Poly baseball alumni participated in the World Series. By Peyton Varner, Staff Writer Riverside Poly’s baseball team has a history of developing elite athletes, many who have continued on to compete at the professional level....

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Camp Flog Gnaw 2017

FIRSTHAND: My personal experiences and highlights of attending the 2017 Camp Flog Gnaw carnival and music festival. By Kelsey Chamberlain, Staff Writer As soon as I tore open the pearl pink envelope and looked over my new...

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

I Can Hate Myself, Thanks

By Celesté Johanson, Staff Writer Every morning, I look in the mirror and point out everything I hate about myself. I spend a lot of time cursing my hair for being so frizzy and making me look...

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Let’s Not Go Mental

By Michelle Boulos, Editor This “mental health” commentary during tragedy needs to stop. It doesn’t help families of victims knowing that their loved ones were senselessly killed because someone is “mentally ill.” It doesn’t help those who...

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Poly’s Muay Thai Kickboxer

ALUMNI: Champion Muay Thai kickboxer Tiffany Van Soest describes her life after Poly and her road to success. By Kate Santoso, Editor Since 1887, Poly High School has committed not only to simply educating its students but...

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...

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

Staff Snapshot: Sophia De La Rocha

WELCOME: Sophia De La Rocha joins the Poly High School staff as a counselor. By Guadalupe Meza, Staff Writer As the new school year begins, Poly openly welcomes new counselor Sophia De La Rocha. Rocha is a...

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