The Poly Spotlight



Friday, March 31st, 2017

Girls Who Code in RUSD

NOVELTY: The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) implemented the Girls Who Code program into its high schools, inspiring girls to pursue a career in technology. By Marley Brady, Staff Writer Girls Who Code has one mission: to close the gender gap in technology. In an age where technology is ever present and is constantly growing and...

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Scientists discover a new dwarf-star system

HABITABLE: NASA telescope reveals earth-like planets that could potentially support life.  By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer In February 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and scientists around the world announced the discovery of seven rocky...

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants

CONTROVERSY: Teachers are on leave for offensive social media posts concerning “A Day without Immigrants.” By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer On February 16, Rubidoux High School had an unusually large amount of students absent, with some classrooms...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Effective Research at Universities

COLLABORATION: Multidisciplinary buildings are planned to be built at UCR for efficient research. By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer A new 150 million dollar multidisciplinary complex at the University of California Riverside (UCR) is planned for completion in...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Giraffes become vulnerable to extinction

DEVASTATION: The world’s tallest mammals are now characterized as a “vulnerable” species. By Natalie Apostol, Editor For several years, giraffes roamed the savannahs in Africa and have become a child’s favorite animal at the zoo.  However, giraffes...

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