The Poly Spotlight



Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Sexting holds more consequences than teenagers may recognize

AWARENESS: Amidst ubiquitous technological connections, sexting has become a serious legal and hazardous issue for teens. By Matt Kaye, News Editor In an era where virtually everyone stays connected through convenient and readily-available technology, it is easy to stay in touch with a multitude of people. This connection keeps interpersonal relationships strong, but in providing...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Enterovirus generates concern in schools nationwide

VIRUS: Recent outbreaks of the rare Enterovirus DV68 in the U.S. pose a threat to student health. By Matt Saenz, Staff Writer The concept of maintaining good personal health and hygiene is not a new one; for...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Proposition 46 sparks debate amongst professionals

MEDICINE: Pending ballot measure Proposition 46 challenges the way healthcare is conducted in California. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer Healthcare recently became a hot topic within various organized groups—from political parties to medical associations. Issues regarding healthcare...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ removed from RUSD middle school

CONTROVERSY: A Riverside Unified School District committee voted to remove “The Fault in Our Stars” from a middle school library, evoking national interest. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Recently, John Green’s famous young adult novel, “The Fault in...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

California Leads the Nation in Transportation

PROGRESS: California is on track to construct the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By Brendan Brown, Staff Writer Today the average plane ticket for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco is approximately...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

New approaches to testing emerge from the College Board

TESTING: The College Board introduces different methods for student examinations in A.P. subjects and the SAT. By Matt Kaye, Staff Writer As students take advantage of their last days to study, they brace themselves for another year...

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Yumblr is the new Tumblr

SOCIAL MEDIA: Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion dollars. By Aysouda Malekzadeh, News Editor Tumblr CEO David Karp sold his blogging platform for $1.1 billion to Yahoo in a deal arranged by CEO Marissa Mayer. This is...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Support for same-sex marriage rising

RELATIONSHIPS: The majority of California has traditionally held conservative views on the issue of same-sex marriage, but new polls and data show that many voters are changing their opinions. By John Burke, Staff Writer In 2008, California...

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Changes to red light cameras

DRIVING: Under current traffic laws, if someone is caught by red light camera and is not the owner of the car, then both the owner of the car and the driver can avoid paying the ticket. Put...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Seconds before shaking

PREPARATION: A newly tested early warning system gives notice before an earthquake strikes. By Hannah Lerstad, Staff Writer On 11 March 2013, early warning seismic sensors detected a 4.7-magnitude earthquake near Anza, California and gave a 30-second...

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