The Poly Spotlight



Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Influenza Strikes Riverside

OUTBREAK: Riverside Community Hospital is noting record breaking numbers regarding the “flu” outbreak. By Kaley Pederson, Staff Writer On January 4, 2018, Riverside Community Hospital held a press conference regarding rising influenza cases among patients throughout Riverside County. Doctor Steven Kim spoke at the conference regarding flu symptoms and people who are more likely to...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Festival of Lights

CELEBRATION: Riverside celebrates its 25th anniversary of the Festival of Lights with new, candy- themed attractions. By Micah Pierce, Staff Writer The first Festival of Lights was held in 1992, as a celebration hosted by the owners...

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Riverside Unified Hosts “State of the District” Meeting

COMMUNITY: On Wednesday October 26, 2017, Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) held a meeting at the Riverside Convention Center to discuss the current state of our district and the happenings within.  By Kaley Pederson, Staff Writer The...

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...

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...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Girl Power

EXPERIENCE: The “Inspire her Mind” event promotes STEM awareness and leadership development for high school girls. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer The “Inspire her Mind” event targets sophomore high school students who have the potential for leadership...

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Holiday Cheer

EVENT: The Community Settlement Association of Riverside hosts a holiday event to aid those in need this holiday season. By Kate Santoso, Staff Writer As the most wonderful time of the year comes to an end, various...

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...

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

UCR and Poly High School make efforts to go green

ENVIRONMENT: The University of California, Riverside (UCR) participates in a statewide sustainability program; Poly also works for sustainability with commitments to keep the campus clean. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer With a new program called the UC...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Festival of Lights holds significance in Riverside

COMMUNITY: The annual Festival of Lights attracts local and national attention. By Matthew Saenz, Staff Writer The holiday season is a time for family, company, and, for students, an extended recess from school. One local event brings...

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