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...

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...

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Riverside citizens quash Measure L and its million-dollar campaign

DEVELOPMENT: Riverside residents voted “No” on the new measure for re-zoning the La Sierra Property. By Emily Hughes, Staff Writer Riverside is well-known for the parks, hills and historical landmarks that are scattered across the city. Among...

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Poly receives sports facility upgrades

BENEFITS: Poly’s new sports facilities provide external and economical rewards. By Timothy Chen, Sports Editor A Measure B bond granted back in 2001 provided Arlington, Ramona, North and Poly High School with $44 million for school construction...

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...

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