The Poly Spotlight



Monday, January 29th, 2018

Bugs Bunny 2020

ENTERTAINMENT: Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech leaves people wondering if she could be a presidential candidate. By Alexandra Flores, Staff Writer Is the idea of a popular, and perhaps even beloved, television talk show host with no political background running for president absurd? To many, the answer is not at all – not when an...

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

College Hazing Is More Of An Issue Than You’d Think

MOURNING: Disturbing numbers of college students have died due to hazing, yet universities resistant to change By Isabel Morehead, Staff Writer On February 4, 2017, Tim Piazza, a freshman at Penn State University and fraternity pledge to...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The War on Drugs Has Failed

DRUGS: The war on drugs has created more problems than it has solved. By Ben Diguglielmo, Staff Writer For many years now, people have succumbed to the idea that if something is bad for you, it should...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

How Objective Are the Scores in SCSBOA?

JUDGING: SCSBOA Championships judges may hold an unfair bias for some high schools. By Cameron Brewer, Staff Writer On November 25, 2017, Poly’s Proud Heritage Band and Color Guard participated in the Southern California School Band and...

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

The Pro-Life Argument You Never Heard

  Too often, those against women terminating their pregnancies for convenience are portrayed as evil sexists that want to restrict women just for the sake of it. That is almost never the case. Of course there are...

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Can Your Cell Phone Become Your Conviction?

PRIVACY: Should the government be able to acquire cellular data without a warrant? By Andrew Carlson, Editor “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,...

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Boy Scouts Decide to Allow Girls in the Group, but is Equality Really the Concern?

CONTROVERSY: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made the momentous decision to allow girls to join its troops, in order to boost membership numbers. By Isabel Morehead, Staff Writer On October 11, the Boy Scouts of America...

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Do You Hear Them Bark?

PURPOSIVE: NFL players’ premeditated kneeling during the National Anthem draws more attention to low ratings than their cause. By Alex Flores, Staff Writer Players of the National Football League (NFL) have caught some serious attention lately, especially...

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

How a “Living Wage” May Hurt Low Skill Workers

LIVING WAGE: By 2023 the minimum wage for all California businesses will raise to $15 an hour, and it may create more problems than it solves. By Ben Diguglielmo, Staff Writer The battle for a “living wage”...

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Hugh Hefner: The Ugly Truth Behind the Icon

SCANDAL: Iconic Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91, leaving behind a long legacy of misogyny and abuse.  By Isabel Morehead, Staff Writer Iconic founder of men’s entertainment magazine Playboy, Hugh Hefner, dies this week at 91....

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