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Strange Clock-Work

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

New school year, new everything. They say change is good, but that does not apply to everything people! So far this school year has started off on okay terms, as for the weather, not so much. Actually no, nothing has been as good as I thought it would be this year. Particularly this whole new bell schedule....

Getting to Know the Poly Campus

Ana Mejia, Staf Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

New school year, new lost freshman, new staff members and I am stuck in one of the largest high schools in the district without knowing the locations of all my classes. Poly is a sizeable campus with 5 additional parking lots and over 4,400 students. Above is a picture of a map of the Poly campus. The...

Know Your Rights!

John Berry, Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What is up Poly? Halloween is twenty-six days away and the burglars - I mean dirty zebras - I mean referees - are already up to no good. And don’t even say it; “But John, a lot of those penalties on Poly actually are their fault.” As a true fan with my class of 2018 rose tinted glasses, I see two...

Watch Ya D*mn Profamity

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When people hear the way I speak, they often ask “Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?” The answer is yes the hell I do. And yes I know foul language is not good to use, but let’s be honest to ourselves, cursing has a huge part in modern day society. Remember those times in elementary school...

Summer Bummer

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Most people have a favorite season, especially when choosing between the polar opposites summer and winter. A good majority of students prefer the sunny, school-free former over the cold, depressing latter. But as for me, well... I just do not know. I am not the type of person to be going out everyday,...

Plastic Wrap Couples Be Like:

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I hate clingy relationships soooo much. For instance, when you are no longer able to hang out with a friend because they’re with a new person who is practically controlling their lives. I can’t even list on two hands the amount of friends I have lost because they got in a weird relationship...

Why Am I Here?

Sarah Lindell, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a senior, my number one priority is leaving high school. And yet, the school year is still going...Yikes. Most high schools start halfway through August and continue until the end of May. This is because a very important part of high school is Advanced Placement (AP) classes and exams. The exams...

Can’t Break Away from Kimmy Schmidt!

Morgan Luke, News Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Unbreakable, they alive dammit!” These are the opening lyrics of the theme for the hilarious Netflix series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt written by Tina Fey that get my heart racing. That combined with the upbeat drum and the swat team member’s hand that seems to pop out of the screen reaching toward...

Another Michael Jackson Article

Another Michael Jackson Article

Yesenia Pacheco, Arts and Culture Editor

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Yay, I get to write another article about Michael Jackson! Anyone who knows me knows that I love Michael Jackson. I love him more than the casual listener, and more than I probably should. That being said, whenever anything new comes out that is MJ-related, I’m one of the first to know. On memorial...

Educational Companies Have a Thing or Two to Learn

Henry Mattson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In order to complete certain problems in the new Larson and Edwards calculus book, Calculus of Single Variable, the students in Poly’s most difficult math classes have to go to a buggy website that looks like it has not been updated since before Space Jam came out. This textbook was published and purchased...

Boys Need Love Too

Boys Need Love Too

Jordyn Saunders, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Lately I’ve noticed a wonderful thing happening: women demolishing the stigma of body imperfections. All around me in school, at work, and in the media, I see women who have struggled with the embarrassment of not having a “perfect body” learning to love themselves and each other. One of the ways...

What Happened To Driver’s Ed?

Ella Christensen, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Everyone drives. Driving is essential for transportation. Driving is essential for living in LA. But when do you have time to learn how to drive? When are you going to set aside your studies and focus on operating a whole different entity aside from yourself? Driver’s education is the first step...