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Activists of Poly: Lauren Calderon

Activists of Poly: Lauren Calderon

Elaina Miskiel, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

Over the past two summers, Lauren Calderon, Poly PACE senior, has run a successful Power to the Period community service project. Power to the Period is run by U by Kotex and with the objective to collect feminine hygiene products for homeless or needy women. She has collected a remarkable total of 8,792...

College Ready?

Ana Mejia, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

One of Poly’s specialties, besides sports, is academics and preparing students for the future. The College and Career Center is in room 801, and all students are welcome any day of the week. Career Center Supervisor Sylvia Womack is there to help students in all areas from looking for jobs and internships...

The Parking Fiasco

The Parking Fiasco

Kennelly Khem, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

Poly’s baseball parking lot underwent a much needed makeover during the summer. The district’s call for this remodel was long overdue, according to assistant Activities Director Virginia Agredano-Perez, who stated that she couldn’t recall the last time the lot was worked on. The renovation included...

Hit the Books at the Michelle Obama Public Library

Hit the Books at the Michelle Obama Public Library

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

The Michelle Obama Library celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 10th, 2017. The library is about 5.2 miles away down Atlantic Street from Poly. Ana Villalpando has been an assistant librarian at the Michelle Obama Library for over a year. She makes sure that “patrons have a satisfying...

Poly’s JROTC Competition

Poly’s JROTC Competition

Jessica Garcia, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, from 7 A.M. - 3 P.M. Poly’s first Battalion Army JROTC program, a leadership program whose mission is, had their annual Army Navy Competition against Cabrillo and Lakewood on our school’s campus both have a Marine and Navy junior JROTC. The schools compete in sit-ups and push-ups,...

R-Word Gets Re-evaluated

R-Word Gets Re-evaluated

Izzie Hallock, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

Currently, Poly’s intensive studies program and Best Buddies club are making changes to the terminology and protesting against current government policies in special education. Tonia Schwichtenberg, an intensive studies teacher, explained that the new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, has revea...

International News Tidbits

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Republican Health Care Bill Introduced  This week, Republicans plan to release their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. AshLee Strong, a representative for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, said, “We are now at the culmination of a years-long process to keep our pr...

International News Tidbits

International News Tidbits

February 23, 2017

Trump to Remove Protections for Transgender Students President Trump could issue new guidelines as early as Wednesday to rescind anti-discrimination protections for transgender students, overruling his education secretary who had pushed to keep them in place. “I would expect further guidance to com...

Child Prostitution Is Still A No

Oluchi Ofoebgbu, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Many news articles have come out recently stating that child prostitution has been legalized in California. This is because Governor Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. signed into law SB-1322 (Senate Bill No. 1322) on September 26, 2016. This bill changed the way prostitution would be treated for minors....

Kake Hashi Exchange Program at Poly

Kake Hashi Exchange Program at Poly

Morgan Luke and Max Noble

February 9, 2017

From February 2 through the 4, some of Poly’s own got a chance to host students from Akita, Japan, and got the opportunity to expose the exchange students to the campus and southern California. During their journey, they got a glimpse into the best, and the worst, of American culture, experiencing...