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The Student Newspaper of Poly Prep Country Day School

The Polygon

The Student Newspaper of Poly Prep Country Day School

The Polygon

Poly’s Next Chapter: Board Announces New Head of School

Dr. Noni Thomas López will be Poly’s next Head of School, Andrew Foote, Board of Trustees Chair, announced to the community in an email on...

Poly Community Responds to the Israel-Hamas War
Poly Community Responds to the Israel-Hamas War
Dov Weinstein Elul and Lucas Basham November 2, 2023

The Poly community has acted in a number of ways to support and educate students about the Israel-Hamas war following deadly attacks in early October. The entire community received emails from the history department and Interim Head of School John Rankin over the long weekend of the initial attacks....

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Poly’s Next Chapter: Board Announces New Head of School
Lucas Basham, Breaking News Reporter • January 24, 2024

Dr. Noni Thomas López will be Poly’s next Head of School, Andrew Foote, Board of Trustees Chair, announced to the community in an email on...

Solidarity Week 2023
Solidarity Week 2023
January 10, 2024
Sunday Routine: Ms. Bates
Sunday Routine: Ms. Bates
Kayvan Dyk and Sadie Schoenberger January 10, 2024

Head of Upper School Sarah Bates explained that she has become “pretty protective” over her Sunday routine, which is centered around decompressing...

From the Pitch to Poly: Gerald Stone
From the Pitch to Poly: Gerald Stone
Lucas Basham, Breaking News Reporter • January 10, 2024

Before Gerald Stone’s 37 years teaching English at Poly, one year teaching in England, and three years teaching in Boston, he was a sports-obsessed...

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Poly’s Next Chapter: Board Announces New Head of School
Lucas Basham, Breaking News Reporter • January 24, 2024

Dr. Noni Thomas López will be Poly’s next Head of School, Andrew Foote, Board of Trustees Chair, announced to the community in an email on...

DEIB Column: Interview with Mr. Larose, New Co-Coordinator of US DEIB

For this second issue, I emailed Carmelo Larose, the other new co-coordinator...

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights
Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

For me, the holidays are the best of the year. The warm, festive spirit...

STEM In the World: Is Nuclear Fusion Finally Viable?
STEM In the World: Is Nuclear Fusion Finally Viable?

Just over a year ago, on December 5th, 2022, scientists achieved their...

Athletics With Eli: The Market...for Starters
Eli Floyd, Staff Writer • January 10, 2024

The Major League Baseball (MLB) Winter Meetings have concluded, and free agency is ramping up. With the news that two-way Japanese superstar...

Senior Spotlight: Julia Rosenberg
Senior Spotlight: Julia Rosenberg

Whether scoring the winning goal on the field, making incredible saves...

Boys Ultimate Frisbee Club 2023
Poly Sports Clubs Have a Spike in Interest

Sports clubs at Poly provide students with an opportunity to discover activities...

New Sports History Course Sparks Excitement Among Students

History Teacher Beth Eby likes sports. She likes them so much that she...

End of Fall Sports Recap
End of Fall Sports Recap

Boys' Soccer After a 3-0 start to the season, the Poly’s Boys' Soccer...

December 2023 Playlist
December 2023 Playlist
Brianna Sylvain, Arts Editor • January 10, 2024

Compiled by Brianna Sylvain  “Snowman” by Sia  “Christmas Tree Farm” by Taylor Swift “Last Christmas” by Wham! “This December”...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Book Review: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Lucy Goldberg, Arts Critic • January 10, 2024

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel by Zora Neale Hurston that follows a woman named Janie through her three marriages. In the first couple...

Winter Concert Ends the Year on a High Note
Winter Concert Ends the Year on a High Note
Brianna Sylvain, Arts Editor • January 10, 2024

From Acapella’s cover of classic holiday breakup ballad “Last Christmas” to Advanced String Ensemble’s impressive rendition of Mendelsohn’s...

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Snowflakes, Santa, and Sia: The Holiday Trifecta
Brianna Sylvain, Arts Editor • January 9, 2024

Every holiday season it seems like we inevitably reach the same debate: “Who makes better holiday music: Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé?”...

Poly Kicks Off New Costume Design Class
Eliana Friedman, Contributing Writer • January 9, 2024

Poly’s new Upper School Costume Design class is allowing students to experience the dynamics of costume making.  Before diving into costume...

A Day of Duality: Celebrating Haitian Independence Day
"A Day of Duality": Celebrating Haitian Independence Day
Brianna Sylvain, Arts Editor • January 10, 2024

For me, January 1 is a day of pumpkin soup. While this may seem like an uncommon way to begin the New Year, it is actually how most Haitian individuals...

Op-Ed: If I were to Change the Schedule
Michael Gabriel, Chief of Cartoons and Puzzles • January 10, 2024

I’ll get straight to the point: the seven-day schedule is starting to be inconvenient. We’ve had it long enough that I’m used to it, but...

Business Column: Bloomberg Trip
Business Column: Bloomberg Trip
Reese Roaman, Sports Editor • January 10, 2024

Disembarking from the school bus, my Advanced Journalism class arrived at a midtown building with a futuristic allure. We entered the lobby,...

Q + A with Peace Activist David Dean Shulman
Q + A with Peace Activist David Dean Shulman
Jess Dosik and William Ling-Regan January 10, 2024

  David Dean Shulman is a peace activist living in Jerusalem who has been active along the West Bank. He has written 20 books, including...

Advice for SAT and ACT Prep
Advice for SAT and ACT Prep
Fiona Spillane, Contributing Writer • December 6, 2023

With the beginning, or for some, the end, of standardized test season, I want to offer some advice to people new to the process who may be overwhelmed....

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