The Polygon: The Student Newspaper of Poly Prep Country Day School

Eric Adams Strives for Safety

Whit Williamson, Contributing Writer | June 3, 2022

As the 110th mayor of New York, Eric Adams, reaches his six-month milestone, I seek to review his contributions as mayor thus far. Democrat Adams’ four-year term began on January 1, 2022. He is the second black Mayor of New York City, a former police officer of 20 years, and served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013. Since taking office, his most significant impact has been his tough-on-crime...

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Save the Date: Donation Drive Last Week of School

Chanel Montoute, Contributing Writer | June 3, 2022

Each day, New Yorkers alone produce 7,000 tons of mixed solid waste that gets sent to landfills. According to the New York Times, as of 2017 New York City was recycling less than a fifth of the city’s garbage. This is a problem for our school community, our region, and our world —but there is something we can do about it. I am a part of the spring Service-Learning team that focuses on sustainability. ...

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March to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Sophia Chamorro, Contributing Writer | June 7, 2022

An excerpt of this profile was originally published in the February issue of The Polygon. Hidden away in a secluded office, almost always smelling like something floral or fruit-like, Jamie Nestor sits positioned towards the wooden door a few feet away from her. The 11th grader is seated slouched over on the couch, his bad posture only highlighted more due to the contrast to Nestor's practically...

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A Former Olympian makes his transition into coaching

Suryan Kamble, Contributing Writer | June 7, 2022

An excerpt of this profile was originally published in the February issue of The Polygon. It’s a warm, summer day in Athens, Greece and Richard James has just bolted across the finish line to win the 2004 World Championship. Thirteen years later, he’s become the head strength and conditioning coach at Poly Prep as he attempts to pave the way for the next generation of athletes. Richard James,...

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Lucas Basham, Staff Writer | June 3, 2022

Baseball: The Poly Baseball team clinched their 14th straight Ivy League Championship this season with an undefeated record of 14-0 and went 19-4 overall as of May 19. One of Poly’s most notable events this spring was the opening of the new Matt Roventini Baseball Field, where the team beat Don Bosco, the 16th-ranked team in the country, 8-2. The team cruised through the first two rounds of the...

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Ollie Schiff Stein, Contributing Writer | June 3, 2022

Gambling is one of mankind’s oldest activities. It has continued to occupy our modern world as a pastime for many.   Betting dates back to the Paleolithic period. One of gambling’s most notable devices, the six-sided dice, even dates back to about 3000 B.C. in Mesopotamia. Tiles recovered from ancient China are believed to have been used in many lottery-type games. Cards are believed to have...

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