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

2020 In Review

Hailey Tobman, Features Editor | February 2, 2021

     If you had the option, would you choose to undo COVID-19? Would you choose to stop COVID in its tracks after that fateful day in November 2019 when the first case popped up in China’s Hubei Province? Erase the past year with its 1.3+ million deaths, 67 million cases worldwide, and countless others affected by the virus?      This past year has been one of loss and collective sorrow,...

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Trump’s Final Days in Office

Emma Spring, Managing Editor | February 2, 2021

     On January 6th, 2021, an insurrection occurred on Capitol Hill.       Four years of hate, conspiracies, and lies spewed by Donald Trump to power his ego culminated in the insurrection. In the last several weeks before Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, Trump displayed the worst of his lawlessness, a level many of us have long feared. It began with a phone call to coerce officials...

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Motoko Maegawa Closes this Chapter of Her Poly Story

Kayla Thompson, Staff Writer | June 6, 2020

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Motoko Maegawa will be leaving Poly at the end of the year to be the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago. Almost two years ago, Maegawa came to Poly as an unfamiliar face, but she quickly became someone that many students could trust and confide in.  As one student said, “Maegawa brought a lot...

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Lama Tenzin’s Visit Takes on a New Meaning

Carly Pyles, Staff Writer | April 26, 2020

          For a week, a Tibetan monk stood in the center of the Joseph Dana Allen Library painstakingly creating a traditional sand mandala. Lama Tenzin Yignyen visited Poly the week of March 9th, which happened to be our last week on campus, to educate our community in Buddhist values. Students, faculty, and other visitors from the community watched in awe as he turned an empty table into a work...

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Emma Spring, Managing Editor | February 1, 2021

     Finally, it’s game time. You’re about to walk on the field for the first time since March, but suddenly you have an aching pain in your chest. I’m a young athlete… this can’t be a heart problem. But wait, did you have COVID-19? Are you, an athlete, at risk of COVID-19-related heart damage?       While it’s still very early to determine the long-lasting effects of COVID-19,...

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New eSports Team has success in spite of the pandemic

Seanna Sankar, Staff Writer | February 1, 2021

      “The HSEL brings seamless, easy, and rewarding esports competition to your school. We educate high schools about the fundamental ingredients to a program’s success. We aim to ensure your club is maximizing its potential and reaching every student possible.” says the High School Esports League official website.       Primarily, eSports is competitive video game playing. Although...

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