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Samantha Rodino, Arts Editor | June 5, 2020

As we are stuck in quarantine, most of us are turning to the news to find any signs that life will soon go back to normal. However, as we continue to watch the news,  it’s evident that many people across the United States are protesting against these stay at home orders. These people are protesting because they have already or fear the possibility of losing their jobs and not being able to support...

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Ryantony Exuma, Contributing Writer | March 27, 2020

Black History Month. A powerful time and the point at which we realize that we stand poised to pursue a prosperous future for ourselves. We presently stand at pivotal crossroads in this nation’s history; it is now that we will determine our future and that of our burdened nation. 2020 marks 100 years of women’s suffrage. 150 years ago, in 1870, black men won the vote. Those whom we celebrate during...

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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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An Early End to Spring Sports

Emma Spring, Sports Editor | April 22, 2020

Emma Spring   The coronavirus pandemic has left sports fans around the world without basketball, baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, or soccer. On April 2nd, the Athletic Department announced that all Poly inter school competitions for spring 2020 will be cancelled. Senior baseball player Nate Lewis said, “It’s like someone took the bat out of your hands with the bases loaded. Your last...

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Emma Spring, Sports Editor | April 13, 2020

This past month, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Jill Wojcik started a survey in correspondence with Head Softball Coach Renae Beauchman and the Softball Team to track athletes’ health to improve their training regimen.  For 30 days, many members of the softball team came to Wojcik daily to log their heart rates, sleep patterns, eating habits, weight, competitive willingness, and training...

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