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Discussions On Gender Unfolds At Poly

Lizzie Torigian-Gini , Contributing Writer | November 23, 2021

On October 20, 2021 our class, Slavery and Resistance, took a walking tour titled the NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour. There were seven stops in total, such as Foley Square and the African Burial Ground. Before taking the class and tour, I personally didn’t know much about New York or its gruesome history of enslavement. I thought slavery was most common in the South, not in New York, let...

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Ryan Geisler, Contributing Writer | November 23, 2021

Cover your shoulders—it’s distracting the boys. Your shorts are too short, I can’t focus. Your shirt is revealing—change into something else. I bet, if you’re a girl or you identify as female, you’ve been told one of these things. Why do people act like girls are the problem for what they wear? Many dress codes are sexist and unfair, and something needs to be done about them—perhaps following...

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Interview With a Poly Bus Driver

Levi Stein, Contributing Writer | November 23, 2021

Bus drivers are valued members of our Poly community but rarely do we get the time to speak with them about their personal daily lives, the issues that impact them, or to thank them for their hardworking commitment to safely getting us to and from school. We only see them on commutes and may overlook the fact that they are members of our community who have personal lives, families, and hobbies that...

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Jackie Tehrany Makes History at Poly

Maerose Daniels, Managing Editor | November 22, 2021

  Why did you decide to join the team? “I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying the hockey team was open to everyone. [Hockey] had always interested me, but I thought it was a sport I couldn’t play. I talked to my parents and decided to try it out. I can ice-skate pretty well. I ice-skated for five years—like figure skating...I watched the hockey area of the rink and thought it...

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Tennis, Anyone?

Carly Pyles, Editor In-Chief | November 23, 2021

For the first time in years, the Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team made their way to the Ivy Prep League Championship match after finishing an incredible regular season with a 7-1 record. Led by coaches Jeff Amurao and Shweta Rana, the team packed their bags and headed up to Tarrytown to face Hackley on Wednesday, October 27.  The team was well-prepared for this undertaking after practicing each afternoon...

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Friday Night Frights

Lucia Zaremba , Contributing Writer | November 22, 2021

“Halloweekend” was off to a good start as Varsity Football clinched a 32-0 win over Hackley to go to the final playoff game on November 6 against Hopkins. While the team ultimately lost the game against Hopkins, this “Friday Night Frights” was one for the books. While the weather was down, the Blue Devils’ spirit wasn’t. It was raining sporadically and reached a low of 50 degrees. Spirits...

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