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Wearing a Mask is Sexy

Calliope Lissak, Contributing Writer | November 2, 2020

Recently, I was on Zoom with a teacher who is working remotely this year. She admitted, somewhat self consciously, that she was still “a little bit nervous about the virus.” My question is why aren’t we all?  In the first few months of the pandemic, I was afraid all the time. I remember helping my mom wipe down all our groceries with bleach wipes and flinching when people walked anywhere...

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Thalia Glyptis, Online Managing Editor | October 31, 2020

We all saw it. The tiny little fly that sat on Mike Pence’s head. It was a civil rights activist, a feminist, a scholar. We all joked the next day about how flies are always attracted to trash, just like it was the night before. I’m always up for political banter, but most people failed to realize that the fly is part of the reason America has such a level of polarization.  I decided this year...

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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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The Outdoor Weight Room

Luke Zimmerman, Contributing Writer | November 2, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives. With school moving completely outside, athletic training at the Dyker Heights Campus has followed suit. Even before the pandemic, the coaches had been creative in utilizing all of campus, but six months ago being restricted to only working out outside would have been unimaginable, and students never would have pictured all our athletic equipment on the field....

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Shepherd Dzina, Sports Editor | November 2, 2020

Varsity Girls’ Soccer and Coach Kristin Cannon have been named the recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award for the 2019-20 academic year and second consecutive year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fall sports season has been canceled with hopes of it returning in the spring. Although this is disappointing for many athletes, especially the seniors, there is still cause...

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