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

Marching in Response to Anti-Semitism: A Reflection
Pep-Less Pep Rally

Emily Weinstein, Online Managing Editor | February 10, 2020

In my four years at Poly, I have been to my fair share of pep rallies. As an underclassman, I remember eagerly waiting outside the gym doors, ready to cheer on my friends and classmates before some of their biggest games of the season. At some point, though, the excitement turned into the dread of having to wait an extra fifteen minutes for the bus and the stress of sitting in a crowd of hundreds...

Continue Reading
Golden Globes: Asian-American Representation

Emily Ng, Features Editor | February 7, 2020

For the first time in a couple of months, I turned on my television at home. I almost never use cable anymore, since streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have proven to be superior in the modern world. However, on January 5th, there was something too compelling that I couldn’t imagine missing.  For too long, the representation of Asians in film and media in America has been compromised due...

Continue Reading
View All
Olivia Hurley: Artist & Activist

Michelle Kwan, News Editor | January 30, 2020

Senior Olivia Hurley spends her time doing everything she can to make Poly and the world a better place.  Around school, Hurley is a senior grade representative and Head of Student Life Committee in Student Government. She aims to make students happy, which she said is “no easy task.” As a senior grade representative, she organizes forums to assess how students are feeling and focuses on creating...

Continue Reading
Hello, Pietro!

Lolita Mafoud, Sports Editor | January 25, 2020

The Polygon welcomes Danielle Pietro to the Upper School History Department. When people think of playing games in school, their minds usually go to recess. However, in History Teacher Danielle Pietro’s classes, students role-play and use board games as a vehicle for learning.   “I love Ms. Pietro’s class. Game-based learning makes learning easier for me because it’s more engaging. Rather...

Continue Reading
View All
The Step Team at Oasis Night

Emma Spring, Sports Editor | February 3, 2020

At Oasis Night on Friday, January 10th, the spirited dance of the Step Team electrified the bleachers and revitalized players with their energizing performances and was unaffected by the controversy that surrounded the Dance Team and their music. The dance team, led by captains and seniors Chase Behar and Brittany Jones, danced to hip-hop pieces “Dior,” “Momma I Hit a Lick,” and “Krippy...

Continue Reading
New Training Center Stalls

Eric Lozado and Emma Spring | December 4, 2019

Why funding made plans for the old fitness center fall short. Situated beside the nurse’s office and boys’ locker room, the new Novogratz Center for Athletics has provided more students with a place to practice than Poly’s old Fitness Center. While the Crew team, PE classes, and other players still use the space, the athletic trainers tried to capitalize on the vacancy to set up an improved...

Continue Reading
View All
9216 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228
9216 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11228