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

Emily Ng, Features Editor | March 18, 2020

In France, newspapers hastily scrawled with the front-page headline “Yellow Alert” dawned in the streets. In a suburb of Toronto, parents demanded that a school district prohibit children from a family that recently visited China from going to school for 17 days. In Japan, the hashtag #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan went viral on Twitter. In Sydney, Australia, an Asian woman was racially berated...

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A Generation at Risk

Tayo Ilunga-Reed, Contributing Writer | March 10, 2020

Between the growing popularity of catch-phrases like “Ok boomer” and “Generation Yawn,” it’s safe to say that intergenerational relationships aren’t as cordial as they could be. Kids my age blame our parents and grandparents for global warming; in turn, the older generation describes ours as a phone-addicted pack of underachievers. The debate over which generation is better, or more important,...

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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...

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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...

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Sheperd Dzina, Contributing Writer | March 20, 2020

The Poly Prep Hockey Team crushed the Fieldston Eagles with a five to one win in the 11th annual Winter Classic in Chelsea Piers on February 28th. For as long as it has been around, the game has been an enormous rivalry between Poly and Fieldston. It draws large crowds from both schools. Many regard The Winter Classic to be one of if not the largest high school sporting event in New York City.  Led...

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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...

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