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

COVID’s Souring Effects on Spirit

Selah Ilunga-Reed, Editor-in-Chief | November 4, 2022

When you arrived back at school this year, you probably noticed the noble crusade which Jared Winston, director of student life, has taken on: the restoration of Poly spirit and school culture to its past formidability. When I began at Poly nearly six years ago, the booming presence of the spirit captains and mascot at each community gathering gave me the lasting impression of Poly spirit as ineffable,...

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Is Poly Becoming a Liberal Arts College?

Alida Lissak, Head News Editor | November 3, 2022

In a press conference with the Polygon, Head of Upper School Sarah Bates made a comment that in a few years, our curriculum will look more like a small liberal arts college’s and not a high school’s. At first I was annoyed. When choosing courses, we had to pick specialized electives from a big list and we didn’t even know what teacher taught what class. I had no idea if I wanted to study Linguistics...

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Adele Hoinacki, Contributing Writer | November 4, 2022

Now that school is back in session, summer has officially come to a close. Summer is a time of relaxation, exploration, and fun. Although our routines are similar throughout the school year, each and every one of us choose to spend our summers differently. Some of us travel, some attend sleepaway camp, while others choose to work.  Having a summer job is an experience that a handful of Poly students...

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Sunday Routine: Mr. Nowakoski

Beatrice Larkin, People Editor | November 2, 2022

What does a typical Sunday look like for you? A conversation with Mr. Nowakoski and People’s Editor Beatrice Larkin: they cover topics from his Sunday routine, favorite meals, favorite sports teams, and life abroad.   For Nowakoski, a typical Sunday starts by being woken up by his two dogs early in the morning. He elaborates, “they will not let me sleep past dawn.”  He says that Sunday...

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November 4, 2022

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Former Olympic Heptathlete Heads Poly Athletic Department

Opal Williams Law, Contributing Writer | November 2, 2022

On July 1st, 2022, Kym Carter became Poly Prep’s new Athletic Director. Carter filled in the position after Kristin Cannon had been the Athletic Director and Girls’ Soccer Coach at Poly for four years. Carter said her goals as athletic director are to shine more light on girls’ sports and to promote girls’ sports events. During Poly Prep’s first assembly of the year, Carter said, “This...

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