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A Student’s Take on the State of the Union

Ryantony Exuma, Staff Writer | March 6, 2019

I have watched every State of the Union Speech since 2014, when I was in the fourth grade. It was after this State of the Union Address, which followed the longest government shutdown in American history, that I realized something about America and its hope and strength. I recalled when the President said during this year’s address that the state of the union was strong. He didn’t say bad, mediocre,...

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2018 Midterm: Why Voting in New York Matters

Kate Kenny, Contributing Writer | November 6, 2018

Many people in New York, particularly those in the city, have reservations about voting, especially in the midterm elections. The midterm elections are those held every four years, in the middle of the President’s term. The most prominent elections in New York are those of Congressmen (they make up the House of Representatives and have two-year terms), those of Senators (they make up the Senate...

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Poly Welcomes Melissa Mack

Julia Zrihen, People Editor | February 14, 2019

After only four months of teaching 9th grade geometry and 11th grade pre-calculus at Poly, Melissa Mack has already become a key part of our community. Mack’s students love her teaching style and outgoing personality. Her humor allows her to create a more fun and enthusiastic approach towards math class. “She’s the funniest teacher I’ve had in my entire life,” said Freshman Bella Farkas....

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Poly Welcomes Ms. Kang

Michelle Kwan, Features Editor | December 17, 2018

Yǒuzhì zhě shì jìng chéng. A willful man will have his way. This is the motto Kai Kang, the new Upper School Mandarin teacher, lives by. When Kang entered college in China, she was uncertain as to what major she should pursue. However, she was inspired by her high school teacher, Ms. Sheng, and pursued a teaching career in English education, hoping to have as great an impact on her students...

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Sydney Urban Named an All American Soccer Player

Gabe Cannavo, Sports Editor | December 15, 2018

Sydney Urban, a recent soccer commit to the University of Florida, has been chosen to be an All-American. The All-American team is a group comprised of the most experienced soccer players in the country. With only a few dozen players, it is not an easy feat to be among this elite group. After over a decade of playing, this reward is well-deserved for the experienced competitor. Sydney is known within...

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CHAMPIONS: A Closer Look at Varsity Football

Emily Weinstein, Online Managing Editor | October 26, 2018

It only takes a quick visit to the back fields of Poly’s campus to see the famed Varsity Football team. Every day, this committed group of winners works to improve their game skills and to build their confidence. Even before the official start of the season, the boys were hard at work. During the long summer months, team members came to Poly six days a week where they practiced for up to nine...

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