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Why I Didn’t Participate in September’s Climate Strike
A Push for Action Against Climate Change

Olivia Hurley, Contributing Writer | April 24, 2019

As Greta Thunberg, who started Fridays for Future where students skip school to protest across the globe, said, “Our House is on Fire.” This past week believers and nonbelievers alike acted as though their own house was burning down in reaction to the fire of Notre Dame. Within a week, $1 billion was donated to the reconstruction of Notre Dame. If people reacted similarly to their planet the way...

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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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SEE-LEY You Later

Hailey Tobman, People Editor | June 12, 2019

Head of Middle School Carol Seeley will be leaving Poly at the end of this year and will be heading to The Town School on the Upper East Side, where she will serve as their Head of Upper School. Over the last eleven years, Seeley has taught sixth, eighth, and tenth-grade math and has served as a Middle School Dean and Head of the Middle School at Poly. After graduating from college, Seeley taught...

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Poly Promotes Beloved History Chair to Assistant Head of School

Ryantony Exuma, Staff Writer | June 5, 2019

Michal Hershkovitz, the current chair of the History Department, has been appointed to a new position as the Assistant Head of School, Academics. This job will provide her with opportunities to refine Poly’s academic curriculum and improve it for both students and teachers. She said, "Poly already offers our students so many incredible learning experiences. My aim is to build on those and continue...

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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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