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The unspoken truth: private tutoring at Poly

The unspoken truth: private tutoring at Poly

Alexandra Kim March 15, 2024

Over the last decade, the private tutoring industry has boomed — and with increased demand has come exorbitant prices. At companies such as Compass and Advantage Testing, tutors charge between $170 and...

Boys volleyball setting the standard

Boys volleyball setting the standard

Luke Kim March 15, 2024

“Again!” head coach Jack Prater hollered; his voice catalyzing the team’s next set of sprints. Beads of sweat streaked down the boys’ cheeks and squeaks from their shoes on the hardwood floor echoed...

Poly junior Theodore Kratter awarded George Olah Fellowship for Creativity in Science and Engineering

Poly junior Theodore Kratter awarded George Olah Fellowship for Creativity in Science and Engineering

Ashley Kim March 15, 2024

This year marks the fifth annual competition for the George Olah Fellowship for Creativity in Science and Engineering, which honors the life of George Olah, Nobel Prize Award winner in Chemistry, University...

Examining the pressure to change the world single-handedly

Examining the pressure to change the world single-handedly

Anya Matz March 15, 2024

When I was younger and I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I responded that I didn’t know, but I wanted to “do something big.” I felt I would only be fulfilled if I made an appreciable...

From Barbies to blush: are kids growing up too fast?

From Barbies to blush: are kids growing up too fast?

Filiz Fish February 20, 2024

In a world where attention spans dwindle to the length of a TikTok video, it’s no surprise that the pace of growing up seems to have hit fast-forward. But as we witness ten-year-olds perusing Sephora...

Marking the first Global Initiatives Program exchange in Taiwan: Taipei Fuhsing School and Poly

Marking the first Global Initiatives Program exchange in Taiwan: Taipei Fuhsing School and Poly

Ashley Kim February 20, 2024

Hailing from the bustling streets of Taipei, eight students from Taipei Fuhsing School joined the Poly community on Tuesday, Jan. 20, spending eight days with their host families to kick off their 13 day...

Is an A today what it used to be, or just in some departments?

Is an A today what it used to be, or just in some departments?

Alexandra Kim February 20, 2024

Grade inflation at Poly: myth or fact? Over the last eight years, the average end-of-year GPA of Poly juniors has steadily risen from 3.44 to 3.60, based on data from the College Counseling Office. Grade...

Fueling change: Poly should invest in our future, not fossil fuels

Fueling change: Poly should invest in our future, not fossil fuels

Alexandra Kim January 26, 2024

  The Poly community comprises just 0.00001% of the world’s 8.1 billion population. As climate change continues to wreak irrevocable damage, what can a single school possibly do to shift...

Poly non visual arts faculty showcase their work in the Hidden Talents Art Exhibition

Poly non visual arts faculty showcase their work in the “Hidden Talents” Art Exhibition

Ashley Kim January 26, 2024

On Jan. 12, the Boswell Art Gallery bustled with excitement as members of the Poly community gathered for the opening of the Non Visual Arts Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition, a new addition to the variety...

The humanities are in decline — heres why they still matter

The humanities are in decline — here’s why they still matter

Filiz Fish January 26, 2024

When faced with the task of describing themselves as students, high schoolers often place themselves in one of two categories: humanities or STEM. In the past decade, we’ve witnessed a dramatic uptick...

Poly Upper School students Dance the Night Away

Poly Upper School students “Dance the Night Away”

Greg Panossian December 1, 2023

From Nov. 16 to Nov. 18, Garland theater hosted a display of performances from Poly’s Upper School dance program. The show, titled “Dance the Night Away,” featured students from Dance 1 through 4...

Squashing any confusion: a beginners guide to squash

Squashing any confusion: a beginner’s guide to squash

Katie Walsh December 1, 2023

It’s a fruit! It’s a sound! It’s a…sport? Senior Milo Friedman, junior Reza Mohammed and sophomore Matthew Tomlin are some of Poly’s accomplished athletes in a sport that many don’t know much...

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