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By ELLIE MALCHIONE
Assistant news editor

With the upcoming departure of Lower School Director Mariana Robles, Poly welcomes Paula Martin as the incoming director beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. Martin was selected as the new director this winter after a several month nation-wide search. Head of School Debbie Reed described Paula as “an experienced and talented instructional leader who brings a depth of understanding about curriculum and an abiding affection for students to Polytechnic School.” Continue Reading »

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By KATE HAMILTON
Assistant news editor

For anyone who has gone through the acting program or participated in an acting class, improvisation is often one of the favorite performance games. It is also vital to the acting process as it teaches actors how to handle mistakes during a performance while still staying true to their character. For these reasons, Tiffany LaBarbera, who has been taking on Cynthia Crass’ classes while she is on a yearlong sabbatical, is offering a class entirely devoted to improvisation—“Comedy Sportz.”  Continue Reading »

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By MIMI BEA
Assistant sports editor

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Despite having a team laden with experienced and talented players, the girls varsity soccer team has failed to find its rhythm, leading to only one win in ten games.

By JASON LEUNG
Assistant sports editor

Three games into Prep League play, the varsity girls’ soccer team has already dug itself into a deep hole, starting out 0-2-1. With losses coming at the hands of both Flintridge Prep and Chadwick and a hard-fought tie with Mayfield, the Lady Panthers have stumbled out of the starting gates. Because of such an uninspired start, the team will have to rally and win a majority of their remaining nine games in order to qualify for the CIF playoffs, a goal which appears out of reach considering that the girls have won just one game this entire season.

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After losing a number of key starters, the Panthers look to its young players to lead a run deep into the postseason.

By MIMI BEA
Assistant sports editor

Nick Ichien tries to halt a Viewpoint Pilgram’s progress towards the Poly net in a 2 - 2 tie. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

Nick Ichien tries to halt a Viewpoint Pilgram’s progress towards the Poly net in a 2 - 2 tie. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

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With the Chinese exchange program in its second year, trips to Italy and France join the school’s global studies offerings.

By CATHERINE CLARY
News editor

From April 11 to April 25, eighteen students from the Victor DuRuy School in Paris will visit Los Angeles and stay with Poly students.
The students will come to classes at Poly for one day. During the rest of the time, they will visit attractions in the Los Angeles area. After the day trips, the students will reconvene with their host families in the afternoon.

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Four Poly students and three faculty members particpated in the conference which aimed to encourage understanding and foster diversity. A new Diversity Club has been inspired by the trip.

By JUSTIN WORLAND
News editor

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