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By JOE MATHEWS
Editor-in-chief emeritus

Joe Mathews is a journalist and fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank.  In high school, he founded The Paw Print, along with a few other students, and was one of the paper’s first editors-in-chief.  He graduated from Poly in 1991 and from Harvard University in 1995.

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The survey conducted by The Paw Print of the entire student body indicated the countries that the students traveled to and how many visited over the summer.

The survey conducted by The Paw Print of the entire student body indicated the countries that the students traveled to and how many visited over the summer.

By MONICA BOUYEA and ALIXANDRA BINNEY
Story editors

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A look at both the origins of the school holiday and the unique story of  one of Francis Wass, Poly’s most beloved teachers.

By JUSTIN WORLAND
News editor

During the school year, Poly students and faculty sporadically receive a day off on otherwise ordinary Mondays. While the Poly community recognizes this free day as Francis Wass Day, few know the origin of the holiday or anything about Francis Wass himself.

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Varsity football expects comeback

The football team, comprised mostly of returning senior starters, has high hopes for the upcoming season.

By BOBBY SAMUELS
Sports editor

The Varsity football team practices at Poly. The Panthers will only play three games at home this season, one of which will have to be played at South Pasadena because of the lack of lights on Babcock Field. (Evan Robinson/The Paw Print)

The Varsity football team practices at Poly. The Panthers will only play three games at home this season, one of which will have to be played at South Pasadena because of the lack of lights on Babcock Field. (Evan Robinson/The Paw Print)

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Does anyone still remember Iraq?

By STEPHEN WU
Opinion editor

About sixteen months ago, on these very pages, I authored a column entitled “The Disgrace of the Democrats” that rather strongly blasted the prevailing liberal sentiment at the time that demanded immediate and precipitous withdrawal from Iraq.  At the time, the media had declared a civil war and deemed the conflict a perpetual quagmire, a young senator from Illinois had sponsored a bill mandating the departure of all combat brigades by March 2008 and the Democrat Senate Majority Leader had declared that “the war [was] lost.”  Republicans were being hammered in the press and the Democrat Congress was certain that the surge had failed before it even began.

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A new focus for diversity

By ALISON SONNENSCHEIN
Opinion editor

Unlike nationality, class cannot be found in a last name or a skin color; it is concealed at home. Many would rather not discuss it; some are embarrassed about their financial situation, and others simply believe that it is a private matter. As children, we are often shielded from any financial troubles at home, but as we grow older we see the significance of money and its effect on our lives. Unfortunately, education is an important part of our lives.

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By AMIR MOSALLAIE
Student contributer

The Paw Print: Why did you originally move to California from Poland?
Dominika Watson: I relocated to Northern California with my parents when I was a senior in high school. After that one year my parents moved back and I stayed for college at Caltech.
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