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Archive for September, 2008

By MONIQUE CHAN
Staff writer

This fall, world traveler Ann Diederich joins the Poly community as Upper School Admissions Associate Director and Spanish teacher. Originally born in Pittsburgh, Diederich moved to Melbourne, Australia at the age of ten and returned to the United States her sophomore year of high school to attend the prestigious Milton Academy in Massachusetts.

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By MATTHEW GUMPORT
Student contributor

Charity Hume, ninth-grade dean and new member of the English Department, comes to Poly with an impressive resume. Before becoming a teacher, she graduated from Yale University as an undergraduate and later attended NYU for her Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing.

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By WESLEY DEVOLL
Student contributor

The Paw Print: Why did you choose to come to Poly?
Derek Weisel: My wife and I wanted to live in a place with more opportunities for both of us. Southern California has more than obliged. Poly is a great place to work and my wife is finishing her PhD in materials science at CalTech.

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By MORGAN ROMEY
Student contributor
For Rick Thompson, a new edition to the Poly Upper School Math Department, Poly is a familiar place. Thompson, who attended Poly from the 10th to 12th grades after going to the Chandler School for elementary and middle school, returns to his alma mater to teach senior Calculus BC and sophomore Functions, Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra.

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Felicitas Lenz (left) and Andrew Saeta take their athletic expertise into the national and international arenas. (Courtesy of Jennifer Godwin-Minto)

Felicitas Lenz (left) and Andrew Saeta take their athletic expertise into the national and international arenas. (Courtesy of Jennifer Godwin-Minto)

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By SARAH PATTERSON
Student contributor

Performing Arts Department Chair Cynthia Crass has chosen to take a year-long sabbatical for the 2008-2009 school year. Already with one Master’s degree in theatre, Crass intends to complete her second Master’s degree in educational foundations at California State University in Los Angeles. She describes the subject as “a blend between psychology and educational theory.”

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By CATHERINE CLARY
News editor

As a result of the construction on Wilson Avenue and Cornell Road, senior parking has been moved from the streets traditionally reserved for seniors to the Caltech parking structure. Seniors were informed of the change the week before school began.

The old fifth grade classrooms have relocated to the gym parking lot. The losses of that parking space, the north side of Cornell and much of the Garland lot have forced all student drivers to Caltech. (Justin Worland/The Paw Print)

The old fifth grade classrooms have relocated to the gym parking lot. The losses of that parking space, the north side of Cornell and much of the Garland lot have forced all student drivers to Caltech. (Justin Worland/The Paw Print)

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