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Senior Tommy Gilfilian prepares to shoot a goal in the CIF playoffs. The boys varsity water polo team has qualified for the semi-finals and is cur¬rently ranked third in the CIF-SS division VI. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

Senior Tommy Gilfilian prepares to shoot a goal in the CIF playoffs. The boys varsity water polo team has qualified for the semi-finals and is cur¬rently ranked third in the CIF-SS division VI. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

After a dominating Prep League performance in which the Panthers went undefeated, Poly won its first two CIF games.

By BOBBY SAMUELS
Sports editor

After earning the title of third best team in Division VI, the best result in Poly’s history, the var­sity boys water polo team looks to exceed last year’s performance. Ranked first in the division at one point, Poly has finished this year’s regular season with a solid record of 19-5, earning the third seed in the upcoming playoffs. In addition, Poly dominated the Prep League for the second year in a row.

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By MILES NASH
Guest contributor

Nash is a First Lieutenant in the Scout/Sniper Platoon of the Fourth Infantry Brigade Team. He graduated from West Point in 2006, and from Polytechnic School in 2002.

Courtesy of Miles Nash

Courtesy of Miles Nash

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The Paw Print explores places in the area that promise to give you more bang for your bucks.

By JENNA LOMELI
Student contributor

Forever 21 is evolving from a retailer renowned for cheap quality as well as clothes into a more elegant setting for the latest trends. Sarah Chen/The Paw Print

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Some cast and crew members pose for a photo before their no-makeup dress rehearsal. Sarah Chen/The Paw Print

Some cast and crew members pose for a photo before their no-makeup dress rehearsal. Sarah Chen/The Paw Print

 By MONIQUE CHAN
Staff writer

The appearance of stylish head­scarves, creatively tied to hide the bundle of curlers nested un­derneath, on campus is always an indication of an upcoming drama performance. This season, that per­formance is the fall play, The Man Who Came to Dinner, a comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

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By JORDAN SMITH
Sports editor

Once reserved for royalty and the extremely wealthy, equestrianism as a sport has pervaded into high school athletics in the form of the Interscholastic Equestrian league. The league, a non-profit organiza­tion and the governing body in the world of high school riding, orga­nizes four shows a year in which 69 Southern Californian schools compete against each other in an array of equestrian styles, classes and divisions. The IEL describes its primary goals as being “to sup­port and develop athletes for regional and national com­petition in equestrian sports; to encourage a knowledge of horsemanship; to encourage teamwork in fair and friendly competition,” as well as sev­eral other aspirations of en­couraging the skills of young riders.

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Courtesy of Jennifer Godwin-Minto

 

Thomas Hollihan addresses students and faculty in Garland Theater. Courtesy of Jennifer Godwin-Minto

 

By DANIEL REARDON
Student contributor

In the week before the national elections, a large group of Up­per School students skipped their usual classes to attend a presenta­tion by Thomas Hollihan, a pro­fessor at the An­nenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern Cali­fornia. Hollihan spoke on several interconnected topics in the sphere of politics and political dis­course.

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Poly takes part in the world’s largest earthquake drill in history. Millions of people dropped, covered and held on November 13.

By KATIE MILLER
News editor 

In a simulation of a 7.8 mag­nitude earthquake along the San Andreas fault, Poly students, faculty and staff joined millions of Southland residents in ducking under desks and evacuating their schools and worksites on Novem­ber 13. This was part of the Great Southern California ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness simu­lation organized by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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