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As part of the Global Studies Program, Trinity College’s basketball team visited Poly and played in an all-school assembly against the Panthers.

The Panthers and the players from Trinity College pose before their game. In an unexpected turnout, the Panthers emerged victorious, 56-39. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

The Panthers and the players from Trinity College pose before their game. In an unexpected turnout, the Panthers emerged victorious, 56-39. Evan Robinson/The Paw Print

By BILLY OLSON
Sports editor

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Conducted by SARAH CHEN
and CHARLOTTE CLEARY
Life editors

On December 8, the boys basketball team from Trinity College in Perth, Australia visited Poly. The team, on its summer break, is currently on a tour of California. The team played in an exciting game against Poly’s own varsity team during an all-school assembly in the  Gamble gym.

The Paw Print caught a few minutes with visiting Australian seniors Phil, Nick, Mitch and Sam for a short interview.

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With a blend of experience and  youth, the Lady Panthers have started their season with a strong record of 3-1.

By MIMI BEA
Assistant sports editor

Though the season is just getting started, prospects are promising for Poly’s varsity girls basketball team. The Lady Panthers started their season off right, obliterating Ramona 64-18 in their first game of the season. The girls fought valiantly in their second game, but were unable to gain traction against Village Christian in the final seconds of a 64-62 loss. The girls did not let the loss faze them, and in the opening game of the Poly Invitational Tournament, the Lady Panthers defeated Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 64-49. Freshman Michelle Miller scored an astounding 30 points, and junior Julia Brown added another 14 points to the scoreboard. After recently defeating Maranatha, junior Carolyn Williamson noted with jubilation: “That team has always been one we have struggled to beat in the past.” Williamson hopes that the win is merely “a precursor to a very successful season.” (more…)

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By ALISON SONNENSCHEIN
Opinion editor

College-bound baby boomers could carry all their books with a simple book belt, not study for the SATs and spend their summer before senior year just hanging out with friends. Today, we walk across campus looking like turtles with our overstuffed backpacks, crack open that dusty SAT prep book once in a while and spend the summer before senior year at selective “enrichment” programs.  (more…)

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Acclaimed for his photography skills across the South Campus, junior Evan Robinson can often be seen with his camera and equipment on assignments as photo editor of both The Paw Print and Oakleaves. He also does work outside of school, sometimes accompanying Jennifer Godwin Minto, the head of Poly’s photography program, on assignments.

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Nick Ichien and Kelly Pray

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By WESLEY DEVOLL
Student contributor

Juniors and the History Department faculty gathered on November 3 in Gosney Hall, named for the Poly donor and eugenicist, to attend a lecture by Professor Gary W. Gallagher, a Civil War historian and professor at the University of Virginia. According to history teacher Rick Caragher, who has had the privilege of taking a various number of Gallagher’s courses, Professor Gallagher is renowned in his field and one of the preeminent Civil War scholars in the United States. (more…)

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