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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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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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Holiday overview

By MORGAN ROMEY
Student contributor

As the students of Poly look forward to our long-awaited Winter Break, images of Santa and Rudolph may be the first things that pop into many of our heads.  But, of course, Winter Break is a time for celebrating many holidays, as well as a time to just relax and hang out with friends.  Some Poly students have highlighted the lack of stress and getting more sleep as what they are looking forward to most this holiday season.   Many others are vacationing to beaches or mountains and visiting their relatives’ homes. (more…)

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By SASHA BASSI
Assistant life editor

Endurance for Outreach, Poly’s latest community service group, is taking a new approach to getting members of the school community involved in charities. Created by sophomore community outreach representative Ed Ryan, the group focuses on participating in walks and marathons that are associated with established organizations dedicated to causes such as AIDS awareness and providing for the disabled.

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The Winter Formal Fashion Report

Senior class “most fashionable girl” Monique Chan comments on Poly students’ attire at Winter Formal, which is, along with the Junior Dance, one of the two semi-formal dances hosted over the course of the school year.

By MONIQUE CHAN
Staff writer

Winter Formal is one of those few occasions that allow us to see our math teacher in a suit, the whole language department breaking it down on the dance floor with their spouses and more importantly, our fellow peers dressed up a notch. So what do we wear when Hanes V-neck tees, college sweatshirts, Juicy sweats and jeans are no longer viable options? (more…)

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By CHARLOTTE CLEARY
Life editor

The day of Saturday, December 6, as Poly students were excitedly primping and picking up corsages and boutonnieres for their dates, the Oakleaves staff was busily decorating for the annual Winter Formal Dance. Held at the residence of junior Mimi Bea, the yearbook staff put on an “Under the Mistletoe” themed event, complete with mini Christmas trees stringed with lights and hanging mistletoe. (more…)

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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 SASHA BASSI
Assistant life editor

Ever since its concep­tion, the mission of the Hillside Home for Chil­dren has been to pro­vide its young residents with educational needs, family relationships and a safe environment. The organization tries to ensure that the disad­vantaged children in the home are academically secure and emotionally comfortable.

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