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The Poly community has always valued charity and the positive impact that it can have on our community.  Personally, the concept of tzedakah, particularly as laid out by the Medieval philosopher Maimonides, and its applicability in the world have been among my core moral tenets.  In all societies worldwide, philanthropy on an individual and organizational level is critical to public well-being.  There are very few instances in which the practice of giving can have negative effects.  Still, I am disappointed with the majority of the Poly community’s general attitude towards this subject. (more…)

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Poly students have been participating in a variety of service activities on the Upper School campus during the holiday season.

By KATE HAMILTON
Assistant news editor

Walking around the Poly campus, it is evident that the holidays are upon us.  Lights adorn the senior room, the juniors have a decorated Christmas tree and a table with stockings, puff-paint and glitter is set up in the office of Laurianne Williams, Director of Student Activities, so that students can make and send holiday decorations to Hillsides Home for Children.  Hillsides is one of many organizations with which students work in the winter months, when family is traditionally emphasized. Many Hillsides children do not have a family or home, and their parents cannot afford food, let alone presents. (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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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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By SASHA BASSI
Assistant life editor

Ever since its conception three years ago, STAND, formerly known as Students Taking Action Now Darfur, has been a prominent Poly club.

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In defense of Scouting

By HAYNES WINKLER
Student contributor

The Boys Scouts of America often carries a certain, not wholly deserved stigma of being too conservative or too closely associated with the Christian faith.  These objections are, it must be said, based in reality, but the scope of opportunities provided by this organization extends far beyond conservative limits.

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By BEN PULIAFITO
Assistant life editor

“Reduce, reuse, recycle” seem to be words used commonly throughout the Poly community. With blue recycling bins found all around campus and inside nearly every classroom, students have started to take a more active role in environmental protection and campus cleanliness. Much of this success in getting students to recycle can be attributed to M.E.S.A., the Men’s Ecology and Service Association, a club dedicated to recycling and community service on the Polytechnic campus.

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