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Fans have voiced their frustration lately with the faculty’s confusion as to where the line between spirited enthusiasm and abrasive expression lies.

By JORDAN SMITH and BEN SAMUELS
Sports editor and Editor-in-chief

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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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A couple of weeks ago, as I grabbed my tennis bag and headed off to practice, I ran into Felix Reyes cleaning up the Senior Pa­tio.

While I highly doubt his Operations job description includes picking up after 377 messy teenagers, I am guessing that, in 11 years working at Poly, he has thrown away a lot of Coke cans and half-eaten sandwiches. And when people like Mr. Reyes are the ones dragging around garbage bags after lunch, there’s something wrong with how we stu­dents are treating our environment. The prob­lem here, though, is not really our obvious inability to throw away trash; it is, rather, the overall lack of responsibility in our student community.

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Adela Wu/The Paw Print

Adela Wu/The Paw Print

Poly is old school. But age isn’t the issue here. As our respected preparatory school enters its second century of existence, technology on campus still lingers behind the times.

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