High Life

Come One, Come All

Come One, Come All

Christina Palacios, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

On April 4, 2019 at Poly’s auditorium, Julia Gustafson’s period 4, Advanced Piano class, put on a recital of extraordinary ability. The pianist lineup began on the right foot with a rustic song titled “Arrival in the Country,” arranged by Weekly and Arganbright as performed by Gregory Chao, Justin...

The Art of Shoe Selling

The Art of Shoe Selling

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Shoe selling has been a hustlers job ever since the 1970s when notorious brands such as Nike and Adidas took off. With the worlds fashion evolving and sports such as the NBA where shoe game mattered, several people caught onto the trend of dressing, “bottom up.” The amount of payout especially now...

Get Out the U.S.

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Jordan Peele’s movie Us came out March 22, 2019. Featuring stunning performances by the entire cast, Us is a great reflection on the idea of how society treats its less fortunate and the consequences of these actions. That is one interpretation of the film, as there are many more. There are also...

Ready, Set, Play!

Liz Rico, News Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, News

  On Thursday April 4, Friday April 5, and Saturday April 6 at 6:30 PM, the Poly Playhouse put on a play that students wrote where it brought them to life on stage. On Thursday April 4 at 3:00PM, staged readings were read out loud. This showing had 4 additional plays not included in th...

I’ll Have a Grande

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s signature drink at Starbucks debuted and will remain on the menu permanently. Ariana is a light bubbly, sweet and strong person so I expected her drink to represent that. The Cloud Macchiato is everything but that. Taking into consideration her music, style, and past boyfriends,...

Sing For Retired Teacher

Madeline Milton, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Poly Choir ensembles performed at two concerts on March 6 and 7 in the auditorium. The chorale, chamber, Cecilian, and the two jazz ensembles performed on Wednesday, and Inspirational Glee and Grace sang on Thursday. They were split up to avoid holding a two-hour long concert in one night, choir...

Drama Gets Help in Screenwriting

John Dy, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Poly’s drama department has hired professional writer and actor Marcus Folmar to help students develop scripts for plays they will be performing April 4 - 6. For two weeks, Folmar has been showing up to the 7th period Play Production class to instruct the drama students in the art of playwriting....

Super Smash It UP, My Bros

Super Smash It UP, My Bros

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Recently, from 5-8 March 2019, the Poly eSports Club hosted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. A game widely loved over the generations from Super Smash Bros. 64 (1999) to present. The club’s leader, Gabriel Cortes, hosted the tournament using Computer teacher Jonathan Virak’s room (416) using...

Shop With Friends

Shop With Friends

Alicia Perez, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Like every year, a plethora of high schoolers emerge with their own personal clothing brands. Here to set himself apart from the rest is senior Dakota Song, creator of the upcoming streetwear brand, Shop With Friends. “Before, I used to overthink and complicate the concepts surrounding my past clothing...

Meet the Addams Family

Meet the Addams Family

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

As you know, The Addams Family Musical took place in the auditorium on February 22, 23, and 24. The showing I reviewed took place on Friday 22 at 6:30 PM . For those who don’t know what The Addams Family is about, it’s based off of a family consisting of: a father named Gomez (played by Andy Martinez),...

Snowing to a Theatre Near You

Melissa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Recently, a 2 minute trailer advertising the sequel to the Disney animation “Frozen” has been released. The trailer starts off with huge waves heading toward the land, Elsa tying her hair up and using her powers to freeze the water. The scene then transitions to Ana seeming extremely worried, and...

The Signs as Songs During Spring

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Culture

Aries: Sun Afternoon -  The Kinks Taurus: It Might As Well  Be Spring -  Ella Fitzgerald Gemini: The Lullaby of Spring -  Donovan Cancer: Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Leo: Waiting For The Sun -  The Doors Virgo: Spring In Manhattan -  Tony Bennett Libra: Spring Affair - ...