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The Signs as christmas episodes

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Aries: The Office: “Dwight     Christmas” Taurus: Parks And Recreation : “Citizen Knope” Gemini: The X-Files: “How The Ghost Stole Christmas” Cancer: Full House: “Our Very First Christmas Show” Leo: South Park: “Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo” Virgo: The Simpsons:...

Dueling Pianos

Eileen Garcia, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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On November 29, Long Beach Poly’s Advanced 3-8 Piano class had a recital. The performances were from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m in the auditorium. The students performed in duets with songs that each person and their partner picked. Freshman Andres Flores played “Habanera” with his partner Nicolaniello...

CREED 2

Joseph Heidenfelder, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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1985, the iconic movie ‘’Rocky IV’’ where Apollo Creed fought up against the strongest fighter in the world: ‘’Ivan Drago.’’ Though Apollo’s was confident, it wasn’t enough to take on the Drago and sadly he was killed in the fight. 33 years later Apollo’s son Adonis Creed, played...

Poly Musicians Perform Holiday Concert

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018


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On December 18, the Poly Instrumental Music Program hosted their annual winter concert featuring all of their orchestras, Symphonic Winds, and their top two jazz bands. The concert was in the auditorium and started at 6:30 p.m. That concert is one of the only concerts a year where nearly all of the...

Return of the Reboots

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Reboots have been around since basically the start of entertainment, from TV shows, to movies, to comics and finally, even video games. The debate of reboots is that sometimes they do a good job and other times not so much. As of recently there has been a lot of Disney movies transforming from...

Snow in Love

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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Snow in Love is a holiday themed collection of short young adult love stories, written by Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West, and Nic Stone. The book was highly anticipated as all the authors are admired within the young adult genre. Released on October 30, it gained critical success, bringi...

Poly Choir Lights Up the Night

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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On November 27, Poly’s Jazz Choir performed carols for the Long Beach Christmas tree lighting event held at the Terrace Plaza, also known as, the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. The choir consisted of six boys and six girls: Caroline Wolfson, Christine Nguyen, Lauren Wynne, Aiyanna Johns, Caitlyn...

A Christmas Movie to Die (Hard) For

John Dy, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Die Hard (1988), a film about a single cop trapped in a skyscraper with twelve terrorists, still remains one of the best Christmas movies of all time, for good reason. It has fun for the whole family. The movie begins with a love story of NYPD detective, John McClane (played by Bruce Willis), trying...

Poly Alumni Success Story

Eliana Jimenez, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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Majoring in the arts can be a controversial risk for those applying to college because the debate still stands of whether it is a reliable source of income. Helena Hsieh has had her successes in the art industry around the country, beginning with her experiences at Poly. She is a former Poly graduate...

Signs As Thanksgiving Food

Ashlyn Moran, Arts & Culture Editor

November 16, 2018


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Aries: Mashed Potatoes Taurus: Pumpkin Pie Gemini: Green Beans Cancer: Stuffing Leo: Turkey Virgo: Sweet Potatoes Libra: Gravy Scorpio: Ham Sagittarius: Salad Capricorn: Cornbread Aquarius: Dinner Rolls Pisces: Peach Cobbler

Must Watch Horror Series

Ashlyn Moran, Arts & Culture Editor

November 16, 2018


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New shows were recently launched on Netflix, one being The Haunting of Hill House. It is based off the book series written by Shirley Jackson. Created by Mike Flanagan, the show features stars such as; Kate Siegel, Violet McGraw, Michiel Huisman, and many more. The show tells about the history of the...

New Teen Drama Follows A Witch

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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Friday, October 26 was the Netflix premiere of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, created by the same producers as Riverdale. The show takes place in Greendale, the neighboring town of Riverdale, but unlike Riverdale the cast deals with things of the supernatural, more specifically witches and warloc...