High Life

Hairspray! Feb 20-22

Hairspray! Feb 20-22

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

February 18, 2020

The Poly Theater Department is opening Hairspray on February 20 in the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center. Auditions were held for all Poly students the last three days before Thanksgiving break in 2019, and the chosen cast has been working hard the past three months for this production. Hairspray...

Onision and Chris Hansen

Chansochata Thon, Feature Editor

February 18, 2020

Youtube has been trying to enforce regulations to keep viewers safe from creators. But, what happens when Youtube fails to create safety measures fast enough? YouTube creators have been abusing their platform for their gains-- whether it’s to make more money or for their selfish needs. Logan Paul demonstrated...

“Sex Education”

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Last year in January a show on Netflix was released called Sex Education. The show is about a socially awkward high school student, Otis, who has no experience in “making love” but is advanced in the knowledge of the subject because his invasive mother, Jean, is a sex therapist. Otis is uncomfortable...

“Yummy” more like “Yucky”

Madeline Milton, Gallery Editor

January 29, 2020

It’s 2020: the start of a new decade, new year, and a new generation of pop culture. I would’ve liked to think, given how many decent popular albums that were coming out as the previous decade was coming to a close, that we would start this year off with a bang - have a second “roaring 20s”...

“Hiccups”, a Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese fusion restaurant

Yoslynn Paredes, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Hiccups is a restaurant located at 1946 N Lakewood Blvd Long Beach, CA 90815 which offers a wide variety of milk teas, smoothies, fruity teas, and slushies. They also have many different types of food from different Asian cultures to choose from. As you walk into the restaurant you would instantly notice...

Poetry Slam!

Poetry Slam!

Zinia Francis, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

January 16th at 6:30 pm was Long Beach Poly’s annual Poetry Slam at the Poly Playhouse directed by Drama Director Linda Bon. In the beginning and throughout the show students from the Poly Jazz program performed a Jazz combo. The excellent musicians were Ben Rifkin on Trumpet, Shogo Ellefson on Bass,...

Daisy Lane Parade

Daisy Lane Parade

December 20, 2019

LB Poly’s Marching Band, colorguard and JROTC participated in the Daisy Lane Parade on December 14.

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

PAAL Hosts “Lost in Art”

Briana Mendez-Padilla, Arts & Culture Editor

December 20, 2019

On November 6 Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders (PAAL) hosted its second annual art showcase event featuring artists from Poly and PAAL. The stage never failed to have a presence, as spoken word artists, rappers, singers and dancers all came together to ensure entertainment was always provided. While...

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Dancers Bust a Move (Photo Gallery)

Nick Eismann, Contributing Photographer

December 6, 2019

On November 7th, Poly’s dance program held their annual winter dance show at the Andrew Osman Performing Arts Center. Featuring choreographies by Cynthia Negrete, the event showcased performances from Poly’s Dance Team as well as Negrete’s dance classes.   Photos by Nick Eismann, Co...

Stadia The Google “Console”

Reymar Santos, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Google is launching a new streaming service that will allow people to play their favorite games via a cloud service. They plan to debut their system on November 19 this year, and it will be called Stadia. The upcoming cloud gaming service operated by Google is said to be capable of streaming video games...

The End of the F***ing Season

Jailyn Lewis, Opinion Editor

December 6, 2019

“End of the F***ing World” was released on Netflix in 2017. The show follows the adventures of two lonely teens, James and Alyssa. James is convinced that he is a psychopath and wants to transition from killing animals to killing people and his first target is Alyssa. Alyssa, a new student at James’...