High Life

Bros Get Smashed

Bros Get Smashed

Ryan El Khoury, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture

Nintendo released Super Smash Brothers for 3DS, the latest entry in Nintendo’s all-star fighting franchise since 2008’s Super Smash Brothers Brawl, on October 3rd, 2014. This fourth installment also marks the series’ first appearance on a handheld system. A home console Wii U version will be released...

Poly Marches to Second Place

Poly Marches to Second Place

Zoe Adler, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture

The Long Beach Poly Marching Unit (more commonly known as Marching Band) placed 2nd in their first competition of the year, held at Warren High School in Downey on October 4th. Poly competed against Golden Valley High School. In the 99-degree heat, they played a four movement field show of the selective...

Tracking Papa Don

Tracking Papa Don

Zoe Adler, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture

Coach Don Norford was an invaluable asset to Poly sports for many years, and to fully recognize and appreciate all he has done, Campus Security Officer Rey Porter teamed up with Milo Meaks and Antonio Gilbreath to create a documentary on the legacy of “PapaDon.” Coach Norford received awards ...

His Opinion on “Her”

His Opinion on “Her”

CJ Salapare, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Spike Jonze uses technology and its seemingly infinite possibilities to reveal poignant truths about love and intimacy in his new film “Her.” Set in future Los Angeles, Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Theodore Twombley, a bespectacled, lonely man emotionally distraught from his recently failed...

Poly Pride Extends To Poly Burgers

Poly Pride Extends To Poly Burgers

Ashley Kron, Arts & Culture Editor

January 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture

Since its creation in 1995, Poly Burgers has played a pivotal role in Poly’s off-campus culture. The burger joint, located two blocks to the right of Poly, frequently attracts students with its inexpensive, salty fries and student-friendly atmosphere. Anyone who steps into Poly Burgers on a weekday...

The Downfall Of The Book

The Downfall Of The Book

Collin Thorpe, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture

Since the age of Gutenberg, books have been a prominent part of the world’s history. Books have engaged us, educated us, and have enlarged our imaginations. However, with the arrival of highly popular e-books, kindles and iPads, words written on paper are now being classified as old and outdated. Electronic...

Poly Marches To Success

Poly Marches To Success

Jenny Lindell, Opinions Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture

Poly’s Marching Unit marched into second place on Saturday, October 4 at the 13th Annual Kennedy Field Tournament. Poly placed second out of the three bands in the 2A division. Twelve bands competed in the Tournament. Poly’s score put them ahead of Marina High School’s Marching Unit, but behind...

Jackrabbits And Panthers Battle It Out On Atlantic

Jackrabbits And Panthers Battle It Out On Atlantic

Amara Pouv, Sports Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture

Poly and Jordan battled it out to rally up friendly competition for the Homecoming game last Thursday at the annual Homecoming Battle. Student Commission organized another successful Battle, this time in the parking lot of the Baja Senora on Atlantic Avenue, to help raise funds and school spirit in...

Movie Review: This is Us

Movie Review: This is Us

Ashley Kron, Art & Culture Editor

October 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

One Direction may raise eyebrows, but thanks to their new movie "One Direction: This is Us" (featuring the ever adorable Niall, Liam, Harry, Zayn, and Louis), I no longer have a gag-reflex response upon hearing their names. Sure, their music is shallow. Sure their floppy hair drives some girls to do...