High Life

Inspirational Glee and Choir Concert

Rebecca Lopez and Elaina Miskiel

March 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

On Wednesday, March 15, Poly had a choir concert at Cal Heights Methodist Church. The night began with Chorale singing “My Girl” and two other songs. Next, Cecilian started their set with a processional where they walked up to the stage while singing, then sang a jazz piece and one more. Chamber...

Artist Spotlight: Chuck Berry

Yesenia Pacheco, Arts and Culture Editor

March 23, 2017


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When most think of the king of rock n’ roll, the first thing that comes to mind is Elvis Presley. There was, however a leader of rock, a man who not only is credited with creating the genre, but perfecting it. Chuck Berry is a true musical legend and passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, March 19....

Irvine Jazz Festival

Ashlyn Morgan, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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On Saturday, March 18, Poly’s jazz bands performed at the Irvine Jazz Festival from  7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Many students performed in the festival including Madeline “Maddi” Farmer and Brandon Samuels. They are a part of the Poly Combo 2, which is in the advanced division. Their combo won the second...

Playhouse Turns Tropical for ‘Once On This Island’

Oluchi Ofoebgu, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


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At the end of this month, Long Beach Poly’s drama students are performing their second production this year,  Once on This Island Jr., a younger adaptation of Lynn Ahren’s one-act play called Once on This Island. This play is an adaptation of the novel My Love, My Love; or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Gu...

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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Poly students performed at the Mayfair Jazz Festival on February 24 at Mayfair High School, where Poly’s Jazz C ensemble came in first place. They also played at  the Western States Jazz Festival on February 25 at Upland High School where Poly’s Jazz A2 ensemble came in third place and Jazz A came...

The Serialized Adventures of John P. Chandatlantic, Part 2

Henry Mattson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Short Story

Part 1 of the “John P. Chandatlantic” was published in the High Life on February 23 I heard a senior call the area between the 200 Building and the 300 Building as “The Meadow.” I like that. It’s cute. A good place for flowers and bunnies and—crap, Dad has me making Jackrabbit puns. Everyday ...

Student Art Show

Ashyln Moran, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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The JCC Art Show ended on Friday, March 3. The art show went on for four weeks and took place at the Jewish Community Center. The exhibit included 97 different works of art from 20 different schools. Ten middle schools and ten high schools participated in the event. The categories consisted of the f...

Humans Of Poly

Humans Of Poly

Sarah Lindell, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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On herself: “I’m Sakeena. My name means tranquility in Arabic. I like photography and traveling. That’s basically me really.” On discrimination: “Well I’ve been pretty fortunate because we’re in California so there aren’t very many people who are overtly discriminatory. I’ve heard snid...

The Serialized Adventures of John P. Chandatlantic, Part 1

Henry Mattson, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Short Story

Can I stop calling myself  Freshman now? It’s second semester now, so, like, I’m sorta not that fresh anymore. I know my way around, I can find classrooms and stuff. I found that club - damn, forgot to go again. Still haven’t been in the 500 building though. That’s weird. I don’t think I’ve...

Black History Music

Yesenia Pacheco, Arts & Culture Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

  Michael Jackson Many people try arguing that Michael was ashamed of his race due to him constantly tried to change his skin tone, but this, of course, is just a rumor. Michael was constantly trying to better the lives of Black youth, through many foundations and charities, including T...

Flowers for Nobody

Sarah Lindell, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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You walk into a store Red packages in the shape of hearts invade every possible space. You watch as nervous boyfriends and husbands approach the flower display. Hoping for a perfect bouquet of roses, their petals velvety- soft, the color of A bleeding heart. You turn away. But later...

Comedy Sports: Teachers vs. Students

Jude Linares, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Poly Comedy Sportz hosted a teachers versus students event on Friday, February 3, in the Poly Playhouse. Teachers versus students was a great event if you were looking for a good laugh. Admission was three dollars and they had snacks for sale too. It was an overall good audience of students an...