High Life

All District Side-by-Side

John Berry, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

On February 1 and 2, Poly students performed in the All District side by side concert. The concert consisted of an orchestra that was half high school musicians and half of the Long Beach Symphony. The event is a great opportunity for the high school musicians to learn from the best of th...

Letter to My Ex

Jordyn Saunders, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Dear Bitter Loser, You really need to get your life together. You screwed up, deal with it! Stop calling and texting me; I blocked you for a reason. Stop texting my friends; they hate you and so do I. No, we can’t be friends. I tried being your friend after the break up; you screwed that u...

Does Valentine’s = Love?

Does Valentine’s = Love?

Yesenia Pacheco, Arts & Culture Editor

February 9, 2017


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Love is a very beautiful thing. It can be possible for two soulmates to find each other at such a young age, but all this puppy love makes me roll my eyes so far back in my head, I’m scared they’ll fall out one day. I would love for a guy to offer me his hand, dance with me, and ask me questions...

Perfect Timing: A Love Story

Perfect Timing: A Love Story

Rebecca Lopez, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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Savanna was shy, but a very sweet girl. There was a huge party coming up and her friends practically begged her to go. After a while she finally gave in. When she got to the party she expected her friends to meet her, but they didn't. She didn't recognize a single person there. Eventually a group...

Music Collaboration in the Works

Morgan Luke, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


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Unifying The Arts is a project thought up by Ms. Goyette, the new drama teacher here at Poly. Her plan is to bring together all of the arts programs--choir, orchestra, jazz--and perform a musical. Due to the reconstruction of the auditorium, the musical most likely will not happen until the 2016-2017 ...

Band Springs Into Final Concert of the Year

Jessie Sabree, Staff Writer

June 21, 2015


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Poly’s Spring Band concert was held at Cal State Long Beach’s Daniel Recital Hall on Tuesday, June 2nd. The Concert Band performed “Trifolium,” a trumpet trio featuring sophomores Brandon Samuels and Tatiana Tate, and junior Hunter Davis as lead trumpet. Following Concert Band, Symphonic Winds...

Senior Pianists Perform for the Last Time

Cressida Berquist-Fletcher, Staff Writer

June 21, 2015


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Poly seniors took to the Longfellow Elementary School stage for the KeysTone Piano Quartet senior recital on Friday, June 5th. This was the last time the advanced pianists would play as Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits. The quartet is made up of seniors Mayvera Doaran, Phoebe Hao, Jasmine Kay, and Damian...

Summer of Sequels

Summer of Sequels

Ryan El Khoury, Staff Writer

June 21, 2015


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Although the summer movie season kicked off with box office smash: Avengers: Age of Ulttron, the summer is still packed with many big blockbusters, ranging from action to comedy. June starts off strong with Jurassic World. Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the Jurassic franchise, as 2001’s...

Singing In the Spring

Kd Maleki, Staff Writer

May 31, 2015


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On Thursday, May 21, the Spring Vocal Concert was held at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University in Long Beach. The concert began at 6:30 p.m. and featured the Chorale, Cecilian, Chamber, Jazz I, and Jazz II singers. Past alumni singers also joined in at the end of a beautiful...

Your Next Weekend Trip: A Weird, Wild, Wicked Museum

Zelda Mazor-Freedman, Staff Writer

May 31, 2015


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Feeling like a mad scientist’s ethereal fever dream, the Museum of Jurassic Technology is one of the most wonderfully weird places in Los Angeles. There, inside of an understated little building, lies one of the strangest collections of curiosities and oddities in all of California. The exhibits...

There’s No Place Like Home…

Andrea Garcia, Sports Editor

May 31, 2015


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Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my! This was my first time at a school-produced play. I went to go to see the play in its closing weekend with my best friend. We sat down and opened our programs, realizing two things: that this play would be long and that it would involve a lot of singing. Suffice to say,...

Millikan Band & Orchestra Festival

Ryan El Khoury, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015


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A variety of Poly’s student ensembles attended the Millikan Band and Orchestra Festival on March 17th and 18th and delighted the judges with outstanding performances including classic orchestral repertoire and modern compositions. A wide range of pieces were performed by Poly’s musical groups at Fes...