High Life

Leap, Slip, Live

Maria Palaroan, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

7:05am. The sun begins to climb over the jagged peaks of Abalone Cove. “Jump!” The word reverberates in the still air, as I leap from the rocks and plunge into the churning waters of the Pacific Ocean. Adrenaline rushes through me as millions of icy needles sting my exposed flesh. For an eternity,...

Lived Long and Prospered

Lived Long and Prospered

Kd Maleki, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Leonard Nimoy, well known for his role as Mr. Spock in the popular television show Star Trek, died Feburary 27. Long loved for his three year, 80 episode run in the original Star Trek, he inspired generations of people with a love for science fiction. The character Spock is half human, half Vulcan,...

Funeral Portrait Is Dead On

Zoe Adler, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

I first learned about The Funeral Portrait about seven months ago when I was emailed their debut album, For the Dearly Departed, mp3s. I was skeptical after doing a bit of research, because TFP is the definition of an unknown band. Because of their limited fan base, I assumed mediocrity. I can tell you...

Classical Musicians: Eddie Oliver

Noemi Summer, Arts and Culture Editor

March 16, 2015


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In a world filled with music, it is an inevitable choice, as a musician, which route to take: the way of rock and pop or the classical path. Senior Eddie Oliver has chosen the classical way, as a percussionist. He specializes in mallet instuments and the vibraphone. Olver is a performer in the A2 Jazz...

Poetry Feature: To Think, Watch, Numb, and love is falling out

Ana Nimus, Zeze the X, T.Y.S., and Anonymous

March 16, 2015


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To Think To think that once upon a time When fairy tales were on our minds When jump-rope rhymes and skipping time Were all That mattered. To think that not so long ago Our parents cried and laughed and smiled Living the life that we now live And we ignore that they Are people, too. To...

The History of Science Fiction

Garron Oborn, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

In recent years, science fiction has stormed onto the entertainment scene. Whether it be movies and television, books, or even video games, sci-fi has managed to capture the hearts of its broad audience. Science fiction is a fictional genre that deals with imaginative, yet realistic science themes such...

The Garments of Champions

The Garments of Champions

Zoe Adler, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Many of you have seen the stylish T-shirt designs that Poly sports teams boast are worn all over the campus. The championship basketball shirts and the new soccer logo are all brainchildren of Fresh, a Poly alumnus who is making his living designing T-shirts with his company, Fresh Teez. Fresh works...

Literary Feature-Stars and Fields

Jennifer Crimson and Abigail Gavin

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Stars Look up at the night sky, and what do you see? Thousands upon thousands of dots of white light, a star studded night, and you could almost take flight because they just...feel...so...close, comforting, all...the same. No. Look deeper. Burning masses of white, yellow, blue, red, countless miles...

There’s A First Time For Everything…

Matilda D'eadline, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

Poly Vocal Jazz One was informed of their acceptance into the annual Monterey New Generation Jazz Festival on Jan. 30. The Monterey New Generation Jazz Festival, which takes place from March 27 through 29, is the “Super Bowl of jazz education,” where over 1300 of the Nation’s top jazz musicians―whether...

Forecasting the Oscars

Ryan El Khoury, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture

The 87th annual Academy Awards, best known as The Oscars, premieres on February 22 on ABC. For the sake of brevity, my predictions for the winners will only cover the categories of Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture. Without further ado... Best Actor:...

All District Mixes It Together

All District Mixes It Together

Maria Palaroan, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase, Slideshow

Poly music students participated in the annual All District Concerts, which were held from January 29 to February 4 at the Terrace Theater as well as in Milikan High School’s auditorium. Both concerts featured spectacular nights filled with impactful, full orchestra pieces, such as “Jupiter” and...

Up the Down Staircase

Jessie Sabree, Staff Writer

December 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing the Poly Drama Department’s Sunday matinee performance of Up the Down Staircase in the Poly Playhouse. The story opens with Ms. Sylvia Barrett (played by senior Emma Gressett), a new teacher starting her first day at Calvin Coolidge High School. Although her...