High Life

Play It Again, Poly

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

  Poly High’s Piano Recital took place during April 24, 25, and the 26. Students played pieces recognizable to all audiences like Dreaming of You. They also played classic romantic pieces such as Valse Romantique, performed by Megan Heng. The song was originally written in 1890 as a solo piece by...

Den of Thieves!

Den of Thieves!

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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An L.A crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles. Many known...

Putting Talent to the Test!

Elaina Miskiel, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018


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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee came to Poly’s auditorium the weekend of February 9-11. This comedic musical follows a middle school spelling bee and the lives of the young competitors. There were two casts for a number of roles, and both were amazing and brought their own unique interpretation...

60th Annual Grammy Recap!

60th Annual Grammy Recap!

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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To those who produce music, it is a dream to be nominated for a Grammy. 2017 consisted of amazing new music from artists such as Lana Del Rey, Childish Gambino, Lorde and many more. On January 28th, the 60th Annual Grammys were held at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. The show wrestled with a...

Poly’s Got Jazz!

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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On November 2, 2017, Long Beach Poly’s Jazz program performed their annual fall concert at Hughes middle school. The night began with a performance from a Jazz C. Junior, Maya Cheav played the piano for Jazz C. “The concert was great. You wouldn’t believe the amount of talent at this school,”...

A “Broad” Understanding of Art

Ella Christensen, Arts & Culture Editor

December 1, 2017


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Founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, Los Angeles is home to the renowned art museum named The Broad. The iconic museum features exhibits from all corners of the Earth. The most current being Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirrors. A few very lucky Poly students and teachers have been able to vis...

Dancers En Pointe!

Dancers En Pointe!

Kennelly Khem, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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On November 16, the Long Beach Poly dance program had their annual winter show. This year’s recital included various levels of performers such as PE 10, Dance 7-8 tech, and the Dance Team. Poly’s first hip-hop dance team, H2M, was also featured in the show and gave a great performance. ...

ComplexCon Clambake*!

Alicia Perez, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Complexcon arrived to the downtown Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center during the weekend of November 4 and 5. Complexcon is a curated festival celebrating urban art and street wear. “I loved my time at Complexcon,” said Visalrich Sopha, a JUSTICE junior. “I enjoyed seeing everyone’s...

Camp Flog Gnaw Recap

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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The iconic music festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, drew in people from all across the globe to join Tyler, The Creator. They celebrated their 6th annual music festival  at the Exposition Park in Los Angeles.  Myself and a few other lucky Jackrabbits had the honor of attending this world renowned festival....

A Catwalk Dedicated to the Runway

Serena Chea, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

From September 26 to October 3, 2017, high end designers and brand names are showcasing their collection for the upcoming seasons. This is the week that has the potential to make or break a designers career. But often, the most critical fashion of the week is streetwear. Fashion photographer Phil Oh...

Up the Down Staircase

Jessie Sabree, Staff Writer

December 22, 2014


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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...

A Mix of Rock and Ireland: Hozier

Annabella D'Amico, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


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. Hozier (full name Andrew Hozier-Byrne) just released his instantly popular debut studio album, self-titled “Hozier.” You may have already heard his hit single “Take Me To Church” from his previous EP, which is a perfect blend of deep soul and dangerous lure that attracts us and pleases our...