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Poly’s Got Jazz!

Joy Rowden, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

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


Filed under Arts & Culture, Reviews

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


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...

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...

Back to 1989

Kevin El Khoury, Contributing Writer

November 25, 2014


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When Taylor Swift dropped the lead single from her fifth studio album entitled 1989 on a late-August afternoon in 2014, it was not simply a song release—it was a global event. This may sound like hyperbole to many, but it is hard to deny that Swift (love or loathe her) stands unrivaled in terms of...

His Opinion on “Her”

His Opinion on “Her”

CJ Salapare, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014


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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...

Movie Review: This is Us

Movie Review: This is Us

Ashley Kron, Art & Culture Editor

October 12, 2013


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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...