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Shop With Friends

Shop With Friends

Alicia Perez, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2019


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Like every year, a plethora of high schoolers emerge with their own personal clothing brands. Here to set himself apart from the rest is senior Dakota Song, creator of the upcoming streetwear brand, Shop With Friends. “Before, I used to overthink and complicate the concepts surrounding my past clothing...

Meet the Addams Family

Meet the Addams Family

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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As you know, The Addams Family Musical took place in the auditorium on February 22, 23, and 24. The showing I reviewed took place on Friday 22 at 6:30 PM . For those who don’t know what The Addams Family is about, it’s based off of a family consisting of: a father named Gomez (played by Andy Martinez),...

Poetry is a Grand Slam!

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019


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Taking place at the Poly Playhouse on January 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM, students recited their own original poetry while getting rewarded for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. The prizes given where the money made with ticket sales  One of the contestants was senior Josalynn Bass, with her poem “Ana”. As she recited...

Bird Box Review

Eileen Garcia, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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Last month, on December 13, 2018 a new movie called Bird Box was released on Netflix, and it was a huge hit. Almost everyone was talking about this movie and boosting it up because it was “so good,” according to many. In the movie, a mysterious force takes over the human population and no one...

Bandersnatch Review

Jailyn Lewis-Hobbs, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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The Netflix series Black Mirror released the first interactive episode on the streaming platform on December 28, 2018. In this film, viewers are able to make decisions for the main character, Stefan Butler. Stefan is a 19 year old programmer who is creating his first video game, entitled “Bandersnatch,” in the...

Dueling Pianos

Eileen Garcia, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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On November 29, Long Beach Poly’s Advanced 3-8 Piano class had a recital. The performances were from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m in the auditorium. The students performed in duets with songs that each person and their partner picked. Freshman Andres Flores played “Habanera” with his partner Nicolaniello...

CREED 2

Joseph Heidenfelder, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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1985, the iconic movie ‘’Rocky IV’’ where Apollo Creed fought up against the strongest fighter in the world: ‘’Ivan Drago.’’ Though Apollo’s was confident, it wasn’t enough to take on the Drago and sadly he was killed in the fight. 33 years later Apollo’s son Adonis Creed, played...

Poly Musicians Perform Holiday Concert

Tom Morel, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018


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On December 18, the Poly Instrumental Music Program hosted their annual winter concert featuring all of their orchestras, Symphonic Winds, and their top two jazz bands. The concert was in the auditorium and started at 6:30 p.m. That concert is one of the only concerts a year where nearly all of the...

Snow in Love

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


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Snow in Love is a holiday themed collection of short young adult love stories, written by Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Kasie West, and Nic Stone. The book was highly anticipated as all the authors are admired within the young adult genre. Released on October 30, it gained critical success, bringi...

A Christmas Movie to Die (Hard) For

John Dy, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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Die Hard (1988), a film about a single cop trapped in a skyscraper with twelve terrorists, still remains one of the best Christmas movies of all time, for good reason. It has fun for the whole family. The movie begins with a love story of NYPD detective, John McClane (played by Bruce Willis), trying...

Must Watch Horror Series

Ashlyn Moran, Arts & Culture Editor

November 16, 2018


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New shows were recently launched on Netflix, one being The Haunting of Hill House. It is based off the book series written by Shirley Jackson. Created by Mike Flanagan, the show features stars such as; Kate Siegel, Violet McGraw, Michiel Huisman, and many more. The show tells about the history of the...

New Teen Drama Follows A Witch

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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Friday, October 26 was the Netflix premiere of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, created by the same producers as Riverdale. The show takes place in Greendale, the neighboring town of Riverdale, but unlike Riverdale the cast deals with things of the supernatural, more specifically witches and warloc...