High Life

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...

ComplexCon Cooked Up

Alicia Perez, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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The third annual pop culture festival known as ComplexCon, took place at the Long Beach Convention Center over the November 3-4 weekend. Artists, visionaries and pop culture enthusiasts gathered at the convention to socialize and celebrate culture. “This year, ComplexCon will focus on the enlightenment...

Halloween Returns

John Dy, Staffe Writer

October 31, 2018


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Halloween is a slasher horror movie that came out October 19, directed and written by David Gordon Green. It stars Nick Castle, reprising his role as the silent, ruthless killer Michael Myers, and Jamie Lee Curtis, reprising her role as survivor Laurie Strode, who suffers from PTSD as a result of the...

Film Features Former Poly Student

Teresa Deekim, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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A new movie, Brian Banks, features a true story about a former Poly student. In 2002, Brian Banks was an All-American football player for Poly who was already commited to USC when a girl falsely accused Banks of raping and kidnapping her. He tried maintaining his innocence but the judicial system...

G.O.T is GOAT

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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HBO offers a lot of great shows, but the best on air now is Game of Thrones. If you like action, drama, and intrigue, then this is the show for you! The story is based on a series of novels and follows a collection of prominent families in the fantasy world of Westeros. The most notable families are th...

Must Reads of The Year

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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The arrival of fall brings with it the need fir a good read. To help the indesisive bookworm, I have two book  suggestions that you can choose from that you might want to check out. First up in recommendations is Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, a book filled with short poems dealing with t...