High Life

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...

Netflix Nails Coming of Age Story

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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By now everyone has at least heard something about “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, a Netflix Original teen romantic comedy.  Almost every girl is gushing over this movie, some even saying it’sbetter than “The Kissing Booth”, another Netflix Original. Its release date was August 17 and...

Run From The Nun

Eileen Garcia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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The Nun finally hit theatres on Friday, September 7, 2018. Many people have been waiting for this movie since the nun herself first appeared in the Conjuring 2, leaving everyone who watched it with questions about who she was, why she was in the movie, and how was she connected to the rest of the Conjuring...

Stop What You Are Doing and WATCH Castle Rock

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018


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Castle Rock is a show that takes place within the Stephen King multiverse. It was promoted frequently on both tv commercials and youtube ads. So. many. Youtube ads. And yet somehow almost nobody I know has seen or heard of it. The show is based off the universe of King novels, but contains original characters....

Play It Again, Poly

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


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  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,”...