High Life

Come One, Come All

Come One, Come All

Christina Palacios, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

On April 4, 2019 at Poly’s auditorium, Julia Gustafson’s period 4, Advanced Piano class, put on a recital of extraordinary ability. The pianist lineup began on the right foot with a rustic song titled “Arrival in the Country,” arranged by Weekly and Arganbright as performed by Gregory Chao, Justin...

Get Out the U.S.

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Jordan Peele’s movie Us came out March 22, 2019. Featuring stunning performances by the entire cast, Us is a great reflection on the idea of how society treats its less fortunate and the consequences of these actions. That is one interpretation of the film, as there are many more. There are also...

I’ll Have a Grande

Yesenia Pacheco, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2019

Ariana Grande’s signature drink at Starbucks debuted and will remain on the menu permanently. Ariana is a light bubbly, sweet and strong person so I expected her drink to represent that. The Cloud Macchiato is everything but that. Taking into consideration her music, style, and past boyfriends,...

Super Smash It UP, My Bros

Super Smash It UP, My Bros

Ab Tudayan, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Recently, from 5-8 March 2019, the Poly eSports Club hosted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. A game widely loved over the generations from Super Smash Bros. 64 (1999) to present. The club’s leader, Gabriel Cortes, hosted the tournament using Computer teacher Jonathan Virak’s room (416) using...

Shop With Friends

Shop With Friends

Alicia Perez, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...