High Life

Dark Harbor AMAZEment

Savannah Wright, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

The Queen Mary is greatly known for its haunted rooms and as the gigantic ship that is one of the landmarks in Long Beach. From September 27th to November 2nd, the Queen Mary presents Dark Harbor for 23 thrilling nights. If you haven’t heard about Dark Harbor, it’s basically a walk through of mazes...

Horror-Scopes

Jailyn Lewis, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Aries: DO NOT WEAR BLACK. Your entire day will be filled with bad luck. Stick to light colors and you should have a happy Halloween! Taurus: During your Halloween plans, you will come in contact with your ex, so I suggest you look as good as you possibly can. Gemini: Your two personalities are likely to make several ...

Freaky Fits

Melissa De La Cruz, Feature Editor

November 6, 2019

Individual Mummy: Put together a fun D.I.Y. costume by wrapping yourself up in toilet paper from head to toe! Athlete: If you’re on a sports team, you can find an easy way to turn your team uniform into a costume and go out with that. School Student: You can easily pull off going out as a student ...

Fearsome Films

Jailyn Lewis, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

It’s that time of the year again, Spooky Season! The perfect time to grab some popcorn, some snacks, a blanket and watch scary movies all night. If you’re not sure what movies to turn on during this Spooky Season, here are some Halloween Classics for you to watch. Coraline (2009): A young girl...

Welcome, New Staff!

Welcome, New Staff!

October 14, 2019

Maria Salazar By Reymar Santos Maria Salazar, the new ASB secretary, is excited to work here at Polytechnic High School. She lives on the west side of Long Beach, but her family is originally from Mexico. She is the first generation from her family to become a citizen in the US. Her family is origin...

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Prom 2019: Time to Shine!

Liz Rico, News Editor

June 14, 2019

Sunday May 26 at 7:00 PM at the Hotel Maya was where the class of 2019s prom was held. At the event there was food, games, caricature, henna, karaoke, photo booth and multiple dance rooms. The weather was not as cooperative before prom, as it was raining. Multiple girls were either holding their dresses...

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Monica Grubbs

March 22, 2019

Eating disorders and body image issues are rising issues that many people are not recognizing. Over 70 million people worldwide suffer from eating disorders and over 70 percent of the world suffers with body image issues. “I’m too fat” or “I need to lose weight” are common negative comments...

Helping HotLines

Ana Mejia

March 22, 2019

Dating Abuse & Domestic Violence love is respect: 1-(866)-331-9474 Depression & Suicide The Trevor Project:  1-(866)-488-7386 Child Abuse Childhelp National:  1-(800)-422-4453 NEDA Anxiety: 1-(800)-931-2237 National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-(800)-950-6264 National Domestic Violence: 1-(800)-799-723...

Treat Yourself Right

Liz Rico

March 22, 2019

Not only is having a balanced diet and working out beneficial for our health physically but also mentally. Physically, working out is good for you because it reduces the risk of receiving a heart attack, it manages your weight, helps the recovery process when you feel sick and gets you filled with...

Depression is complicated, really compicated

Jaiyln Lewis

March 22, 2019

Depression is a major depressive/mood disorder that negatively affects how you feel, act and the way you think. Depression is caused by a number of reasons such as the loss of a loved one or physical health problems. It’s estimated that more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression....

Mental Wellness

Jaiyln Lewis

March 22, 2019

With Wellness Week happening March 4 through March 8 at Poly High School, I think it is a good time to talk about something that should be talked about more: mental illness and suicide. It is important that we take care of ourselves physically but our mental care is also very important for our overall...

All About Anxiety

Ana Mejia

March 22, 2019

We have heard this word since the first week we started high school, “ Anxiety.” Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress but According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety, Anxiety disorders are the...